A skin care regimen is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A skin care regimen is a selection of products meant to keep your skin clean and healthy, and is only effective when done consistently. Not sure what that looks like? Well, very simply, a well rounded skin care regimen should include the following three steps…
Cleansing is the first thing in a facial skin care routine. Cleansing helps in removing dust, pollutants, grease and extra oil from your skin, thereby preventing damage to your skin. Just spot your face and neck with a good cleansing lotion or cream and gently massage it into your skin using upward strokes. Use a soft face tissue or cotton wool to wipe your face in a gentle patting fashion (do not rub). Cleansing should be done at least twice a day i.e. morning (as part of complete facial skincare routine) and evening (on a standalone basis). Water-soluble cleansers are the best for inclusion in your facial skincare routine.
Exfoliation is sort of a bonus step and doesn’t need to be part of your regimen every single day. However, exfoliation is necessary at least once a week (or twice, depending on the skin type and the environmental conditions). Exfoliation finds its place in facial skin care routine because of the natural tendency of skin to replenish the skin cells every 3 or 4 weeks. As a facial skin care technique, exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells that block the pores, thus assisting the skin in the natural process. However, excessive or harsh exfoliation can cause damage to your skin; so you need to balance it out.
Moisturizing is the last step. In fact, moisturizing is the most important part of facial skincare routine. Moisturizers prevent your skin from getting dry. Dry skin is really undesirable since it causes the upper layer skin to break, leading to dead skin cells. Again, use light upward strokes to make the moisturiser more effective. Moisturizers work the best when applied on warm and damp skin. So do not try to remove all the moisture in the previous steps of facial skincare routine.
If you’re not sure how to get started with your own skincare regimen go ahead and book a complimentary virtual consultation with me! We will discuss how you want your skin to feel, what you wish you could change about your skin and work together to find a regimen that will accomplish those goals while fitting into your lifestyle and budget!