There is nothing difficult about establishing a skin cleaning routine, and the hardest part is making a daily habit out of pampering your skin. When you don’t feel like cleaning your skin, keep in mind the long terms benefits of a consistent cleaning routine. Your complexion will look young and radiant, and eventually you will see it was worth more than the investment of your time and money.
Skin care should be an integral part of your hygiene routine like brushing your teeth, eating and showering. Other steps you can repeat as needed, and some steps you only need to do once or twice a week. Let us give you some guidelines and explanations of what each skin care product offers, and how frequently you should use the products.
CleanserUse a cleanser twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. In the morning you clean to remove waste and oil that your skin generated over night. Nightly cleansing removes oil buildup, bacteria, makeup and other pollutants that get on your skin during the course of your day. The night cleansing is the most important, because leaving all these foreign materials on your skin will cause premature aging and blemishes. Make sure to find a cleanser that is aimed at your particular skin type.
ExfoliantsThese scrub away dead skin cells that cause dry skin, wrinkles, blackheads, blemishes and more. Most of them have tiny little granules that gently scrub away at the skin. If it feels to harsh or abrasive you will probably want to look for a more mild exfoliation cleanser. Daily exfoliation increases skin turnover by about 30%.
TonerAs a warning, do not use a toner with alcohol, because these will dry and irritate skin. Toners remove anything left over after your cleanser, and prepare your skin to absorb a moisturizer. You can use cotton pads or balls to apply the toner over your face and neck.
MoisturizersThere is a moisturizer for every skin type, so get one that matches your. Make sure that the moisturizer has a pH to protect your skin from the sun and other environmental factors. These will plump your face by retaining moisture which prevents wrinkles.
Eye CreamThe tissue around the eyes is delicate and does not have oil glands, so it needs a special type of moisturizer. Your eyes will often by the first place to show aging due to the delicate nature of the skin, so it is important to start using eye creams early on in life.
MasksThese do a deep cleaning of your skin, and should be used once or twice a week. They will make your skin look extra vibrant and healthy when stressors of life start showing on your skin.
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