Skincare is such an important part of your beauty regime. If you don’t look after your skin, then you’ll see problems with almost everything else you do. Forget about making your makeup look great, it will all go downhill if your skin isn’t taken care of first!
Staying at this point, I’ve developed the ultimate skincare routine to help you take better care of your skin. While most of these tips will focus on your face, it’s also important to think about the rest of your body too!
Generally speaking, there are two main times in the day where you should take the time to look after your skin. These are the morning – as soon as you wake up – and the evening – before you go to bed. As such, I’ve tailored this guide to include the best things to do at each time of the day.
Your Morning Skincare Routine
There’s a lot that can happen to your skin while you’re asleep. Loads of sciencey things happen in your cells, but we won’t go into that too much here, but you can check out this article if you’re interested; https://www.rd.com/health/beauty/whats-happening-to-skin-during-sleep/. All you need to know is that you will sometimes wake up with greasy skin, and it’s vital you take care of this before it causes breakouts and spots to occur.
So, here’s what you need to do:
Cleanse Your Skin
As soon as you get up, head to the bathroom and use a cleanser to wash your face. This will help unclog your pores and give your skin a really fresh feel after a long sleep. Choosing the right cleanser depends on the type of skin you have. People with naturally oily skin will need a different one to people with naturally dry skin, and so on.
If you have ‘normal’ skin, i.e. skin with no issues, then you can use a regular cleanser that’s free from any sulfates and generates a mild lather. Be careful when you have dry skin as there are ingredients in some cleanser that make it drier. As a general rule, stay clear of cleansers with any fragrances. If your skin is oily, then it’s fairly obvious what you should do; use a cleanser that doesn’t contain any additional oils!
Here comes a very important step for people of all skin types. Applying a good-quality moisturizer will help hydrate your skin and keep it nice and healthy. This will also make your skin a lot smoother, and provide a good base for your makeup to sit on. Regardless of your skin type, there will be a good moisturizer for you to use. As seen here https://moisturizers.com/best-face-moisturizers/, there are plenty of top beauty brands selling various ones for your face. But, you should also think about getting one for your body too. Especially if you have dry or cracked skin in places like your elbows and knees.
For anyone with dry or normal skin, your options are pretty much wide open. There’s no real moisturizer you should avoid, apart from one’s packed full of unnecessary chemicals – but everyone should avoid them anyway! It’s especially important for people with dry skin to moisturize as your skin is in dire need of extra hydration every day. If your skin is oily, then avoid oil-based moisturizers and look for ones that are often described as matte. They’ll give your face a softer look without adding to the oily look and feel.
Slap On Some SPF
This step is often one that gets ignored by the majority of people – apart from during summer. We all know what products with SPF are meant for, right? They help protect our skin from the sun, so we can avoid some of the problems mentioned here; https://www.webmd.com/beauty/sun-exposure-skin-cancer. Naturally, we assume it’s only necessary to wear suncream or other SPF products when the sun is out. However, you need to apply this to your face and body every day. It will maximize protection, and help avoid all the issues associated with sun damaged.
Apply Makeup Sparingly
If you enjoy wearing makeup, now is the time to apply it. By doing the three things beforehand, you will put your skin in a better position to take on your foundation and other products. It should help the makeup settle on your skin and stay there for longer. As a result, you will also find that you don’t need to put as much on. So, use your makeup sparingly, as this will help your bank balance as well as your skin! Avoid any makeup that includes harmful chemicals or too much oil as it will just add to your skin problems.
Your Bedtime Skincare Routine
After a long day of work or whatever you might do, it’s time to get ready for bed. Now, you embark on your bedtime routine to look after your skin. In many ways, this routine is similar to the morning one, so I’ll keep it brief to avoid repeating myself.
Remove All Your Makeup
Firstly, you need to ensure all your makeup is removed from your face. As this article shows, http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/anti-aging/a35556/why-is-sleeping-in-makeup-bad/ there are some risks associated with keeping it on overnight. Mainly, your skin will become a lot worse! Use a simple makeup remover cleanser to take it all off – a cleanser with cotton pads is fine, as are wipes. Alternatively, you could also just take a shower and wash everything off.
Lock in all that essential moisture before you go to sleep by applying more moisturizer. Here, you can opt for one that’s designed for night time, so be on the lookout for that while you shop.
Apply Some Eye Cream
Avoid horrible panda eyes and black bags by using some eye cream before you sleep. This will keep the skin healthy and plump, preventing you some waking up with puffy skin around your eyes.
So, you’ve now got a skincare routine to help you in the morning and night. If you follow this guide, you will see much healthier and beautiful skin, which will help you improve your all-around beauty regime!