Maybe it’s due to misinformation or lack of information, nobody took Skin care process all that seriously, and some still don’t. It’s one of those things that people assume will take care of itself. But this is one of the biggest misconceptions that there is. Skin care is a delicate process that should be done with care; and is every bit deserving to be done that way. They not only improve the texture and appearance of your skin but also protect it from the adverse effects of the sun and pollutants.
Many people only begin a proper skincare routine after they see dramatic changes in their skin. But by that time, it would be too late for any skin care product, no matter how good it is, to have an impact. So it’s quite important to look after your skin. Here’s How To Build A Skincare Routine As An Adult.
Step 1: Cleanse Your Face
Basics first. Cleansing is more than just a ‘wash and go routine. You need to apply appropriate cleanser to your face after washing it. Choosing of cleanser should be done carefully. It depends on your skin–whether it be sensitive, oily, or dehydrated. Make sure to take the advice of a dermatologist if you have any hiccups choosing appropriate cleanser by yourself. Before you start cleansing, make sure that you always use warm water, not hot or cold. Hot water can upset the skin barrier function by inflaming and irritating skin. While Cold water won’t have the softening affects needed to remove the make-up residue.
Step 2: Apply Toner
A toner is a penetrating liquid that gives skin a quick hit of hydration by helping open its pore and also by removing dead cells off the surface of the skin. It acts like a primer for the rest of your skin-care routine, which includes serums and moisturizers. Toners that are widely well-regarded are micellar waters or alcohol-free toners with ingredients like rosewater, chamomile.
Step 3: Apply Serum
A serum is a lightweight, yet powerful skincare component that is designed to penetrate deeper into the skin to help rectify certain skin problems. As for the ingredient part, it has Vitamin C that fights free radical damage and is an approved antioxidant by dermatologists. Good quality serums can brighten your skin as well as provide nourishment and prevent acne.
Step 4: Use Moisturizers
Applying moisturisers to the skin is vital because they provide a secondary supply of antioxidants that will protect you from UV light and air pollution and interrupt the ageing effects of your skin. The type of moisturizer you should be using depends on your skin type. Like for oily or acne-prone skin, you should use an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer as they don’t clog pores. Make sure that you choose your moisturizer as per your skin type – i.e. if your skin is dry, then choose moisturizers created for dry skin only.
Step 5: Use Sunscreen With Good Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
This is an unavoidable part of your skin care routine. Use of sunscreens is important, as it shields your skin from UV rays, which can cause burning, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Choose an SPF of 15 or 30, and apply a small dose of it all over your face. You must make sure your sunscreen is broad-spectrum because that’s capable of protecting against both UVA and UVB rays.
These are the steps of your skincare routine during your daytime. Now it must be noted that this routine should not be just limited to daytime. Night Time skin care routine is also vital to get proper results. Here are some key steps that you should follow.
Step 1: Remove What You’ve Applied In The Morning
We are often a little lazy when it comes to removing the residual of what we have applied in the morning. But washing our faces properly is very important because the mix of makeup, dirt, oils, pollution that have settled onto your skin during the daytime can clog pores. Allowing these leftovers to stay on your skin overnight can lead to oxidative damage.
Step 2: Do Double Cleansing
Double cleansing is a technique in which you use two different types of cleansers, one right after the other. One may ask if this step is necessary. Well, it kind of is. Double cleansing works its way through layers of makeup and sunscreen, and help it remove effectively. Otherwise the makeup residue from the morning can be damaging to your skin.
Step 3: Apply Moisturizer
Why again? Some of you might think. Well, night time is an important time to renew your mind— and your skin. Applying moisturizer before bed creates softer, more hydrated, and better-looking skin the next day. It helps retain moisture and repairs the skin barrier that’s affected by dry air and harsh cleansers.
Our skin protects us from all kinds of harmful elements. Therefore it is incredibly necessary that you should take proper care of it. Most people don’t take skin care routine very seriously–which is an ill-conceived way of treating your skin. It’s easier to prevent potential skin problems now than trying to fix it in the future.