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Build A Skincare Routine You Can Use For Years To Come

Build a Skincare Routine

How to Build a Skincare Routine

Love the skin you live in; this should be your motto before you make any decisions regarding your skin. We all know that a skincare routine can be demanding, sometimes expensive (it’s worth it), and rewarding all in one, and it’s absolutely important to have one; you just need to figure out what works for your skin. To help you on this skincare journey, we have put together a guide to help you build your skincare routine from the ground up and for years to come.

Firstly, get to know your skin


Do you have oily, normal, or dry skin? Are you prone to breakouts? Or puffiness? Well, it’s easy to answer those questions, and it’s important that you do. Because each person has different skin compared to the next one, it does become challenging when offering advice, but with our guide on how to build a skincare routine, you will be able to customize it to suit your exact needs. It is also great to know that good skin is built over time and maintained, another reason why a skincare routine is of utmost importance.

Before you kick off your new routine


According to the New York Times, there are three parts to your skincare routine that absolutely must be included:

  • Cleansing: Washing your face
  • Toner: To balance your skin
  • Moisturizer: For hydration

The goal is to optimize your skin so that you are always looking your best for yourself and so that you give your skin the best possible care, as well as iron out any issues you might have. Adding the three above steps to your daily routine is only the beginning. You should also remember that if you are working on a particular target area, say your cheeks, you must give your routine time to work. You will not see results overnight; no one will. A tip from professionals is to stick to using the same products twice daily for at least six weeks to start seeing some sort of change. Only with consistency will you see change.

Keep it clean


Your canvas, aka your skin, will need a generous clean before you start anything. Cleansing goes a long way in a great skincare routine. Always opt for a gentle face wash. Harsh products tend to damage your skin over time, and we don’t want that. Here is a guide on what type of cleanser goes with which skin:

  • Oil or acne-prone: A foaming liquid
  • Dry, red, or eczema-prone: Cream-based
  • Sensitive: Oil-based
  • For older adults: Melting balm
  • Any skin type: Micellar water
Keep it clean

Tone it


For many, toning is an optional step, but it is a great way for you to balance your skin’s ph. For people with dry or sensitive skin, opt for something hydrating. And for acne, salicylic acid does the trick!

Serum


Again, a serum is optional, but there are great benefits from it. Dr. Ashley Magovern, board-certified dermatologist and owner and founder of Manhattan Dermatology, recommends using Vitamin C serum from an early age. She adds that “It helps reverse a lot of the damage that we get from the sun and pollution.” We also recommend finding a serum that contains a stable form of vitamin c, because then it will be able to soak into your skin.

It’s all in the eyes


While eye cream might not necessarily be needed for some people, this face treat does come with benefits, like getting those crow’s feet under control and eliminating the Prada bags underneath your precious eyes.

It’s all in the eyes

Moisturizer


Many people exclude this step citing that it is not needed, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth; after you’ve followed the above steps, you need to moisturize. What this does is it hydrates your skin. Some tips: opt for a lighter moisturizer during the day as it will soak into your skin quickly and won’t cause any pilling under your makeup. Moisturizer is just as important at night as it seals in active ingredients and the ever-important hydration.

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Last but certainly not least, sunscreen


Sunscreen protects you from the brutal sun, and while sunscreen only takes you so far, avoiding the sun during its peak times is also ideal. Opt for a sunscreen that has a minimum of 30 Sun Protection Factor (SPF).

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