Know your skin type
The right skin care routine starts with knowing your skin type. Skin care products that are one size fits all rarely work and it’s because your skin needs tailored products and solutions based on your skin type. Do you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin?
Also, most importantly know your skin concern.
Start with Basics
Its human nature to go into a spree because you think you need everything, but resist as best you can.
More often than not, the root of any concern (like a breakout) is an imbalance that results from something as simple as improper cleansing or lack of hydration. Hit pause before you buy every serum or spot treatment under the sun. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm both you and your skin.
- Cleanser: Face wash seems like such a simple, inconsequential thing, but it easily may well be the most important product in your entire routine. Without a clean slate, anything applied onto the skin is useless. Make sure you wash away the makeup, oil, and impurities so your skin can actually absorb the benefits of your beloved serums.
What is cleansing?
Cleansers are products we use to remove build up of dirt, makeup, oils, dead skin cells and more! The main focus is to clean our skin without stripping the necessary layers of skin. Generally cleansers are more moisturizing and hydrating than typical face washes.
What is a toner?
After cleansing and removing unwanted elements or makeup on your face, toners provide a healthy layer to better absorb the rest of your skincare products. Think of toners as providing additional nutrients to the skin. Toners are sometimes thought of as optional, but can be a good way for added replenishment to your skin.
- Moisturizer: Hydration is key, no matter your skin type. Finding the right level of moisture is the difference between a happy, balanced skin and one that is not.
How to apply moisturizer?
See product for the amount of moisturizer to apply, as this can vary depending on product consistency. Use fingers to dab moisturizer in key areas on the face such as forehead, nose, chin, cheeks and neck.
- SPF, SPF, AND MORE SPF: The key to achieving your perfect complexionboth in the near- and long-term is by swearing by SPF. Apply sunscreen every day, whether or not the sun is shining. Sunscreen helps to decrease the development of wrinkles, protects against skin cancer, and helps your skin barrier stay healthy.
Why Sunscreen ?
Sunscreen is non-negotiable. Our skin is subjected to constant damage from the sun.
Also to go a step ahead finds treatments for your skin concerns.
Include actives in your skin care routine which will not only help you in treating you skin concern but also help in balancing the skin.
In case you don't have any skin concern, you could still use an antioxidant serum to guard your skin from the daily damage.
Besides the timing and consistency of skincare products, layering is an important aspect of a good skincare routine. Applying your skin care products in the right order ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product. The right order is cleanse, tone, moisturize and then put on sunscreen.