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Your skin is a cunning organ, giving away all of your secrets. If you are tired, dehydrated, sleep deprived or stressed out, your skin will show it. However, it also protects you from various outer influences. The least you can do is to protect it in return. With so many skincare products available and millions of contradictory tips, it is difficult to know how exactly to take proper care of the largest organ of your body. We’ll help you with some essential skincare secrets that will keep you looking young and glowing at all times.

Sunscreen is not just for the beach

If you think sunscreen should be applied only when you are going to the beach, you couldn’t be more wrong. The sun doesn’t take recesses and it affects your skin even during fall, winter and spring. Prolonged exposure to the sun without adequate protection can cause wrinkles and age spots, and you wouldn’t want that, would you? To prevent that, you should apply sunscreen every time you are leaving the house, about 15 minutes before you go out.

Exfoliate weekly

You know the rule of thumb for skincare: washing, cleansing and moisturizing, but do you know that none of these steps will be enough to have a healthy skin unless you exfoliate? Exfoliation will help you remove dead skin cells which remained on the surface layer of your skin. There are different ways to perform exfoliation: using abrasive scrubs and chemical scrubs. Whichever you choose, make sure you do it once a week.

Don’t skimp on the beautician

DIY skincare is great, but there is only so far it can get you. You should treat yourself with a beautician appointment once in a while, especially once you pass the age of 30 and have skin issues. Skin clinics such as the reputable AA Cosmetic offer a wide range of treatments, starting from skin tightening to anti-wrinkle injections, and all other forms of invasive and non-invasive dermal treatments.

A facial on the go

No one has the time for half an hour or longer skin facials, but this step can help your skin absorb beauty and nourishing products like serums and oils faster and better. Fortunately, there are plenty of one-minute facials that can solve this problem. Just avoid putting the formula directly onto your face. First, warm it up between your fingers and then tap and spread it gently across your face.

Use a night cream

Don’t use the same face cream in the morning and in the evening. The night is ideal for night creams which are usually heavy-duty care products that take time to be absorbed properly. Also, while you sleep your skin turns on a “self-repairing” mode which makes this product even more effective.

Never, ever go to bed with makeup on

Sure, we all already know this one, but a lot of times we find it convenient to forget it, especially when we come home tired from work or some social event. Makeup removal will take up only a few minutes of your time, but it will bring countless benefits to your skin.

Clean your makeup brushes

Speaking of makeup, when was the last time you’ve actually cleaned up your makeup brushes? If it has been a while, then you are maybe applying bacteria on your face simultaneously with your blush. This could be the cause of some nasty acne breakouts. It is imperative to clean your makeup brushes every couple of months. This is something that can be done in a couple of minutes, with soap and water, so you have no excuses.

These secrets should keep your skin healthy looking and your complexion clear so that you would never again have to face a comment “You look tired today”.

 

Thanks again to our guest blogger, for this great post.

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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