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Boost Your Beauty Routine: Free Skincare Hacks to Elevate Your Glow.

Boost Your Beauty Routine: Free Skincare Hacks to Elevate Your Glow.

Hi guys, Assel here, Founder of NecessaryGood.

As a lifelong skincare enthusiast and the founder of a skincare brand, I've always firmly believed in the transformative power of self-care through skincare.

I'm a bit of a skincare nerd and my obsession with skincare isn't just about finding the latest trends or chasing the elusive 'perfect' skin – it's about sharing the knowledge (no gatekeeping here).

I'll be the first to admit that the day-to-day hustle of running a business can sometimes be synonymous with neglecting my own dream skincare routine. Over time, I’ve had to do my research to find the best lifestyle and skincare hacks that work for a busy schedule without breaking the bank.

So, I wanted to share with you the practices I've integrated into my daily life to enhance and elevate my skincare routine, and the best part is, they won't cost you a thing.

1. How you sleep matters
I used to be a side-sleeper, but after learning that consistently pressing your face into the pillow causes sleep lines and wrinkles I re-trained myself to be a back sleeper. It took time to adjust, but it's worth it in my opinion. Plus, my skincare products stay on my skin, not on my pillow. 

P.S. I also invested in silk pillow cases, reducing friction that causes wrinkles and split ends. 

2. Apply skincare on damp skin
Applying skincare products to slightly damp skin is the key to maximising their efficacy and achieving hydrated, glass-looking skin. Anything with glycerin and hyaluronic acid absorbs better that way. So on most nights I’ll cleanse and while my skin is damp I’ll apply a hydrating serum followed by a moisturiser.

P.S. This advice does not apply to retinol products which should be applied on dry, clean skin and left alone for around 20 minutes before going in with any other products.


3. Limit hot showers
This one was hard for me to get used to as I used to love a hot shower during the cold winter months, but not only is a hot shower not that environmentally friendly, but it is also not great for the skin. Hot water can strip your skin of moisture, cause redness, and damage the skin barrier so I try to limit these types of showers and definitely only rinse with cold or lukewarm water now.

4. Skincare after a workout

Hopefully, you guys enjoyed our blog topic on wellness, and I for one am a huge proponent of doing your skincare routine after a workout. I try to workout in the morning before putting anything on my face or at the very least in the evening, but only after having cleansed my face thoroughly.

When we workout our pores open up and I don’t want to clog them any further with products.

5. Use headphones during calls 
Our phones are often a hotspot of bacteria and germs, and while regular disinfection is the ideal practice, I confess I'm not always as diligent as I should be in this particular case so to compensate I opt for headphones whenever I have a call to limit direct contact between my face and my phone.