A skin care routine doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Once you build a routine that suits your skin’s needs, you’re well on your way to healthier, more glowing skin.
There may have been a time when you thought that washing your face with water and soap was enough. But your skin needs more than just cleansing. This is especially true if you have specific skin problems like acne, oily skin, or wrinkles.
Before concerning yourself with serums and treatments, start with the basics first. Here are some important points to consider when you’re building an effective skin care routine:
- Know your skin type.
Not everyone knows what their skin type is, and that’s okay. But before you start shopping for your beauty arsenal, you have to identify what kind of skin you have. What is your Skin Type? Your skin condition fluctuates with the climate and weather, but products are generally geared towards the basic skin types. Tip: find out your skin type by taking our Skin Analyzer Quiz.
- Build your daily routine.
A good skin care routine consists of these three essential steps:
- Using a gentle cleanser, use a quarter-sized amount (around 1tsp) on your face. This gets rid of dirt and oil on your face and keeps your skin fresh.
- Apply toner on a clean cotton ball or pad, then wipe over your face and neck to get rid of stubborn dirt from cleansing. Read: Do I Need A Toner?
- Use a pea-sized amount of your favorite moisturizer, dot on your forehead, tip of your nose, cheeks, and chin, then massage upward and outward on your face. Massage excess product onto your neck.
- Identify specific skin concerns.
Once you have the basic steps down, you can start paying attention to any other skin issues you may have. For example, if you have acne-prone skin, you can add an Acne Spot Corrector Gel as an extra step.
- Have a weekly routine.
Aside from your daily regimen, make time to exfoliate 1-2 times a week to slough off dead skin cells and get rid of buildup. You can use an exfoliating scrub for this, or a gentle exfoliating facial wash.
The steps above are basic, but they do cover the essentials. From there, you can work your way up to more advanced routines or products, depending on your needs. The important thing is to stick to a routine that works for you. After all, beautiful skin starts with healthy skin.