Don’t you wish your skin was always gleaming and glowing? What if it didn’t matter how old you are or where you live? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Due to the daily exposure to dust, pollution and lifestyle patterns (not sleeping well), your skin starts losing its radiance. It may be difficult to maintain glowing skin, but it’s not unachievable.
Lack of proper sleep at night results in dark circles under your eyes. Exposure to the sun can lead to blemishes on your skin. There is no way you can combat these issues overnight as their visibility on your skin increases over time. Here are some regular skincare regimens you should incorporate in your daily life to get refreshing and glowing skin.
1) Remove Your Makeup Properly
Most of us are makeup fanatics. Sephora is like a dreamland for us, where we go crazy over everything! As much as we love makeup, there’s no denying that applying it regularly isn’t ideal for your skin. Every evening when you get back home, removing your makeup is the golden rule you can’t and shouldn’t break. Apply makeup only if you’re going to remove it every day religiously. Your skin needs space to breathe, and it can only do so in its natural state without any makeup on. Leaving your makeup on overnight clogs up the pores significantly, resulting in blackheads and blemishes. You can use a makeup remover by applying it on cotton balls and then rubbing the makeup off your face. If you don’t prefer using a makeup remover, then you can use coconut or olive oil on a cotton pad.
2) Cleanse Your Skin
This is one of the basics of a regular skincare routine to maintain soft and smooth skin. Pick a cleanser or cleansing face-wash, depending on your skin type – dry or oily. Use a suitable cleanser at least twice a day. First, gently massage the cleanser in round motions while ensuring that you cover the entire face. After this, you can rinse off the cleanser by gently splashing water. Use warm water for better results. Pat your face dry with a napkin or a towel.
3) Apply Toner
Many people choose to skip this step mainly because they assume that toners can cause irritation on the skin. Luckily, this is not a very common occurrence anymore. Now, toners serve different purposes, such as delivering antioxidants. There’s a toner for every skin type so make sure you choose one that is right for your skin. Toning your skin lowers its pH level and soothes it. Opt for a subtle toner comprised of natural agents. Many toners also have potential acne-fighting properties. It helps properly remove any leftover things from your face such as remaining makeup, excess oils, dead skin cells or residue remaining from your cleanser. The residues of the previous steps clog up your facial pores resulting in frequent breakouts. By toning your skin, you’ll be able to effectively minimize the chances of that happening.
4) Exfoliate Your Skin
A very crucial step in your skincare regimen is exfoliating. The immediate benefits of exfoliating your skin may not be evident, but once you incorporate it in your daily skincare routine, you’ll realize why it’s indispensable. You don’t need to exfoliate your face daily, only once or twice a week. Exfoliation helps get rid of layers of dead skin and exposes newer and fresher cells beneath the dead skin. Once you get rid of the dead cells, your skin will have a much brighter and healthier glow. Exfoliating your skin will also prevent acne breakouts and blemishes from occurring. You can either opt for an abrasive exfoliation scrub or get a chemical one that dissolves dead skin cells without scrubbing. Exfoliation also gives way for moisturizers to easily penetrate your skin and makes them more useful. You can choose whether you want to purchase an exfoliating cream from the market or use ingredients from your kitchen to make one. Mixing walnut powder with yogurt forms a great exfoliant.
5) Use Serums, Creams, and Pads
Just like the rest of your body, your skin does most of its repairing and regenerating at night while you’re asleep. Many forms of skin treatment, which include prescription medication, retinol creams, exfoliants such as peel pads and anti-aging serums and creams, are supposed to be used at night. If you have skin that experiences frequent breakouts or active lesions, you should try glycolic and retinol pads on your face at night to help treat your troublesome skin. To maintain healthy and youthful skin, don’t forget to use the vital c hydrating anti-aging serum. It helps your skin develop protection against free radicals and also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a gorgeous, firm and bright skin.
Don’t forget to wear sunscreen when you’re heading out. The sun can play a very damaging role when it comes to your skin, so it is essential that you seek protection from it. You can do this by wearing a sunscreen or applying an SPF moisturizer with a minimum protection factor of 15.
Maintaining healthy skin may seem impossible to achieve, but the key is to find skin care products and routines that work best for your skin. Everyone has different skin types—dry oily or a combination of the two— and identifying your skin type can help you understand your skin’s needs. You need to customize your routine to effectively cater to the needs of your skin.
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