The Ultimate 30 Day Skin Care Challenge

Get an amazing and glowing face in 30 days.

When you look at it all together, it may feel overwhelming with too many steps. However, when you take it one step at a time and incorporate all to your routine in small steps, you can see that it is doable.

1. Use Sunscreen

Never skip sunscreen. Sunscreen fights extra melanin which can cause uneven skin tones and skin cancer. Even in winter, it is important to wear sunscreen. Wear SPF 30 as the higher ones have more chemicals and can cause harm to your skin. Unless your dermatologist told you to wear a certain sunscreen.

2. Exfoliate

Exfoliating skin is important to add to your routine. All the dirt, dead skin and pollution needs to go somewhere. Exfoliating helps you get rid of all the dirt so your pores can breathe.

3. Add Toner

Toner helps minimize the appearance of pores and make them appear smaller. Adding a toner to your routine will help keep your pores small. You can use witch hazel, rose water or a drug store toner. Just after cleansing your face it is nice to finish it off with a toner.

4. Use Retinol

Retinol helps with the sign of aging and acne scars. If you are 25 or older, it is important to add retinol to your daily routine. Start with a smaller dose and work up to the real thing so your skin can adjust.

5. Wash Your Sheets

Change your bed sheets especially your pillow covers weekly, as it comes in direct contact with your face every night. It is important to change and wash your bed sheets regularly to keep your skin fresh and glowing.

6. Vitamin C and Jade Roller

Vitamin C boosts collagen and helps repair your skin. Vitamin C helps with wrinkles, acne scars, saggy skin and more. Apply vitamin C serum to your face and massage it with a Jade roller. Keep your jade roller cold and clean, and it will help with inflammation and fine lines.

7. Moisturize

Moisturizing is important if you do not want early set wrinkles. Especially after exfoliating or washing your face it is important you moisturize your skin. Moisturizers also help with healing scars and blemishes.

8. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid may sound harsh if you never heard of it before, but it is not some acid that will do harm on your skin. It is a great source of moisture for your skin. Adding hyaluronic acid can help alleviate dry skin, heal blemishes and get rid of fine lines. Hyaluronic acid helps skin soak up moisture and retain it for longer periods of time. It can sometimes even help with acne.

9. Skip Foundation

Foundation makes me feel so much better, but it does more harm than good. It clogs up my pores and doesn’t let my skin breath. Which causes my skin to break out even more. So it is important to lay off foundation as much as you can.

Try switching to a BB cream and over time when you feel more comfortable going out with your bare skin just stop using BB cream as well. The more we try to cover up our blemishes the more we cause them. So not to cause more harm it is important to learn to accept our flaws.

10. Throw Away Expired Makeup

I, for example, love makeup shopping. Even when I have tons of makeup items, I still go buy some every time I go out. However, it is extremely important to throw away the expired ones for the sake of our skin.

Using expired makeup causes the chemicals to do harm and clog our pores even more than usual. Expired makeup can cause acne or red spots that look like acne. If you had cold sores, using an old lipstick can cause a cold sore now. So it is important to renew and take out the trash.

11. Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Just like expired makeup, dirty makeup brushes can cause the same damage on your face. All the dirt, microbes and mites on your brushes, when rubbed on your face, will cause acne. It is important to wash and air-dry them periodically.

12. Drink Green Tea

Green tea repairs the DNA as it contains powerful antioxidants and fights wrinkles. Applying green tea directly to your face helps with inflammation, reduces swelling, treats the growth of acne-causing bacteria, reduces redness, and nourishes the skin.

13. Nose Strips

Nose strips are great to get rid of blackheads, however, make sure to not use them too often. Nose strips can irritate the skin by stripping of natural oils on your skin.

14. Use Humidifier

Humidifiers help hydrate the air which in return hydrates your skin. Moisturized skin helps keep the pores open and not let blemishes form. Moisture also helps loosen whiteheads and blackheads. The moisturized air also helps hydrate the skin and keep the fine lines from forming.

15. Try an At-Home-Peel

At-home-peels can be scary, and not everyone may need it. When doing an at-home-peel, you need to be extra careful. So, if you are not up for it, you can skip the at-home-peel day. As you are peeling off a layer of your skin, it is important to do it in the winter months, to moisturize and use sunscreen afterward. You can read more about at-home-peels.

16. Derma Roller

Derma rollers contain hundred of micro-needles that help penetrate the serums of your choice deep into your skin. It helps with acne scarring, discoloration, fine lines, cellulite, and enlarged pores.

You should never use a derma roller without an essential oil or a serum. And choose the serum or the essential oils depending on your own skincare needs.

17. Wash Your Face with Honey

Honey is antimicrobial; moisturizes the skin and kills acne-causing bacteria. Apply a small layer of honey on your face and leave it on for at least 10 minutes then wash it off with warm water. You will have clear, glowing skin.

Washing your face regularly with honey will help prevent and get rid of acne. Raw honey will clean out the dirt and impurities as well as add moisture and help even out skin tone.

18. Get Hydra Peel

Hydrapeel is a deep pore cleansing therapy that removes dirt and other impurities down under your skin and inside your pores. Hydrapeel treatment cleanses the skin, removes dead skin, extracts impurities.

It also replenishes the skin with nutrients, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid. Hydrapeel treats fine lines, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and adds firmness to the skin. Your skin will feel fresher and smoother after a hydra peel.

19. Refrigerate and Apply an Eye Roller

If you have puffy eyes or have black under eye bags this one is for you. You can buy a Garnier eye-roller, leave it in the fridge, and use it when you wake up before leaving your house. It reduces the swelling and the appearance of under eye bags. Even if you are not well rested, you can fake it with this trick.

20. Create Your Own Rosewater Mist

Rosewater helps balance the pH levels of the skin and controls excess oil your skin produces. Rosewater also has antibacterial properties that help soothe irritated skin, hydrate dry skin, heal cuts, kill acne-causing bacteria, get rid of blemishes.
Here is how you can create your own rosewater mist:

– Get rose petals and boil them down using filtered water.
– Only add enough water to cover the rose petals.
– Cover the pot, set it to medium heat and let it boil.
– Once the water boils, turn the heat off, and let the water simmer down until the petals lose their color.
– Pour rosewater into a strainer so you can get all the rosewater into your bottle.
– Let it cool.
– Add essential oils if you would like, and start using your rosewater mist.

21. Use an Eye Cream

Eye creams usually have caffeine and hyaluronic acid to fight dryness, puffiness, fine lines and discoloration. To fight all these, it is important to start using eye creams in the AM and PM starting in your 20s.

22. Sleep Early

Sleep is crucial when it comes to beauty and skincare. Your skin needs time to heal and revitalize itself, and it does it best during sleep. No wonder there is something called the beauty sleep. If we do not get enough sleep; we start to get a dull face, acne, unhealing blemishes, puffy eyes and more.

23. Try Turmeric

Turmeric has curcumin, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. All these components make turmeric a great ingredient for face masks. It helps heal acne, brightens skin, evens the skin tone, gets rid of dark spots, heals wounds, and help acne scarring. You can mix yogurt, turmeric, and honey and apply it to your face for a hydrating and a brightening face mask.

24. Drink 8 Cups of Water

Water is life, and just like sleep, we need it to sustain our lives. It is also crucial to drink water if we want clear skin. Water hydrates our skin and provides the minerals we need to have healthy skin.

25. Visit Dermatologist – Get a Mole Check

It is important to visit a dermatologist periodically to get checked. A mole check at a dermatologist can be extremely important to catch skin cancer in early stages. So add this to your routine as it can be detrimental to your well-being.

26. Clay Mask

Especially for acne-prone and oily skins, clay masks can be incredible to unclog pores and detoxify the skin. There are many different kinds of clays you can use depending on your skin type.

Using clay masks occasionally lets your skin breathe and oxygenate cells. Clay masks absorb the additional oils your skin produces, removes impurities, and controls shine. Clay masks can be anti-bacterial helping kill the acne-causing bacteria and shrink pores.

27. Wash Your Face Every Night

Washing your face is important, you want to get rid of all the dirt and pollution from your everyday life to be cleaned before you go to bed. You wouldn’t want all of that dirt to build up and cause acne in the future. Get a good face wash and wash your face every night before going to sleep. Make sure to finish it off with cold water to shrink your pores.

28. De-Stress with Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is known for its relaxation power. Lavender oil has many benefits including relaxing the body and the mind, helping with acne and blemishes, alleviating inflammation, and more. Lavender oil also helps you sleep better. So you can rub some lavender oil on your wrists before bed and de-stress. Less stress and better sleep will help you achieve a more relaxed complexion and a glowing face over time.

29. Exfoliating Scrub & Serum

Use an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dead skin and impurities. But after an exfoliating scrub, make sure to moisturize and use a good serum to not irritate the skin and cause inflammation.

30. Hydrating Sheet Mask

Sheet masks don’t exfoliate or do anything for your pores. However, they do hydrate and help brighten the skin. There are many different sheet masks you can find, and you can find one for your own needs.

We have done plenty to get rid of all the impurities under your pores and to prevent acne in this challenge. As they can be harsh on the skin, it I important to hydrate even more than usual and sheet masks do just that.

If you have any questions or anything to add, please write down in the comments. 

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