Skincare is something that’s grown in popularity throughout the last few years. However, learning how to build one that suits all of our skin’s needs can sometimes feel a little daunting, especially as there are so many products on the market. Thankfully, the complete guide to looking after your skin should make things a little easier.
Choosing a cleanser
Cleansers are the first step in any good skincare routine. However, it’s important to find the right one for our skin. They work at removing any build-up of oil from our face to leave a blank canvas for the rest of our routine, but how do we know that it’s right? For one, it shouldn’t leave our skin feeling tight once we’re done, as it means it has stripped too much away and dried out our face. Instead, look for one that suits your needs and is designed for your skin type. Cleansers can either be foaming cleansers or applied with a cotton pad and are normally used twice a day.
Pick your serums
Ah, serums. While it can seem overwhelming to see the number of serums on the market, there are a few tried-and-tested ones that people tend to prefer. Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serums are popular choices to keep skin plump, moisturized, and free of fine lines. However, things like salicylic acid are good for people with acne-prone skin. Then there are serums such as retinoids which are known for their fine line reducing qualities, but they should only be used in the evening as retinoids can make skin more sensitive to sun exposure.
Find an appropriate moisturizer
Even if you have oily skin, you still need a moisturizer. Thankfully, there are moisturizers designed for every skin type to ensure your skin gets everything it needs. From lightweight options to gel-like moisturizers and everything in between, it might sometimes take a little bit of trial and error to find the right one. Many also prefer to have morning and night moisturizers. Morning moisturizers tend to be lighter, while night options are often thicker and can be applied in a thicker layer.
Don’t forget sunscreen
One thing that plenty of people forget is to add sunscreen to their skincare routine. Still, it’s something we should all be doing to protect our skin from sun damage and early signs of aging. After finding the best sunscreen for your routine, be sure to apply a healthy amount to your face and allow at least 15 minutes for it to sink in before heading out in the sun. This even means adding sunscreen under makeup if you plan on wearing any for the day. It’s also something that will need to be topped up throughout the day. Of course, this step can be skipped in the evening.
Learning everything there is to know about looking after your skin should make creating a simple routine easier than ever before. Of course, once the basics are down, it can be added to and expanded as our skin needs change.