How to Start a Skincare Regimen?
Skincare is more than just having good skincare products.
It is about building a good skincare routine based on your skin type, the time of the day, and the formulation of the products you choose.
With endless skincare tips on the Internet and new products constantly launching in the market, more and more people are investing in the best skin care products. Sadly, it is not enough.
Everyone talks about the basics of skincare: wear sunscreen every day, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, manage stress, eat a healthy diet. In reality, your skin’s health depends on a lot of things. From your diet and daily habits to your skincare regimen and genes, there are so many factors that affect your skin.
Simply put, skincare can be quite overwhelming.
But we are here to help you out!
Before we go ahead, let us welcome you to our blog.
At Face It Advanced Skincare, we have got all the answers you need. We plan to share blog posts that will educate you so you can make the right choices for your skin. Our goal is to get the confusion and complexity out and simplify the process so you can build your skincare regimen like a pro!
From choosing the right cleanser for your skin to getting to know your skin type, we’ve got tons of tips to guide you.
Ready to take the first step to achieve flawless, glowing skin? Let’s dive straight in!
Identify your Skin Type
Not everyone has the same skin type. Just because your best friend seems to have the perfect skin with her salicylic gel, it doesn’t mean that you should start using it too.
Here are some of the common skin types.
- Oily Skin: It feels greasy and has large pores.
- Acne-prone Skin: If you have acne, you will have oily skin with many whiteheads and blackheads.
- Dry Skin: Dry skin is quite dull with small pores.
- Combination Skin: A combination of oily and dry when your forehead and nose may be oily, but the rest of the face will be dry.
- Normal Skin: This type of skin doesn’t have any visible pores or oily patches. It’s quite smooth and well-balanced.
Order of Skincare Products
Another essential rule of skincare is the order of the products you use. As a rule of thumb, you should apply the lightweight formulas first. This helps them get absorbed into your skin easily. Apply the heavier creams after that.
Plan a Skincare Regimen
Some people follow a simplistic three-steps skincare regimen, others have an elaborate ten-steps skincare routine. Your skincare can be as simple or detailed as you like.
Here is a sample skincare regimen that you can try:
Essentially, you should start by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser. We truly believe in the power of double cleanse. Using a Pre-Cleanser will help you get rid of all dirt, oil, and dead skin.
Once you have cleansed all the pores, it’s time for the toner. When choosing a toner, look for ones that are free of alcohol. Alcohol-based toners can make your skin drier.
If you like to use a serum or eye cream, you can use it after the toner.
Then comes the face moisturizer. In the morning, never skip your sunscreen, even if you are not going out. For the night time, choose a night cream that repairs and rejuvenates your skin and helps is bounce back as you sleep.
Less is Always Better
More is not always better when it comes to skincare. If you apply too much of any product, it will block your pores and not let your skin breathe. This can lead to breakouts and clogged pores.
The easiest way is to follow the directions on the packaging.
The Easy Way to Exfoliate
An essential skincare tip that many tend to overlook is exfoliation. Our skin loses 50 million cells every day. If you don’t exfoliate them a couple of times every week, they will stay on your skin making it look sullen and dull.
Feeling too lazy to use a scrub? Try exfoliating glow pads. They are very easy to use and you don’t have to worry about which acids to use. The exfoliating pads come pre-soaked with just the right amount of acids. They can help in peeling off the dead layer and bringing out fresh, glowing skin.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Drinking eight glasses of water is very important for well-nourished, hydrated skin. However, that is not enough. You must use hydrating formulas to keep your skin supple and radiant. Using a hydrating mask once a week can be a great addition to your skincare regimen.
To welcome you to our blog, we wanted to start with a blog post that shared some basics of everything. In the next blog posts, we are going deeper into skincare. So, stay tuned and keep following us for more skincare tips.