Easy tips for keeping your skin firm, bright, and blemish free

I think it’s safe to say that every woman (and man) has faced many skin battles. Some which we’ve won and some which we’ve lost. But there is a way to win every battle. Of course it will take a few extra steps in your routine, but they are super simple and easy and won’t take away from your time! Also this can be done to all skin types. And if you already have a method that works for you then keep doing it!

Before we get into the details, all products that you decide to purchase for this, try to find the ones that uses more natural products. So a lot of plant extract, natural oils and butters, and collagen protein. This is especially good if you’re interested  in achieving younger looking skin. Collagen helps build healthy skin cells and is partially responsible for skin’s youthful elasticity, softness and firmness. Now that we’ve cleared the air lets get into the steps and products!

First thing is to exfoliate. This may be a broken record to some but it is probably one of the most important step in your skincare routine for the face (and body!) It helps with the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps achieve healthy and glowing skin.

BE CAREFUL not to over-exfoliate. If you over do it, it can cause skin irritation and inflammation, which can actually accelerate aging. You should  try to exfoliate two to three times a week for normal to combination skin, and once a week for sensitive skin.

Next is toning your skin. It’s important to buy a toner and use it after you wash your face/exfoliate. Toners help remove oil and traces of dirt. (Toners are most helpful and necessary for people with oily or acne-prone skin) Toners also shrink your pores, just apply a small amount on a cotton pad and gently blot or wipe your face. Another benefit  is that it helps restore your skin’s pH balance. The skin is acidic naturally and when you clean your face, it can mess up the natural balance and your skin will work to try to get it back which can lead to oily skin, but using a toner will help restore the balance.

Final steps are to get an anit-aging serum / collagen serums and moisturizer. These serums help with soothing and brightening of the skin and the long term use of these serums result in healthier and firmer skin, even skin tone, and fewer wrinkles. Choose serums that contain ingredients such as stable antioxidants, essential oils, retinol, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Serums do not replace moisturizers, so make sure to moisturize your face daily.  It’ll boost hydration in your skin, prevent flaking and dullness, and work as a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day.