Skincare routine is important whether you are in your 50’s or your teens. There is no age limit to stop taking care of your skin. As you replenish your body every day with water and food, it is important to replenish your skin.
Skincare is like feeding your skin and keeping them healthy by moisturizing them, cleansing them using a face wash or cleanser, and protecting them from the heat by using sunscreen.
We all know about how skincare is important, but how to use them? How to develop your skincare routine? What products to use and how much? These are some thoughts that keep swirling inside our mind when someone suggests us to add skincare in your daily routine. To have supple and glowy skin, you need to make sure to do this routine daily.
Skincare and makeup should go hand in hand
People who wear makeup daily or 24/7 can be a victim of having horrible skin. There is no harm in wearing makeup and trying new things, but without skincare, your skin starts to fall apart even before you cross your 30’s.
Dermatologists recommend that using makeup with a high amount of oil can be harmful to your skin. This is why skincare is important before applying makeup and after removing makeup as well.
Skincare experts advise people to prep their skin before applying makeup. Apply moisturizer and face oil can protect your skin from makeup sinking in your pores and clogging them.
Nowadays, everybody talks about how important sunscreen is. Putting on sunscreen is like extra protection for your skin from those harmful UV rays. Sunscreen also prevents from getting sunburn.
Here is an example of how to develop a skincare routine and in what order to use them:
For beginners, it is important to know what your skin wants before switching into a skincare routine. You can take multiple online quizzes that can help you determine which type of skin you have and the products you can use.
Step 1: Cleansing
Cleansing in the daytime is important. Some people may skip this step in fear of drying their face. It can over-dry your face if you decide to double-cleanse using a cleanser that has harsh chemical properties. Cleansing your face helps to get all the impurities and oil out that have settled on your skin. Take a pea size of your cleanser and make a lather before applying it to your damp face. You can repeat the same procedure at night after taking off your makeup.
Step 2: Toner
After cleansing your skin, you can either exfoliate to get all the dead skin cells off from the skin or skip using a Toner. Toner is an amazing creation of skincare. This helps you to hydrate your skin after cleansing. Toner’s main purpose is to balance the pH level of your skin. It helps in tightening the pores and to make your skin look more lively. Take few drops of Toner in a cotton pad and gently dab your skin. Avoid using Toner that has alcohol in it. It can be harsh for your skin.
Step 3: Serum/Face oil
Serums are less effective than a moisturizer, it is much lighter, and it is a perfect way to nourish your skin. Serums seep into your pores, hydrating and protecting your skin throughout the day. In the night-time, serums can be beneficial for their Vitamin-E component. Vitamin-E gives you that radiant glow overnight. Face oil can also be used as a replacement for serums. Face oil is mostly used in the daytime to prep your skin for makeup. Take a few drops of oil in your palm and evenly apply on your face. People with oily skin are suggested to skip this step or switch to water-based serums.
Step 4: Eye cream
The innovation of eye cream has elevated the standards of skincare routine. Eye cream is recently introduced to our age, and it works wonders on your skin. Dermatologist says, “You’re never too old to wear an eye cream.” Eye cream helps to soothe dark circles underneath your eyes and promoting blood circulation around your eyes. It helps to soften wrinkles and fine lines around the eye. Applying eye cream in the daytime can help those tired eyes to look fresh as ever.
Step 5: Sunscreen/Sunblock
Sunscreen/Sunblock has become a major part of your daily routine. Due to pollution, climate change, sunscreen plays a vital role in skincare. It is said that even if you do not wear makeup or apply a moisturizer, sunscreen should never be left out. It is necessary to protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause tanning, skin infections, or cancer. However, too much sunscreen can harm your skin. It can make your skin oily, red, and can promote pimples. Sunscreen contains melatonin, and applying too much melatonin can ruin the texture of your skin.
Step 6: Moisturizer
The best way to have healthy skin is by moisturizing them. Moisturizing daily twice a day can give you glowing and healthy skin for life. Moisturizer should be selected according to the season. In summers, it is advised to use a water-based moisturizer. In monsoon, you can either use a gel moisturizer or cream moisturizer. In Winters, using a thick moisturizer can be useful. Take pea size in your palm and apply it all over the face and down to your neck. You can also consult your dermatologist in creating your skincare routine.
Skincare experts have said, “Not to rub the moisturizer in your skin, instead, try dabbing on your skin.”
Step 7: Lip Balm
Lip balm is hydration for your lips. Just like your skin, your lips need hydration too. Before applying lip balm, you can gently scrub your lips to remove chapped skin from them and then hydrating your lips by applying lip balm.
In conclusion, before following these methods, make sure to find your skin type and how you can take care of it? But most important, drinking WATER also plays a vital role in keeping your skin healthy.