The world of beauty is constantly evolving, meaning that there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re a beauty newbie or a seasoned pro, the right beauty tips could really change the game for your appearance, as well as your confidence.
Read on as Lavelier shares 15 beauty tips that everyone should know.
1. Always Wear Sun Protection
If you’re only going to follow one of our beauty tips, then let it be this one; always wear sunscreen. Not only can the sun’s UV rays lead to skin cancer, but they also significantly accelerate skin aging. 80% of the fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots that you experience are due to sun exposure, making it essential to always keep your skin protected with a sunscreen, even in the winter months.
Our top pick would be the Lavelier Divine Day Defense SPF 30. Not only does it offer sun protection but it’s also infused with marine botanicals, vitamins, and antioxidants to keep your skin feeling protected from other forms of environmental damage too.
2. Apply Your Skincare in the Correct Order
Using high-quality skincare products can do the world of good for your complexion, but only if you apply them in the correct order. Get this wrong and your skin won’t be able to properly absorb the products that you apply, rendering your routine ineffective.
So, what’s the correct order? Always start with a cleanser. Then, apply your lightest products first, following these up with your heavier formulas. This usually means using a toner after your cleanser, with essences and serums layered over the top. Seal these in with a moisturizer, and don’t forget to top it all off with a sunscreen during the day!
3. Pay Attention to Use-By Dates
If you’ve been using the same bottle of serum or jar of face cream for a couple of years and have been wondering why it isn’t working as well as it used to, then chances are that it has expired. That’s right – just like food, skincare expires too.
Most skincare products will have a PAO symbol on their packaging. This refers to “period after opening”, and will be followed by a number, such as 12M. This means that the product will be good for 12 months after being opened. After this, not only will the preservatives fail to function properly, meaning that you’ll be slathering bacteria onto your skin, but the active ingredients in the formula may have also deteriorated. Continue to use them and you could end up harming your skin cells.
4. Apply Your Moisturizer to Damp Skin
A moisturizer is a great way to increase your skin’s moisture levels. However, there’s an easy way to make your moisturizer even more effective, which brings us to the next of our beauty tips; always try to apply your moisturizer to damp skin.
Most moisturizers function by forming a thin seal over the surface of the skin. This prevents moisture from evaporating into the air. By applying this over damp skin, you’ll be trapping in all of those extra water molecules that are already sitting on the surface of your skin. The result? Skin that looks even softer, plumper, and dewier.
5. Treat Your Neck Like Your Face
When it comes to caring for the skin on the neck, most people use their body care products. However, the skin on the neck is actually far thinner and more delicate than the skin on the body. It’s much more similar to the skin on the face. This is why it’s so prone to wrinkling and sagging.
To keep your neck looking smooth and firm, always bring your facial skincare routine down to your neck area. Enhance this even further by investing in a dedicated neck cream, such as the Lavelier Coralline Collagen Firming Neck Cream. With vitamins A, C, and E, along with a wide range of natural extracts, this moisturizer will ensure that your neck looks youthfully tight.
6. Never Let a Clay Mask Fully Dry Before Rinsing
Clay-based face masks, such as Lavelier’s Mineral Allure Transforming Masque, are loved for how well they absorb impurities, leaving the skin feeling purified and detoxified. Simply apply the mask, leave it to set, and then rinse it off.
However, while some face masks can be left on for longer than their recommended time, you should never do this with a clay mask. Leaving the clay to dry for too long will cause it to absorb moisture from your skin, which you definitely don’t want. So, rinse it off before it fully hardens, while it still feels a little tacky.
7. Multi-Masking Can Work Wonders
While we’re on the topic of face masks, let’s move on to the next of our beauty tips; multi-masking. This is when you apply multiple face masks at the same time, each to different areas of your face.
For example, the eye patches from our Coral Luminous Masque will give your eye area some TLC. You could pair these with the matching face mask or, alternatively, apply the Coralline Collagen Boosting Masque to the rest of your face to really enhance the appearance of elasticity. Mixing and matching your face masks will enable you to fully tailor your masking routine to the needs of your skin.
8. Mix Moisturizer With Foundation for a Sheer Glow
If you often find that your foundation looks too thick or heavy, there’s an easy solution; mix it with some moisturizer before applying it to your face. Using equal parts of each product will give you a sheer and dewy finish. The result will be more like a tinted moisturizer, rather than a full face of foundation.
The key is to pick a lightweight moisturizer, such as Lavelier’s Moisture Allure Cream. This antioxidant-infused formula will blend beautifully with your foundation to give your face a natural-looking finish.
9. Don’t Forget to Exfoliate Your Underarms
You hopefully already regularly exfoliate both your face and your body. However, one area that people often forget about is their underarms. This is a key area to exfoliate because failing to do so can lead to ingrown hairs, an increase in bacteria, and a whole host of other problems.
We usually recommend our Seascape Body Scrub for exfoliating the body. However, the underarm area is very sensitive, so a facial exfoliant would be best. Try using our Intensive Facial Peel under your arms once a week and you’ll soon notice that this area starts to look smoother and more even in appearance.
10. Keep Milia at Bay With Lightweight Eye Care Products
Have you ever noticed small white bumps around your eyes? This is called milia. It’s very common and occurs when dead skin cells are trapped beneath the surface of the skin. This results in tiny cysts. Milia causes vary, but one of the common triggers is using products that are too thick or rich for the eye area, meaning that the skin isn’t able to properly shed its dead cells.
Although milia is harmless, it gives the skin an uneven texture. One way to prevent this is to use dedicated eye care products around the eyes, rather than your regular facial products. For example, our Fine Line Eye Serum is lighter in consistency than a facial serum yet it still packs a number of powerful ingredients that will leave the eye area looking smoother, brighter, and tighter.
11. Give Oily Skin the Moisture it Needs
Next on our list of beauty tips is some important advice for people with oily skin; make sure that you’re giving your skin the moisture that it needs. Many think that oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturized because it’s already so oily. However, oil is different from water. In fact, if your skin cells are lacking water, then they’ll sometimes try to overcompensate by producing more oil, which will leave your skin greasier but still thirsty.
When dealing with oily skin, you need a non-comedogenic moisturizer. This means that it doesn’t contain any pore-clogging ingredients. Find a light formula that won’t weigh your skin down. Creams and lotions aren’t your only option either – some serums, such as the Lavelier Nano Gold Serum, are also great at moisturizing.
12. Store Your Skincare in Your Fridge
If your skin is sensitive and easily irritated, then one of the best beauty tips for you to follow would be to start storing some of your skincare products in the fridge. This way, they’ll feel cool on your skin, which will make them more effective when it comes to soothing the feeling of inflammation or irritation.
Most skincare products are suitable for refrigeration. However, the exceptions would be products containing oils since some oils solidify in cool temperatures, as well as products containing clay.
13. Keep Your Phone Clean
Think about the many different surfaces that your phone comes into contact with every day. Each time it touches a surface, it picks up germs and bacteria. Then, when you use your phone, these germs transfer straight over to your skin, triggering a number of issues.
Keep your phone clean by giving it a wipe down each day with an antibacterial wipe. Try to also limit the different surfaces that you place your phone on so as to prevent bacteria from building up.
14. Get Your Beauty Sleep Each Night
While you sleep each night, your skin cells are hard at work. This is when they’re at their busiest with cell regeneration, protein production, and more. A lack of sleep prevents your skin cells from getting all of this done, making it vital for you to get 7-8 hours of beauty sleep each night.
If you struggle to stick to a regular sleep/wake schedule, try establishing a relaxing bedtime routine. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, put your electronic devices away, listen to some soothing music, and sip a cup of chamomile tea. It won’t be long before you’re drifting off!
15. Learn How to De-Stress
Stress contributes to so many different skin concerns. From dryness to acne to wrinkles, its effects are so varied, making it difficult at first to pinpoint stress as the root cause.
That’s why your complexion would really benefit from some regular de-stressing sessions. Whether this may be daily or weekly, take some time out once in a while to do something that calms and rebalances you. This will help to lower your stress levels, which will really benefit your skin.
It’s Time to Put Our Beauty Tips Into Action!
If you’ve been struggling to achieve a flawless complexion, our beauty tips will set you on the right track. Put each one into action as soon as possible and it won’t be long before you start to see some major improvements in your skin.