15 Skincare Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner

15 Skincare Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner

If there's one thing I've learned on my journey to healthy, radiant skin, it's that a little knowledge goes a long way. Over the years, I've discovered some game-changing tips that have transformed my complexion and boosted my confidence. I'm excited to share my top 15 skincare tips with you today. So grab a cup of tea, get cosy, and let's dive in!

1. Sunscreen, always — I cannot stress this enough - always wear sunscreen. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging and uneven skin tone. Incorporate a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 into your daily routine, even on cloudy days.

2. Double cleansing — One of the best discoveries I made was the magic of double cleansing. Start with an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and dirt, followed by a gentle cleanser to cleanse your skin deeply. Trust me; it's a game-changer!

3. Beauty sleep is real — They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing! Your skin repairs and rejuvenates while you snooze. Adequate sleep plays a crucial role in the overall health and appearance of our skin. Make sure to get enough shut-eye for a fresh, glowing complexion. To maintain healthy skin and potentially reduce breakouts, it's generally recommended that adults aim for about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

4. Don't forget the neck and chest — When taking care of your skin, don't neglect your neck and chest. These areas are often overlooked but can show signs of aging just as much as your face. Extend your skincare routine to these areas for a unified, youthful look.

5. Stress less, glow more — Stress can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to breakouts and dullness. Take time for self-care, practice relaxation techniques, and find what helps you unwind. 

6. Masking marvels — Speaking of self-care, face masks are my best friends! Sheet masks, clay masks, or DIY masks, take your pick. They provide intense hydration, purify your skin, and give you a moment of relaxation.

7. You don't need to have a million steps in your skincare routine — Trust me, you don't need a million steps to make it work wonders! Seriously, it's not about quantity, but quality. Skincare is a self-care, and it shouldn't feel like a chore. Listen to your skin and adjust your routine as needed. If it's feeling extra dry, add a boost of hydration. If it's a little dull, consider adding an exfoliant. Keep it simple, just a few good ones on hand, will work like magic.

8. Serums for the win — Invest in a good serum that targets your specific skin concerns. Whether it's brightening, hydrating, or anti-aging, serums deliver potent ingredients deep into your skin, giving it a boost of nourishment. Feel free to check out my latest blog post where I share some of my favourite serums from K-beauty brands.

9. Healthy lifestyle habits — Healthy skin starts from within. Maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly, manage stress, and get your daily dose of vitamins and antioxidants for that inner glow.

10. Be gentle with your skin — Treat your skin like a delicate flower. Avoid harsh scrubbing or tugging, and use gentle, upward motions when applying skincare products and steer clear of those harsh products. You know, the kind that can leave your skin feeling a little irritated and tight after cleansing your face.

11. Pimple patch power — Forget squeezing those zits! Opt for pimple patches instead. These little wonders create a protective barrier, absorb excess oil, and accelerate the healing process without leaving any scars. The thinner the pimple patches are, the better, at least for me! Love me some ultra-thin pimple patches!

12. Honey lemon drink = a magical potion — When you combine honey's moisture-retaining and antioxidant powers with lemon's brightening, pore-refining and detoxifying abilities, you've got yourself a winning recipe for gorgeous, glowing skin and a less bloated tummy. It's like a refreshing, magical potion that I can't get enough of. Seriously, it's become a part of my daily routine, and I can't recommend it enough.

13. Superfood skincare — Incorporate nutrient-rich foods like berries, avocados, and leafy greens into your diet. They are packed with antioxidants that promote healthy skin from within. I always add some berries and greens to my potato salad and trust me, it tastes amazingly delish!

14. Go easy on the hot water — Hot showers may feel heavenly, but they strip your skin of natural oils. Opt for lukewarm water instead. Your skin will retain its moisture and stay supple.

15. Facial yoga fun — Engage your facial muscles in a fun facial yoga routine to improve blood circulation, promote collagen production, and tone your skin naturally. You won't believe how much I love those facial workout videos on YouTube! They're seriously my guilty pleasure. It's like giving a mini-workout for my facial muscles, and I always feel so refreshed afterwards. That is always a good sign, right?

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Which skincare tips would you be up for trying out yourself? Do you have any additional tips to share?


  1. Sunscreen tu memang penting kan,CR masih tercari2 ag sunscreen yang best.

    1. Paling best bagi Lenne so far, Sunplay Skinaqua (pink bottle), Beauty of Joseon sunscreen and Kayman Beauty Suntella! Nicely formulated and tak buat kulit irritated xx

  2. Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

  3. I love facial yoga and SPF too! Great tips.

    www.zoeyolivia.com xx

    1. Facial yoga is my fav! Thank you so much for stopping by xx