Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA — in fact, it is your daily habits, having a big impact on what you see in the mirror.
But depending on which product reviews you read or doctors you consult, there is a dizzying number of opinions on everything from how to moisturize to how to protect yourself from UV rays. Ultimately, caring for your skin is simply personal. Forget all the gimmick-y and incomprehensible information on the market, all you need to do is to remember the few simple steps below as a basic skin care routine.
Four Main Steps
Think of your skin-care routine as consisting of four main steps:
- Cleansing — Washing your face.
- Toning — Balancing the skin.
- Moisturizing — Hydrating and softening the skin.
- Sun Protection – Protect yourself from UVA & UVB
The goal of any skin-care routine is to tune up your complexion so it’s functioning at its best, and also protect or target any areas you want to work on. Beauty routines are an opportunity to notice changes within yourself. As your skin needs shifts with age, so will your products. Remember, skincare product; it’s not about creating perfection. Allow these four steps to become your daily ritual that prevent your skin from aged and start a fresh new day everyday.
Give it Time
The science behind skin-care products has come a long way but there’s still no such thing as an instant fix — you need time to heal and reap the benefits. Results are only seen through consistent use. Generally, aim to use a product over at least six weeks, once or twice daily, to notice a difference.
Tip: With any skin-care product, apply in order of consistency — from thinnest to thickest. For example, cleanser, toner (if you use it), serum, and then moisturizer.