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Everyone wants flawless and glowing skin. There are tons of advice on what skincare product is best or most effective. Some have even resorted to exclusively using organic skincare products but all their efforts seem abortive. 
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With the endless new skincare products hitting the market, one cannot help but ask which of these products are effective. On the internet, there are always people dishing out skincare advice here and there. It is quite difficult to differentiate the ones one should adhere to and those that should not even be attempted. By now, you should be familiar with the basic skin care tips- drink water regularly to remain hydrated, have a healthy sleep routine to avoid eye bags and puffy skin, bathe regularly, and brush your teeth.  As Nigerians, our skin is different from those in Western countries. Different skin color, different weather, different kinds of foods, etc. Having flawless skin is not unique to females alone as many think. Both men and women should have healthy skin. These tips are therefore not peculiar to women, men can use some of the tips too.
  1. Know your skin type

There are different skin types- dry skin, oily skin, combination skin (dry and oily), and normal skin.
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Your skin type will determine the kind of skincare product(s) you will need. Some products are more effective when used on a particular skin type.  This tip is the first and most important in taking care of your skin. People with oily skin are more prone to have acne. People with dry skin experience flakiness, eczema on their skin more than other skin types, etc. You can read up on different skin types to know what category you fall under.
  1. Have a skincare routine

Skincare routine depends on your budget and lifestyle. It can range from basic to advance.  For a basic skincare routine, you need a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. A cleanser is to wash dirt from your skin. Moisturizer is to give your skin moisture. Sunscreen protects your skin from the harsh effect of the sun. For those that want to take skin care a step further, they can include toners, serums, essence, oils, etc. Also, always exfoliate your skin.
  1. Don’t use too many products.

Limit the kind of products you use. Don’t apply just any kind of product to your face. Use only necessary products.  Do your research before applying any skincare products to your skin. You don’t have to use all the products in the market.
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Too many products will result in breakouts. Most times you won’t even be able to keep track of the products that are working and those that aren’t. Moreover, it is a waste of money.
  1. Maintain a healthy diet.

Eating healthy is paramount to having flawless and glowing skin. Your diet should be a combination of balanced and essential foods your body needs. Eating junk regularly or foods that have high fat is unhealthy. 
  1. Pay attention to your hygiene

Your clothing must be neat always. Dirty clothes are enemies of good skin. Your bed sheets and pillowcases should always be properly washed.  Your underwear should be as neat and well-kept as the clothes you wear outwardly. 

Conclusion

You don’t have to break a bank to look good. You can start from the basic tips and gradually graduate to more advanced skincare tips.  The advantages of having flawless skin are numerous. Unhealthy skin can cause serious skin diseases when left unattended for a long time. Have healthy skin to live a healthy life. Featured Image Source: Peopleimages
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This article was first published on 16th June 2022

agbagba-bukola

My name is Agbagba Bukola. I write about the business and exciting world of fashion.


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