Skin care doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. You can improve your skin sustainably with just a few simple steps. We've rounded up the best skincare tips for you. Glowing skin, here I come! ✨
We take healthy skin for granted until we notice our first skin problems. A daily skin care routine supports your skin health. The sooner you take care of your skin, the better. But don't worry if you're a bit older, the most important thing is that you start first. Once facial care is routine for you, it becomes as natural as brushing your teeth and you start enjoying this time to yourself.
And good to know: How you take care of your skin now will be seen later in old age. And then you are grateful that you read this post. And hey, who doesn't want super sexy skin when they get older? 🔥
Self-love shows itself in self-care.
How do I get rid of blemishes?
Teenage life is complicated enough as it is, and then puberty brings acne and blemishes to the mix. Who can use that? Some experience acne very early on and others experience acne late in life. And then, of course, there are those happy creatures who never seem to struggle with blemishes.
But to get this straight: blemishes during puberty are normal and natural! The cause of teen acne is a hormonal change and unfortunately for some of us it's unavoidable. Unfortunately, even the best skin care routine is no guarantee for pimple-free skin. But stop! However, there are some things you can do to best overcome teen acne.
Depending on the severity of your acne, you should definitely make an appointment with a dermatologist. A dermatologist can tell you more about the causes of your acne and offer you additional acne treatment options.
Skin care wisdom for glowing skin
#1 More isn't better: Too many skin care products at once can irritate your skin and just aren't necessary.
#2 The necessary basics:
☀️ In the morning:
- Facial cleanser 🧼 (omit in the morning if you have dry skin 🏜️)
- Moisturizer 💧
- Sun protection 🧴
🌙 At evening:
- Cleansing Oil/Balm (if you wear makeup 💄)
- Facial cleanser 🧼
- Peeling (for blemishes; 1-2 times a week)
- Moisturizer 💧
#3 Get to know your skin types: If you wash your face and then wait 15 minutes, how does it feel?
A. My skin is dry and tight; I see scaly patches of skin = dry skin
B. My skin is shiny and oily; It does not tighten = Oily skin
C. My skin looks oily but is still kind of tight = Oily-dehydrated skin
D. My skin is oily in certain areas (T-zone) but normal to dry in other areas = combination skin
E. My skin feels good and balanced = Normal skin
#4 Even more expensive is not necessarily better! Please don't think you need expensive skin care at a young age. 💸
#5 Even oily skin needs moisturizing! Keeping your skin moisturized will help with oil regulation. Try an oil-free, lightweight moisturizer like Goodbye Redness Centella Gel , Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion, or Centella Creme . They all contain skin-soothing ingredients and are quickly absorbed.
#6 Putting the brakes on your concentration: Too many products with high concentrations of retinol, BHA/AHA or vitamin C can irritate the skin and are not necessary at a young age.
#7 Suspecting you have sensitive skin? ☁️ Then have a look at our blog post about sensitive skin .
#8 Cleanse your face with a facial cleanser every night, no matter how tired you are. 😴 Yes exactly, I'm looking at YOU. So the dirt and sweat of the day doesn't stay on your face overnight and spread on your pillow.
#9 Make-up wipes should only be used in an emergency, as they tend to be rough on the skin, can irritate the skin and do not really remove make-up. In addition, they are really bad for the environment 🌍, because they are usually very poorly degradable. Switch to a cleansing oil or cleansing balm instead.
#10 If your skin tolerates it (you have normal to oily skin), wash your face in the morning. You can also use a cream cleanser in the morning, it's even gentler. Water is enough for dry or dehydrated skin. You can find the difference between dry and dehydrated skin here .
#11 If you have blemishes, never try to dry them out. Toothpaste on pimples is nonsense too. 💩
#12 NEVER dry out pimples in the sun! This is arguably the most damaging popular lie about skin. Because sunbathing can lead to dangerous skin cancer and make you look like a raisin when you're old. The sun plays a major role in skin aging.
#13 That means: Even if you don't do anything else, please wear sunscreen every day. ☀️ By the way, sunscreen doesn't have to feel heavy or greasy. Find a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF that you can wear comfortably every day (yes, even if it's cloudy or you only go out for a short time).
Sunscreen is now your daily companion!
#14 If you want to wear makeup, that's totally fine. You just have to remove it properly in the evening. ✔️
#15 For blemishes: Definitely use BHA 1-2 times a week. But please never more than 3 times a week, because that can weaken the skin barrier. And best of all, incorporate niacinamide into your skin care routine.
#16 Pimple Patches help you resist squeezing or picking pimples and also help your pimple heal.
#17 Being very gentle with your skin ☁️: We love our skin and are grateful for everything it does.
#18 Physical scrubs (cleansing brushes, scrubs with chunks or particles) are not necessary and can cause harm if used improperly.
Tips that have nothing to do with skin care:
#1 Catch off the face. Only touch your face with washed hands. 🧼
#2 Don't pop pimples, blackheads or pore deposits (little black things in the pores). ❌
#3 Develop a healthy attitude towards your skin: Nobody has perfect skin (even if it sometimes seems so), try to love your skin at every stage. We are all at different points in our journey to healthy skin. You are not alone. 🖤
#4 Acne doesn't define your self worth. You are beautiful and perfect just the way you are!
#5 Please wash makeup brushes and makeup sponges regularly. Anything else is gross and leads to a bacteria party. 🦠
#6 Ah and one more thing: don't share your makeup with other people, fun as it can be.
Cover photo: Gemma Chu-Tran