They say the best skincare is preventative skincare. Did you know there are ways to optimize your skincare routine? And no, it doesn't involve expensive skincare products or visits to the spa. Let’s face it, a good skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and help keep your skin looking its best. It can even delay natural aging and keep you looking radiant and youthful longer. Here are 4 ways to boost your skincare routine at home. 3

Cleanse your skin

Start your day fresh by cleansing your face with a purifying cleanser. 1It helps to remove any pore-clogging bacteria and other residue leftovers from the night before. You can even do light exfoliation to remove dead skin cells to give your face a little massage. This will also help with better circulation, leading to a healthy glow. It is recommended to cleanse your face twice a day. Once in the morning and once at nighttime before bed.


We all know that hydration is a fundamental part of any skincare routine. So, what is it exactly? Hydration is the absorption of moisture from the air and then infusing your cells with water to improve your skin's ability to absorb moisture and nutrients. There are two ways you can hydrate your skin:

  1. By consuming a significant amount of water throughout the day.
  2. By applying hydrating moisturizer and serums to cleansed skin.

It is also recommended to stay out of the sun to not dehydrate your skin and limit hot showers as they strip away your skin’s natural oils, leaving skin rough and dry. The best way to keep your skin glowy and hydrated is through a daily practice of both. Drink plenty of H2O and apply a hydrating moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple.1

Protect your skin from the sun

Protecting your skin from the sun is a great way to take care of your skin. Although the sun is an important part of our lives, too much exposure can put us at risk for sunspots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. 3 Wearing a good SPF and protective clothing can help reduce the signs of aging and unwanted spots on the skin. 3

Eating a healthy diet

There's a saying ”you are what you eat.” Studies show eating a healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. 3 An increased intake of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats, such as fish oils and nuts (which are essential for collagen formation) are necessary for good skin. Research suggests sugar and foods containing artificial ingredients will exacerbate acne and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. 4

These are easy ways to boost your skincare routine at home. Following these easy steps won’t ensure great skin right away, but these habits will definitely pay off in the long run and help prevent early signs of aging, acne, and other skin conditions.