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"It has seriously been life-changing": 17 women on the best skin tip they’ve learnt to this day.

If it feels like there's a new product hitting shelves every other day - that's because there is. It can be... exhausting.

While we're all out here just trying to nab ourselves some glowing, healthy skin, the constant hype around new products and conflicting advice can make the beauty world really noisy. Confusing. And it can be tricky to figure out what's really going to work for your skin.

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Sure, you've got the basics down pat (washing your face, sleeping well, wearing SPF) - what about all the other stuff?

That's why we spoke with the You Beauty Facebook group - because if there's a bunch of people that know skin, it's them. 

So, we asked 17 people to tell us some of the best skincare tips they've ever learnt. Here's what they said.

Stella.

"Combat oily skin with facial oil and hydration. It has seriously been life-changing. Also, always apply hyaluronic acid on wet skin."

Kavita.

"Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing cream you can buy."

Charlotte.

"Leigh Campbell taught me my favourite lazy girl skin tip - don't bother with cleanser in the morning, just use micellar water with a cotton pad. I've been doing it ever since! It's quick and just as effective."

Gab.

"Less is more. When I simplified my routine, my skin was happier. I was more consistent because it was easier to commit to."

Anna.

"Double cleansing! First with oil cleanser, then with foamy cleanser. It has really helped with hormonal acne and the overall condition of my skin." 

Rochelle.

"Jojoba oil - thank you Leigh Campbell! It’s lovely at night but also under sunscreen and makeup. I feel that my skin is now always well-hydrated."

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Jacinta.

"Stop squeezing the bejeebies out of pimples. Praise be for pimple patches!"

"Also, all the skincare products in the world can’t cure rosacea, so have it managed medically - that way your routine can focus on getting the most beautiful skin possible, not trying to put out fires."

Tamara.

"if you're introducing a new product, you can't flirt and expect to see results - you need to be in for a long-term commitment. I started using the same four products nightly over the course of a year, and it's seen my skin improve drastically in tone, texture and quality."

Bec.

"Cleansing in the AM is a must. Lots of people will disagree, but it helps clean off last night’s product, excess sebum and dead skin cells, hair product you didn’t wash out, etc. Your morning skincare won’t penetrate as well without a clean slate." 

Kristy.

"Niacinamide, niacinamide, niacinamide!! Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!!"

Karyn.

"Use what works for you. Don't go on price... more expensive does not mean better."

Gretchen.

"Splashes of ice cold water on the face every morning and night results in brighter, smoother and firmer skin. I have been doing this for five years and it’s a winner."

Rachel.

"Healthy skin begins from within. Also, respecting and protecting your barrier is integral - so don’t go OTT with exfoliation. Lastly, quality over quantity."

Lauren.

"You don’t HAVE to cleanse in the morning. For some people, this is drying and irritating and splashing with cool or lukewarm water is enough."

Kelly.

"When I was a teenager, I remember reading that Rachel Hunter rinsed her cleanser off with 12 splashes of water. It totally stuck with me and I’m 43 now! But it makes sense - you have to make sure you thoroughly rinse away your cleanser before you can start on anything else. A clean slate!"

Lauren.

"You don’t have to scrub your skin for it to be clean! Chemical exfoliants rather than physical scrubs have been an absolute game changer, followed by hyaluronic acid. The best skin tips, though, have been through the You Beauty Facebook group and the You Beauty podcast! Professionals for free."

Erin.

"I learnt this one from Zoe Foster Blake! Always spritz your face with a mist before applying serums! Applying your serum on damp skin will mean your products and ingredients will work harder."

What's your favourite skincare tip? Share with us in the comment section below.

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