What Your Skincare Routine Should Be

by Pink_Salt - Date: 2010-09-20 - Word Count: 332 Share This!

When it comes to skincare routine, do not be elaborate. Just a simple routine, will do. First off, you need to find out what your skin type is. Then, visit a dermatologist and ask him or her what products they could suggest based on your skin type, nutritional needs, and every day activity. Following a skincare routine will make it easier for you to spot changes or abnormalities on your skin. When you decide to have a skincare routine, be committed in following it.

1. Cleansing. Before washing your face, brush your teeth thoroughly. Swish mouthwash afterwards. Cleansing your face is so important. This removes dirt, bacteria, excess oil or sebum, and other pollutants which were accumulated in your pores. Invest in a good mild cleanser. The major sign that a cleanser is mild is that when you use it, it does not bubble much. Lather a pea-sized amount of the cleanser to your face and then massage it onto your face for about 3 minutes.

2. Toning. Buy a toner that is water-based. That means the major component of the toner is water thus containing less alcohol. Water- based toner is good to use for it does not strip away the essential lipids of your skin. Moisten a swab or pad of cotton with the toner and gently apply on your face in a circular motion. Don't apply much pressure on your face to avoid sagging of your skin.

3. Moisturizing. A good moisturizer is also water-based. Whether your skin is dry or oily, you have to use a moisturizer. The moisturizer locks in the moisture in your skin thus keeping it supple and hydrated.

4. Sun protection. Always wear sunscreen during the day. Whether you'll be under the sun most of the day or not. Before bed, make sure to remove traces of the sunscreen though for sunscreen can clog your pores. Wear a night cream during night time to rejuvenate your skin to prep it for the day ahead.

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