We can all agree that 2020 has been such a year filled with its own share of ups, downs and even still, groundbreaking moments!
Well, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the best skincare tips the year has brought our way even in the midst of a global pandemic. Some of these tips you probably already knew about but we can guarantee you, there are a few surprises on this list.
Let’s take a look at our top 10 skincare tips we’re definitely taking into 2021.
Top 10 Skincare Tips We Learnt To Take Serious In 2020
1.Beauty Sleep Is A Must!
According to Elle, getting at least seven hours of beauty sleep is life-altering: It improves mental tenacity, coping ability, metabolism, and immune function. And if beauty is your motivation, there’s an incentive for your skin, too.
Still in doubt about how important it is to have a few more hours in bed daily? Read up here.
2. Wash Your Hands Before Touching Your Face
If there was only one thing we learnt in 2020, it was the importance of washing our hands regularly. You must always wash your hands first before starting your skincare routine. Washing your hands helps to get rid of germs you must have accumulated during the day or evening before touching your face.
For more skincare routine habits, check out this article – 10 Great Skincare Routine Habits For Every Woman
3. Use Breast Milk To Tackle Post Partum Acne
We learnt this very unique tip from Jodie Turner-Smith via her Instagram stories. She shared a personal story about how she got a lot of breakouts as a new mother. She started applying some of her breast milk on the affected areas and noticed a big improvement. We know this is great news for our mothers around.
So if you are dealing with postpartum acne or know someone who is, this secret tip might just do the trick. Give it a try and let us know how it goes
4. Wash Your towels regularly
That itch you’ve been trying to get rid of could just be a result of how long your towel has stayed without being washed. Crazy, right?
With the extra time we had at home this year, many of us paid less attention to “little things” like our towel maintenance, but they go a long way in helping our skin glow the right way. Here’s how:
Bath towels absorb dead skin cells and natural bacteria from our bodies therefore, they must be washed regularly. They get moist when you dry off with them, making the damp environment the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
You’ll notice that when you take good care of your towels, your body will notice and thank you for it. This is one fact that 2020 has taught us to embrace.
5. Spread Your Skincare Onto Your Neck and Hands
Ever wondered why your neck doesn’t quite look good with makeup on it? The answer is simple, the neck, just like the face looks better with makeup when it’s in good shape.
PopSugar says, “Everyone is always worried about their face showing age, but did you know that your neck and hands often show signs of ageing before other parts of your body do? Make sure you’re caring for both of those spots when you’re also caring for your face.
A great rule of thumb? Apply all the same skincare products on your neck and hands that you do on your face.”
6. Use a Humidifier on a Regular Basis
As much as dermatologists have happed on keeping our skin hydrated, we didn’t really take it as seriously as when we were stuck at home in different kinds of weather and without enough sunshine.
A lot of skin issues can be resolved by keeping your skin hydrated — regardless of whether your skin is oily, combo, or dry. One easy trick is to keep a humidifier by you whenever you get a chance.
7. Treat Your Lips Right!
When it comes to skincare, it’s so easy to forget perhaps the most delicate area: your lips. You don’t have to wait until they’re chapped, splitting, or just plain hurting, either – exfoliating this sensitive skin should be a year-round thing, which is why you should adopt a lip care regimen.
We sure have been reminded to keeps our lips moisturised and looking succulent this year, whether or not we’re heading out.
8. Drink More Water
It’s no secret that drinking lots of water is great for your overall health, but it’s especially great for your skin. Your skin often reacts to your body’s dehydration, causing it to flake or to break out in response. Make it a personal mission to carry around a reusable water bottle wherever you go in 2020 so you can stay hydrated no matter where you are.
9. Vitamins Should Go on Your Skin
We’ve always known that a balanced diet is important, but there’s more than one way to give your skin vitamins. There are also topical antioxidants, which are serums and creams that contain ingredients that nourish the skin (think vitamin C serum!).
10. Moisturize Both Day and Night
“The best times to moisturize are right after you get out of the shower and right before you go to bed,” explained Dr Janet Prystowsky M.D., an NYC-based dermatologist. Avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and make sure you find a moisturizer gentle enough for everyday use with zero irritation.