To all of us who have been doing this for years, our skincare routine is probably one of the easiest tasks that we do on a daily basis. We almost don’t think about it and just go on autopilot mode and still have healthy and glowing skin. But how about the newbies? Before we became experts, we had to try out different regimens that fit our lifestyle and skin type. We also had to keep reminding ourselves to stick to the routine. Not sticking to the correct sequence only results in, well, negative results. This is just a waste of time and money. To those who are still new to the world of skincare, let’s check out the basics and hopefully, you can come up with your own routine that will be perfect for you.
Wash Your Face
The cleanser should be the foundation for your skincare routine. This creates a clean canvas where you can start applying the different beauty products that will enhance your beauty or to just keep your skin healthy. With that said, never skip out on washing your face. Washing your face should be done every morning and night. And never sleep with makeup on.
Peel in the morning. Do this before applying your foundation and makeup. Doing this will create a seamless and smooth finish. Applying a face mask after a peel would also give you that glowing skin look. This makes more sense when done in the morning than at night when all you’re doing is sleeping. One important thing to remember when peeling is to not overdo it. Once or twice a week should be enough.
Use A Toner
Use a toner, preferably a gentle one, to remove impurities that your cleanser was not able to remove. This is a must to include in your routine and should be done day and night. Using a toner also has the added benefit of locking in your skin’s moisture.
You would want vitamin C on your skin. Not only is it an antioxidant, but it also promotes healthy collagen. Collagen is what gives our skin its elasticity.
Looking young and youthful is one of the main goals of proper skincare. That is why using serums are highly recommended. Though serums are not moisturizers, they penetrate deeper into the skin. They are treatments and should be used before using moisturizers.