Building a Skincare Routine that Works

Building a Skincare Routine that Works

Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the gorgeous of them all? “Not me!”. Do you have a similar response? Does going in front of the mirror stresses you up? I know as a skin conscious person it can send shivers down the spine. Skincare can be quite confusing.  What’s the best lotion out there? Is this the right serum for my skin? Well, all this information can be tricky to handle. In other words, it tends to get overwhelming.

Well, if you’re looking for an ideal skincare routine, here is what you can do.

Know Your Skin Type

Selecting the right product depends a lot on the type of skin you have. There might be products that claim they are suited for all kinds of skin that but that’s not true. How is a product designed for dry skin supposed to work for oily skin? That’s simple logic. Don’t be fooled by the advertisements. The companies want to mint money and it’s not your job to feed them. Well, what are the different skin types? Dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, and normal skin. Just figure out the type of skin and follow the skincare routine that gifts the results you want. 

Start with Cleansing

Before applying any of the skincare products it’s important to prepare the skin for it. You need to remove the dirt and all the junk deposited on your skin. Cleansing should start right in the morning. Now, that doesn’t mean that you’ll grab a random soap and splash water on your face. Just take some lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser at the start of the day. The main aim is to clean the skin without being harsh. So, just be gentle on your skin. After cleansing, pat your skin dry with a towel. Follow this process twice a day, once in the morning and then in the evening. 

Toning

After cleansing your skin, it’s important to tone it up. The job of a toner is to enhance the receptivity of skin to absorb the products effectively. It works by opening up your pores to enable proper absorption. Apply it directly after cleansing to lock the moisture right there. When you buy a toner, read the instruction label carefully. A healthy way to do it is by using a cotton pad. Gently apply it all over your skin with a cotton pad and spread it evenly. Pay attention to the hard to reach areas such as eyebrows, side of the nose, and hairline.  Just make sure your hands are clean before you apply it on your skin. 

Apply the Serum

A serum is supposed to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. It is filled with active ingredients that are useful for the skin. They ensure your skin is free from wrinkles and acne. This keeps your skin blemish-free and keep it healthy. Usually, serums are applied directly after the toners and before the moisturizers or SPF. A general way to apply is with the fingers and spread it all over the skin. Just make sure it covers the entire surface of the face and penetrates deep into the skin. 

Moisturization is Important

The main job of moisturizing is to hydrate the skin. It keeps the skin soft and ensures your skin retains a balance of natural oils. Experts say that as we age, the skin tends to get drier. So, moisturizing is important to retain the softness and elasticity of the skin. You should apply the moisturizer just before applying the final makeup. Just buy the right moisturizer and apply it evenly across your face. Nose, chin, forehead, neck, and cheeks. If you maintain a healthy moisturization routine it can bring the characteristic shine to your skin and keep it attractive. 

Understand that Day and Night Creams are Different

Day creams are particularly light on the skin. They are meant to shield you from the harmful components in the environment and keep it in a balanced state. They are loaded with antioxidants to remove the harmful free-radicals from the skin. They might have SPF to protect you from the ultraviolet rays and the intensity of the skin. On the other hand, night creams might have a heavier texture. They are meant to repair any damage to the skin and supplement the moisture loss. Also, they contain retinol to prevent dark spots and promote skin turnover. 

Keep an Eye Cream

How many of you use eye creams? Well, it’s not something that everyone uses. Let’s not forget that the area under the eyes is prone to wrinkles and fine lines. So, you need to take care of them. Eye creams are meant to do that. Dehydration, sun, and lack of sleep are the main contributing factors that induce damage on the eye skin. A good eye cream can moisturize, tighten, brighten, and hydrate the skin. If you have any issues, don’t be shy to use an eye cream. 

Try To Be Stress Free

The truth is no matter how much you take care of your skin with the help of beauty products, it is only when you are happy from the inside that your skin truly glows. An emotional support dog is a great way to effectively manage your stress.

Healthy skin is not something hard to achieve if you’re aware of the basics. Also, make sure you don’t sleep wearing makeup. It can cause more harm than good. Just cleanse your skin after your day finishes and finish it with a night cream. If you follow this routine regularly, it can bring a sense of balance in your skin and keep it healthy at all times. You think you can do it? I guess it’s not hard to achieve.