Are you as frustrated as we are when you open Instagram and you see skincare experts applying a million products to their skin? You want the deets on their routine, but the messages fly off the videos too quickly and you are left with nothing. Don’t sweat it (literally), here’s 5 basic skincare routine everyone should know:
CLEANSE: Wash your face with the right cleanser for your skin type. It gets rid of dirt, impurities and oil you gather on your face during your active hours. Be consistent. Cleansing should be a part of your daily skincare routine. No excuses. It takes care of breakouts, clogged skin and premature aging.
EXFOLIATE: You should exfoliate twice a week. It’s a game changer. Exfoliating improves skin and makes it more radiant. It helps your skin absorb all other skin products because it gets rid of hardened dead cells blocking penetration.
TONE: Toning balances the PH level of your skin. It helps get rid of bacteria with its active ingredients. You can glide through your face with cotton pad, or in some cases you spritz all over the face.
MOISTURISE: Your skin loses its moisture when you cleanse and exfoliate, regain that moisture with the right product for your skin type. Hydrating moisturizer for dry skin; a non-comedogenic and lightweight cream for oily and acne-prone and a soothing one for sensitive skin. Moisturise daily. Very important!
PROTECT: Applying sunscreen is the most important skincare basics! Sunscreen saves your skin from harmful UV rays which can cause premature signs of ageing, sunburn and pigmentation. It also helps protect your skin from skin cancer. Ger a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. Apply on face and neck. and repeat every three hours to protect you from sun damage.
Stay healthy! xoxo