Skincare is a crucial step in keeping yourself looking good and feeling good as well as to prevent signs of aging and skin damage. Your daily habits have a real impact on the condition and health of your skin so a skincare routine is necessary in looking after yourself. There is no such thing as a perfect, one size fits all skincare routine however there are some basic steps that are essential no matter what product you chose and suits your skin type. We have put together a skincare guide of the four vital steps that you will need as part of your routine whether you are just starting out or re-thinking your current skincare regime.
Using a cleanser will help remove all the dirt, oil and impurities that your skin can accumulate over time. By concentrating the cleanser on denser pore areas will clean your skin more effectively aiding your overall skincare routine. This is due to the products you apply afterwards being able to work their magic when your pores are clear of any blockages from impurities. Make sure to not strip your skin’s natural moisture by using a cleanser best suited for your skin type.
Now that your skin has been cleansed it is time to apply any serum and treatments, whether this be to deal with skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. It is best to do this step immediately after washing your face as damp skin will help lock in hydration from your serum and get the product into the skin’s deeper layers. Applying serums under your face cream and sunscreen is the secret to a glowy complexion, it is crucial to take this step first so your serum can truly penetrate when not blocked by thick creams.
As we get older we lose radiance in our skins as cellular turnover slows down, which is when the skin no longer exfoliates as naturally as it once was. These dead skin cells then linger on the surface of our skin which leaves us with a duller complexion. It can also prevent your other skincare products from penetrating the skin as the lingering skin cells form a barrier and your precious product ends up sitting on the surface rather than getting into your skin and getting to work. It is recommended that you should exfoliate weekly, perhaps two or three times, as daily would be overkill and potentially harsh on your skin.
Keeping your skin hydrated is essential to fight signs of aging and blemishes, moisturising is a crucial, unmissable step in any skincare routine. Your skin can sense when it’s dry and produces more oil to try keep itself balanced. This can actually make any skin issues worse, so it’s important to maintain hydration through consistency with your moisturiser. Also keep in mind changes in environment and conditions can affect your skins needs so you may need to change up your moisturiser occasionally.
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