Our skin is very important, and not only for its appearance. It also acts as a barrier and protects us from many external agents. It is as essential to take care of it as we do with the rest of our bodies. It is key to have a good skincare routine, but where to start?
Before you start, the first thing you should know is to identify the type of skin you have: dry, oily, a combination of both, or sensitive skin? Determining your skin type will make it easier to get the right products.
All you need to do is follow these small steps and apply the products in a particular order.
Let’s get to it!
The first step is cleansing, removing all impurities and makeup from our skin, and leaving it as clean as possible.
There are hundreds of cleansers on the market and in various presentations: liquids, oils, ointments, or gels; sometimes, you can mix two types of cleansers using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, then a water-based cleaner to remove impurities.
The second step is to exfoliate the skin. This helps remove dead skin, build up in the pores and improve the texture. You should not repeat this step every day because it can be very harsh on your skin. Doing it once a week is enough.
The type of exfoliant you should use will depend on your skin type and the results you want to achieve. The best option is to go for one that is more delicate.
The third step is serums, which will be like treatments to repair and restore the health of your skin. This is the step in which you must consider your skin type because there are many serums to obtain concrete results.
Serums will be your best allies in skincare. You should always apply them on clean skin and before moisturizing for best results.
The fourth step is moisturizing, something fundamental that you cannot skip. Whether in gel or cream, moisturizer will help you maintain your skin’s elasticity, giving it a freshness and natural glow.
The final step and one of the most important is sunscreen. Our skin is exposed all day to the sun’s rays and light from our computers and cell phones, so it is essential to have some kind of protection to prevent future damage.
There are sunscreens for all skin types and your skin tone if you prefer not to use makeup and even out your skin tone and cover any imperfections.
Extra step: Face masks
As an extra step, you can use face masks once a week to boost your skin. There are many types of masks with many benefits, and you can even make your own masks at home with natural products you already have.
The order in which we apply these products is essential because of their consistency and how our skin absorbs them. It’s best to start with more liquid products and move to creamier ones.