It’s easy to take for granted important skin care products during day time, especially because we just can’t fit it into our busy schedules. However, experts say that developing a skincare routine is one of the keys to maintaining a young, vibrant complexion. This is mainly because during day time, there are more threats to our skin.
The biggest threat is the sun, which radiates UVB and UVA rays that penetrates the skin and could cause damage if we leave it unprotected. Prolonged exposure to the sun could dry our skin, which would then result to skin aging and spots.
Switching from an air conditioned room to the harsh, hot sun outside and going back inside an air conditioned room again could also take a toll on your skin.
It is necessary to maintain a regular beauty routine for your face and entire body to avoid problems.
The following are some day time beauty tips that you can follow to make sure you have the healthiest skin you could possibly have.
- Wash Your Face With Warm Water
The first thing you need to do during the day is to wash your face. Washing with warm water first opens up your pores, which makes way for your products to penetrate efficiently into the layers of your skin. Be sure to use warm water, not scalding, hot water. Wait until the warm water has cooled down or pour cold water until the hotness has neutralized. Most households these days, however, have faucets where you can adjust the water temperature.
When there is more oil in the face that will also lead to pimples and other problems. Rub or scrub your face properly during the bath in the morning to remove the unwanted cells in the skin.
- Use A Skin Cleanser
Now that your pores are open, it’s time to apply skin products. You can start by applying a facial cleanser that best fits your skin type. If you have oily skin, stay away from products that are oil-based. If you have dry skin, steer clear from alcohol-based products which tend to strip skin off its natural oils.
Apply the facial cleanser, while massaging the face in a circular motion. Do this for at least 30 seconds before rinsing off.
If you have lots of black heads, white heads and pimples in your T-zone, you can treat this area with products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Apply these products on the problematic area for about one minute before rinsing them off.
- Use Products With Scrub Beads
Some facial products these days contain scrub beads, which could prove to be very helpful when your skin looks dull. Scrub beads could help remove dead skin cells that have still lodged unto your face.
You have to keep in mind though that these products shouldn’t be used daily as they could also cause irritation. Exfoliating is good for skin but not all the time, especially if you have pustules and cyst-like pimples. The best thing to do is to wait for these pimples to dry out or be on its way to getting healed before using any scrubbing products.
- Rinse Product With Cold Water
If you’ve started the regimen with warm water, the best way to ending it is to rinse off with cold water. Cold water constricts blood vessels, which then closes your pores and locks in any ingredient that you might have applied earlier. Pat dry your skin gently.
- Use A Vitamin C Serum
Regardless of skin type, Vitamin C is an ingredient that every human being needs. It protects the skin from damages that might be caused by the sun, boosts collagen production responsible for skin’s suppleness and brightens one’s complexion.
A potent Vitamin C serum is definitely something you should use on a daily basis since it is made from a natural ingredient.
- Apply Small Amounts of Oil
Oils have a negative connotation when it comes to skin care but in reality, oils can have positive effects on skin. When applied in small doses, oils can cause your skin to appear bright and radiant. There are lots of oils that are good for the skin, among them is jojoba oil.
- Use A Toner
You should also consider regularly using a toner. Toners help cleanse your skin, while keeping the skin’s pH levels. Avoid alcohol-based toners or those that contain the word “astringent” in its ingredients. These kinds of toners may irritate the skin.
Go for water-based toners because they are gentler on the skin. Toners can help repair and regenerate skin cells, which will help you maintain that youthful glow.
- Use Moisturizer
Using moisturizer can prevent the onset of acne and pimples and other skin imperfections. However, not all moisturizers are created equal. There are those that are best for dry skin while there are those that are for oily skin. Also, you should take into consideration the seasons. Some moisturizers are better used during summer while some are better used for winter.
Applying moisturizers after washing your face locks in the product ingredients that you have applied, making your whole skin care regimen more effective and efficient.
This routine should be followed twice a day both in the morning and evening.
- Drink Coffee
You might have heard this a million times but it still is true – coffee can make your skin look younger! As an excellent source of anti-oxidants, which helps in producing collagen and boosts skin regeneration. Aside from skin benefits, coffee also helps improve your mood and increase energy. So indulge in a cup of freshly brewed coffee during breakfast, right after you’ve done your daily skin ritual before facing the world outside!
In conclusion, developing a daily skin care habit to protect you from the harsh conditions of the environment not only eliminates existing skin blemishes but also prevents them.
That being said, it is important to wash the face daily, apply skin products and give the skin with its necessary needs.
In addition, if you use make-up daily, make sure to use products that have SPF to protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. It is also necessary to remove make-up before going to bed as it will clog the pores in the skin.