FACIAL SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Having a good daily skin care routine is very important to the health of your skin and essential step towards having a good complexion.
Take a good look at the way you are taking of your skin daily. Ask yourself the following questions.
- Is your skin having frequent acne outbreaks?
- Do you need to review the way you take care of your skin?
- Are you using the wrong skin care products daily?
- Do you need to simplify your facial skin care routine to prevent frequent acne outbreaks?
Did you find yourself answering “yes” to all or some of the above questions?
If “yes”, review your facial skin care routine against the information below.
A good facial skin care routine should be simple to follow. It should not take more than 20 minutes of your time each day. Do it two times a day, once in the morning and another time at night.
There should be 3 basic steps in your daily facial skin care routine.
Regular cleansing is important and when done properly, it serves the following purposes:
- Removes dirt and grime
- Remove excess oil on the surface and skin pores
- Aids the cell renewal process
Use water-soluble creams or gels with tepid water or wipe-off lotions.
Do you have oily skin? Use soap-free bars that are pH-balanced.
Click here for more information on the various types of facial cleansersavailable. Choose one that is appropriate for your skin type.
Facial toners improve the skin’s texture when applied to oily skin after cleansing.
Do you have dry skin? Use alcohol-free facial toner. Or stop using toner altogether. Your skin will begin to improve. If you really must use a facial toner, try rosewater.
Use moisturizers that are water-based.
Do you have frequent outbreaks of pimples and blackheads? Try a light, oil-free moisturizer.
Use upward and outward strokes to apply strokes to apply moisturizer.
Check out these extra skin care tips for taking care of the different skin types.
Adjust your facial skin care routine according to the seasons. Consider these winter skin care tips during the cold season.
Exfoliate only once a week. Over buffing will over-stimulate and cause irritation to the skin.
Facial scrubs or exfoliators contain fine grains which help to remove dead skin cells. It should be massaged gently into the skin and then rinsed away thoroughly. Your skin will soften with weekly use.
Choose a good facial scrub that is suitable for your skin type.
Simple clay and mud based cleansing masks are messy but effective for improving the skin condition.
Rich cold creams are good moisturizing masks for sun-exposed or dry skin.
Apply the mask over your skin. Leave the cream on the skin and let the skin absorb as much of the cream as possible. Wipe off the excess with soft tissue.
- Put some of the mask into your hand first.
- Then stroke it over a clean, exfoliated skin, avoiding the eye area.
- Relax for at least 10 minutes.
- Rinse the face mask off thoroughly with tepid or warm water.
Facials are usually done in salons. They can be easily done at home too. For deep-down cleansing, try this home facial. Just once a month will make a noticeable difference to your complexion and skin tone