I’m a beauty fanatic.
I love reading about the latest skincare trends and I scroll through Pinterest for hours looking at step-by-step skincare routines (even though I’m virtually incapable of following most of them).
Over time, I’ve started to notice that there are certain habits common amongst people with great skin.
What are the habits of people with great skin?
Here, you will find a compilation of product tips, skincare rituals and insider secrets that deliver picture-perfect results.
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6 Simple Habits Of People With Great Skin
1. They don’t use a lot of products.
You may think that flawless skin is the product of dozens of products, but those with great skin tend to keep it simple.
A good skincare routine doesn’t need a lot of products.
Focus on the key ingredients and you’ll be well on your way to getting radiant skin.
Look for products that have one or two ingredients and use these sparingly, focusing more on products with gentle, natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or niacinamide.
One key ingredient to look out for is hyaluronic acid, which can be found in many creams and serums.
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the top layers of our skin and helps trap moisture there while reducing water loss from the body’s cells.
As we age, however, its production slows down so it’s important to replenish this lost moisture with topical creams containing hyaluronic acid.
Another natural ingredient that you might want to look for is niacinamide which reduces redness associated with rosacea and helps improve overall complexion by lightening dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation (exposure to sunlight).
Use these sparingly as they can cause irritation if used too often or too much each time they’re applied!
2. They’re super aware of “hidden” skin irritants.
Look at the ingredient labels of products like your laundry detergent, or even your shampoo—if you see something like fragrance, parfum, or perfume listed (a.k.a. a skin irritant), it’s time to shop for a new one.
Essentially, people with great skin aren’t as caught off-guard by a breakout because they’re more aware of the tiny things that could trigger one in the first place.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Skin irritants are not always easy to spot; they can be hidden in surprising places like laundry detergent and deodorant!
3. They concentrate their time and energy on one key area.
Good habits are the ones that you stick with, not the ones that you use as a quick fix.
The proud owners of beautiful skin have a few things in common.
They concentrate their time and energy on one key area.
Rather than spending hours each day on a 10-step routine, these people focus on one key area, such as cleansing and moisturizing or treating an occasional breakout. They figure out what works best for them, and stick with it.
Forget all those crazy skincare gimmicks and trendy ingredients.
People with great skin often have one main complaint about their skin — maybe it’s breakouts, dark circles, or fine lines — which they then tackle head-on in their skincare routine.
A good complexion doesn’t come from slapping a bunch of products on your face without any focus or purpose, so if you have a problem area that’s bothering you, zero in on it instead of trying a bunch of different things at once.
4. They don’t feel bad about taking “me time.”
You might feel like you don’t have time for “me time.”
Maybe you’re a newly-minted parent or a recent college graduate who’s playing catch-up with the bills.
Maybe you’re burning the candle at both ends, working two jobs, trying to stay on top of all your responsibilities.
Maybe you’re just really stressed out from your commute or from a hard day at work.
It’s important to remember that your skin needs care, and so do you.
The two are intertwined—you can’t help your skin without taking care of yourself.
So how do you get started? It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive!
Go watch some puppy videos online if that makes you happy (it does me). Do an exercise routine that gives your muscles and mind a break (yoga is great for this).
Listen to music (preferably something soothing) while binge-watching Netflix (I’m obsessed with Mad Men right now).
Sit in the dark and drink herbal tea (a nice tisane can help calm down frazzled nerves as well as ease digestion issues).
The most important thing is to explore different ways of relaxing until you find something that works for you.
Taking some time each day to escape into something enjoyable helps keep stress levels low, which helps maintain healthy skin.
You’ll also find yourself more able to cope when unexpected events pop up in life—because let’s be honest, they always do!
5. They wear sunscreen every single day.
It’s no secret that protecting your skin from the sun is important.
It may seem like a small thing, but it really isn’t. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- You don’t need to spend lots of money on sunscreen — just make sure you’re using SPF 30 or above and reapply often!
- Some people think they can get away with using less sunscreen because it’s not summer.
You should always use SPF on your face every day of the year.
Make sure to reapply throughout the day (at least once an hour) if you’re outside for long periods at a time, and don’t forget about your hands!
- If possible, wear hats or carry an umbrella when going out for long periods so that your skin won’t get burned!
Having them handy will also remind you to reapply your sunscreen as needed.
6. They don’t wear guilt over their makeup.
I’m not saying we should all feel guilty for wearing makeup.
I’m saying that some of us like to wear makeup and do so without any shame or guilt because it makes us feel good about ourselves.
Some people don’t like or want to wear makeup, and that’s totally cool too!
If you take anything away from this, it should be this:
No one should ever make you feel bad about the way you choose to express yourself through beauty and cosmetics (or not).
It’s your face, do with it what you please.
We can all learn a thing or two from the women who have excellent skin and wear makeup on the regular.
They know their skin well enough to know what works best for them, they don’t let anyone else faze them into doing what they don’t want to do with their faces, and they prioritize being happy overlooking perfect.