The 7 Unpopular Skin Care Tips That You Should Be Implementing

For a lot of women, there's nothing more enviable than perfectly good skin. Even if you have a bit of a weight problem, most people can look past that once they see that you have young-looking, pimple-free, and even-toned skin.

It is for this reason that there are so many popular skincare regimens these days. You have the 12-step Korean beauty skincare. You also have the forever young Japanese skincare, which focuses on sun protection. All of these skincare routines are interesting to follow if you are what many people call a skincare junkie.

But, you will find, most of the time that these specific skincare routines are nothing but fads. They are fun to try, but not necessarily effective in dealing with pimples and other dermatological woes.

Skincare Practices That Work

If you want skincare information that genuinely works, most of them are rarely discussed because they are not as focused on products. They have more to do with the best practices.

Thus, to boost your skincare knowledge and finally see the beautiful results that you have always wanted, listed below are seven tried and true skincare tips that you probably have not yet heard of or tried.

Tip 1: Sleeping at the right time is better than getting enough hours of sleep.

People always say that for good skin and overall health, you should get enough hours of sleep. This is not true, it turned out. Skin experts say that when you go to sleep is more important than how many hours of sleep you get.

This is because the reparative hormones that bump into each other and regenerate cells come out at a specific time, which is around 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM. If you do not go to sleep before these hours, you prevent your body from releasing these hormones.

Tip 2: You do not need to moisturize if you live in humid weather.

The basic skincare routine is to cleanse, tone, and hydrate or moisturize. The last step is unnecessary if you live in a hot and humid climate. Quite often, moisturizing will only lead to acne and the build-up of dull skin.

If you live in a tropical country, instead of moisturizing, apply sunscreen. Sunscreen (with only the chemicals titanium oxide and zinc oxide — other chemicals are harmful) is the secret behind young-looking skin. It protects skin from UVA rays, which cause skin aging (sagging and wrinkles), and UVB rays, which cause skin cancer.

Tip 3: It's essential to get a facial at least once a month.

This once-a-month commitment will not cost you much, but it can have a significant impact on the overall condition of your skin. A beauty-enhancing facial will not only aid in the turnover of the skin, but it will also get rid of oil and toxin buildup.

It's a must to extract whiteheads and blackheads. Whiteheads, especially, are not only raised, but they leave a brown mark on the skin if you just let them dry up. So, for the facial, throw in specialized acne treatment to banish these skin demons.

Tip 4: Exfoliate every day.

Exfoliating daily is better than piling on the moisturizer, especially in humid weather. But even if you do not live in a tropical country, exfoliation is something that you should also do on a daily basis, especially when you hit your thirties.

At this time, you will notice that your skin turnover rate has slowed down, and it leaves your complexion and skin tone dull. Daily exfoliation will not only get rid of beauty product buildup and dead skin cells, and allow fresh skin to surface, but it will also improve blood circulation. This helps in the natural regeneration of cells.

Tip 5: Drink or eat collagen, do not apply it to your face.

The topical application of collagen does not work at all. Collagen has to be ingested and processed by the body to become beneficial for the skin. So, instead of buying those expensive collagen masks and creams, purchase collagen supplements from the pharmacy, or treat yourself to the following:

  • Salmon
  • Bone broth
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Oysters
Tip 6: Avoid creamy or milky shampoos.

Creamy or milky shampoos may make your hair soft and shiny, but they are bad news for the skin. They leave a lot of moisture that can easily clog pores and cause breakouts.

It's better to use clear shampoos if you want to prevent pimples, especially ‘back-ne’ (acne on the back). And if you need to use conditioner, make sure to concentrate it on the ends of your hair where your hair is typically dry.

Tip 7: For a fast glow-up, stick to lettuce and salmon for a few days.

If you need your skin to be in its best condition for an event, heed the advice of Dr. Perricone on how to detoxify for radiant and problem-free skin. Four days leading to your special event, limit your diet to just fresh lettuce (Romaine with darker leaves is the best), and salmon.

Romaine lettuce passes through the body quickly, and it has fibers that attract the toxins that you need to flush out. Salmon (opt for wild), on the other hand, stimulates the production of collagen with its omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

There you go, skin tips that are not the most popular but actually are known to work. Give them a try to see which are the most effective for you, and also determine how you can incorporate them into your regimen.There you go, skin tips that are not the most popular but actually are known to work. Give them a try to see which are the most effective for you, and also determine how you can incorporate them into your regimen.

Vandana Luthra

Vandana Luthra founded VLCC in New Delhi, India as a beauty and slimming services centre in 1989. Today, it is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services and also enjoys a high level of consumer trust. The VLCC Group's operations currently span 330 locations in over 150 cities and 14 countries across Asia and Africa.