I often get compliments on my my skin being good and I've even had 'porcelain' once or twice in the past which just floored me! But, although a lot of it is down to makeup, I am blessed with pretty good skin. I get blackheads around my nose and on my chin but apart form that there's not a lot else wrong. I can get a few blemishes from stress and hormones but that tends to be it!
That being said when I treat my skin better, it also behaves a lot better, and my skincare routine can be quite vigorous at times so with that it can slip and I can misbehave with my skincare and then it's obvious that it's not as good as usual. So that's my first tip, make sure that you keep on top of your skin care, and if it slips, make up for it with uber pampering! Bring out the steamer and everything, or if you don't have one improvise with Lush toner tabs and a bowl of boiling water. So here's a few of my tips on how I keep my skin in it's best condition and the products I find the best.
First is the most obvious, always remove your makeup. Even if you don't have the time to do a full regime of skincare make sure you grab a few makeup wipes and take off everything! You'll instantly see that your skin will appear brighter and clearer if you always remember to take it off. And don't think going out for the night will be an excuse. The first thing I do in the morning after a night out is check that I took my makeup off...and then run for the headache tablets!
MOISTURISE! This is probably one of the most important to me. I have pale skin which is known to be more prone to age and deteriorate faster than other skin types so a good moisturiser is key to keeping my skin hydrated and make sure that it stays good. I also find that if I put a moisturiser on I'm usually good to go out the door the way I am, maybe with a bit of mascara but it makes my skin look better than it does beforehand. Mine at the moment is the no7 day cream.
I hope you incorporate some of these tips into your skincare routine and that they make a difference to help you conquer your skincare woes!