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5 Steps To Skin Confidence

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Good Skin = Confidence. While it may not be the sole factor behind one's self-confidence, it does play a part in how you carry yourself through the day. We have to admit, walking around with a huge cystic zit or inflamed skin without concealer can be a confidence-buster, especially on days when you need to look your best--like during a big presentation for work or school, or a first-date. So what do we do? Cover it all up with makeup. But that doesn't really treat your skin issues at its core.

So here are 5 steps to get you on the right track to being skin confident. 


#1: Change Your Mindset About Perfect Skin

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Perfect skin is a myth. No one has that perfect skin seen in glossy magazines--they're all just photoshopped or have been run through filters. The only thing that comes close is well-managed skin. It's all about understanding what your skin type is and identifying the products that can help correct and improve your skin condition. Have sensitive, easily inflamed skin? Find a moisturiser that is gentle and contains cooling ingredients like aloe vera. Have dry, flaky skin? Pick products that pump moisture back in your skin. 


#2: Treat Don't Just Cover

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While it's so easy to just cover up any skin imperfections with makeup, it's vital that you take the necessary skincare steps to treat any issues. Covering it up and ignoring your skin issues may just exacerbate it further. There will come a time when covering up just won't work any more. So before it gets any worse, get your skin analysed and treated by visiting your dermatologist.


#3: Settle On A Good Skincare Regimen

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Settle on a good skincare regimen and avoid hopping from one product to the next. Give the products time to work on your skin. After all, just knowing that you have a skincare regimen that is treating your skin issues every day is half the battle won; because you know that eventually, after continued use, your skin will get better. As it does, you'll soon find yourself using less base cover up and embracing your bare skin.


#4: Exercise & Eat Right

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Having good skin isn't just a result of skincare, it also boils down to your lifestyle routine. Eating unhealthy food all the time without exercising doesn't give your skin the necessary nutrition and rejuvenation it needs to thrive. Not getting enough sleep also affects your skin condition. So revamp your lifestyle by eating healthier, getting into a good exercise routine, and sleeping for at least 7-8 hours every night. Your skin will thank you for it.


#5: Always Choose Good Skin

When in doubt, always choose good skin. As mentioned by Skin Expert, Dr. Melvin Ee, good skin will always give anyone a spring in their step, making them feel confident through the day. So choose good skin by putting together a skincare and lifestyle regimen that will give you the results you deserve.

What's your top tip to being skin confident? Share it with us in the comment box below!

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