Best Daily Skin Care Routine
We all keep want smooth, flawless skin. This search keeps us looking for new skin care products and regimes. It is great to follow a good skin care routine without fail to keep skin glowing. You can use any products you want but you should have a good step by step routine for daily skin care. Here are the basic steps that will get you the skin of your dreams-
Well, this is the basic. You need to cleanse your face twice a day at least. You can use a foaming or non-foaming cleanser but make sure that it is suitable for your skin type.
Wash your face in the morning and also before going to sleep. Foaming cleansers are considered stronger and so if your skin is too full of grime use a cleansing milk to cleanse it and then follow up with a foaming cleanser.
Use a scrub or a gentle exfoliant to get rid of the dead cells. This step makes skin texture smooth and evens out the tone as well. Exfoliation should not be done daily. You can do it every alternate day in summer and once a week in winters.
You can do it or skip it depending on the requirement of skin. Toner helps in removing the traces of dirt left on skin. It also hydrates skin lightly and helps in tightening pores to some extent. Toners are also available for different skin types. Never tone your skin more than twice a day.
Serum is usually used for specific problems on skin like aging and related issues. They are very effective and work in a targeted way. Serums should never be massaged into the skin rather pat it on in circular motion. Seerums are usually recommended for girls in late twenties or once you cross thirty.
You can use any other specific treatment that is required for your skin.
Whether you apply a serum or not, make sure that you use a moisturizer on face. Massage it lightly in upwards circular motions. Gel based moisturisers are good for oily skin while heavy moisturisers are better for dry skin. This step should be done twice a day religiously.
You can use under eye cream to reduce puffiness if any.
Whether you are going out or staying at home, a sunscreen is must during day. These are available in a variety of SPF values and for different skin types. Use a sunscreen that has at least SPF 30. If you are going to stay in sun for long periods and do not get time for frequent reapplication, use higher SPF.
Now you can proceed to makeup.
You should follow all the above steps except sunscreen at night as well. Additionally you can use specific night treatments like stronger serum and sleeping mask. Night treatments are not only specific for skin type but you should pick them depending on your age.
If you have are in your thirties start using a retinol treatment to prevent wrinkles. As you age, include more potent products in regime. You can use collagen, elastin and retinoid treatements after consulting a dermatologist.
Finish up with a hydrating cream around your eyes.
What is your skin care routine?
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