"Honestly, while skin care may seem intimidating to the beginner, it’s one of the simplest, easiest things you can do... Consider this guide a ticket to your best face possible."
"We often start using skincare products later in life and try to attack issues we already see, instead of thinking about skincare as a way to delay what’s coming down the road."
- Sunscreen is the most potent and effective anti-aging tool we have in our skincare arsenal.
- Happy skin is moisturized skin. When your skin is dry, it shows wrinkles and uneven tone more, whereas skin that is moisturized looks plumper and fuller.
- Apart from sunscreen, your best anti-aging tool is retinol.
- The aging process affects your skin in a variety of ways, including slowing down the life cycle of skin cells and reducing its ability to produce collagen. Retinol helps with both of those things.
- Start using it as soon as possible to set your face up for success down the road.
How to buy Skincare
Now the good stuff: what skincare products to use, when to use them and what they’ll do for you.
If you’re not sure what products do or whether they actually do what they claim, online reviews are your best resource for real feedback. Most websites will shower user reviews (if they don’t, then something is up). Make sure to read them thoroughly, particularly if you have sensitive skin or a particular skin issue.
Make it easy on yourself
Don’t feel like you have to go from zero to sixty right away. Start slow, maybe with a new cleanser and moisturizer, and work up from there. And don’t feel like you have to shell out your entire paycheck to get into the skin care game. Expensive products aren’t automatically better and there are plenty of amazing products for your skin out there that won’t break the bank, especially if you’re a beginner.
Do you have any questions we haven't answered?
The benefit of a sheet mask is that it can deliver more con-centrated ingredients in a shorter amount of time. Masks are supercharged with beneficial ingredients and the physical barrier of the sheet helps to force the ingredients into the skin and minimize evaporation, rubbing, and other things that could prevent the serum from penetrating your skin. And while it may take weeks to see results from typical skincare products, using a mask a few times a week could deliver quicker results (sometimes, even immediateresults).
Okay need is a strong word. You can certainly get away with using the same products both night and day, but it depends on the ingredients. Retinol, for instance, should only be used at night because it can cause irritation in the sunlight (you should also wear sunscreen during the day if you are using retinol). The rest is mainly personal choice: you may not like the feeling of a heavier night cream on your face during the day.
Sure, okay, you can use moisturizer around your eyes. However, the thing about eye creams is that they are for- mulated and tested specifically for the eye area - meaning that they are designed to not irritate the delicate skin around your eyes, which is not only thinner than the rest of your face, but can also be mor sensitive. Your regular moisturizer isn’t tested around the eyes, so could come with the risk of irritation. To be on the safe side, we recommend a specific eye product.