5 Must Have Skincare Products for Healthy Flawless Skin


Skincare can seem intimidating with the endless options for different products. Here are some skincare essentials that have transformed my skin at an affordable price. All products are dermatologist recommended, drugstore products.
1. Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a skincare essential for everyone. The sun emits powerful UVB rays that can damage skin, leading to premature aging and potentially cause skin cancer. Sunscreen can also prevent the development and further pigmentation of dark spots. Dermatologist recommended the use of at least a 30 SPF sunscreen for daily use. 
  
This sunscreen offers the full protection of a 50 SPF sunscreen without the heavy, greasy feeling of sunscreen lotion.
2. Retinoids
Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A and stimulate new collagen production. This works to normalize cell turnover, inhibit inflammation, improve skin texture, treat discoloration, and reduce wrinkle appearance. Retinoids are commonly used as a topical medication for acne as well. 
      
3. Moisturizer 
Moisturizers are important to use for any skin type. Yes, even oily skin because using a moisturizer can work to prevent the overproduction of natural oils. Moisturizing can help skin maintain a healthy, youthful glow. 
            
This Aveeno moisturizer is a great option for everyday use due to its lightweight formula. Oily skin types should try using a water-based gel moisturizer like Neutrogena Hydro Boost. This will offer the same moisture but without the extra oily feeling. A night-time moisturizer can be used to treat your skin to extra moisture all while just sleeping.
4. Vitamin C
Vitamin C serum is an antioxidant used to lighten dark spots and even skin tone. Antioxidants fight against oxidative damage to prevent sun damage.
   
5. Cleanser
An everyday cleanser is essential for healthy skin. It is important to ensure skin is clean before applying other skin care products and before applying makeup. Throughout the day our faces are exposed to dirt particles, accumulate natural oils, and develop dead skin cells that must be cleansed away to prevent breakouts and blackheads. While you want to wash away unwanted excess oils, you want to maintain a healthy balance of natural oils, which combat bacteria and to keep skin moisturized. Over cleansing skin will strip all moisture leaving it dry and flaky.
       

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