The Best Uncommon Skincare Tips You Need to Try

These uncommon skincare tips are, well, uncommon, unpopular, but highly effective. They may seem unconventional, but when done right and safely, you may have the skincare routine of your dreams in no time.

Skincare is self care – source

Check out these uncommon skincare tips that may mean the difference between healthy glowing skin and dull, damaged skin. Some tips come with instructions, patch tests, and advice, so make sure you read through the tips in detail to avoid skin irritation and damage!

Uncommon Skincare Tips

Here are uncommon skincare tips that are highly effective! Remember though, skincare is not universal, so make sure you follow directions on products, patch test, and take it slow! Skincare is a journey that is about progress, not perfection. 

1. Use Pore Strips

It’s the skincare product we love to hate, pore strips! Satisfying for some, gross for others, pore strips have been stigmatized as a horrible thing to do to your skin. While somewhat true, pore strips are effective in reducing sebaceous filaments on the nose.

Sebaceous filaments on the nose look like blackheads but are actually produced by oil glands. They are composed of dead skin, cell fragments, and oils. They are not clogged pores, like blackheads, but normal pores that have filled up with sebaceous filament.

Common treatment options include retinoids, salicylic acids, and yes, pore strips. None of these will eliminate the issue, as sebaceous filaments are mostly genetic, but they will reduce the appearance. Pore strips are highly effective, though should only be used about once a month. After a pore strip, go in with a gentle salicylic acid for extra impact.

2. Seal In Active with Vaseline 

In this complete guide to slugging, I actually warn against using Vaseline products with active ingredients. This is because studies have shown that an active ingredient like an exfoliating product or retinol is more effective, in other words, more active, when formulated with a Vaseline base. 

This means that if you use an active ingredient, and then use Vaseline on top, you make that active ingredient much more intense. This can be dangerous if done by accident. What if we did it on purpose though? 

Picture this, you’ve been using your retinol, and you’re loving the results. You want a stronger concentration, but you still have half the tube of product left. You can make your current retinol a bit stronger by using it and slugging with a Vaseline-based product. This should be done with caution, as it is like using a high concentration of your active. Try it for a night, then take a break to make sure you don’t have any irritation.

3. Skip Cleansing in the Morning

Long story short, washing your face at night and skipping an extra wash in the morning is enough to keep your skin clean. All you really need to do in the morning is rise your face off with a bit of water. Yes, even if you have oily skin, this advice works for you.

Using this may in fact reduce oil production in the skin, as your skin does not need to readjust after using a cleanser. Even a pH-balanced cleanser has lathering ingredients that strip the skin of natural oil. When you go to sleep, your face is not coming into contact with anything that needs to be washed off with a cleanser.

4. On That Note, Skip Moisturizers in the Morning too

The name of the game is simplicity. These uncommon skin care tips focus on minimalism based on scientific facts to give you the best skin. 

If you use a moisturizer in the morning, it may affect the formulation of the sunscreen you apply on top. In actuality, many sunscreens used in the morning already have moisturizing ingredients. This is why it is important to find a sunscreen that works for your skin type. Get a moisturizing sunscreen if you have dry skin or get a lightweight gel sunscreen if you tend to be oilier. Many sunscreens nowadays are formulated with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and silicones.

5. Focus on Skincare in Food

You are more likely to benefit from eating a chicken breast for lunch than from any protein or collagen in your skincare. Collagen in skincare is only effective as a humectant, temporarily drawing water into the skin, and making it appear plump for a bit. The same goes for any protein or peptide in skincare.

Actual, skin-deep changes in skincare come from nutrition. Each food is needed for collagen production, like fruits high in vitamin C, leafy greens, and collagen-rich foods like bone broth, chicken, beans, and seafood.

Common Skin Care Tips You Need to Hear

Finally, here is some practical advice that everyone needs to follow, no matter what your skin type is!

  • Try one new product at a time – add new, fun products into your routine, but add them one at a time to avoid irritation, sensitivity, and skin damage. If you react badly to a new product, but you’ve tried three new ones, you cannot pinpoint the issue. Plus, adding them one at a time will help your skin adjust.
  • Skin reset – every once in a while, try a skin reset. In this, minimize your products to the bare minimum. In the morning use a sunblock, at night use a cleanser and moisturizer. This will allow the skin to reset so to speak, and readjust.
  • Patch test – always, always, always patch test new products. Apply a small amount to the skin of the inside of the arm, side of the neck, or leg to see if you have a negative reaction to the product.

The Takeaway

Skin Care is self-care. It is all about progress and making skin nice. There is no need to focus on perfection though, as we just want our skin to be healthy, happy, and glowing. Try out these uncommon skincare tips and watch how your skin changes for the better!

Remember that health starts from within, so eat well, work out, and take care of your mental wellbeing. Try to take care of gut health as well! The microbiota affects the entire body, from your metabolism, muscles, and immune system, to digestion, and more! Get all the resources you need about microbiota health for free here!

Spread the love

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *