“Aging is a fact of life but looking your age is not!”, a well-known quote telling all about the importance of skincare. Our lives have been so busy that we don’t consider taking time out for skincare as an indulgence or even a luxury anymore. And then we are the same people who complain about having uneven skin and premature aging.
Though it can be confusing for a newbie to have a perfect skincare routine — especially since the skin-care market has boomed with tons of new formulations, everybody is with their products and a different regimen. People can tell you their skincare secrets, but remember, what worked for them might not work for you.
So, grab a snack as we are going to provide you with a proper roadmap for your general quick-to-do skincare routine, which you can do even on super busy days.
Identify and Understand your Skin Type
The primary and utmost thing is that you should clearly understand your skin type.
Understanding your skin type will help you do proper skincare and choose the best product for your skin.
There are mainly five skin types:
Oily Skin: Oily skin is greasy and shiny, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) of the face.
Dry Skin: Dry skin is flaky, rough, and sometimes scaly.
Combination Skin: Combination is oily from the face T-zone and dry from cheeks and other areas.
Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin gets allergic quickly.
Normal Skin: Normal skin is clear and has an even tone, yet rare.
You can also ask your dermatologist about your skin type. After knowing your skin type, the second step is understanding what products your skin appreciates and what’s not. Stop using irrelevant products on your skin.
Just Three Action Steps
In creating your skincare routine, keep it as simple as you can. “Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing.” Think of having a skincare regimen consisting of just these three action steps. Looks super easy, right?!
- Cleansing helps in getting rid of dirt, dead skin, and impurities.
- Toning helps in balancing your skin’s pH.
- Moisturizing gives skin its lost moisture and softens skin.
According to board-certified dermatologists, the main goal of skin care is to get a clear, healthy, and even-toned complexion. The steps, as mentioned earlier, are the basic yet essential steps in skincare.
Washing your skin with a good cleanser is the first rule. Cleansing not only helps skin look radiant and healthy but also makes the penetration of other skincare products easy. It increases the effectiveness of anti-aging products. It maintains proper pore size and prevents excess oil production.
However, it might be hard for you to choose the right facial cleanser with the best formulation for your skin type.
What Ingredients should an Ideal Cleanser have?
If you have oily or dry skin, many specialized cleansers are available on the market. You can choose any of your choices. However, the best ingredients for normal skin in cleaners are retinol, vitamin C, salicylic acid, and chemical exfoliants. These ingredients enhance the texture, boost hydration, and maintain clear skin.
Wash your face with cold water (preferably). Take your cleanser on your fingertips. Apply it to your face. Gently massage your face in circular motions. Don’t get harsh, do it softly. It will remove all the impurities of your skin. Wash your face after a minute or two. Pat dry your face using a soft fabric. Do cleansing at night or before bed.
Toning basically means to freshen skin without stripping it off its natural moisture. Toner neither gives dryness to your skin nor irritates sensitive skin. It provides a soothing effect to the skin.
Fresh Tea Face Mist by Phace is the best toner in the market. It contains alpha and beta hydroxy acids that gently remove dead skin cells. It prevents pores from clogging, improves sun-damaged skin, and reduces dark spots. It also contains green tea, vitamin C and E, rosewater, and hyaluronic acid to fight daily exposure to environmental pollution.
Apply toner with clean hands. Take a few drops in your palm and softly drag them on your face. You could also go for a cotton pad. Take a cotton pad, dip it in toner and tap it on your face. You use a toner after cleansing at night.
Moisturization is one of those must-to-do things that dermatologists recommend throughout the year regardless of skin type and season. Moisturizers help in soothing skin. It hydrates skin, prevents dryness, provides protection against the sun, and helps fight acne.
You should choose a moisturizer according to your skin type. For Instance, “If the moisturizer is greasy and you already have oily skin, then moisturizer will not gonna help you in any way.”
Hydrating Face Moisturizer by Phace is the best moisturizer for all skin types. It contains aloe vera gel, chamomile, and hyaluronic acid. It is a lightweight face moisturizer with non-greasy, quick-absorbing cream that revitalizes skin for a healthy, dewy radiance. It has immediately visible results and long-lasting effects.
Moisturize your skin at least three times a day. Don’t forget your hands, feet, legs, and neck.
Antioxidant serum in the morning is the best to protect from daily aggressors. Serums improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It quickly penetrates the skin. It also provides skin with a better texture and even skin tone.
Phace Serums Collection has the best serums according to your needs, improving the appearance of discoloration and even skin tone. You can use serums twice a day, once in the morning after cleansing and once at night.
Here are a few more steps you should consider following:
- Must use sunscreen daily.
- Apply the facial mask once a week. Face Masks by Phace are the best mask with all the ideal ingredients.
- Use Eye Cream. Dab them with your ring finger under your eyes. They help in preventing dark circles and wrinkles.
- Stay consistent with your skincare routine. Breaking skincare means you will be starting from day one, the next day.