The 5 Basic Steps of Skincare, Are You Doing Them Correctly?
CLEANSING Cleansing your skin is the first most important step. Regular cleansing is essential to keeping your skin looking radiant and healthy. Cleansing helps maintain proper pore size and helps control excess oil production. Cleansing twice a day, morning and night, is recommended. TONING The second step is toning. Many people overlook this very crucial step. Toning helps to regulate the pH in your skin that cleansers usually disrupt. Maintaining a proper pH is necessary in order for your skin to function at its best. CORRECTIVE SERUMS Next, applying corrective serums help to properly treat and maintain healthy skin. Serums are ingredient deliverers and should always be applied before moisturizers. Serums are designed to seep deep within the pores. Gently tap into skin as opposed to rubbing and let dry. MOISTURIZING Fourth step is moisturizing. All skin types need to moisturize, even if you have oily skin. Moisturizing helps the hydration process of the skin and will maintain elasticity within skin pores, thus, giving you a younger and more radiant appearance. Take your time on this step, gently rubbing the product into your skin. SUN PROTECTION The final step is spf 30-50. Apply sunscreen broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection even on cloudy days to helps protect your skin. Please read more about sun safety here.
It is recommended that these steps be repeated morning and night, with the exception of spf at night. All of these steps may seem a little overwhelming, but I promise you it takes no more than 5-7 minutes each morning and night. You owe it to yourself and your skin will thank you for it!