5 Of Skincare’s Best Kept Secrets

 

Whether your face mask is causing skin problems, or you want to take better care of your skin, there’s plenty of information available online that can help you curate the perfect skincare routine. However, you must research any products you use carefully, in order to ensure you are giving your skin exactly what it needs. Using the wrong products for your skin can cause any problems you may be facing to worsen.

 

To begin with, you have to understand your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, you probably wouldn’t benefit from using products designed to help those with oily skin and vice versa. Once you know your skin type, you begin to shop around for products that will leave you smiling every time you look in the mirror. Then, develop a skincare routine that you follow every day. Consistency is key when taking care of your skin, so you should always make sure you have time for your routine – morning and night. 

 

With that in mind, here are five of skincare’s best-kept secrets, including some products you might want to get your hands on.

 

1: Tea Tree Oil

 

If you suffer from acne or blemishes, tea tree oil is a great way to reduce redness and swelling and can help clean your pores. This is due to the fact that it has strong antibacterial properties. Whilst many products, such as facial scrubs or masks contain tea tree oil, you can also apply small amounts of the oil directly to your problem areas. For example, if you notice a large spot is about to make an appearance, applying a dab of tea tree oil can sometimes stop it in its tracks. 

 

2: Silk Pillowcases

 

Silk Pillowcases are hypoallergenic, meaning they don’t collect dust or attract mites in the way that other fabrics can. This means they are much cleaner than normal pillowcases, and therefore much kinder to your skin. They can also help your skin retain its natural moisture, leaving you with a healthy glow when you wake up in the morning. Studies have also shown that silk pillowcases are better for your hair, encouraging growth and allowing your hair to shine. 

 

3: CBD oil

 

CBD oil, when applied correctly and regularly, can really help give your skin a much-needed makeover. It can benefit all of the different skin types due to the fact that it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can soothe redness and any swelling and is particularly useful for those who may suffer from acne. It can also help lock in any moisture your skin produces, leaving you with a youthful glow all year round.

 

Many people feel somewhat anxious to try this product as there is some confusion about CBD making you high. This is due to the word cannabis drawing many negative connotations. However, this claim is entirely false. Though CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, it is taken from a different part of the plant than THC. THC is what causes people to get high. Therefore, you should not be afraid to take CBD oil, it will not cause any adverse side effects and provides a range of healthcare benefits.

 

4: Seaweed

 

When you think of seaweed, you might not immediately associate it with skincare. Instead, you probably think of beaches and holidays, or perhaps even sushi.  However, it boasts a range of unique benefits and is definitely worth using if you want to show your skin a bit of TLC. Seaweed is a natural humectant, this means it draws in and retains moisture. As a result, it can help those with dry skin retain their natural moisture for longer. It is often used in face masks or moisturizers. It is also great for those of us who are trying to fight of the signs of aging, due to the fact it can help your skin retain its elasticity – reducing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines. 

 

5: Sunscreen – rain or shine.

 

Although you may only think to use sunscreen on the days when the sun is shining, using it every single day is a great way to take better care of your skin. In fact, it is probably the most important part of your skincare routine. This is due to the fact that UV lights can still damage your skin, even when the sun is hidden behind the clouds. Applying sunscreen each morning leaves your skin looking fresh and youthful, and can reduce your chances of contracting cancer. 

 

Beth Mahoney

Hi! I'm Beth Mahoney, a beauty and lifestyle blogger from Honiton in Devon.

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