One of the most frustrating things to deal with is having to wait for results when starting a new skincare routine. If you are trying a new product, you may not see any visible changes to your skin for around 2-4 weeks. Adding a few products to your regimen can take even longer, as it is not recommended to try new ones at the same time.
There are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle to easily and quickly see improvements in your skin:
Buy Silk Pillowcases & Change Them Out Often
Cotton pillowcases are notorious for trapping dirt and bacteria due to their porous fibers. This means that you could be sleeping on a pillow that is causing more acne or redness! Silk is less likely to hold onto those particles and will be a cleaner surface for your face throughout the night.
Even though switching to silk is a great move alone, make sure you increase the amount you wash your pillowcases as well. The ideal is sleeping on a new pillowcase each night, but we all know how likely that is to happen! Instead, try to wash your pillowcase every two days - or, purchase enough individual pillowcases to last a few days at a time to reduce your laundry load.
Try Out Facial Dermaplane Treatments
This is a great treatment to add to your spa outings - epidermal-leveling, or dermaplaning, is the process of removing dead skin and peach fuzz from the face using a sterile scalpel. This is completely topical and 100% painless - you are simply removing the impurities from the top layer of the skin.
In addition to dead skin/peach fuzz removal, built-up dirt and grime are also removed from the face, leaving it cleaner and less susceptible to acne breakouts. Similarly, you will notice a visible difference in the way your makeup applies to your face - with a smooth canvas to work with, your foundation will go on flawlessly.
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Wash Your Makeup Brushes
This is a step a lot of us don’t do as regularly as we should - but it really pays off in spades when it comes to the quality of your skin. Washing all of your makeup brushes around once a month will remove built-up makeup and bacteria that could cause you to break out otherwise. While there are plenty of products out there you can use as a washing solution, you can use either a gentle soap or even your facial cleanser!
Tip: For those with sensitive skin or prone to redness, try the popular Rhonda Allison Citrus Gel Cleanser:
Don’t Leave Makeup On Overnight
We know it’s tempting, but you should always remove makeup at the end of the day before you go to sleep. Leaving it on keeps your pores clogged and dirty, which can easily lead to breakouts or irritated skin. It is highly recommended to at least use a makeup removing wipe or cleansing cloth to remove as much as possible if you aren’t able to do your entire routine.
Tip: Try the Rhonda Allison All-Purpose Cleansing Pads for best results!
Drink Lots of Water
If you already drink water consistently throughout the day - great! Drink more! If you need to pump up the amount, use your skin’s health as motivation. Drinking 8 glasses of water or more a day can have amazing results for your skin - making it look more supple and bright.
Your skin changes when you are dehydrated, which is why you may feel saggier and tired-looking when you haven’t gotten enough fluids that day. In addition to increasing your water intake, you should also monitor the amount of sodium consumed during the day, and lessen it if necessary. This is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health in addition to your skin.
While there are plenty of fantastic facial skincare products out there, changes to your lifestyle are also necessary to get the skin of your dreams. Start small by implementing one or two changes at a time until they become habits, then keep incorporating more as you can!
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