Skincare can seem like a complicated process, so you would be forgiven if you’re not exactly sure how to optimize your appearance. However, that is no excuse to accept premature aging! The experts at South Beach Skin Lab have the following five skincare tips to make the most out of your skincare routine.
1. You Experience Frequent Breakouts
Many skin blemishes are caused by excessive levels of natural oils clogging your pores, creating unsightly breakouts. The only way to prevent this from happening is to cleanse your face regularly, eliminating the excessive oils before they have a chance to cause breakouts.
Your cleanser has to be used regularly, as your face is constantly producing more oils that can clog your pores and damage your appearance. Of course, it also needs to be effective enough to actually accomplish something. Failure to effectively cleanse regularly virtually ensures that the breakouts just keep on coming.
2. Your Skin Is Often Dry
There are two primary causes of dry skin: harsh skincare products and inadequate moisturizer use. Some common products such as certain bars of soap actively remove water from your skin, making it dry, rough, and more prone to wrinkles. If you use any of these products, it becomes challenging to keep your skin looking fresh and plump.
Other factors such as stress can dry your face out as well, so it’s important to keep it moisturized using proven skincare products. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the same unappealing dry look as those actively drying their skin out.
3. You Skip Exfoliation or Sunscreen
Exfoliation is the process of eliminating old, dry skin cells from your face to make room for younger, more appealing ones. Facials, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels are all popular exfoliation options.
No cream or treatment can take the place of exfoliation, so add it to your skincare routine if you haven’t already. Otherwise, your face will appear dry and rough instead of the smooth, beautiful appearance you are searching for.
Harmful UV radiation from the sun’s rays can also severely damage your skin if you leave it unprotected, making sunscreen an absolute necessity. It should be applied to every part of your skin that could realistically face sun exposure no longer than 15 minutes before said exposure takes place.
SPF 50 blocks 98 percent of the sun’s harmful rays, but often has an unappealing texture that may discourage you from reapplying it as often as you should (every two hours). SPF 30 blocks almost as much UV radiation (97 percent vs. 98 percent) without the unappealing texture of SPF 50, making you more likely to use it as intended and adequately protect your skin.
4. You’re Inconsistent
The best way to look at the importance of a consistent skincare regimen is to compare it to an exercise routine. Your body doesn’t appear sculpted after one exercise, and you understand this going in. If you keep at it, your body will eventually reflect what you have been doing.
Likewise, many people expect their skincare regimen to produce immediate results and complain that a product doesn’t work when it fails to meet their unrealistic expectations. It often takes 30-45 days for even a quality product to have a noticeable impact, so you have to keep at it even if you don’t see results at first. You will get there eventually.
5. You Aren’t Seeing Results
Unfortunately, a lot of commercially available skincare products simply do not work as well as they should. If you’re following all of the guidelines above and still cannot get the results you want, you may have chosen poor quality products.
When choosing skincare products, look for those produced using only all-natural ingredients. Synthetic chemicals and artificial fillers often have a deleterious effect on your skin, so applying them to your face may be the reason you’re having problems.
Next, you should choose formulas produced and endorsed by a physician with proven skincare expertise. For example, South Beach Skin Lab’s product line is formulated by Dr. Ryan Shelton, a Board-certified skincare expert who stands by the efficacy of every product. This provides assurance that your product can really help your face.
Finally, make sure to choose a product that you like the look and smell of. If you’re not excited about using a product every day, you’ll soon stop using it altogether. Obviously, that’s the best possible way to ensure that you never experience real results.