We all want smooth and glowing skin, but for most of us, either we donâ€™t have the time to look after, or hardly know how to start looking after your skin. Well, as a beginner, you need to cover a lot of area in order to customize a skin routine that goes with the time and skin you have. But donâ€™t worry, we will help you out in doing so. Letâ€™s get started.
Know your Skin
Routines are customized in accordance with your skin type. Why is it important? Because that way you should know that how much of moisturizers, serums, and creams you need.
Basically, skin types are of three types and then can have various characteristics in those skin types.
The types are:
Your skin has dryness, and sometimes, flakes of dry skin if the condition is severe. If you rub your cheeks, and you have these tiny white flakes, then itâ€™s dry skin.
Also Read : Tips To Maintain And Take Care Of Dry Skin
Your skin produces a lot of oil, and is prone to acne, in chin and nose area.
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Combination skin is oily on the forehead & nose but dry on the cheeks. Usually misrepresented for Oily T-zone(which falls under oily skin), One has to use different products for different regions to compensate for the difference in moisture and oil levels on the face.
Other than overlapping with dry skin, sensitive skin overreacts to different ingredients differently. This is usually not a permanent skin type, but something one can get by over-exfoliating or using hard cosmetics products.
Not too much dry or oily, you get the point!
Now your skin can be oily, but dehydrated due to lack of water, which can cause dullness and sensitivity, so donâ€™t confuse it with dryness.
For dry skin, serums, containing hyaluronic acid are going to help you, and for oily skin, mostly gel-based skincare products are going to be handy.
How the products should be applied?
The most common way to apply a skincare routine is to go from the product that has the thinnest consistency to the thickest, that way, your skin will be absorbing every drop of the products you would apply, and you may see the results quicker than expected.
Also, every layer needs to give time, donâ€™t rush layer over layers just because you want to get it done asap. Make the skin breath a little after youâ€™re done with one step.
What products do you need?
Many people think to start with a skincare routine, they need a 10 step proper BeyoncÃ© level routines, but donâ€™t go too far, a simple 4-5 step works like a charm, and also, who has the time for 10 steps one?
It should be the first step of your skincare routine, a good cleanser. If you have dry skin, go for the one that has essential oils in it, so that you donâ€™t get yourself a dry skin, cleansing milk could be a great option.
For oily and acne-prone skin, you can choose foaming gels having salicylic acid or natural clay cleansers. They are great for oily skin and make sure the pores are clean so that they donâ€™t get clogged and lead to acne.
For normal skin, you can use some aloe, charcoal or foaming gels that really go with your skin expectations.
A face toner should be the next step if you havenâ€™t double cleanse your skin. Most of the facial toners contain essentials oils and make sure the skin is clean. They restore the PH level that your skin might have lost after the cleansing. Go for the one that has aloe if you have dry skin.
They have been very popular because of the multiple benefits they provide to the skin. From hydration to deep healing of the skin, a hyaluronic serum can help in making the skin soft, glowing and preventing the adverse effects of a metropolitan city. You can start the day with a vitamin-C serum and end it up with hyaluronic one, better would be applying the mixer of both.
In the world of longer screen times and late nights, the strain caused to the eye can cause deep circles that are hard to get rid of, so an eye cream, that do the work for you is a must. The market is flooded with under eye creams; go for avocado/caffeine/Cucumber infused creams as theyâ€™re natural. Also read : Do You Really Need Eye Cream?
You need a deep moisturizing day cream that helps in getting through the dry days of winter. For dry skin, it is a very important step, because not only you need a cream that moisturizes but also increases the ability of your skin to retain it for a longer period of time.
Face & Body Oil
Oiling should be done just before you sleep so that your skin has plenty of time to consume the moisture and all the benefits that the oil has to offer. For oily skin, you can skip this step, but for dry skin, it should be a must.
Learn more: Face Oils: Everything You Need To Know
Amidst your daily dose of skincare, donâ€™t forget to exfoliation twice a week, to get rid of the dry skin. The market is filled with natural scrubs, mostly caffeine-infused, or coconut flakes, or walnut or charcoal, whatever makes you feel like itâ€™s should be your skinâ€™s companion, just go with that one.
Learn More : Skin Exfoliation- What, How And Why
You can make customized skincare routines by including these steps, there are a lot of products in the market that can help them go through these steps one by one, but we recommend you to go for all-natural products because theyâ€™re beneficial for the skin in the long run. After youâ€™re regular with your skincare routine, you will see results in 30-45 days, because most of the skin regenerates in 28-55 days, depending on the age youâ€™re in.