Building and Developing Your Own Skincare Regime and Sticking to It

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Splashing some soap at your skin is hardly a decent routine for skin care! You need to spend far more time and effort on it if you want it to look smooth and healthy as you mature.

A skin care routine is essential for body maintenance. There are several steps to follow for a good skincare routine. First, let’s figure out which skin type you are!

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What Skin Type are You?

There are four main skin-types. Your routine will need to be altered depending on which type you fall under. These are the four types:

  • Oily Skin – Your skin gets unusually oily in comparison to others.
  • Dry Skin – Your skin tends to flake and crack easily.
  • Sensitive Skin – You easily break out in rashes and react to certain allergens that affect your skin.
  • Combination Skin – You have a combination of oily and dry skin.

Aside from these, you may also have regular skin. If you feel as though none of the above fit you then you should be good to go ahead with a regular routine. If you do fit under one of them, you may need to alter the routine slightly. I’ll explain as we go, shall I?

Steps to Build a Skin Care Routine

Step 1: Choose a Cleanser

The purpose of the cleanser is to remove dirt and other grime from your skin and pores. You can use the cleanser morning and night for the best effect.

However, if you have dry skin, you should avoid using a cleanser in the morning. Directly placing a cleanser on your skin after a full night’s sleep may cause irritation and marks. Instead, you should use a moisturizer in the morning and apply the cleanser only at night before sleeping.

Step 2: Find a Moisturizer Based on Your Skin-Type

Moisturizers aren’t hard to find. There’s a different moisturizer for every type of skin. The main thing to watch out for when picking a moisturizer is that it is 100% natural. A moisturizer needs to be natural or else it might cause damage to your skin after some time.

Step 3: Look for a Natural Sunscreen Cream or Lotion

You may think that keeping your skin shaded and using the cleanser every day is enough, but it isn’t. You also need to protect your skin from the sun on a daily basis. Not just on really sunny days, but any day you’re outside for any amount of time, make sure to wear sunscreen.

Even if you don’t get sunburn on a regular day, the sun’s UV rays will bring up spots and marks on your skin over time. Applying sunscreen will help protect your skin from that risk.

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Step 4: Work Out the Timing

Now that you have an idea of what you will use in your routine, you need to figure out when to use each thing. As I mentioned, if you have dry skin, use the moisturizer in the morning instead of the cleanser. If your skin isn’t dry, then use the cleanser twice a day, morning and night.

Either way, you should use the moisturizer when you wake up and when you sleep. The sunscreen, you can apply whenever you’re going outside for more than a few minutes.

Step 5: Add Routine Enhancers (Optional)

There are other things you can add to your routine to further improve your skin’s health. A toner can be added to balance your skin tone. If you were to add this, you should use it twice a week.

An exfoliator is another option. An exfoliator is designed to clear off dead skin from your skin and pores. You can either use a machine twice a month or a cream twice a week.

Once you’ve worked all that out, you’re ready to execute your skincare routine and keep your skin healthy for as long as possible!