A healthy and youthful skin doesn’t come easy; it demands various precautions and care. With the availability of expert advice, appropriate treatments and products in the market, it becomes difficult to choose the right products and services for yourself. But worry not, we are here to guide you through this problem and help you out in defining a perfect skincare regime. Follow these simple steps to gain that great-looking skin you have always wished for !
Identify your skin-type
First and foremost step to start a skin care routine is to identify skin type. Oily/acne-prone skin, dry or combination-type/sensitive skin, whatever your skin type, there’s a perfect regimen with suitable products. Products that aren’t appropriate for your skin lead to serious and long term damage to your skin. Determine your skin type carefully and maintain a personal skin-care vanity with products that suit your skin type.
The Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize Rule
Commonly known as the ‘CTM’ routine, this step has to be necessarily followed on a regular basis to retain the lost charm of your skin. With everyday dirt and pollution trapped in the pores, the skin gets dull and lifeless. To deal with problems like tanning and ageing of the skin, one needs to follow the routine process of cleaning, toning and moisturizing with quality products. As it is known following a CTM routine regularly prepares your skin for the next 20 years.
For cleansing, a mild gentle non-soap cleanser is the most recommended product. Instead of scrubbing, massage your face with the cleanser and wash gently with warm water and soft sponge following a pat dry. The next step toning helps in restoring the pH level of your skin and enhancing its resistance against micro-organisms. There are different types of toners available in the market designed for all types of skin, pick one that suits your skin type and wipe over your entire face using a clean cotton pad. After toning, apply a moisturizer while your skin is damp to protect your skin from drying out and age-related damages. Always remember, no matter what your skin type is, it requires miniaturization.
Must have products: Sunscreen, Exfoliate and Face Packs
A sunscreen with proper pH balance and chemical free packs & exfoliating scrubs are a must have to complete you skin care regime.
A good sunscreen is one that works against UVA and UVB both with an SPF of 30. Sunscreens should be used on a regular note regardless the weather as sun’s harmful rays can reach you through water, sand or even snow causing intense skin damage ! Also, do not give it a skip if you’re at home, the temperature decides whether or not your skin demands sun block and not just the sunrays. An exfoliating facial wash or scrub is a must use every twice a week to maintain a blemish-free complexion. A gentle, not-so harsh exfoliant is essential to remove the dead skin cells and open pores leaving your skin fresh and rejuvenated. Another important part of your skin regimen is a face mask. There are many options starting from peel-off masks to facial masks. Natural face masks made of protein & fruit packs are also available in plenty. You can pick any of them suiting your requirements and choice.
Adding to these tips, some habits like sleeping without make-up on, selecting cosmetic products carefully, and following make-up safety tips can help you gain a flawless skin. Needless to remind, healthy food and complete sleep is the key to own healthy glowing skin !