Skincare has become beauty’s biggest buzzword in recent times, with a good skincare routine just as important as your makeup choices in your beauty regime. It’s important to have a good routine down for the evenings so that your skin can repair itself as you sleep. We’ve put together the best (and correct) skincare routine that you’ve been missing.
List of Skincare Routine That Are Missing:
#1 – Cleanse:
First up is cleansing. This step is crucial because it clears all the dirt out of your face that’s built up during the day. Cleansers come in many forms: from liquid washes, to gels, butters, and even bars – whatever formula you prefer, you’ll probably be able to find in a cleanser. Just apply your chosen cleanser on your face, work in with your fingers or a facial sponge, and rinse.
#2 – Tone:
A toner can be seen as a deeper cleanse, and helps to lift any leftover dirt that’s on your face. You can find many toners that contain skin-boosting ingredients, depending on your skin’s needs, including tea tree or vitamin E.
#3 – Mask:
Now this is a fun one. Masks can be a part of your skin routine, but not every day. Keep your masks to around 2 per week, as your skin needs to be able to breathe and be natural in between masks. When it comes to face masks, there is so much choice. From clay, to sheet, to homemade, you’ll be able to find a mask to target whatever area you want. For acne or blemishes, you can try a clay mask to draw out dirt and impurities out of your pores. For those with dry skin, a sheet mask is your best friend. They’re enriched with hydrating ingredients that will soothe and replenish your skin’s moisture.
#4 – Serums:
Serums are packed with nutrients and goodness, and should be the first thing to go on your skin after cleansing. Due to their smaller molecular size, serums will sink into your skin deeper, and won’t be as effective if applied on top of a moisturiser, as it won’t be able to penetrate as deep into your skin. There are hundreds of serums on the market, so the best way to choose one is to base it off of your skin and the areas that you want to improve. For example if dry skin is your main issue, then you’ll want to opt for a serum that contains hyaluronic acid or squalane.
#5 – Moisturiser:
Moisturiser is one of the most important aspects of your skin routine, as it protects your skin from the elements, and will help to maintain your skin’s natural barrier. Again, choosing a moisturiser should be based on your skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, you’ll be able to find a variety of moisturisers that will do the job for you.
#6 – Oil:
Oil is the last step of our recommended skincare routine, although can be skipped for those with oily skin. Oils are great for your skin as they can deliver anti-aging and soothing benefits to your face, all the while locking in all the other goodness you’ve put on your skin already (see steps 1 – 5).
And there you have it, the skincare routine you’ve been missing, in 6 easy steps.