Achieving healthy skin is not easy.
It takes daily habits as well as proper skin care routines.
Proper skin care routines also include a morning skin care routine and an evening skin care routine.
It may seem more work than you want to do but having separate routines is necessary.
This is because your body experiences different challenges as it goes from day to night.
During the day, your main focus should be about protection.
Nighttime is the time to focus on deep cleaning, nourishment, and skin repair.
When starting a skincare routine, it is best to first determine your skin type. Do you have dry skin, oily skin, or a combination skin type?
I tend to have dry, sensitive skin.
Dry skin is usually flaky and rough.
Oily skin is shiny and typically has larger pores.
Combination skin will have some dry spots and some oily spots usually on the forehead or chin.
Determining your skin type is important as not all products are the same.
If you use products designed for oily skin and you have super dry skin, it will only make your problems with your skin worse.
The following skincare routines are meant to give you ideas. These are the routines that I follow for myself.
Use a gentle cleanser for your skin type to rid your skin of oils that were produced overnight.
Gently massage the cleanser in circular motions and do not scrub. Rinse with plenty of warm water and pat to dry.
Toner will help remove any oil or dirt that was left behind after cleansing.
It also helps soothe, hydrate, and regulate the pH of the skin.
Use a lightweight moisturizer to help hydrate the skin.
This step is only important if you are choosing to apply makeup.
Primer not only creates an even surface, but it also creates a barrier between your pores and makeup, preventing clogged pores.
If you wore makeup throughout your day, it’s always a good idea to use a makeup remover.
Makeup removers help lift the makeup off without tugging or pulling on the face.
Once the makeup has been removed use a gentle cleanser.
The same cleanser used for the daytime routine can be used for the nighttime routine.
Choose an exfoliating product that is right for your skin type.
Only exfoliate about two to three times a week. If you have sensitive skin reduce to one to two times a week.
My skin is VERY sensitive, so I might exfoliate once or twice a week. Maybe 3 times if I have been using a ton of makeup products on my face.
Exfoliating helps to remove built-up dead skin cells that result in clogged pores, rough and dry skin.
For nighttime, choose a deep-penetrating and heavy moisturizer.
Sleeping is the perfect time to give your skin a boost of moisture as it repairs throughout the night.
The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate.
When applying, use your ring finger and gently pat.
Applying an eye repair serum each night helps aid in the repair process that naturally occurs while you sleep.
Don’t forget, proper skin care also includes the whole body!
Here is a simple body skin care routine that I follow.
Dry brushing helps stimulate the lymphatic system while gently exfoliating. It also helps reduce cellulite and releases clogged pores and toxins beneath the skin.
Simply take a natural fiber brush and gently massage the skin in long sweeping motions.
Start at your feet and work up the legs in long strokes. Then move to your arms, stroking toward your heart.
Repeat this process until you have covered your whole body always brushing toward the center of the body.
Make sure you are using warm water when showering.
Hot showers can strip the skin of its natural oils making skin conditions such as eczema worst and it leaves your skin dry.
Choose a gentle cleanser and make sure to get your whole body including your feet.
Once you have cleansed the body, remember to rinse.
Make sure you are rinsing all the soap off.
Leftover soap can cause skin irritation and dryness.
Do not skip this step!
Use a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
The best time to moisturize is before you completely dry your skin so that it soaks in well.
It is important that you never overdo anything especially when it comes to cleansing and exfoliating.
Pair these routines with a healthy diet and you are sure to achieve a glowing, soft, and smooth complexion.
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