Skincare has long been a tough treatment to get to the bottom of. There are so many different methods out there, so many people promoting different kinds of products and so many new products being released every month. It’s really hard to keep up with it all, and it’s also really hard to know what products actually work and which ones don’t. There are a lot of companies out there who use people’s insecurities to their own advantage, and that’s why so many people end up buying products that don’t work or have any effect at all. Sometimes, though, it’s not about finding the newest and flashiest skincare product. Sometimes the simple old-fashioned methods can work best. So what are the best skincare tips this year? Read on to find out.

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First of all, you need to know what your skin type is. As we’ve already mentioned, there are a wide variety of different skincare methods out there. There are also a lot of different skin types out there, so an important part of choosing a skincare method is to know what ones suit your skin type. Some people have naturally dry skin and some people have more naturally moisturised faces but may suffer from spots more frequently, so making sure you define your individual type will help you to choose the best method effectively. You can then go and so some more research about the best methods for you specifically, rather than following generic plans.

You also need to make sure you apply the right amount of product when you’re putting anything on. This is particularly important with products such as general moisturisers. A lot of people think that applying as much as possible is the best thing to do, but more often than not this isn’t the case. In fact, applying too much of these kinds of products can actually have a negative effect and end up making your skin worse than it was before, so you need to make sure you find the right volume to put on each time you use it.

Another simple tip to follow is to not use products that have gone by their use-by date. It’s similar to food in a way- you might think it’s okay but chances are you’ll get some sort of food poisoning. It’s the same with skincare products, and they have this use-by date for a reason. If your product is passed this date, don’t risk using it and making your skin worse. Just buy a new product or replacement and move on from there.

You should also get rid of the attitude and idea that ordinary drugstore skincare remedies are bad and aren’t worth using. In fact, the majority of products which are found in your everyday drugstore tend to be better than the expensive branded counterparts (that’s what I’ve found anyway). It’s like what we said at the beginning- it’s not all about finding the strangest skincare remedies and sometimes keeping things simple is the best way to go.