As seasons change, your skin requires some extra care and attention. It is about time that you adopt a good skincare routine for healthy and happy skin.
Here are the top 5 skincare tips and tricks that everyone reading this should know about.
This is inarguably the most essential part of your skincare routine. Most people think that they need to cleanse only to take their makeup off which is not valid. You are supposed to wash your face at least twice a day. Even if you were home all day, still cleanse before going to bed. Getting this part right will help everything else fall into place.
Ever heard about double cleansing? Double cleansing is whereby you use an oil cleanser first to remove all your makeup, pollution, grime, and sebum. Don’t worry, as the oil base cleanser won’t cause a break-out if you do the next step. Use a water-based cleanser to remove all the sweat and other leftover impurities. You will then have pristine clean skin.
Know Your Skin Type
Knowing your skin well helps to understand what your skin needs. Your skin types determine the type of products that will work best on your skin. The most common types of skin are dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and acne-prone. Products suitable for each type are readily available in the market.
Keep in mind that your skin doesn’t stay the same forever. It’s not just your genetics but seasonal changes, environment, hormones, and more. All these elements have significant effects on your skin type. So, you might need to switch up your skincare products every couple of months.
I still find people debating on whether oily skin needs to moisturize or not. The answer is, “yes, they do.” Oily skin needs moisture as much as dry skin. Nourish your skin with a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. If you have oily skin, go for a gel or water-based moisturizer. On the other hand, people with dry skin need a more substantial version.
Never Forget SPF
Ever heard of the famous truck driver whose image was published in the New England Journal of Medicine? The picture shows half of her face that was exposed to sun rays through the windscreen as wrinkly and bumpy. Shocking, right?
Prolonged sun exposure can cause irreparable damage to your skin. It can not only cause saggy and wrinkly skin but also skin cancer. Wear sunscreen with an SPF higher than 30 at all times, even when it is a cloudy day or your exposure to the sun is for barely five minutes.
Know What Goes On First
Layering your skin care products in the wrong order would not reap the maximum results. A general rule of thumb is that lightweight products go first, followed by products with thicker and oilier formulae. Follow the instructions at the back of the product and use the right amount.
You may put products in the following order:
- Exfoliate and mask (once a week)
- Spot Cream for Scars and Pimples
- Eye Cream
Hope the skincare tips and tricks mentioned in this article help you work towards healthier, beautiful skin.