Daily Skincare Regime
Wouldn’t it be great if our skin could take care of itself and require no extra care on our end? Well, that’s not the case! But what I personally feel is that skincare is no burden but instead a destressing therapy. Of late skincare has become a necessity, even if one doesn’t like putting makeup on, they’d still follow a good skincare regime which is great.
The internet is full of a gazillion skincare guides but what I’d suggest is, to know your skin type well and then follow whichever routine suits your skin the best. A good skincare routine is definitely a must, it will only make your skin better and who wouldn’t want healthy and glowing skin.
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Steps for Daily Skincare-
An easy golden rule would be to apply your products from the thinnest consistency to the thickest, or from liquid to cream. In general, think thin-to-thick. You would want to first use the products with the ingredients that are most important to penetrate into the skin (like antioxidants in serums) and then finish with the products that need to sit on top of the skin (like emollients and humectants in moisturizers).
We have brought together for you a list of the most basic but also the most important steps to be followed for your skincare.
Also read: Morning skincare routine
Step 1: Cleansing
Clean skin leads to healthy, fresh skin. The first thing in the morning right after waking up and at night right before sleeping is to splash your face with water and rinse it using a good hydrating cleanser. Washing your face is one of the most basic and essential steps of any routine, for any skin type. But remember not to cleanse too much or too often or with a cleanser that’s too harsh, it will end up breaking down your skin barriers and will eventually cause irritation and dryness to your skin.
Step 2: Toner
Toners are usually used to balance out the pH levels of the skin to keep your skin soft and healthy. It’s a highly beneficial skincare step for people with acne-prone skin as it tends to shrink pores and removes all the excess oil from your face. It also forms an additional protective layer reducing the risk of environmental impurities from entering your skin.
Step 2: Apply a Serum
Face serums are lightweight products that contain a high concentration of active ingredients. The benefits of using these are that they absorb quickly into your skin. It soothes sensitive skin, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and feels extremely light on the skin.
There are various serums available in the market so research wisely before choosing the right one for your skin type. One of the best serums recommended by a lot of dermatologists is the Vitamin C Serum.
Step 3: Moisturize
A moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated, helps strengthen the skin barriers, and softens your skin. No matter what skin type you have, be it dry or very oily, using the moisturizer two times is vital. There are different moisturizers available for different skin types, oily skin requires gel-based moisturizers, normal or combination skin types can go for lotions and dry skin types can opt for cream-based moisturizers.
Step 4: Sunscreen
This is the most important step of your skincare regime. Irrespective of whether you’ll be stepping out or not, or whether you’ll be under the sun or not, it is mandatory for you to put on sunscreen at all times. Not only does it protect you from tanning, but it also protects you from UV Rays. Make it a rule to wear sunscreen every day! And apply one which has 30 SPF or above.
The above mentioned are the most basic steps, a few more steps can be added as per your choice but I assure you, if you follow these as listed, it can work wonders for your beautiful skin. Remember to never get too harsh on your skin, it is very sensitive and sometimes it may not work at a great speed or show the best possible results. Just give it some time to work its magic. The crux of this process is to be patient, consistent, and always follow one rule “Less is More”. And if someday you’re too tired of your daily skincare and want to give your skin some extra pampering, just click here and book yourself Yes Madam’s special facial at the most affordable pricing.