September 04, 2019 • Joyner Musombi
The road to glowing healthy skin seems to always be troubled with inconvenient breakouts, and crazy beauty hacks you barely have time for. Learning to take care of your skin is a habit that will serve you for a lifetime. A good skincare routine consists of both a day and night routine.
Since sharing is caring we’re letting you in on a few tips and tricks to help you on this journey.
Morning Skin Care Routine
STEP #1: Face Wash
The first thing to know when in need of a face wash is your skin type. There are various products out there so using the right one for your skin can make quite a difference. A good face wash is one that clears away impurities and grime, but leaving your skin its natural oils. You should get a hydrating face wash with a soap-free formula for best results.
STEP #2: Face Scrub
Feel like you need a deeper clean in the morning? Use a face scrub to help slough off dead skin cells, which can build up on the surface of your skin and ultimately lead to the appearance of dullness. Some people’s skin can tolerate exfoliating every day, while for others their skin is more reactive and can only handle it once a week. Make sure to pay attention to how your skin feels post-exfoliating so you can determine how often is best for you.
STEP #3: Facial Serum
If you have dry skin, incorporating a thirst-quenching serum into your routine is the best course of action if you’re looking for tangible results. But not all serums work to hydrate your skin, which is why you have to do your research before splurging out on a new product. Serums with hyaluronic acid are great for acne prone skin because they increase hydration without feeling greasy.
STEP #4: Facial Moisturizer
Facial moisturizers can enhance the moisture level of the skin, and prevent skin from drying out. You’re looking for a lighter option to wear during the day. Apply a thin layer on your face in circular motion for best results.
Nighttime Skin Care Routine
STEP #1: Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils, especially those formulated to be easy to rinse, can be a wonderful addition to your skincare routine, whether used alone or as part of a double cleanse with micellar water. Oils are a special type of solvent because they’re lipophilic, meaning they’re naturally attracted to other oils, including the sebum our skin produces and the oil-like ingredients in makeup, and they leave skin feeling supple and smooth. Gently massage cleansing oil over your dry face and rinse thoroughly.
STEP #2: Micellar Water
Micellar water is a kind of special water that uses tiny micelles, which are clusters of fatty-acid esters, to dissolve dirt, makeup, and oil on the skin without drying it out. It can be used alone or combined with a cleansing oil. Squirt it onto a cotton ball or pad and wipe it over your skin and eyelids; no rinsing necessary. It will rehydrate a thirsty complexion as it sweeps away makeup and debris.
STEP #3: Skin Toner
Before moisturizing and after cleansing, a face toner helps to remove excess dirt, corrects and balances the pH of your skin, and helps control acne. It helps to clean and close pores to minimize breakouts and blackheads. It’s especially beneficial for acne-prone skin. Apply with a cotton pad to the face, avoiding the immediate eye area.
STEP #4: Overnight Face Mask
If you’re looking to take your nighttime skincare routine to the next level, it’s time to start using an overnight face mask. The right face mask is formulated with concentrated anti-aging ingredients and help improve the appearance of your pores. Face masks are more for weekly use than daily use. At night smooth your overnight face mask over your face, neck, and jawline until absorbed. As the name implies, you should leave it on overnight. In the morning, rinse it off—then go about your morning skincare routine. You should see results in 3-4 weeks.
STEP #5: Moisturizer
For your daily nighttime routine you can skip overnight face mask, and apply a moisturizer after toner. Overnight creams penetrate the skin to offer long-term hydration that lasts hours after your 8 a.m. alarm.
Hopefully, the skincare routine shared can help you as you start your own skincare regimen journey. Once you have figured out your skin type and the products that work best for you, you can cultivate this skin and self-care. Remember, a good skincare routine starts from the inside, eat your fruits and vegetables, and drink your water, the road to healthy and flawless skin is a long one.
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