Updated: Mar 21, 2021
Don’t think there is magic bill or potion that can transform your skin in one day. Daily skincare routine morning and night is the essential if you want to change your skin for the better. Cleanse, Exfoliate, Hydrate, Treatment, Moisturize and SPF are essential step to get healthy skin. That may seem like a lot of steps, but each one supports the next step and prepare the skin to better absorb products and ingredients so that you see healthy, beautiful skin every day.
No matter your skin type or concerns, cleansing should be a part of your daily routine. You may think if you wash your face at night you will wake up fresh faced, while you are tossing and turning in bed oil from your hair and bacteria from your billow will transfer to your face so even if you wash your face at night morning cleanse is best practice. If you have particularly dry or sensitive skin, for instance, you may just want to use micellar water or a super gentle cleanser in the morning.
Deep cleanse is never more essential than in the evening. Best way to remove all the make-up, sweat, bacteria and old skin cells is double cleansing. Double cleansing involves using cleansing oil, micellar water or cleanser balm to break all the make-up, SPF, sweat, bacteria and old skin cells on the surface of your skin without drying out your skin. Once you removed the surface dirt, it is time to use the water-based cleanser.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption.
physical exfoliant require using manual scrubbing or rubbing usually by using cleansing scrub. Physical exfoliant can be very damaging if perform incorrectly.
Chemical exfoliant use different chemicals to renew the skin, this method offers dramatic result than physical exfoliant. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and retinol are most uses chemical in this method. Same as physical exfoliant chemical exfoliant can be irritated and damaging to the skin if perform incorrectly.
Always follow exfoliating with treatment because the skin is more prepared and ready to absorb the treatment. Serums are key in this step, choose serum that targets your specific skin care needs. If your skin wants some hydrate the top ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid, due to its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in hydration. You can also use a drop or tow of oil and massaged into the skin. Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant and collagen boosting properties, making it one of the most popular ingredients for face care.
Applying a moisturiser is going to help lock all the product you used in your skin and creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day. Don’t think if your skin is oily or acne-prone, it doesn’t need moisturiser. by not using moisturiser you’ll trigger your skin to produce even more sebum.
the secret is to look for lightweight, gel formulas that won’t block your pores with key ingredients like retinol and salicylic acid.
Applying more product doesn’t mean your skin will absorb more; if you use too much product, you’ll end up with a thick layer of product that could clog your pores and lead to breakouts small amount will do the trick. When applying your moisturiser never forget your neck and décolletage.
Without SPF all the above steps will not give any results. Applying sunscreen should never be restricted to summer alone. Summer, winter or spring, the need for shielding your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is essential.
Sunscreen will not only protect your skin for the harmful UV but also from developing signs of aging, lower skin cancer risk, skin pigmentation and prevent sun burn. Sunscreens should be labelled as broad spectrum, which means the product will cover shield against UVA and UVB rays. A minimum of SPF 15 or 30 is recommended for everyday wear, you should reapply the product as the product label indicates.