Here's my tips to a quick, yet effective routine.
Hundreds of people get confused about the necessary steps to improve their skin on a daily basis. With all the advertisements and recommendations facing us on a daily basis, it's now visible why many of us are using more than we should. Forget the 15 product routine of a morning/ evening. Let's get back to the basics, our skin needs to look and feel its best. Providing our skin with the best preparation will also give your skin the best results with makeup application. So keep reading to see how you can change your long skincare routine to something quick, easy and better yet cost effective.
Step 1 - Cleansing
For a thorough cleanse - maybe you've been wearing alot of makeup or your skin needs extra attention, you may want to try a double cleanse, that doesn't mean you need to buy 2 cleansers. Simply by using your current cleanser with a wash cloth will give your skin that deep clean and exfoliation. I make sure my primary cleanse is with a cleanser that is specific for my skin type. So I like to use Avene Cleansing Lotion as this is really calming on my skin and doesn't aggravate my rosacea.
Tip: Always make sure to cleanse in circular upward motions.
Step 2 - Toning
Toning should be considered an important part of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance. This is an essential step for those with sensitive skin.
Tip: Try a toner without alcohol, otherwise you might find they make your skin feel tight, thats why I use Avene Gentle Lotion.
Step 3 - Moisturise + SPF
Using the right kind of moisturiser for your face can help maintain balance in the skin. If your skin isn't balanced you can produce more oils which can lead to pimples, or you can get too dry which can cause redness and sensitivity. Now remember, moisturiser isn't just for your face. It is equally important to moisturise your body including your neck and decolletage, as these areas show signs of aging quicker. The moisturiser I have included is La Roche-Posay Soothing Protective Cream. This cream is perfect for those with dry skin, free from parabens, perfumes and preservatives. When I use this product in the morning I made sure I follow with a SPF, which is an essential in everyone's routine.
Tip: When you apply your face cream, take the opportunity to give yourself a facial massage, this will increase blood flow to the area and give your face a uplifted effect.
Not everyone needs to add more products to their routine to get great skin. However some people looking to treat a specific skin concern may like to require more products suitable to their skin needs.
If you suffer from dehydrated skin, you may need to look into incorporating some hydrating masks or some serums containing ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin and Ceramides just to name a few, into your routine.
Dry skin is unfortunately one of the skin types that age the quickest due to the lack of oils. This can result in rough, dry or flaky skin. Things you can do to help improve your dry skin is use products with minimal ingredients and free from parabens and fragrance. Using products with some of these ingredients could irritate the skin and cause redness.
Problematic skin can be caused by numerous different reasons, like your hormones, bacteria, stress, new skincare, menstrual cycle, abrasive clothing. I could go on and on, but the best things to do is wash your face morning and night, and regularly wash your pillowcases and don't pick at your skin.
Hope you are able to get more of an understanding of the basic needs of skincare. If you're interested in where I buy most of my skincare from, then click the link to take you directly to the Priceline website. Priceline shops are heavily located in local shopping centres around Australia, which makes the products more accessible, plus Priceline always have great sales.
*Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk. This product was sent for a trial, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post.
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