Treating your skin right should be on your daily to-do list, as it needs extra attention. When it comes to skincare, we choose products from thousands of products. But, knowing how and when to use those products is important.
So, here is step by step skincare routine that you can follow on a daily basis:
Cleansing your face is a very important step in your daily skincare routine. If you have normal skin, cleanse your skin with a gentle sulfate-free cleanser, as it does not dry out your skin and helps in getting rid of excess oil that might have settled in your skin. And if you have oily skin, then invest in oil-free cleansing foams. For your dry skin, invest in a mild cleanser that does not lather or foam. They are gentle to your skin and keep your skin moist. For sensitive skin, use a gentle cleansing lotion that does not lather or foam. This helps to get rid of dirt from your face without irritating your skin.
Whichever is your skin type, be sure to wash your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply the cleanser on your face. Finish off by patting your skin dry with a soft towel. Do not rub as it may lead to irritation and inflammation.
Toning helps to clean your skin and refine your pores without damaging or dehydrating your skin. Avoid toners with alcohol in it. Rather use an alcohol-free toner with ingredients such as sodium PCA. Witch hazel, or geranium. Or use toners with natural ingredients such as rosewater. If you have dry skin, the look for extremely mild ingredients in your toner, Toner with ingredients like cucumber and aloe vera will help in cleaning your face while keeping it hydrated. And if your skin is sensitive, then invest in the toner that contains ingredients like green tea, white tea, chamomile, and beta-glucan. These ingredients are anti-inflammatory and help reinforce your skin’s immune system.
Moisturizing is crucial for every skin type. Use a lightweight mattifying moisturizer that controls oiliness and at the same time keep your skin hydrated. Try to look for products that are non-comedogenic and ones that are specially formulated for the face. These products feel light on your skin, keep your skin hydrated, and also leave it with a matte finish. You can also choose to invest in a good hydrating gel.
Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic moisturizer is the way to go for sensitive skin. These products will help you in keeping your skin hydrated without irritating it.
It is very important to keep your skin protected from the sun. Always apply a sunscreen or an SPF moisturizer with a minimum sun protection factor of 15-20. Sunscreens with zinc oxide are good for your skin care routine. These products leave your skin with a matte finish and also prevents from breakouts. If you have dry skin, then invest in a hydrating moisturizer, and look for one with a minimum SPF of 15.
Keeping your skin healthy with these simple steps. Also, avoid hot showers as it may open up your pores which will lead to moisture loss. Instead, use cool/lukewarm water to shower and wash your face. Try to get at least 8 hours sleep, as it keeps your cell in your body healthy and thus prevents from skin damage