It doesn’t matter how expensive that spa you visit every month is, how many antibiotics you take, or how many treatments and cosmetic surgeries you get…you won’t have great skin unless you give it that little maintenance it needs every day.
When it comes to my facial skin care routine, I keep it simple:
Make these simple steps a part of your everyday life, without fail, and you will have skin that you previously thought was impossible without photoshop. This routine can be used daytime and nighttime. Now, how you follow this 3-step routine is very important, and I will discuss this in detail:
Cleansing: This is the most important step, because if your skin is not properly cleaned, then even the most expensive moisturizers and creams in the world won’t give you satisfying results.
- Tie your hair properly, and clean your hands before you touch your face!
- Use wet wipes to take off all your makeup, dirt, and oil.
- Use a good quality facial cleanser, face wash, or soap bar, according to your skin-type. If you use makeup on an everyday basis, then I would suggest that you invest in a Clarisonic Brush to clean your face. It works really well for removing impurities and makeup from your face. The cleaner your skin is, the easier your skin will absorb the moisturizer and other ingredients. It will change the way your skin looks and feels. I love my Clarisonic Brush!
- After you clean your face, splash lots of cold water on your face. It’ll help tighten your pores and calm your skin. Cold water is actually a great toner for skin.
- Use a facial tissue to pat your face dry. I always recommend facial tissues instead of cloth napkins.
Toning: A lot of people don’t give toning much importance until they start noticing big pores and redness on their skin. Toners help tighten your pores, reduce redness, and prepare your skin to absorb all of the night creams and serums you plan to give it. Toners should be less chemically treated, and should not overdry your skin.
- Dip a cotton ball in your toner and rub it gently all over your face, it might have a slight tingling effect. Also after you tone your skin, you will find out if your cleanser is good or not if the cotton ball has any residue left on it.
Suggestions: For my toner I use a homemade mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil, and Rose Water. I store it in a clean bottle and use it everyday after cleansing. You can also use Tea Tree Water from Lush.
Moisturizing: Know your skin-type and look for a moisturizer which matches your requirement. Don’t buy something just because it’s expensive or endorsed by your favorite celebrity. Have two moisturizers, one for daytime and one for nighttime. Your daytime moisturizer should be lightweight, less oily, with spf, and makeup friendly. Nighttime moisturizer is usually heavier, no spf, and has extra ingredients your skin requires while you are asleep. Also the more you moisturize your face, the more your skin will glow. Hydrate and moisturize at least twice a day.
Final Words: Always make sure to use sunscreen on your face during the day, and include Under Eye creams once you are in your mid-20s, to stay away from wrinkles and baggy eyes. For any further questions leave a message and I will answer them asap. Cheers!!