Great skin is not only a matter of DNA, your daily habits can impact how your skin looks and feels. Below, we give you some tips on how you can create a skincare routine that you and your skin will love.
Skincare Tips: Before You Get Started
You should think about your skincare routine consisting of three main steps:
Cleansing – Washing your face.
Toning – Balancing your skin.
Moisturizing – To hydrate and soften your skin.
The aim of any skincare routine should be to clear your complexion, so that it is looking and feeling its best, and also improving any problem areas that you may have. It is important that you give your skincare routine the best products to start working. You should generally be aiming on using new products for at least six weeks.
Tip: You should apply your skincare products in the order of consistency (from thinnest to thickest).
Washing your face is one of the most essential steps of every skincare routine. During the day, your skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants and dirt that should be removed regularly. Dermatologists recommend washing your face twice a day (in the morning and night) to avoid clogged pores and dullness.
Finding The Right Facial Cleanser
Oily/Acne Prone Skin: Foaming liquid cleansers are the best options as they will help break down dirty and excess sebum from the pores.
Dry, Red and/or Eczema Prone Skin: Cleansers that are made with glycerin or shea butter will help get rid of impurities while hydrating the skin.
Sensitive Skin: Oil cleansers are best for those with sensitive skin because they break down oil and dirt gently.
Finding the Right Toner
Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA/BHA Acids): Tones with these ingredients will remove dead skin cells that cause clogged pores and help minimize dullness.
Hyaluronic Acid: Toners with hyaluronic acid will help boost hydration in your skin and make your skin more plump.
Rosewater and Green Tea: Toners with rosewater or green tea will calm the skin and reduce redness.
Finding The Right Moisturizer
Oily Skin: For oily skin, gel moisturizers are a great choice because they are water-based, which allows them to be absorbed quickly.
Normal or Combination Skin: For normal combination skin you can use a classic lotion moisturizer which is thicker than a gel moisturizer, but also absorbs very well.
Dry Skin: If you have dry skin, you should look for cream/soft cream moisturizer that is more oil-based and heavier than lotions.
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