You probably have heard these words a gazillion times, you need to have a skin care routine, but what is skin care routine? depending on who you ask, the answers are different, the magazines are filled with all kinds of tips and suggestions of good skin care routine, and you could get lost in all the information.
I think the best way to build a skincare routine, is by making it as simple as possible, because when you create a complicated skincare routine, it will become like a second job and you will not enjoy taking care of your skin and also you might find it difficult to follow the routine especially if you do not have much free time which will result in you neglecting your skin.
So what is skin care routine?
I say skin care routine is what works for you and your skin, so the best way is to find out what your skin likes does your skin responds well to exfoliating once a week? if so, then you have to make a routine of exfoliating once a week. what kinds of products does your skin like? do you know if yours is an oily, dry, normal or combination skin?
For example I used to treat my skin as dry skin and I used to buy heavy products to apply on my skin, its only later that I found out that my skin on my face is different to the rest of my body, the skin on my face is actually normal, but the rest of my body including my scalp, all dry.
Once you point out the type of skin you have, then its time to build a skin care routine that will work for you, because the kind of routine that works for your friend will not necessarily work for you, and as we said, people are busy these days and the last thing you need is another full-time job of taking care of your skin.
You just need 3 steps in your skincare routine
Your daily skin care routine should just involve 3 steps
Step 1 cleanse, you need to cleanse your skin very well to remove all impurities and prepare it for the second step, in the morning you just need a mild cleanser to cleanse your skin.
Step 2 Toning your skin, by using a good quality toner, you give your skin the hp balance it needs, the toner has to be the right kind for the type of your skin, most tones are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that your skin needs, however, by not using a toner does not mean you will have a horrible skin. if you haven’t been using it and you are fine, then it’s OK, you can skip the toner.
Step 3 moisturizing and sun protection. this is one step you can’t afford to skip, moisturizing and protecting your skin from sun damage is a must, and you especially have to pay more attention during the summer months, I find the best way to use the sunscreen is by first using my face moisturizer, give it some time to absorb into my skin, and then I put on the sunscreen.
Click Here To Shop for non-toxic sunscreen, once you have protected your skin from sun damage, then you are ready to face the day.
Night routine, in the evening is when you give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay radiant and healthy, this is the time you need to use your serums and your anti-aging treatments, and night eye creams, this is when you go all in.
First, you need to wash your face thoroughly and remove all traces of makeup, its time to strip your skin of everything that you had on during the day, once your skin is clean and clear, then its time to apply your serum. after the serum has been absorbed, then you need to apply your night eye cream to keep that delicate skin supple and strong so to prevent the formation of fine lines.
The more attention you pay to your eye area the better
The more you nourish the skin around your eyes, the better it will get, so you need to pay very close attention to this area, and since so far we have only talked about-face, do not forget the rest of your body, you need to give yourself a good exfoliation at least once a week, you need to scrub the whole of your body to remove dead skin cells.
And you don;t need to spend lots of money buying scrubs, I have shared many DIY scrub recipes on this website that you can make in 5 minutes and use to scrub your body, you can use sugar, sea salt, and even coffee beans to scrub your skin, once you are done exfoliating your skin, then you need to apply a good moisturizer.
As a matter of fact, I would advise you that you invest in a body moisturizer that contains vitamin C, Aloe vera and Vitamin E because applying that kind of moisturizer on your skin will brighten your skin, soothe and also nourish your skin leaving it feeling and looking younger.
How To Find The Best Product For Skin Care Routine
When it comes to products, you know I always advocate for natural non-toxic products, that way your skin can truly benefit from the products without having the risk of being exposed to chemicals and toxins. So I say look for natural non-toxic products when searching for products for your skincare routine.
As we have discussed earlier, you first need to identify what type of skin you have, that way you will be able to buy products that will cater for your skin needs, if you are not sure, its wise to book an appointment with a dermatologist, so you can know for sure what your skin type is.
That being said, generally products that contain vitamin C, E and antioxidants are good for the skin no matter the skin type, and remember its called a routine because its something you have to be consistent with, the mistake most people make when it comes to skincare routines, they find something, they follow it for a while then they quit.
And then they read about another routine, they follow that for a while and then the quit again, if you follow this kind of pattern, you will only damage your skin. In order for any skin care routine to work, you need to give it time and you need to be consistent with it.
And that’s why I said, it needs to be easy and simple.
When Possible Book That Spa Appointment
And before I conclude, remember, it’s wise to book a spa treatment every now and then, its good to have professional beauty treatments and they are very beneficial for your skin and besides, it feels really nice to be pampered, so put it in your budget when possible to go for a spa treatment.
Or if you find it not budget possible, then make your own spa time at home and give yourself deep beauty treatments at least once a month, you can buy your own products and have an afternoon where you just take care of your skin from head to toe, if you have someone in your life who can help, then get them involved, especially with the scrubbing.
Skin care routine is very important and not only for women but for men too, it’s very important to take great care of our skin, as I always say, its the only one we got. So I would highly advise you to build a nice and simple skin care routine that you will be able to follow and make sure you follow it.
Have a daily skincare routine and you also have to have a weekly skincare routine where you exfoliate your skin and maybe put on a mask, and as I mentioned above, it is always a good idea to book an appointment at the spa and have professional treatment every now and then.
OK, so I have come to the end of this post, please share your views with me in the comment section, thank you so much for reading and for your time.