Cleanse Your Skin
Cleanse your skin in the morning and in the evening to keep your pores clear and your face fresh. Your cleanser may vary based on skin type, but with all cleansers, the general consensus is to apply them using an upward, circular motion so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores. If you have very sensitive skin, using only water would also do the trick!
Toning is an important addition to your skin care routine. After you cleanse your skin of impurities, toner removes any residue left behind by the cleanser as well as any makeup or oils your cleanser might have missed. Toner will help your skin to absorb moisturiser and minimise the appearance of pores. If you have dry skin, use alcohol free toner.
Use cotton pad or cotton ball to apply toner right after you have cleansed your skin, while it is still damp.
Moisturising provides a protective layer to the skin that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated. This hydration is what gives your skin a smooth, luminous appearance. Needless to say, this is a step in your skin care routine you don’t want to skip.
Choose a moisturiser based on your skin type — it can be a cream, lotion, gel or oil—and gently rub it into your skin in an upward motion, being careful not to tug on the delicate skin around your eyes. Once the moisturiser is applied, give it time to sink in so you receive its full benefits.
UV protection is essential no matter where you go. The Sun is the most damaging factor of skin and the leading cause of skin cancer. That’s why using a moisturiser that contains SPF or applying a sunscreen after your moisturiser is key for protecting your skin from the Sun’s damaging UV rays
Our skin is constantly shedding millions of skin cells everyday, but sometimes those cells can build up on the surface of our skin and need some extra help to be removed. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. If you struggle with blackheads, acne or breakouts, you’re not going to want to miss this step.
It’s best to exfoliate after toning and before moisturizing. Most dermatologists agree that you should exfoliate one to three times a week, but this depends on your skin type and how it reacts to exfoliation. Use exfoliators such as sugar or salt scrub or facial scrub. All could be effective tools for removing dead skin cells.