I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat”. This saying rings true for your skin as well. If you have beautiful, healthy skin, there’s a good chance you’re following a skincare routine which includes eating healthy and wearing sunscreen every day. I’ve been working in skincare for a decade now, so I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs. I’ve learned that skincare is a journey, not a destination and that it takes time to see results. But if I knew what I know now, I would have saved myself from so many skincare mistakes. After years of trial and error, I know I wasn’t alone. I’ve developed a sort of system that works for me and I want to share it with you.
Preventing Dark Circles
Dark circles under your eyes are an indication that you’re not getting enough sleep, especially if you’re getting less than six hours of sleep a night. To help combat this, try taking a short nap in the late afternoon. This is also a good time to take off your makeup so that you can get a good night’s sleep. To help get rid of them, you can try using a few products at night. However, remember that it might take a few weeks before you see a reduction.
When you’re getting ready for bed, be sure to do the following:
- Exfoliate your face 2-3 times per week. This will help your skin absorb the nutrients from your moisturizer and serums.
- Apply your nutrient-rich serum such as our Hypernova Eye Serum. This product will help your skin stay healthy and fresh overnight.
- Consider a retinoid or retinol. Retinol is a potent product that will help reduce wrinkles. Be sure to get retinol that is non-irritating.
- Apply a layer of moisturizer. This will help your skin hold onto the moisture you give it throughout the day.
Habits to Avoid (Don't Make These Mistakes!)
- Don’t skip your skincare routine before bedtime.
- Don’t use heavy creams under your makeup. Use a lightweight moisturizer instead.
- Don’t take your makeup off with baby wipes. Using baby wipes can irritate the skin around your eyes and can cause under-eye bags to appear.
- Don’t use a toner. Toners are used to clean your skin after you take a shower, or to clean your face after you take off your makeup. Avoid this unless you have a dermatologist-recommended toner.
Partially contributed by Copysmith