Are you following your daily skincare routine? If your answer is ‘yes’ then is your daily skincare routine in the correct order. Because the right sequence of the skin care product is very crucial. If you don’t layer your products correctly and mix wrong skincare products with each other, your products may turn ineffective or, worse, irritate your face.
How many products you use in your daily skincare regimen is not important, the sequence is more important than the number of products. If you follow the right sequence with the right product, you will get far better results with fewer products.
So, Here we will discuss the right daily skincare routine for healthy and radiant skin.
Before applying any further skincare products, it is very crucial to remove your makeup, dirt, and impurities from the skin. So, cleanse your face with a cleanser that suits best for your skin type. Clean your skin properly, which is completely free of oil, dirt, impurities, and other environmental residues, so that all the products penetrate your skin properly.
Toner is an optional step in your skincare routine. It prepares your face for ingredients to be better absorbed later on. Choose those toners that are enriched with soothing, and moisturizing ingredients to soothe dry skin or chemical exfoliants to cure acne and pimples. If your toner contains alcohol, and its smell is like nail polish, get rid of it as soon as possible. These alcohol-based toners are extremely harmful. Choose them wisely. Look for a toner that has BHA or AHA properties, they work to unclog pores, limit breakouts, and remove blackheads over time. If you have a dry skin type, go for AHAs, and if you have oily skin, stick to BHAs.
Serums are a must-have for your daily skincare routine. They are highly concentrated with the nutrients, hydrating ingredients, and antioxidants, that improve the health of your skin in a short period.
In your morning skincare routine, Vitamin C serum is very important to protect your skin from the irritation and damage produced by environmental harm over the day as well as brightening and lightening skin’s dark patches over time.
For your night skincare routine, choose a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, that draws water from the atmosphere into your skin to make it plump, youthful, and keep it hydrating.
- Eye Cream
Eye creams have a lightweight texture than your face moisturizers, so apply them first before applying any creams and oils on your face. The under-eye area is very delicate, be sure to dab your under-eye cream gently. We would suggest you use a caffeine-based formula, it temporarily constricts and tightens puffy under-eyes within 20-25 minutes.
- Spot Treatment
If you use any spot treatment cream or lotion for scars, zits, acne, etc, you can apply it. The night is the ideal time when your body thoroughly restores itself.
Applying moisturizer is a crucial step to include in your skincare routine. If you have an oily skin type and are prone to breakouts, or anything else, it’s the only skincare product that will maintain your skin barrier and make your face appear like it has a healthy glow. For daytime moisturization, apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 in it. At night, your skin enters into repair mode, working to heal damage and enhance regeneration. And for the night, your moisturizer should be rich in hyaluronic acids, lipids, and proteins.
Adding Retinol to your daily skincare routine is an essential step, it penetrates your skin speeds up cell turnover, and helps your body to produce fresher, smoother, less wrinkled skin over time. It might take four to six months to give you the desired result. But you see the visible improvement with time. Retinoids encourage collagen formation and cellular exfoliation, they will also remove dark spots, smooth scars, cleanse pores, reduce breakouts, and brighten skin. You should use retinol-containing essence, if you are currently using any night cream that contains the retinoid, skip this step of the routine, it won’t do any magic for the aging signs, only exacerbate irritation.
- Face Oils
Face oils are like a skin barrier, which means, they seal in all of the skincare products and moisture, you have just applied to your face, preventing them from evaporating as rapidly. Oils do have not the ability to hydrate your skin effectively on their own, but when you apply them over products, they can increase the efficiency of your regimen while also leaving skin soft and smooth. So, always lather your oils in last.
There is a misconception in our mind that oils are only for dry skin, but in reality, oils aren’t only for dry skin types. Some oils like jojoba and rosehip oils are great for the oily skin type, while aloe and marula oils are great for sensitive and irritated skin.
After applying oil, you can apply sunscreen, this is the last step. Sunscreen makes a protective barrier, which protects your face against the Sun harmful rays.
So, these are the correct order of the daily skin care regimen. You can follow these steps in both the A.M. and P.M. skincare routine. By following these steps in the suggested way, you will get the right benefits of your skincare products, and see the visible changes (in a positive way) in your face and skin.
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