The skin is often one of the most neglected parts of our bodies. We spend a lot of time focusing on what we eat, our fitness routine, and other aspects that make us feel good about ourselves, but skincare often gets pushed to the back burner.
But it’s important to take care of your skin because it affects how you look and how healthy you are.
In this blog post, I will be going over some skincare steps that you can’t miss!
The first step is to cleanse your skin. Cleansing removes dirt and debris from your skin’s surface and opens your pores up for facial oils, which provide nutrients to the skin cells.
Cleansing also removes impurities from your skin, such as sweat, sebum, and dirt.
The best type of cleanser to use will depend on skin type: dry skin should generally stick with creamy or milky formulas, while oily skin types can try gel-based products that mattify the skin’s surface.
After cleansing, you’ll want to add in a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
Dry skin types should use a moisturizer with humectants to draw moisture into the skin, while oily skin will need something lighter like an essence or serum.
There are also treatments for specific skin conditions such as acne and sensitive skin, so make sure you pay attention to what kind of skin you have and pick the skin type that best fits your skin.
The last step to take care of skin is protecting it from further damage by using sunscreen every day! Make sure you’re applying at least SPF 30 before going outside, but if you spend more time in the sun, then make sure to use a higher number like SPF 50.
Sunscreen is especially important in the wintertime since skin can be more sensitive to UV rays, so make sure you’re using sunscreen all year long!
At night, it’s also extremely beneficial to remove makeup with oil or micellar water before going to bed. Oils and micellar waters are very gentle on the skin and will help remove any leftover makeup or dirt that your cleanser didn’t get.
Removing makeup before you go to bed is also good for the skin because it allows your skin’s natural enzymes time to fight any acne-causing bacteria that might have been behind on the skin.
Wash Off Masks/Exfoliate Your Skin
If you’re using a wash-off mask or an exfoliant, make sure to use it once or twice a week. Makeup and skincare products can build up on the skin if not removed, so make sure to get rid of anything that might be caked onto your skin during these times!
If you’re using an exfoliating product, then you’ll want to follow it with a moisturizer, so the skin doesn’t feel dry after.
If you’re using a wash-off mask, then follow it with your regular moisturizer and skip the lotion afterward!
There are many skincare steps that we often forget about when taking care of our skin which can lead to dull skin or even breakouts, but if you keep these skincare steps in mind, you’ll have skin that looks healthy and glowing!