5 Steps for Creating Your Skincare Routine
When it comes to our skin, a consistent routine can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and keep your skin glowing no matter what age! It’s never too late to begin your skincare journey. Here are 5 beginner steps to building a great skincare routine.
1. Wash your face:
Every morning and night, rinse your face with water. Use a small amount of your choice of gentle cleanser to massage it all over your face with gentle pressure. Rinse your hands and then your face until cleanser and grime is removed. Gently pat your face dry with a soft towel.
Do not rub.
If you wear makeup, it’s best if you remove it with micellar water or cleansing water first before a full-face cleanse. Avoid rubbing your eyes and use a dedicated eye-makeup remover on for a couple minutes to allow your makeup to come off easy.
2. Apply toner:
If you use toner, it’s best to apply it before anything else. You can do this by pouring a few drops of toner into your palms or a cotton pad and then gently swipe onto your face. A toner that is hydrating can be used twice a day.
3. Apply Serum:
During your morning routine is a great time to use a serum with antioxidants- much like a brightening Vitamin C Serum. It will protect your skin from free radicals you may experience throughout your day. Your nighttime routine is a good time to use a moisturizing serum. This way it will keep your skin from drying out.
Tip: Water-based serums should go underneath moisturizer; oil-base serums should be applied after moisturizer.
4. Apply Eye Cream:
If you want to use a specialized eye cream, you will want to layer it under your choice of moisturizer. If you use a hydrating eye cream at night you may wake up with fluid retention which will make your eyes look puffy in the morning. You can use a roller-ball applicator in the morning after storing it in the fridge overnight to counteract that puffiness.
Using a moisturizer will do two things. Hydrate the skin and lock in all the other layers of skincare you have applied. A lightweight moisturizer is recommended for the morning. In the evening you could use a thicker night cream to keep the moisture locked in all night.