Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 4 Skincare Habits You Need to Start

While great skin can simply be the results of genetics, personal beauty consultants or simply Photoshop, the rest of us can make a big difference just by changing what we do every day—and being consistent. Kristals Cosmetics experts will be skipping over the basics like washing your skin only twice a day, using sunscreen and moisturizer to go a bit deeper while still offering ideas that are easy to work into your routine.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 4 Skincare Habits You Need to Start

Focus

Some people with wrinkles will apply a top-notch ingredient like retinol to their whole face, risking irritation. It’s better to apply the retinol just to wrinkles. Or if you have combination skin, user a toner with AHAs or BHAs only to the oily area, skipping over the other areas that don’t need it.

Get regular facials—from a pro

If your budget permits, your dermatologist may be the best source for this. Meaning no disrespect to spas or your best friend’s DIY facial recipes, it’s best for a pro to guide you on what’s best for your skin when it comes to facials, which could involve some light peeling or other treatments that fit you best.

Don’t wanna blow cash on that? We’ve got some DIY mask recipes here and more here.

Antioxidize

Make sure your skin gets plenty of antioxidants. While diet provides antioxidants when you eat fruits and veggies, so far no clinical evidence suggests food or vitamin capsules will benefit the skin. So try a vitamin C serum in a dark container (this keeps in stable) like the AMBER Multi-Vitamin C Brightening Serum from Kristals Cosmetics (which also contains retinol, vitamin E, and powerful red algae) and a good moisturizer formulated for your skin type.

Some moisturizers have retinol (a vitamin A derivative) and vitamin E, both key antioxidants that benefit the skin by fighting free radicals that can damage skin.

Be fishy, then go nuts

Salmon, tuna and nuts are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which keep inflammation under control, including skin inflammation. These foods also help protect against heart disease and protect against colorectal cancer.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 3 Home Remedies for Better-Looking Skin

While many people think that the secrets to great skin are always found in the beauty counter, you may find a few helpful options no further than your kitchen counter. With that in mind, here are a few home remedies for beauty and skin concerns to try that we love at Kristals Cosmetics.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 3 Home Remedies for Better-Looking Skin

#1 Honey
Raw honey is chock-full of nutrients, antioxidants, and other beneficial substances, explain the scientists from the research team of Kristals Cosmetics, which specializes in creating organicallypo innovative skin care products based on natural elements.

You want to look for the raw kind of honey that hasn’t been pasteurized or heat-treated so you can get the full benefits of the phytonutrients. You can spread a teaspoon on your face, wait 15 minutes and then rinse to use it a DIY moisturizing mask. If you want to get at the gunk in your pores, you could mix 2 tablespoons of raw honey with 2 tablespoons of jojoba or coconut oil. Then you apply the blend to your face, but be sure to steer clear of the eye area.

#2 Baking Soda
You probably already have a box in the fridge to keep it smelling fresh, but you can also blend 1 tablespoon with 5 drops of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Once a week, you can brush your teeth with this mixture, let it sit for five minutes and then brush with regular toothpaste. The goal here is a brighter, whiter smile.

You also can add a bit of baking soda to water to try as a quick spot treatment for pimples that pop up so as to dry them out.

#3 Tomato
To shrink down big pores, take half of a seeded tomato and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Puree the tomato thoroughly, then add the yogurt and blend well. Add the mix to your skin and leave on between 5 and 10 minutes. After you rinse off this DIY mask gently, moisturize your skin.