Five Skincare Tips to Live By

Beauty

Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

I’m in my 30’s and have white European / Mediterranean skin, which means my face is in a race against time. I have always taken my skincare routine seriously and have spent loads of money on products over the years in search of my holy grails. However, the past few years my budding interest in skincare became a full fledged passion after pregnancy hormones completely upended my body’s balance. My first pregnancy with my son resulted in melasma, which is technically incurable. My second pregnancy with my daughter brought on uncontrollable acne. When my cousin, Priya, recommended I look into Korean skincare, I dove in head first searching for answers.

Korean skincare methods and products taught me a tremendous amount, and I was able to make some pretty drastic changes to my daily skincare routine with a more informed approach. Below are the five pillars of skincare I live by, in no particular order.

#1 | Mix & Match

It’s rare for one single company to produce all the best products for your skin. Mix and match between brands to find the best stuff for your skin. There are literally millions of products on the market, so finding the perfect ones for you can take some time and patience.

#2 | Change is Constant

Your skincare needs change…a lot. Weather, hormones, age, climate, and overall health are just a few of the things impacting our skin on the daily. A change in anything can prompt a new need for your skin. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new products when your skin seems a little off OR if you’ve been using the same thing for ages. It could be just what you need to bring that radiant glow.

#3 | Hydration is Key

I can’t say this enough! Drink lots of water and look for products that will support healthy hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a favorite ingredient of mine for boosting skin hydration.

#4 | Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must for EVERBODY no matter your age, gender, skin type, ethnicity, etc. No excuses.

#5 | Follow a Daily Routine

The 10-step Korean skincare routine, or what I call daily skincare routine basics, seems crazy intense, and it is, but it’s completely worth it. While 10 steps can seem intimidating, it breaks down into 4 simple parts: cleanse, tone, nourish, and protect. Read my daily skincare routine to see how I action these steps along with my current products.

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