QOTW: What’s One Skincare Tip You Wish You Had Known Earlier?

What’s one skincare tip you wish you had known earlier?

Beautiful with brains says: I wish I had known the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. I only started doing that in my mid-twenties.

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  1. Marloes says

    I wish my parents never encouraged me to use the solarium. Though I only used it 5 times I think. I also sunburned a lot as a kid (being really pale), I wish my parents knew the risks and protected me and told me about the dangers.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marloes, it’s a shame that the importance of wearing sunscreen wasn’t that known back then. My parents only made me wear it at the beach (and I rarely went there) and, being fair-skinned like you, I got my fair share of sunburns too. At least we know better now.

  2. says

    I would say the importance of washing your face before going to sleep. Back when I was a teen, I was lazy to wash my face and as a result, I got really bad pimples. Then, in high school, I started swimming and the zits just went away. All the water in the pool did a good job to wash my face ­čśÇ
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Dao, it’s so important to wash our faces before going to sleep, I agree. There were times I didn’t either, and even went to sleep with my makeup on eeekkk. But I’m glad that swimming helped your skin. :)

  3. says

    hm i would say, the weight of using good make up remover. okay, please make sure to sit down before reading this, but as young and foolish i was in the beginning of make up i did had a liquid hand soap as remover. curse me please! and yes it was a long time ago but still!
    but hey, i know better now and hopefully that counts!
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Eyegraffiti, oh dear! That was really bad, but we all made mistakes in our teenage years and regret them when we’re older and know better. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Harshleen, it’s a shame no one seemed to know how important that is back then. And sadly that are people that still ignore it now. But we know better at least. :)

  4. says

    Even though I was lucky enough to start wearing sunscreen regularly pretty early on, I still wish I knew even earlier. There were a few summer breaks where I would try to tan every day and lay out in the sun with no spf *shudders* now I know better at least!
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, I think pretty much everyone of us has done that at some point. It’s never to early to start using sunscreen I agree, but at least you started to use it pretty early on. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Xin, that happened to me too, so annoying! But at least we now know what creams to avod round the eye area.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Plue, it really is a pity that only in the past few years we all have realised how important wearing sunscreen daily. Had we known it before, we could have avoided a lot of damage.

  5. says

    I have to say I’m pretty lucky with my skin, although it’s oily and I have visible pores I think I’ve taken good care of it. Growing up lots of people in my family smoked and I never did or got much sun. I was punk/goth in high school so a tan didn’t go with my look.

    Several years later I look people’s pics from high school on Facebook and you can see the sun damage. I’m hoping I’ll age naturally rather than looking leathery in a few years.
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Annabella, that’s great that you’ve always been taken care of your skin. I’m sure you will age naturally and better than most people who like to tan. I don’t think some people realise how much the sun is to blame for premature aging.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Christina, I agree about sunscreen, it is so important! Sleeping with makeup on is another mistake too and one I think we’ve all done at some point.

  6. Viv says

    Can’t really think of anything to be honest! The worst thing that I did (not strictly skin related though) was to put ‘Sun In’ on my hair one holiday on the Mediterranean – my red hair turned orange and straw-like in texture – that was AWFUL!

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Viv, that sounds awful indeed! But I’m glad you have never made any serious skincare mistakes. :)

  7. says

    i still don’t wear sunscreen and im 26..i cant find a cream to not break me out that contains spf.I wish i wouldve used face scrubs earlier and invest more and be pickier abt. my shampooes and conditioners.And drink more water.
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Roxana, what a shame! Wearing sunscreen is so important. Have you tried one with Zinc Oxide? They’re not always easily to find but ZO is not comedogenic so it may work for you.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Roxana, Badger Balm Sunscreen SPF 30 and Blue Lizard Spf30 Regular with Zinc Oxide Sunscreen are both good options.

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