Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and we must treat it with care. While looking for skincare routines or ways to improve the skin is trendy right now, you must understand the basics and protect your skin against daily aggressions. It all starts with understanding what your skin needs.
The key to a good skincare routine is a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and SPF. These will always constitute the dream team for any skin type. After cleaning and toning, you have a blank canvas, and this is where you can quickly boost your routine. Too often do we forget serums, essences, and eye patches, which are all great products to improve your skincare routine:
Serums complement toners by bringing a boost in hydration. There are also specific serums that can help with many skin problems, like redness, anti-aging, antioxidants, hyperpigmentation, repair, and acne. Some popular serums include vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide.
The skin layer under the eyes is thinner and fragile compared to other areas and needs as much moisture as it can get. While eye patches may not be the cure to all your skin problems, they do help with reducing wrinkles and dark circles. Many are infused with ingredients like aloe and caffeine, which can help improve your skin’s elasticity.
There is a way for you to do your skincare while sleeping, and that is with a sleep mask. While we sleep, we tend to lose hydration, and a sleep mask can be helpful in this area. The difference between a night mask and a night cream is that a night cream is often thicker. Both are great ways to lock in hydration and keep your skin from looking dull.
Oils for your face may seem counterintuitive. Wouldn’t an oily face cause acne? Using a product like a rosehip oil or jojoba oil at night can help boost the softness and glow of your skin. Face oils bring back elasticity and moisture to the face.
If you want to have a naturally healthy glow to your face, the goal is to build our routine based on our own needs.