One of the aspects of social media and my blog that I love most is hearing followers’ makeup and skincare tips. There are so many skilled and wise beauty enthusiasts that have great tips and tricks. Recently, I asked them to share their best skincare tips. The response was overwhelming and I so appreciate their comments. Here is a handful of my favourites. Big thanks to everyone who shared their advice. There are some really good tips here. I hope you enjoy.
I swear by a good cream with SPF – that’s an absolute must. You have to protect your skin from the sun, even on cloudy or rainy days. That’s my top one. Other then that, think of moisturizer as your friend. I recommend you be careful to include your neck, décolleté and under your eyes. Apply very gently and with your ring finger. Never sleep in makeup. Exfoliate at least twice a week. I’m very into skincare and these tips haven’t failed me yet. Xx – Crystal K
OMG! I could have written this word-for-word myself! Absolutely everything you wrote is everything I do! There is only one thing that I would add and that is stay out of the sun. My mother died from melanoma cancer and I am so fair-skinned, that even when (and I ALWAYS, no matter what) use sunscreen. But, I always try to stay out of the sun and not only do I use sunscreen, I always wear some kind of hat to cover my face! I went to Florida when I was 11 and was on the overcast beach for 15 & I mean 15 minutes & I ended up not only sunburned, but had blisters so severe that my aunt had to put me in a extremely cold bath. I had such a high fever, I thought I was going to die. That is the only one thing that I would change on your comment. But everything else is exactly how I would have written MY comment. Kudos to you! – Cheryl
My skin has really benefited by using a daily moisturizer with AHA, and CC Powder with SPF 15. – Kat
Here are my four rules to healthy, glowing skin … 1.) SPF. Always, always, always wear SPF of at least 15. Luckily many skincare & cosmetic products have SPF in them now so the work is pretty much already done for you. Even if its something you’ve never considered doing before it’s never to late to start. 2.) REST. It’s not always easy to get enough rest in this day & age when we’re all so busy but if you can get at least 6 hours of sleep a night your skin, as well as your body & mind, will thank you. 3.) HYDRATE. I personally do not like to drink water but if I don’t then my skin pays the price! Staying hydrated keeps your skin from drying out (along with your hair & nails) & will do wonders for your complexion. My trick to getting enough H20 in my body daily is to make “Spa Water” where I take a large pitcher, fill it up with water & add 1 peeled cucumber cut into 4 or 5 large chunks & 1 lemon (if you don’t like lemon feel free to use a lime) washed very well & cut into slices. Put in the fridge overnight & the next day you’ll have a days worth of water that tastes absolutely delicious. Plus along with keeping yourself hydrated the cucumber acts as a natural diuretic & will minimize bloating & puffiness while the acidity of the lemon keeps the walls of your bladder slick to ward off UTI’s & other infections (consult your doctor if your are taking medications, primarily blood thinners, before your consume lemons as they too act as blood thinners). 4.) TWICE-DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE. Wash your face, apply a serum & then a moisturizer in the morning & at night. If your don’t have the time to do this every day then at the very least make sure to wash off your makeup before you go to bed & apply a moisturizer or, even better, an overnight cream. Another trick for the busy girl is to keep a bottle of micellar water & some cotton rounds by your bed for those nights when you’re already cuddled up in bed, knee-deep in a Netflix marathon. Micellar cleansing water is basically an all-in-one product that’ll not only remove all of your makeup but will also tackle dirt & excess sebum (you can purchase Simple brand micellar water at CVS or Walgreens). I know this sounds like a lot but this is the easiest way I know to keep skin looking young & healthy. – Freya
Stay out of the sun. That’s free! And massage some coconut oil over your face and neck. Don’t forget to smile! That always looks good. – Deborah Seaton
Don’t rub your face dry when towel-drying. Pat it dry to avoid irritation, wrinkles, etc. Use an index card or business card underneath your eyes when applying loose powder eye shadow to avoid it getting under your eyes and smudging. When putting on moisturizer, sweep in an upward and outward motion to help prevent and smooth wrinkles. – Nicole Getsie
Always keep an eye on your skin and respond to it. A breakout or dry patches or lack-lustre skin is trying to tell you something so take note and make the necessary changes. Don’t wait for it to become a big problem. – Astrid Sanders
Best skincare tip is to use sunscreen on a daily basis regardless if it is sunny out. – Maria Yeung
If your skin is sensitive like mine, seek out fragrance-free, not just scent-free products. There is a difference. – Natasha
In the summer, I keep all of my makeup in the fridge. It goes on easier and doesn’t melt. – Kathy Barbera
Drink a lot of water and trust me, it’s essential. Have a humidifier in your room. Moisturize right when you get out of the shower to seal in moisture – Vickie Cheung
Be gentle with your skin when washing it! Don’t stretch or scrub it hard as it can do damage long-term. – Cari Tomei
You already moisturize your face. Don’t forget your neck. – Cindy
Wear sunscreen all year round and moisturize. – Branka Stafanovic
At the end of a long day when I can’t be bothered to cleanse tone & moisturize, I keep tea tree wipes and a calming rose water cleanser next to my bed. A good spritzing and a few wipes remove more makeup than wipes alone. I finish with another spritz and a little homemade oil containing a few nourishing essential oils. I do this when my feet can’t make it to my dressing table for my luxe potions! – Elizabeth D
The best skin care tip I have learned is that after taking a shower, pat dry and apply moisturizer. Applying moisturizer when the skin is still damp, locks in the moisture from the bath. – Shawna O
The best tip I ever received was to put a hydrating face mask on during a flight and drink water, otherwise my face is dry for the next week! – Megan C
My mum always told me not to neglect my neck or hands – it doesn’t matter how amazing your skincare routine is, if it only covers your face, your age will show later in life! Thanks mum – Jay Scales
The best makeup tip that I had ignored for years, was to drink more water and get enough sleep. It’s the most common tip around, but seems to also be the most overlooked. The difference is amazing. – Mari
SPF! SPF! SPF! I have made sure to wear appropriate sunscreen on my face for the last six years and also stay out of tanning beds. My skin is thanking me for it.
I am a single mother in her 30s, who still gets ID’d at a restaurant when I am with my kids and have men in their early 20s asking me out. No one has a clue as to my age and I am always proud to say what it is! – Allison Currie
Sounds like a small thing BUT to use a kids’ toothbrush or a slightly damp towel to exfoliate lips, followed by a lip treatment at nigh-time. – Verity
I like to use thermal spring water to wash my face in the morning! So refreshing! – Karen Ali
My best skincare tip is to drink a cup of warm water with a slice of lemon to drink every morning. – Claire
Be sure to properly rinse off your cleanser. Seriously, I recently made a point of properly rinsing the cleanser, especially around the sides of my face, and the little zits I got near my hairline and jawline disappeared. – Alexandria
My grandmother always says, ‘drink lot of water and treat your skin for the weather, we live in Canada dear, it is no picnic.’ That means applying lots of moisturizer in the winter and adding a toner in the summer as I get greasier. – Laurie Burns
Be kind to the skin you’re in.
Avoid the sun, but never fear fun.
Masks, serums, primers and more.
What works for you… that is core.
Imperfections and all.
Love your flaws.
(Does anything rhyme with Lackie? xx) – Tiana
Wash your face in a circular pattern. Use your right hand on the right side of your face go up towards your hairline then down towards your ear. Keep washing in circles. Do the opposite direction for the left side of your face. Basically you will be washing one side of your face in a clockwise direction and the other side counter-clockwise. – Kerri Stewart
I wash my face every evening with a PH balanced bar soap and rinse. Once a week I do a Dead Sea mud mask. I just like the feel of the mud on my face – Ashley
Never go to bed with makeup on. I always put hand cream on before work. Keeping hands moist helps you from getting those nasty paper cuts! – Theresa Zacharias
The best skincare tip I’ve ever heard was from Joan Collins who was a guest on This Morning in the UK decades ago. She said if you never do anything else for your face, always, ALWAYS moisturize. If you don’t have face moisturizer, use body lotion, if you don’t have body lotion, use butter and if you don’t have butter, use margarine. But ALWAYS moisturize. Thank you Joan Collins. – Darlene Taylor
My best skin care tip, besides wash gently (do not tug or pull on the skin, especially around delicate areas like eyes, lips and neck) with warm (never hot, hot water is drying and does more harm than good), rinse and pat dry. Apply moisturizer gently, to lightly dampened skin (immediately after washing is best!) for better absorption and easier application (remember, a little goes along way, no need to cake on the moisturizer.) Choose a moisturizer with SPF for day and collagen or Retin-A/Hyaluronic acid for needed repair/treatment while your sleep and skin can breathe free of make-up. One of the most important things is to be aware of the things you put on your skin. Watch for signs of expiration or deterioration of products, keep brushes/sponges and poufs clean and free of debris and build up, and if you hesitate of whether something is “still good” err on the side of caution, pitch it and go get your self something fabulous! – Leslie Montoya
I have two tips that apply to all skin concerns but definitely to acne-prone skin. Cleanse twice a day with the most gentle cleanser you can find. You don’t need a harsh stripping cleanser to clean your face. That tight feeling is not cleanliness it’s skin stripped of all its natural oils. If you strip all your natural moisture then that leads to excess oil production and acne. Second always, always moisturize no matter how oily your skin is. It still needs moisture. So find one that works for you and use it religiously. – Jolene
It’s never too late to start a solid skincare regimen! Happiness lights up your skin from within…be happy and don’t sweat the small stuff! – Brenna
Witch hazel is the best toner to use after cleansing your skin. It is contains no additives, doesn’t dry out your skin, helps reduce breakouts, costs much less than pricey toners and is good for all age groups. I highly recommend it. – Billie
Here is my best skincare advice:
- water, exercise, sleep
- wash your hands before touching your face/starting your cleansing routine
- wear sun protection
- be happy – Ting
If you’re on a budget, spend the most money you can afford on a REALLY good moisturizer, it spends the longest time on your skin. Cleansers and toners you can get away with spending less on – try using a muslin cloth or facecloth / flannel to exfoliate away the dirt/ makeup with your cleanser. – Claire Smith
Make love every day!! Your skin will be great. – Eleni Ploumi