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Simple skin care routine! Your skin is the largest organ in the human body. It protects the body from harmful things by acting as a barrier. Developing a daily skincare routine will keep your skin glowing and beautiful.
Personally, I use a simple skin care routine that is easy and quick enough for me to be consistent with it. My skin care routine involves a few steps that yield beautiful skin. I will be sharing these simple skincare routines with you. I do these steps every morning and evening and it takes just a few minutes to do.
Knowing your skin type is the first step in setting a skincare routine for yourself. Skin types may change as we age or grow older and also factors like stress, medication may affect the skin type. It is important to use the right product for your skin type and to create a skincare routine. These are the four common skin types:
If your skin looks shiny most of the time, you probably have oily skin. If you have oily skin, your pores are more pronounced around your forehead, nose, and chin. Oily skin happens when there is too much production of sebum. Sebum is important for keeping our skin healthy and too much of sebum makes it oily and can cause acne and clogged pores.
This skin type is the opposite of oily skin. The skin is dry because it is not producing enough sebum and may look dull and rough. If you have dry skin, it is important to keep it hydrated to use the right products to have radiant skin.
This skin type is well hydrated and healthy. This type of skin produces the right amount of sebum, and although the T-zone may be oily, the skin is not too oily or dry. If you have this type of skin, your pores are fine and skin is smooth without blemish.
This skin type is a combination of normal skin and oily skin. Combination skin is normal skin but an oily T-zone because of the overproduction of sebum in some parts of the skin. If your T-zone is oilier than other parts of your face, you probably have a combination skin type.
Taking care of your skin involves just six steps. Incorporating these six steps into your everyday life will yield clean and clear skin. These steps are to be done in the morning and evening for best results. These steps are listed in the order in which they should be done and they should be done morning and night.
Your skincare routine starts with washing your face. Cleansing your face removes sweat, makeup, dead cells, and other impurities. It is important you use a facial cleanser to wash your face. Facial cleansers have a lower pH and designed to cleanse your face without causing dryness by stripping the healthy oils. It is important to use a facial cleanser that suits your skin type.
A toner should be used after cleansing your face. A facial toner unclogs your pores by removing the last traces of impurities from your face and helps control acne. Rosewater is a natural toner that is ideal for most skin types. To apply toner, soak a cotton pad or ball with the toner and cleanse the face and neck. Be careful around the eyes and the nostrils.
Facial serums are lightweight and are quickly absorbed into the skin and they contain ingredients that deal with issues such as spots, dark circles, and wrinkles. Common ingredients in serum include hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Peptides, and Retinol. Pay attention to the labels and buy the serum that deals with your specific skin issue.
Eyes creams are specially formulated for the sensitive skin around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is quite thin and is the most delicate part of the skin. Eye creams hydrate and brighten the eye area and address other issues like lines and wrinkling.
Moisturizers maintain the balance of your skin. It hydrates and softens your face. Your choice of moisturizer should be based on your skin type. Without a moisturizer, your skin will be dry and may cause breakouts.
Sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays and it is an important part of your skincare routine. It helps maintain an even skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Sunscreen should be applied even if your foundation contains SPF.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Once you have your skin care routine set, it is time to up your game by incorporating facial masks into your routine. Facial masks should be chosen based on skin issues. Facial masks unclog pores, absorbs excess oil, and other skin needs. They are different types of facial masks ranging from exfoliating to stimulating. Face masks should be used once a week or twice weekly.
Skin Care Tips
- The correct skincare routine order is to cleanse, tone, serum, eye cream, moisturise.
- Know your skin type
- Do not skip the sunscreen in the morning. It protects your skin.
- You may substitute eye cream for night cream at night.
- Hydrate! Stay hydrated by drinking water
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
- Get enough sleep.
- Exfoliate your skin.
- Clean your makeup brushes to avoid acne-causing bacteria.
- Wash off sweat after a workout or strenuous activities.
- Use more sunscreen during summer months
- Be consistent with your skin care routines.
- Keep your hair away from your face.
Affordable Skin Care
A good facial regime can be done with drugstore products. Drugstore brands are affordable and they do the work for less. Brands like CeraVe, Cetaphil, Neutrogena, Burt’s Bee, and Botanics are wonderful drugstore brands with products specified for the different skin types. You do not have to stick to a particular brand when deciding on your skincare routine. Be consistent and over time you will see the results.
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