Our Favorite Skincare Tips, Ranked

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Your skin is on your body for everyone to see for the rest of your life, why not treat it right? A proper skincare routine is more vital that you might be treating it. You may think you're doing everything right, but with a busy schedule, it can be hard to overlook some of the most important parts of your skincare routine.

Chances are you've already heard of most of these skincare tips at some point in your life, but it's easy to put them on the back burner. However, there's really no reason to ignore taking care of your skin, especially when you have all the resources.

What are some of your favorite tips and tricks to keep your skin in its best shape? We're sure we have some of the same ones.

Check out our list of some of our favorite skincare tips we've gathered, and rank them based on your priorities. Don't forget to keep them in mind the next time you're trying to improve the quality of your skin.

Always Wear Sunscreen

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It can be hard to understand why you might need sunscreen even if it's not sunny outside. The truth is, harmful UV rays from the sun can easily reach your skin through the clouds. It's important to apply a Broad Spectrum SPF to your face everyday in order to be protected. Using sunscreen might help prevent premature wrinkles from developing and even skin cancer.

Always Moisturize

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Immediately after you cleanse your skin, it's important to apply a moisturizer. This will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. People often believe moisturizers will make your skin oily, but it's actually quite the opposite effect.

Exfoliate Gently

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It's important to regularly exfoliate the skin on your face, with an emphasis on gently. People are often under the impression that scrubbing harder will work better, but this can actually be quite damaging. Buffing away the dead skin on your face will make a big impact on your complexion.

Take Off Your Makeup Before Bed

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This one is pretty obvious, but it's also overlooked very often. After a long day, it's easy to get in bed before taking your makeup off. Plus, everyone knows that once you're in there, you're not getting up for anything! Try to force yourself to take your makeup off before even looking at your bed, especially to avoid getting in a bad habit of not doing so.

Get Enough Sleep

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There are an infinite amount of reasons to sleep well, and it's not surprising that your skin's health is one of them. Not sleeping well can actually increase signs of aging in your skin over an extended period of time. Plus, who doesn't feel unstoppable after a proper night of sleep?

Eat A Healthy Diet

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Healthy skin is most likely an indicator of a healthy diet. What you put in your body definitely shows on the outside as well. Not to mention the tons of other benefits that result from a healthy diet.

Drink Lots Of Water

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What better way to keep your skin hydrated that with water? Drinking lots of water is one of the best ways to improve skin health. Inside hydration translates to outside hydration!

Double-Cleanse

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This tip is especially helpful if you regularly wear a lot of makeup. First, remove the makeup from your face with a cleanser designed to break down cosmetics. Next, continue to wash your face as normal with a gentle cleanser.

Avoid Smoking And Drinking

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Both smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol have been proved to decrease your skin's health. People often overlook the negative effects these activities can have on your skin.

Wash Your Face After The Gym

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It's vital to cleanse the skin on your face after you workout to avoid break outs. If you don't have the opportunity to use a cleanser and some water, pack some wipes in your bag to use on the go.

Choose Unscented Formulas

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Although everyone likes to smell nice, fragranced skin products can do more harm than good. Scented formulas are especially known to irritate those with sensitive skin. Washing your pillowcases and sheets with scented detergent can also be irritating.