How do you feel about your skin? If you’re anything like the average person, you have some mixed emotions. Some days are great, some days are depressing, and you want to start having more of the former while avoiding the latter.
Whether your biggest problem is dryness, crow’s feet, acne, under-eye bags, discoloration, aging, or something else, there are usually ways to make improvements.
You just need to learn the secrets. If you search the internet and ask your friends, you may end up with a lot of advice. It may not be any better than old wives’ tales, though. The goal is to separate the actually effective solutions from the rumors.
To that end, try to start slow and find what really works for you. Specifically, the following three tips and ingredients can be considered proven, tried-and-true skincare secrets. Learn them and use them — and you’ll be loving the results in no time.
1. Apply Some Vitamin E
One of the biggest trends in skincare in recent years has been the proliferation of vitamin E serums and this nutrient’s use as an ingredient in just about everything. Vitamin E is a natural and widely proven product that can help with everything from acne and psoriasis to UV damage from the sun and the inevitable effects of aging. It also comes with anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the puffy look that makes even the fittest and best-looking faces appear worse for the wear.
2. Don’t Forget Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a well-known dietary nutrient but most people don’t realize that one of its primary roles in the human body is to serve as a powerful antioxidant. This means that it can help with anti-aging — inside and outside the body. More and more of the best anti-aging creams and anti-aging comprehensive skincare solutions now include it in combination with other potent ingredients, because it can help hydrate, revive, heal, and brighten even the most delicate areas of the face.
3. Wear Physical Protection
People are really coming around to the importance of sunscreen for protecting their skin. Especially on your face, this is no longer something to simply apply before a trip to the beach or a long day outside. This is an everyday necessity that is now included in many facial moisturizers. Still, there is something even better: sun avoidance. This doesn’t mean never going outside, but you should try to wear a brimmed hat, sunglasses, and cover your shoulders as much as possible. The shade and protection of these physical blockers are better than even expensive high-SPF sunscreens.
The Secrets to Skincare Success
The more you know, the better you can look and feel. Knowledge is empowering and having a good understanding of what really works — beyond the hype — will get you great results.
These are just a few of the latest and greatest secrets and recommendations that will help you achieve your goals. Remember to always wear (or at least carry) physical protection for your head and face, and be sure to incorporate products with vitamin E and vitamin C into your skincare routine.
Even by focusing on only these few elements, you will see improvements. Then, in time, as you learn even more, you can continue to add even more elements to your arsenal and have great skin days almost every day.