Caring for your skin is one of the most personal tasks you will ever do. However, with the numerous skincare products and recommendations out there, knowing how to build a skincare routine can be extremely challenging.
In this article, we will offer a guide on how to build a basic skincare routine.
Simple Skin Care Routine Steps
Cleanse Your Face
One of the most crucial aspects of building a skincare routine is understanding the role of cleansing. A good cleanse lays the foundation of an effective skincare routine.
Wash your face twice a day, using your fingers gently massage your skin in a circular motion for about 60 seconds, we suggest lukewarm water,
If you have dry or ultra-delicate skin, we recommend using a cream-based cleanser once a day at night. In the morning, simply wash your face with water for minimum stripping and maximum gentleness and follow with a gentle toner and a moisturizer.
In the past, toners restored balance to the skin’s pH because the soaps people used were very stripping. However, toners play a different role today.
For starters, toners help you remove any leftover dirt and dead skin cells before you wear makeup or apply eye cream. Additionally, toners help you re-dampen your skin and usually act as the first layer of hydration.
Power Treat the Skin With Serums
Serums help you address specific skin concerns, from dealing with acne-prone skin, fine lines, and wrinkles to hydrating and brightening darker skin tones. However, addressing these concerns heavily depends on the type of serum you pick.
We recommend going for serums that include certain active ingredients, such as:
- Vitamin C
- Hyaluronic acid
- Salicylic acid
- Beta hydroxy acids
- Alpha hydroxy acids
Remember to Moisturize
Regardless of your skin type, moisturizing is vital in every skincare regimen. Without it, your skin can become unbalanced and dehydrated. As a result, it could overproduce face oil in a bid to compensate for dehydration.
The following is a moisturizer breakdown according to different skin types.
Opt for fragrance-free formulations that contain calming ingredients.
Consider getting thicker moisturizing creams.
Moisturizers with peptides and hyaluronic acid are perfect for keeping normal skin moist and plump.
For oily skin, stick with lighter formulations.
The final step when learning how to build a morning skincare routine is adding sunscreen. Everything you did in the previous steps will be useless without including proper sun protection. Additionally, sunscreens protect you from the damage the sun’s UV rays cause, reducing the risk of developing skin cancer.
After moisturizing, apply an adequate amount of sunscreen, reapplying after eight hours. Remember to avoid using chemical sunscreens.
Regardless of your skin type, a proper morning or nighttime skincare routine comes down to four main items:
- A gentle cleanser
- A powerful serum
- A moisturizer
You are free to add extra steps to your routine, from clay and sheet masks to LED lights. Opting for professional care once in a while is also extremely beneficial.
At Laserlicious, we offer advanced skin treatments that can treat various skin concerns, from acne, and hyperpigmentation to anti-aging and glowing skin. Call us today at 647-409-0089 to book your complimentary consultation and learn how to build the right skincare routine for your skin needs and concerns.