A How-To Guide to Achieve Healthier Skin
Everyone’s skin type is different — some people may have oily skin, dry skin, a combination of the two, or even sensitive skin. Keeping this in mind, the products you choose to put on your face should help to address your unique skincare needs. Using the wrong products could increase acne, dryness, irritation, and other skin issues.
The key to achieving healthy, glowing skin is implementing a daily skincare routine. Your routine can be simple with just a few steps or more complex with multiple products. No matter your routine, it is important to have specific steps for the morning and before bed.
The rule of thumb when establishing a skincare routine is to apply them in order from thinnest to thickest consistency. Follow these simple steps to help you effectively use your skincare products and help you to love the skin you’re in:
Step 1: Cleanser
Cleansing the skin is the most critical step of any skincare routine and should be done both morning and night. Choosing the right cleanser is vital to your skin’s health. A good face wash will remove unwanted dead skin, dirt, and bacteria. This allows your face to produce new skin cells, giving you a more youthful appearance.
While there are cleansers that work well for all skin types, it is recommended that you pick the best one for you. Choosing the right face wash will brighten your complexion and keep your skin clear.
Step 2: Toner
Toner is responsible for prepping your skin for serums and moisturizers while removing excess dirt and oil that your cleanser may have missed.
Some toners are better for more acne-prone skin, while others tend to be more hydrating. However, if it smells like rubbing alcohol, it is likely too strong. Once you select the perfect one for you, soak a cotton pad in the liquid and gently pat it over your face.
Step 3: Serum
Face serums are lightweight, nutrient-rich products designed to deliver active ingredients to your skin as well as hydrate it. While this step is optional, it is recommended because of its incredible benefits. Serums absorb quickly into your skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while protecting your skin from damage.
If you want to get very technical with your routine, you can have a different serum for the morning and one to use at night. In the morning, use a vitamin C serum to brighten and lighten your face. At night, use a serum that has hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that makes your skin appear more supple.
Step 4: Eye Cream
Applying eye cream is another optional step. Eye creams that consist of caffeine as an ingredient help reduce puffiness under your eyes. Hydrating creams are also effective. But be careful! The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate, so you want to apply everything gently. Instead of rubbing the cream around your eyes, tap it lightly to put it on without damaging your skin.
Step 5: Moisturizer
Another crucial step to any routine is properly moisturizing the skin. No matter your skin type, it is imperative to have a moisturizer that is right for you. It is beneficial to use your moisturizer both in the morning and evening.
Moisturizer traps all of the products you previously applied underneath it to make the ingredients effective. Choose a moisturizer that works best with your skin, but ensure it will keep your skin hydrated without feeling greasy. After applying moisturizer, you should wait five minutes before applying makeup.
Step 6: Sunscreen
One product that is not optional is sunscreen. Sunscreen should be the last product you apply in the mornings to protect your skin from the sun. Even if you don’t spend much time in the sun, your face can still be exposed to the sun’s harsh UV rays at any moment. Sunscreen helps prevent premature aging and reduces the risk of developing skin cancer.
There are several other products that you can incorporate into your skincare routine, depending on how intricate you want to be. Products like face oils and spot treatments are also beneficial to achieving the glowing skin you desire.
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