How to keep skin ultra-healthy

24 November 2018

We all see skincare adverts and wonder how people can afford to have and maintain healthy skin. But there are ways to have great skin without shelling out on high-end skincare products.

Here are our top six ways keep your skin-ultra healthy without spending a fortune.

1. Know your skin type

Knowing your skin type has many benefits when it comes to maintaining ultra-healthy skin. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, there are products that cater to each skin type, and knowing which you are will save you money because you’ll know what products will benefit your skin.

Research your skin type online or ask an expert at a cosmetic counter before shelling out on a variety of skincare products that aren’t for you.

2. Settle into a day and night skin routine

It’s all well and good understanding your skin and having great products but letting them just sit on your bathroom shelf and forgetting to use them is no good and a waste of money. Be ritualistic, settle into a morning and evening routine to maintain ultra-healthy skin.

Do keep in mind that experts recommend you change up the products you use in your routine regularly. You could always find two or three similar products and alternate between them as they run out.

3. Use gentle products

Bear in mind, however that some products, such as skin scrubs and masks, should only be used once or twice a week. This is because they remove tough layers of your skins surface, so they can cause irritation when used daily.

You should also be wary of using skin products that contain harsh chemicals and strong perfumes.

There are budget skincare brands available that advocate their gentle, natural ingredients, so keep an eye out for those in your local supermarkets.

4. Eat well

One of the main things you always hear about maintaining healthy skin is the obvious: ‘drink
plenty of water’. You’d be surprised at how effective this is, with skincare products and routines in South Korea advocating hydration as the key element to maintaining ultra-healthy skin.

You should also pay attention to your diet. Avoiding deep fried foods and high amounts of saturated fats will help control breakouts, and vitamin C has been proven to contribute to radiant, healthy skin.

5. Use SPF Cream daily

Although vitamin D is beneficial to our bodies and skin, having too much sun exposure without applying SPF can not only lead to cancer, but permanently damage our skin.

Use SPF on exposed areas of your body during the day. Find a moisturiser that contains SPF 15+ or above for your face and incorporate that into your daily routine.

6. Be ingredient savvy

Pay attention to high end skincare ingredient trends and watch as they filter down into cheaper brands.

Designer brands can only keep ingredient patents for a number of years, so before you know it, that fix-all product that you’d never be able to afford will soon be available in your local supermarket for a fraction of the price.

Wrapping up

Considering these six cost-effective methods when organising your new skincare regime should really help bring home the results you’re looking for, helping you achieve and maintain ultra-healthy skin!

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