The best thing you can ever do for your skin?
Follow a skin care regimen.
Every. Single. Day. Morning and night. No excuses.
Because how you look when you get older totally depends on what you do to your skin today (yes, even if you’re in your 20’s).
You can start slowly and build your regimen to get the best skin you can ever have.
This is the most basic regimen. But every single step is super important.
Cleanser: When you wash your skin, you’re not just removing dirt and makeup. You are also removing stuff you can’t see – like dead skin cells that build up on your skin and clog your pores. You are removing pollutants that make your skin dull. You are removing excess oils that can lead to breakouts. So cleanse morning and night for clear, healthy skin.
Moisturizer: If you don’t moisturize, one of these will happen to your skin.
- It may get too dry (because it’s thirsty).
- It may get very oily (your skin produces more oil to make up for the loss of moisture).
- It may become red and sensitive (moisture calms and balances skin. Without it, skin can get irritated and angry)
- It will age (because moisture keeps skin plump and youthful).
So whatever your skin type, don’t ever skip the moisturizer. Just pick one that suits your skin.
Nothing prevents aging like sunscreen does. Most people skip this step because you can’t see any immediate difference after applying sunscreen. And it doesn’t feel very good either. But it’s long term benefits are totally worth the trouble.
So you’re ready for more than just the basic regimen. Good on you!
Just add a toner and an eye-cream for better results.
Toner: When you tone your skin, here’s what actually happens:
a. Your skin’s PH level is balanced
b. Your pores are tightened and closed.
c. You’ve dampened your skin so the moisturizer that follows will penetrate into your skin better, making it even more effective.
Tip: Don’t ever use a toner that contains alcohol. They do more harm than good. What you need is a toner that will calm, soothe and hydrate your skin. Which is why rosewater makes a great toner.
Eye Cream: Your eyes are the first to show signs of aging. Thanks to all the smiling, squinting and crying you do. An eye cream is meant especially for the sensitive skin that surrounds your eyes. It plumps up the skin and prevents fine lines from forming, making it a great investment.
If you’re reading this, you’re about to attain skin nirvana!
This Advanced Regimen is for women who really want to make a difference to their skin. Here, you also add a serum and use a different day and night moisturizer.
This step is actually worth all the time, money and effort.
That’s because serums are chock-a-full with vitamins and anti-oxidants. Because they have a gel-like or watery texture, serums can push the active ingredients into the deepest layers of your skin, where they can treat dehydration, dullness, uneven skin tone and wrinkles.
A night cream works overtime to hydrate, plump and nourish your skin while you’re asleep. It is packed with anti-aging and moisture boosting ingredients that keep fine lines and wrinkles away. So you actually wake up to better skin overnight.