It’s easy to be confident about your skin when you know it looks great. Get the skin you’ve always wanted (and that everyone else wants too) with our top skin-perfecting tips.
Always wear sunscreen
There’s no faster way to speed up the aging process of your skin than to skip sunscreen. Keep skin youthful and healthy by wearing sun protection every day, even on cloudy days. The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends wearing a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. If you have sensitive skin, then look for a product that is face specific and fragrance free.
No one is perfect, and we all have spots or scars. But there’s no need to cover up what makes you, you. When it comes to scars, minimize rather than conceal. A product that works to fade scars is an ideal tool in your complexion-perfecting arsenal. For example, Mederma Advanced Scar Gel reduces the appearance of old and new scars with once-daily application (when used as directed).
Keep skin hydrated
Well-hydrated skin is healthy skin, and healthy skin looks great. If your skin is dehydrated, it can look dull and lacklustre — not exactly ideal. Start by making sure you’re drinking enough water. A dehydrated body makes for dehydrated skin. Next, avoid harsh soaps, and opt for a gentle cleanser instead. The same goes for the other products you use, like toner and exfoliants. Lastly, choose a moisturizer that works for your skin type, and add a hydrating mask or serum to your routine if you have particularly parched skin.
Use products targeted to your skin’s concerns
If you have dry, sensitive skin, then you won’t be doing it any favours if you use products geared toward combination or oily skin. Learn your skin type, and choose your skin care regimen accordingly so that you target all the specific complexion concerns you have. For example, if redness is your issue, then choose products geared toward sensitive skin that will help minimize redness and calm skin.
Consider a serum
Serums are a great way to give your skin the boost it needs in whatever area it can use some help — whether you’re dealing with dryness, dullness, fine lines or redness. A serum is able to penetrate skin more deeply than a traditional cream can, and when used in conjunction with your regular moisturizer, a serum can really give skin a beauty boost.
Be gentle with your skin
Harsh scrubs, soaps and toners are never good ideas if your goal is to achieve smooth, healthy skin. Being gentle with your face is an important step in maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion. Choose non-abrasive cleansers and exfoliators, don’t over-wash skin (twice a day is enough), and steer clear of any products that can dry out your skin (stick with soap-free cleansers).