21 Skincare Habits Of People With The Most Beautiful Skin

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Glowing skin is healthy skin. When you glow, you feel happier and more confident, which boosts your mood.

While you might feel like age holds you back, that should not be the case. There are many ways to achieve youthful and glowing skin; these habits don’t have to be expensive or even time-consuming.

Regardless of age, you can improve your skin’s condition in many ways. Here are our top skin care habits to achieve beautiful skin, whether you’re 20 or 60.

1. Use Sunscreen

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Excessive exposure to sunlight can affect your skin’s condition. Apart from the appearance, UV rays can also impact your health. The sun’s harmful rays can cause premature aging and skin cancer.

Wearing sunscreen every day keeps your skin healthy and glowing. Ideally, you should use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply throughout the day. SPF 30 helps block at least 97% of the sun’s UVB rays.

2. Cleanse Religiously

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Every skincare routine begins with cleansing. Wash your skin to help remove dirt, impurities, and makeup residue from the day. Skipping this step can cause clogged pores and affect your skin’s condition. 

To achieve glowing skin, always cleanse your face both morning and night. Use a gentle product compatible with your skin type and wash gently. You can also achieve this by making your own foaming cleanser or a simple micellar water at home. Cleansing allows you to have a clean canvas as you move on to your next skincare steps. 

3. Regularly Exfoliate

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Apart from cleansing, exfoliating your skin can help you achieve a natural glow. Cleansing alone cannot remove all the impurities from your skin—it needs extra action. 

Exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells, giving a smoother skin texture. A natural face scrub can also lift impurities and allow for better absorption for skin care products. Ideally, you should exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. 

4. Moisturize Daily

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Dry skin can cause dullness and emphasize wrinkles. Ideally, you should apply moisturizer daily, not just when your skin feels dry. 

There are many types of moisturizers you can find on the market, and it’s simple to make your own. You can consider oils or serums if you have extremely dry skin. Moreover, a lotion or cream will work well for any skin type.

5. Consistently Use Skin Care Products

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Let’s admit it: following a strict skincare routine isn’t everyone’s favorite. However, to achieve glowing skin, you must follow your skincare routine day and night. 

Begin your skincare routine right after you bathe for best results. Using skin care products immediately allows them to seal in moisture. This helps for better absorption and maximizes the product’s benefits. 

6. Add Retinol to Your Routine

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Glowing skin means youthful skin. To maintain your glow, you need to keep your skin young-looking. This includes minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Add retinol to your skincare routine to help keep your skin young and radiant. Retinol prevents dullness and improves skin cell turnover. It can also restore DNA damage, enhancing your skin’s health and appearance. 

7. Look for Brightening Ingredients 

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When you think of glow, the first thing that comes to mind is brightness. Brightening your skin allows it to look glowing and radiant. 

There are plenty of brightening skincare ingredients, like Vitamin C and Niacinamide. You can look for those in toners and serums. However, make sure to apply sunscreen as these products can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

8. Enjoy with Face Masks

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Indulging in face masks allows your skin to be healthy and moisturized. You can apply face masks once or twice a week. Check the label for instructions on how often to use them. 

There are plenty of face mask products you can choose from, and again, it’s not hard to make your own. You can use a sheet, cream, gel, peel-off, charcoal, or clay face mask. The choice will mostly depend on your skin type and preference.  

9. Do Facial Massages

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Facial massages encourage blood circulation and lessen tension. They also keep skin cells healthy, allowing for glowing skin.

In addition to your hands, you can use tools to help you achieve maximum results. Purchase a gua sha or jade roller to practice your facial massage. You can also put them inside your fridge or freezer for a more relaxing effect. Facial massages are safe to do daily. 

10. Get Plenty of Sleep

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Lack of sleep can weaken your skin and speed up the production of fine lines and wrinkles. Apart from focusing on your face, you also need to change your lifestyle.

Ideally, you should get at least seven to eight hours of continuous and healthy beauty sleep. There are techniques you can use to help yourself fall asleep and improve your sleep quality. 

11. Keep Yourself Hydrated

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Moisturizing your skin should come from both the outside and within. A great way to help your skin stay moisturized is to stay hydrated. On a hot day, you can drink eight glasses of water a day or more. 

You can purchase a larger water bottle or use a portable water filter to stay hydrated when you’re out. Ideally, you should consume water and non-flavored drinks to maximize the benefits. 

12. Relieve Yourself from Stress

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Yes, stress can deprive you of achieving glowing skin. No one can stay glowing if they’re stressed or anxious. 

Don’t ignore your stress and address it. You could try relaxing techniques like meditation, exercise, and yoga. With those, you can relax while achieving a healthy glow.

13. Reduce Alcohol Consumption

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Alcohol causes dehydration. Dehydration can affect your skin’s condition, depriving you of glowing skin. While an occasional glass is fine, it’s best to reduce alcohol consumption where you can. 

Excessive alcohol consumption can also worsen skin conditions. It can cause dermatitis, redness, rosacea, flushing, and psoriasis.

14. Quit Smoking

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There are numerous studies on why smoking is bad for your health. Apart from your lungs and mouth, smoking can also affect your skin’s condition. Smoking can cause premature aging, skin disorders, and slower wound healing

While it’s hard to quit smoking, there are plenty of ways to help. You can try to quit cold turkey, use nicotine patches, or join a support group. 

15. Exercise Regularly

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Exercising is a holistic approach to a better life. Staying active improves overall health and gives you a healthy glow. Don’t worry about the cost; you can find free gyms in your area. 

Exercise improves blood flow. It allows your body to get enough oxygen, nutrients, and minerals. It’s best to achieve at least 150 minutes worth of active exercise every week for the best results.

16. Indulge in Regular Facials

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If you can afford it, regular facials can do wonders for your skin. They can target skin concerns and keep your face hydrated and moisturized. You can visit a facial spa once a month, in time for your skin’s natural renewal cycle

Consult a dermatologist about which kind of facial suits you best: focus on your skin concerns or aim for a youthful glow.

17. Never Prick Your Skin

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Yes, it’s annoying to see a zit on your forehead. There’s this urge to just pop them out of your face. While it’s tempting to do so, you should avoid pricking your skin at all costs. 

Pricking can cause more harm than good to your skin. It increases the possibility of infections, slows healing, and leaves scars. 

18. Consume Antioxidant-Rich Foods

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There’s a saying that goes, “You are what you eat.” If you eat foods that help you achieve glowing skin, they will help your entire body. 

Eat antioxidant-rich foods to make your skin glow. Indulge in berries, tomatoes, nuts, and leafy greens. For a guilt-free treat, have a bite of dark chocolate.  

19. Consider Adding Collagen

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The secret to glowing and youthful skin is adding collagen to your body. As we age, our body’s natural collagen depletes. Collagen supplements contain amino acids, which help improve skin, nails, and hair health. 

Collagen supplements stimulate cells’ fibroblasts, promoting collagen and elasticity. You can also take collagen supplements daily and expect better skin in a few months.

20. Keep Your Makeup Products Clean

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Even if you’re using skin care products, putting dirty things on your skin defeats its purpose. You may not notice it, but your makeup products and tools can harm your skin. 

Over time, makeup products and tools can become a breeding ground for bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells. Ideally, you should clean your makeup brushes and tools at least once a week. 

21. Know When to Call a Professional

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Some things require professional help. While experimenting with different skin care products might help, some might cause more harm than good. You need to know when to seek professional help. 

If you notice no improvement on your skin or it’s getting worse, you should call for help immediately. There are plenty of dermatologists in your area who can help you. 

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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting

Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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