Today, we're diving into the world of skincare as I share my seven essential habits for achieving clear and healthy skin. From Clean Skin Towels to regular visits to my incredible aesthetician, these habits have transformed my skincare routine. Stay tuned for bonus tips that can make a significant difference in your skin's health.
A little background on my skin:
Since middle school, I've navigated the challenges of sensitive, acne-prone skin, enduring everything from pesky pimples to hormonal breakouts. My journey led me to numerous dermatologists who prescribed oral medications and potent topicals, but the results were disheartening. Post-pandemic, I discovered a game-changer—my trusted aesthetician. Embracing the Face Reality Acne Bootcamp, I witnessed a remarkable transformation in both my skin and confidence. The personalized approach and targeted treatments not only addressed my acne but also empowered me to understand and care for my skin in ways that medication alone couldn't. Finally, I've found a solution that works, and the newfound radiance has become a testament to the impact of tailored skincare routines on one's well-being (whether you experience acne or not).
Habit 1: Regular Visits to the Aesthetician
Seeing an aesthetician regularly is like having a skincare ally. Professional treatments such as facials, extractions, personalized skincare, and advice can make a significant difference in achieving and maintaining clear skin. Post Acne Bootcamp I maintain my skin health by getting monthly customized facials and working in enzyme treatments, chemical peels, and dermaplaning + maintaining a healthy routine with my Face Reality products. If you're located in Huntsville, AL, and surrounding areas, you should check out my aesthetician at Advanced Skin Care Solutions. She is an Acne-Specialist and Face Reality Skincare Ambassador. From the treatments to the products, if you live elsewhere, I suggest you find a skincare provider who is certified in the Face Reality Skincare Method. I also recently enjoyed a Cryoskin Facial from Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa and I think I've been glowing since. Schedule regular appointments to give your skin the professional care it deserves.
Habit 2: Clean Skin Towels
The journey to clear skin starts with cleanliness. Make it a habit to use fresh, clean towels for your face. Regularly washing your towels prevents the buildup of bacteria that can contribute to breakouts and irritation. BUT, if you want to ensure you're washing and drying your face with clean towels, I suggest you invest in Clean Skin Towels (and use code: SHEREE for a discount) ASAP! They've been an absolute game-changer for my sensitive skin (and my water bill, lol). They are single-use, soft, durable, and absorbent! You can check them out in this reel!
Habit 3: Ice Rollers for a Refreshing Boost
Ice rollers are a game-changer in my skincare routine. I rotate between this one and this one. Incorporate this simple tool into your daily routine to reduce puffiness, soothe inflammation, and give your skin a refreshing boost. It's like a mini spa session in the comfort of your home.
Habit 4: Fresh Pillow Cases
Your pillowcase can harbor oils, bacteria, and residue from hair products. Change your pillowcase regularly (like multiple times a week if you're me) to avoid transferring these impurities onto your face while you sleep. Opt for breathable, natural fabrics for an added skin-friendly touch. I love these satin pillowcases for my face and hair.
Habit 5: Makeup Brush Washing Tools
Clean makeup brushes are essential for clear skin. Invest in quality makeup brush cleaning soap and tools (I use this as well), to ensure your brushes are free from product buildup and bacteria. This habit not only promotes skin health but also enhances the longevity of your brushes. I opt to clean my brushes once a week or at least every week and a half. I also don't wear makeup often.
Habit 6: Thoughtful Facial Care Products
Choose your facial care products wisely. Tailor your skincare routine to your skin type, incorporating cleansers, moisturizers, and treatments that address your specific needs. Quality products can enhance the effectiveness of your routine and contribute to long-term skin health. As previously mentioned, I am on a Face Reality Skincare product regimen. Some of my skincare items can be purchased on their site, but others must be purchased through a licensed professional. You can check out their amazing products here!
Good Molecules is another brand that I use for my body. They are very transparent about what goes into their products (and how much), and the price point is amazing for the quality and amount of product you receive! You can purchase online at goodmolecules.com, ulta.com, and beautylish.com.
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Habit 7: Bonus - Hydration from Within
Don't forget the importance of staying hydrated from the inside out. Drinking water is a bonus habit that complements your external skincare routine. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, so make sure to sip your way to a radiant complexion. Water, it does your epidermis good!
Bonus Tip 1: Sunscreen Every Day
Protecting your skin from the sun is a non-negotiable habit. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning, even on cloudy days. This habit not only prevents sun damage but also helps maintain an even skin tone. My favorite sunscreens are Face Reality and Black Girl Sunscreen (no horrible white casts and they feel like butter)!
Bonus Tip 2: Nutrient-Rich Diet
Skin is the largest organ of our body. Consume a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Incorporate fruits, vegetables, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids for a nourished and radiant complexion.
Bonus Tip 3: Regular Exercise
Sweating during exercise helps to flush out toxins from your body, promoting clearer skin. Whether it's dancing, yoga, or a brisk walk, find a physical activity you enjoy and make it a regular part of your routine.
Bonus Tip 4: Stress Management
Stress can wreak havoc on your skin. Practice stress management techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, or activities that bring you joy. Clear skin is not just about external care but also about maintaining inner harmony.
Bonus Tip 5: Quality Sleep
Beauty sleep is real. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your skin time to repair and regenerate. Invest in a soothing bedtime routine to relax your mind and promote restful sleep.
Clear and healthy skin is the result of consistent and thoughtful habits. By incorporating these seven practices into your daily routine, you're investing in the long-term health and beauty of your skin. What are your favorite skincare habits? Share your tips and experiences in the comments below. Here's to achieving radiant skin and embracing the confidence that comes with it!
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