How to Achieve an Effective Skin Care Routine

Do you have a skin care routine? It is important to establish a consistent routine for your skin in order achieve that flawless look you desire. We’ve got you covered with all you need to know about taking good care of your skin. Firstly you will need a few basic items to have your routine sessions in full swing, like; a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliant, cotton pads & a face mask.

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First step is to Know if your skin is the dry, oily, sensitive, normal or a combination of  oily and dry. Dry skin is usually flaky, scaly, or rough, oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores, combination skin is dry in some spots (cheeks) and oily in others (forehead, nose, and chin), a sensitive skin may sting, burn, or itch after you use some makeup or other products while normal skin is balanced, clear, and not sensitive.

Second step is to cleanse your skin according to your skin type.

If you have normal/Combo Skin use a gentle cleanser or soap and wash (not scrub) your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water, then pat dry. If you find your skin dries out or gets oily, try a different cleanser.

If you have dry skin use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t have alcohol or fragrance. Those ingredients can dry your skin out even more. Gently wash your skin, then rinse with plenty of warm water. Don’t use hot water because it removes the natural oils from your face faster. Try exfoliating once a week to get rid of flaky skin cells. It will make your skin look clearer and more even.

If your skin is oily, use an oil-free foaming cleanser to wash your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water. You may want to use a toner or astringent after you’ve washed your face. They can remove extra oil, making your face less shiny, and help keep skin clean.

If your skin is sensitive, wash it with a very gentle cleanser and rinse with warm water. Be sure to pat — don’t rub — dry. Exfoliating may irritate sensitive skin. Do not use products that have alcohol, soap, acid, or fragrance. Instead, look on the label for calming ingredients like aloe, chamomile, green tea polyphenols, and oats. The fewer ingredients in a skincare product, the happier your face may be.

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Third step is to moisturize your skin

You may think your skin is too oily for a moisturizer, but all skin needs moisture. Moisturizers help keep your skin from drying out. It is important to use it every day, no matter what skin type you have.Moisturizers are to be applied while your skin is still damp from washing or rinsing to help seal in moisture. If you have acne or your skin is oily, find a moisturizer that is lightweight and oil-free, so it doesn’t block your pores.

Next step is to use a sunscreen 

The sun can damage your skin in only 15 minutes and can expose you to the risk of skin cancer. Look for sunscreen that works against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Wear it every day, even if it’s not sunny and even if it’s cold. The sun’s rays can reflect off water, sand, and snow. It should be reapplied every two hours.

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Other things you should factor into you skin routine would be time you wash your face; you shouldn’t over-wash your face, the make up you use choose products that have “nonacnegenic” or “noncomedogenic” on the label as they would be less likely to cause acne or clog pores and excercise. Above all, know what works for you and stick to it.

 

Ruby stonez
Ruby Stonéz is a music lover, singer, writer & creative.
@ruby_stonez

Ruby stonez

Ruby stonez

Ruby Stonéz is a music lover, singer, writer & creative. @ruby_stonez

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