There are so many claims floating around in the beauty world that guarantee you will achieve the best skin of your life if you follow them - but which ones are really essential? When you aren’t giving your skin what it needs, it isn’t going to function properly. But the truth is, it’s all in the products you use and how you are using them. Making the most of what goes into your products is as simple as checking the label and properly incorporating it into your routine. We’ve searched high and low and gathered the top 4 skincare secrets for achieving your best skin.
Top 4 Skincare Secrets
1. Apply Moisturizer directly after showering
Let’s be honest, applying any moisturizer at all is going to benefit your skin. However, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, “Applying moisturizer after a bath is absolutely key because it provides an artificial barrier that can help prevent water loss and also keep out bacteria, viruses, and irritants that we don’t want to get into the skin.” By applying your moisturizer with damp skin, you're locking in the moisture already left behind and adding that extra layer on top. The American Academy of Dermatology Association also recommends using an oil based lotion because, “when you use more oil than water, you do a better job of sealing in the moisture.”
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2. Incorporate Ceramides into your routine
Just like diamonds are a girl's best friend, ceramides are your skin’s best friend. Ceramides are fats, otherwise known as lipids, and are naturally found in your skin, but slowly deplete over time. Ceramides are known to be the cement that keep your skin together, by keeping the moisture levels in and strengthening your skin barrier. These are especially useful for those with skin conditions including eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Thankfully, they can be easily found in a number of natural ingredients including jojoba seed oil, grapeseed oil, wheat germ oil, and olive oil. Finding a moisturizer with ceramide rich ingredients is the best route to take when trying to incorporate ceramides into your routine.
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3. Use products tailored to your skin type
There are four main skin types you can fall into: dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or combination skin. With each of these skin types, comes different needs from your skin. For oily skin, you’ll need to opt for a lighter moisturizer since your skin naturally produces more oils. Dry skin requires a thicker cream to compensate for all the missing oils your skin isn’t producing. Sensitive skin calls for a thorough check of the ingredients you are putting on your skin, and making sure there's nothing harsh that can cause it to react negatively. Combination skin has both qualities of dry and oily skin, and requires you to apply a thicker cream on your dry areas, and a lighter lotion on the oily areas, where oil glands are more prominent.
The Camel Milk Body Lotion is ideal for those with oily skin because of its lightweight nature. It can effectively moisturize skin avoiding clogging the pores with excess oils found in thicker creams. The Camel Milk Body Butter is suitable for those with dry skin because of its thick and intensely nourishing properties. If you have combination skin, you’ll want to choose between the two according to the season, when winter can cause more dryness and summer can cause oiliness because of excess sweating. For peace of mind, those with sensitive skin can feel safe knowing all of the products are suitable and are free of harsh ingredients, only filled with nurturing ones.
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4. Aim to restore the skin barrier
Your skin barrier is what keeps the rest of your body protected, so taking the extra time and care to restore it and ensure its functioning at its best is the most honorable thing you can do. A healthy skin barrier has the perfect amount of both water and fats that protects against external factors and gives you that glowing look. A variety of ingredients are known to restore your skin's barrier including: aloe vera, shea butter, and camel milk. Glycerin is another superstar ingredient because it acts as a humectant, which draws water into the skin from the surrounding environment. In simple terms, a healthy skin barrier equals happy skin.
Camel milk can be an incredible benefactor to your skin barrier because it can exfoliate, moisturize, and replenish lost vitamins and minerals all in one. With antioxidant properties, omega fatty acids, and disease-fighting immunoglobulins, Camel Milk can improve the skin's health vastly.
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