A lot of people think that good skin is just a matter of genetics and luck. But this is not true. Your daily habits and hygiene routine have a large effect on your skin appearance and condition. There are a ton of options for skincare products out there that making an informed decision might seem impossible with the sheer amount of options. Products exist for things like wrinkles, acne, and UV protection, to name just a few.
However, caring for your skin is a very personal thing and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Figuring out a viable skincare routine involves figuring out what works for you. So we put together this short guide on what to keep in mind when trying to draft up a skincare routine.
When it comes to skincare routines, there are three main elements or steps of the process
The entire point of a skincare routine is to repair damaged tissue, improve the appearance of tissue, and prevent further damage. So your routine should be tailored to any specific problem areas you might have such as bags under your eyes, wrinkles on your forehead, or acne on your cheeks. A skincare routine will not improve your skin condition immediately but over time it can make a significant difference. Incorporating these three aspects of skincare into your daily routine will fortify and strengthen your skin. Other parts of your routine are up to your discretion but it should include these three core parts.
Time Is Important
A skincare routine will not improve your skin condition immediately. There is no such thing as an instant fix so you need time to start seeing the benefits. The only way you will actually see results is through consistent routines. Experts recommend that you should perform your skincare routine once daily over a period of six to eight weeks to start seeing results.
Cleansers should clean your face and remove dirt without removing essential oils that give your skin elasticity and body. Exfoliating scrubs should, therefore, only be used once a week as continued use can be harsh on your skin. For sensitive skin, you should stick to oil-based cleansers. Those with oily skin should look for foaming liquid that can break down dirt and sebum from pores.
Non-comedogenic sounds like one of those fancy science words but it’s a simple concept. Skincare products that market themselves as non-comedogenic should not clog your pores or trigger an acne flare. In general, the fewer ingredients a product has, the less likely it will produce adverse reactions. Skincare products are not regulated by the FDA though, so take any “non-comedogenic” claims with a grain of salt.
Modern toning solutions provide an extra burst of nutrients your skin needs. Things like alpha and beta hydroxyls, vitamin E and C, and Hyaluronic acid can boost skin hydration, remove dead skin cells, and fight exposure and skin damage from harmful free radicals.
Moisturizing is meant to soften and hydrate the skin. Moisturizer should be used year-round, regardless of whether you are doing a specific skincare routine. Moisturizers can be divided into several types, from gels and balms to lotions and creams. In general, those with sensitive skin should look for oil-based moisturizers. In contrast, those with oily skin should look for water-based moisturizers.
Sunscreen Is Important Too
No matter your skincare routine, it is important to use sunscreen. Even when it is not hot, UV rays can damage your skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. Dermatological experts agree that sunscreen is probably the single most important skin-care product a person can have.
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