It's possible that you are unaware of this, but it's likely that your skin's needs will change frequently and for extended periods of time throughout the year, necessitating a change in your skincare regimen in order to give your skin the chance to thrive. You might not be aware of the significance of hydration, regardless of the season or how your skin looks to others.
For instance, you might feel the need to use more moisturizing products in the winter and lessen them or completely stop using them in the summer. In fact, doing this might have the exact opposite effect of what you want. Here are my suggestions for maintaining glowing, supple skin, no matter where you live or what time of year it is!
6 Steps to Hydrated Skin
Finding what will work can be challenging if you don't already have a skincare routine in place or if you do but aren't sure it's the best for your skin. The good news is that there is an option for you, whether you want a one-and-done product or you're willing to set aside some time each morning and evening to fully embrace the self-care aspect of caring for your skin.
Step #1: Cleansers and scrubs in Step One
Prior to applying any kind of moisturizer, you must first cleanse your skin. Any residue you leave behind could irritate your skin and result in breakouts, in addition to removing any barriers from your skin that might prevent the skincare you apply on top from properly penetrating. Although double cleansing—removing your makeup first and then cleansing your skin—is advised, the Banila Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm or Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser can fulfill both requirements if you don't have the time or energy for that. Even better, neither of those will deplete your skin's natural oils, preventing you from feeling tight and dry.
Include a scrub in your cleansing routine to go one step further and give your skin a smoother, younger-looking feel than ever before. This can be achieved with products like the Acure Brightening Facial Scrub.
Skip to step 5 if all you want to do is clean your face and apply one moisturizer.
Step #2: Toners
Cleansers and moisturizers are probably two skincare products that almost everyone is familiar with, but there are other subcategories that are less well-known. Toners are one example. With the Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Toner, you can moisturize, soothe, and clean your skin all at once.
You can lighten, smooth, and lessen the appearance of blemishes and undesirable pigmentation by using the Some by Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner.
No, this step is not required, but with the right one, you can accomplish a wide range of tasks, including clearing away any residue from step 1 as well as chemically exfoliating, reducing inflammation, and declogging your pores.
Step 3: Essential oils
I just recently added this step for skincare, but I can't imagine my routine without it now! Because essences are designed to hydrate and lay a foundation for the other steps to better absorb into your skin, they can boost the efficacy of your serum, oil, and moisturizer. Consider the Missha Time Revolution: The First Treatment Essence Rx if you're on the fence about it.
Step #4: Oils and serums in Step Four
Start using a serum or oil if you want your skin to glow like you spent the day at the spa! If you want something lighter in weight, a serum like the Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 is your best bet. You'll receive a tonne of hydration from it without feeling anything on your skin.
Choose an oil like the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Facial Oil if you'd like something a little bit thicker to make your skin look it's most supple.
Step #5: Apply sunscreen
Sunscreen is more crucial than daily, thorough cleansing of your skin! Your skin can still be exposed to the sun's harmful rays even if it is cloudy outside. It has been demonstrated that excessive, unprotected sun exposure causes wrinkles, sunspots, and serious health problems.
The risk of all of those can be significantly decreased by using a product like Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 or Hero Cosmetics Force Shield Superlight Sunscreen SPF 30 during the day.
Step #6: Moisturizers for the evening
No matter the price point, night-time moisturizers are one of my favorite products to use because they typically feel so rich and opulent!
According to numerous excellent reviews for both, Pond's Rejuveness Advanced Hydrating Night Cream and Mad Hippie Triple C Night Cream are both fantastic options!
Additional Measures to Keep Moisture In
Eye Cream: It may be best to use an eye cream if you frequently have extremely dry, dark, or puffy under-eyes. Although opinions among experts on the topic of eye cream vary, the I Dew Care Glow-Key Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream seems promising if it's a product you've been curious to try!
Lip Care: The lips are a part of skincare that is frequently disregarded. We apply lip gloss, lip liner, lipstick, etc., but typically nothing afterward to give our lips the extra care they need during the day. It would be an understatement to say that the Cosrx Lip Sleep Ceramide Lip Butter Sleeping Mask is something your lips will appreciate.
Face masks: If you ever discover yourself unwinding at the end of the day with your preferred beverage, book, or television program and a warm blanket or sweater, that is the ideal time for a face mask! You will feel so pampered adding this to your routine, whether you're keeping it simple or going all out, whether you prefer a sheet mask like the Radiant Seoul Beauty Plumping Sheet Mask or a clay mask like the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask—trust me, it's a tonne of fun to use!
In which order should I apply my skincare products?
I understand if this seems overwhelming. I put off looking for skin-friendly products for far too long because I didn't know where to begin.
My first recommendation would be to find a skincare professional in your area. If you don't want to, you don't have to commit to receiving facials every month. However, getting your skin type determined by a professional can help you find online resources that can direct you to the product categories you should be buying.
Please remember the following if you remember nothing else from this blog post: When in doubt, apply your skincare products in the order of their weight. That was my favorite beauty tip I picked up from watching YouTube beauty videos years ago. Essence, which has the consistency of water and should be used first because it is the lightest (after cleansing, of course), Your oil or serum is followed by your moisturizer. Last but not least, enjoy yourself while knowing that you are improving your present and future selves.