The 5 Best Kept Secrets in Skincare
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Looking and feeling beautiful can take so much effort-- especially when unwanted skin problems begin popping up. Thankfully, a lot of skincare companies aim to solve this problem, and nowadays, they innovate with one product after the other… but sometimes this can leave you with more problems than solutions. The perfect beauty routine is vastly personal, after all; products that work for your friend might not work for you, and may, in fact, make your skin even worse! To make matters worse, you could end up spending for a whole line of products before you can find one that is right for your skin.
Fortunately, there are skincare holy grails that beauty gurus actually use but rarely ever talk about. And the best part? They won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Some secrets might even be lurking in your very own household.
Excited? Check out our list of five best kept secrets in skincare:
Using a Cold Spoon for Depuffing Eyes
Our skin may be the largest organ of our body, but the thinnest of it goes to the area around our eyes, which, in turn, makes it a very sensitive area. This also explains why eye creams tend to be more expensive than the rest-- which is why this neat little trick of getting a cold spoon and letting it stay under your eyes is really a godsent solution to puffy and itchy eyes. Just leave your (disinfected!) spoon in the fridge for a while and then gently press the areas around your eyes with the back of your spoon. Even dermatologists swear by this method.
Take note, though: you still need to take a lot of caution when dealing with your eye area. Remember the rule: pat, never rub.
Having a Varied Skincare Routine
Having a skincare routine is a way of life-- this is true, but nobody said it should consist of constant routines for the rest of our lives. Our skin’s improvement tends to plateau at the point when it gets used to some products… as though it builds immunity against their effects over time. Researchers and beauty enthusiasts alike have taken notice of this oddity and have conducted experiments for the cause (of beauty!). Switching your routine when you feel your product/s plateau will help bring your skin to life again. Of course, remember to patch test your new products before doing the switch altogether.
Exfoliating with dermaplaning at-home using the Hollywood Browzer, takes away dead skin cells and unwanted hair from all over your face, leaving your skin fresh and glowing. The process in salons is expensive and discourages people from ever trying dermaplaning.
The Hollywood Browzer has made it this practice available to everyone. A few gentle strokes on your skin will leave it hairless and smooth, making your skincare products more effective and your makeup application will be flawless. Its accessibility and ease of use makes it an instant beauty staple.
Sleeping with a Regularly Washed Silk Pillowcase
Regularly washing your pillows has been a secret beauty hack for ages. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, after all, so it makes perfect sense to keep our faces clean and germ-free during our entire leap through unconsciousness. To take this beauty hack one step further, studies show that silk pillowcases can improve skin hydration (and hair hydration, too)! Although it doesn’t add nutrients to the skin, it still helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles, and helps add an overall glow to your skin when you wake up in the morning. Combine this with regular washing, and you have your night regimen intact.
Forging a Good Relationship with Green Tea
Of course, what would this list be without the wonders of Green Tea? This popular tea drink is known for its ability to detoxify the body with its antioxidant and antibiotic properties (which is a plus for your overall skincare!). But did you know that Green Tea can also be effective without being consumed? Beauty enthusiasts have been using tea in moisture mists! All you have to do is simply steep the tea as you normally would, pour it into a spray bottle, and then cool it! Voila! Instant moisturizing mist!
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