Lots of expert skin care tips exist. Some are fairly straightforward and others absurd. For people looking to improve their skin care routine, buying new products isn’t necessarily the answer. What you use and how you use it are equal in skin care importance. Any guide to skin care might recommend a specific selection of products but to improve your skin care routine, technique matters just as well.
As determined by one’s genetics, we all have different skin types. Normal. Dry. Oily. Sensitive. Combination. There are different moisturizers and skin care products targeting each of these. Buying the wrong products will either leave your skin too oily or possibly too dry. It can lead to acne, irritation, and an all-around uneven look. Verify that each skin care product you buy matches your skin type.
Here are the best ways on how to improve your skin care routine:
Organic skin care products
At all costs, avoid chemical-based skin care products. They may work temporarily but they will expose your skin to toxins and all sorts of chemicals that can cause long-term damage.
Organic skin care products are effective, all-natural, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. They’re the ultimate long-term solution for how to take care of your skin and keep you looking your best.
Apply products in the right order
The right order to apply skin care products can vary. In general, the rule is to order skin care products by texture. Apply the thinnest first. This way, everything penetrates.
If you lay on a thick product, a thinner one may not be able to get through to your skin. It’ll instead sit on top, untouched and unabsorbed. Start with a clean base. Tone it. Apply active ingredients. Seal everything with a moisturizer. Cover in SPF if it’s the daytime. It’s that easy.
Eliminate products that aren’t working
It’s easy to stock up on lots and lots of skin care products when, in reality, all you need is a cleanser, a moisturizer, and some sunscreen. The more natural and organic, the better.
If you have a product that isn’t working, get rid of it. Make your routine simple and consistent. Map out what you want to do every morning and every night before bed. Using too many products can be detrimental to your skin or just plain be too expensive.
The sun is powerful. All of us carry a skin cancer risk when we expose ourselves to UV rays. If sunscreen doesn’t factor into your daily skin care routine, get started with one.
There are lots of moisturizers and skin care products with SPF as well. You may be using it and not even know. Sunscreen will protect against sun damage and can drastically improve the quality of your skin over time.
Wash your face with water
Water is the ultimate form of hydration. Unfortunately, we can’t keep our faces under water all day long. That said, give your face a rinse in the morning and at night.
In the morning, a quick wash will give you a fresh canvas on which to apply your products. At night, it will strip away anything like sweat and allow your skin to heal through the night.
Remember to exfoliate
Exfoliating is probably the most intense thing you will do to your skin on a weekly basis. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells. It’s a way to strip away all the unnecessary junk that makes skin look faded and unclean, and giving you a fresh clean canvas to work from.
Exfoliating too often can cause the skin to react with breakouts, however, or increase oil production to an unhealthy degree. Try to exfoliate only once a week. You can even make a little morning or afternoon out of it!
Eat right, drink water
Your skin is an organ. Though we can treat things at the surface, a lot of skin care is about lifestyle. Nutrition has a major role to play. As will drinking lots of water to keep hydrated.
If you fill your nutrition with lots of antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, and more, and drink water throughout your day, there’s a lot you can do with that. There are even skin care supplements, though these seemingly vary from person to person.
Try a facial roller
A crystal facial roller can help with skin care product absorption but more importantly, it will massage out the facial muscles and de-puff the skin. A lot of us carry lots of tension in our faces which can have a negative impact on the appearance of our skin.
Every night before bed or sometime in the morning, you can refresh your skin, de-stress, and let everything relax, ridding yourself of the stress you may be keeping in your face.
Accept your skin
Although skin care routines are all about fine-tuning and improving the appearance of skin, accepting your skin is a part of self-acceptance. Things happen. Age. Hormones. Injury.
Imperfections are a part of life and also, a part of beauty. They aren’t to be ignored. In your skin care regimen, you can focus in on fine lines and imperfections but do not shame yourself for imperfections and issues that may be more difficult to work on.