All our organs need periodic detox and care; why should our skin be treated any different? After all, it is our body’s largest organ. It protects us from harsh external conditions and keeps the interiors in place. Since this organ is exposed to the external environment all day, every day, it then makes sense to give it some attention to keep it functioning correctly.
Why should I care about Skincare?
Skincare has been looked down on as a vanity in recent years. A person who pays attention to his/her body is labeled as a narcissist. But you need to understand that everyday work, busy schedules, and a hectic and unhealthy lifestyle take a toll on your body. The symptoms of weak health manifest on first your skin, before on any other part of the body. Time indeed takes its toll on us, but pre-mature wrinkles, dull skin, sun damage, and some severe conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can be prevented and treated with a proper care routine.
How do I Begin a Proper and Ideal Routine?
Before designing a regime, you need to figure your skin type. The different types include – oily, dry, sensitive, and combination skin. Also, you need to check for any other issues that you would want to address. You need to understand that there is no set regime for everyone because we are all different. Meaning what works for your family or friends might not be the best solution for you.
What is the Basic Skincare Regime?
Since the routine depends on the skin type, we have put together a primary practice that will work for everyone. It includes –
For morning ritual
To cleanse, you need to invest in a sulfate-free cleanser. These cleansers are mild and do not entirely remove the natural oils, leaving you feeling smooth and soft. A good cleanser removes the excess oil and grime without drying you out.
Stay clear of toners that contain alcohol. Alcoholic toners are harsh and will lead to dryness. You can use natural toners such as rose water. And if you are someone with dry skin, you can skip this step.
Moisturizers help in hydration. Use a moisturizer that contains SPF to give you protection from the sun. There are different types of moisturizers for different skin types. Before you choose one, remember that it is better to choose a natural product that is organic and are non-comedogenic.
You can use the same cleanser that you used in the morning. If you wear makeup, you will need to wipe off every bit of makeup and dirt using cleansing oil and wash off the rest with the cleanser.
2. Apply Serum
Anti-oxidant serums are rich in nutrients formulated to nourish your face. Check for ingredients such as Vitamin C, algae extracts, and resveratrol.
3. Eye Cream
People who have puffy eyes or dark circles will benefit from using a suitable eye cream.
For better nourishment at night, choose a water-based moisturizer that will offer hydration without clogging the pores.