Your skin care routine should revolve around your skin type. Here, we will be discussing skin care routine for different skin types. The nine steps discussed in this article will help you determine the right procedure and sequence for layering of products. The layering process is important so that you can recognise the ingredients that may be included in the products and know which product works effectively for your skin type.
Makeup Removing /Cleansing oils
Never sleep with your makeup on as it will clog your pores and might cause cystic acne, which may result in acne scarring. Even if you do not have any makeup on, make sure to wash your face before going to bed. It is best to use a cleansing oil to clean your face. Make sure that the remover you are using is gentle as well as strong enough to remove water resistant makeup.
(Day & Night)
When your skin is cleaned and ready to be washed, cleanse! Cleansers basically get rid of any dead skin, oils, pollutants, bacteria, etc. It is recommended that this be the first step in your night or daytime skin care routine so that your skin is clean to absorb the active ingredients from all your skin care products. Choose a cleanser that is best for your skin type, look at what the ingredients are and if they are suitable for your skin. For dry skin use hydrating cleansers, for oily and acne-prone skin use cleansers with salicylic acid that helps in removing dead skin cells.
(Day & Night)
Toners or essences are more or less the same thing. Toners prepare your skin to absorb whatever follows. Again, use a toner that suits your specific skin type. People with oily/acne-prone skin should look for toners that include glycolic or salicylic acid. Essences are usually more hydrating, if you suffer from dry skin find an essence that includes ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which is best to moisturise dry skin. Application for both toner and essence is the same; soak a cotton pad with the product and gently rub it all over your face.
(Day & Night)
Serums are full of different ingredients that are healthy for your skin. Serums usually penetrate the deepest amongst all other skin care products because of smaller molecular weight. There are different serums for day and night use. Night serums have ingredients that work best with no contact with the sunlight whereas day serums contain entirely different ingredients. For daytime, use serums that contain antioxidants so that your skin stays protected from UV rays. The best type of serum for daytime is vitamin C. However, whether for night or daytime, use serums that work for your specific skin type.
What isn’t retinol good for? I could go on and on. Whatever issue your skin has, from acne to fine lines, retinol will be your best friend. Retinol increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun; therefore, it should only be used at night. Retinol products are very harsh on the skin so do not use them every single night. Possible side affects of retinol can be flaky skin, retinol burn, sun sensitivity, or dryness. If you have an extremely sensitive skin, apply retinol after your serum and moisturiser so it does not penetrate too deep into your skin.
(Day & Night)
Everyone knows how to use a moisturiser but no one really knows when it should be applied. After your skin has sucked all the healthy juices from the products you used before, it is time to lock it all in with a moisturiser. Moisturisers tend to have a heavier consistency so they do not penetrate the deepest. Use a moisturiser, which targets the needs of your particular skin type.
There are different moisturisers for both night and daytime use. These types of moisturisers include ingredients that will benefit you skin specifically during the day or night. Use them accordingly!
Spot Treatment (Day & Night)
Spot treatments are specifically aimed to treat spots left after acne. It is best to use such treatments after you moisturise so that they stick to the place where they are applied.
Sunscreens should be used every single day to help prevent UV damage. These rays can give you skin cancer, fine lines, acne, sun burn and a whole lot more. Make sure to put on your sunscreen even if you are inside the house. There are different varieties of sunscreens that mainly fall under two categories, physical and chemical. Before purchasing, make sure you know what type of sunscreen is best for your skin. HH
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