So I get asked a lot of skincare questions and I thought I’d write about the general step by step of how to wash and prep your skin. I think this will be a helpful post for those who aren’t familiar with skin care routines. So let’s get started!
1. Wash your face!
I wash my face twice a day, in the morning and at night. In the mornings I like to use a mild soap just to get stimulate the blood flow and to balance out the skin. Also your makeup is going to go on smoother on a cleaner surface. Then at night I will use a makeup removing cleanser to wash off makeup as well as dirt and oil. A couple times a week I like to exfoliate my skin to get rid of any dead skin build up. Weekly exfoliation will keep your pores from being blocked which can develop into pimples.
2. Tony! Toni! Toner!
I’ve written a post on it before oh my you should use toner and you can read it here. Using toner can help the skin take in the other products you will use later. It should be used before any other skin product. I use a cotton pad and gently wipe around the face. Those with oily skin should never ever skip this step! The toner will help prep and control oiliness.
3. Treat your skin
If you’ve got a pimple or pimples use a blemish treatment cream/ointment on specific areas.
4. I scream for eye(s) cream and serum
These are the two skin products that you should invest in. The first signs of ageing starts around the eyes so always moisturise the eye area and firm up the skin with an anti-ageing formulated eye cream if you are in your early 20s or older. Serum or essence will give your skin extra nourishment and helps keep the elasticity of your skin. As you get older collagen in the skin will start to diminish. So using a serum as part of your skin care routine is key to having youthful looking skin.
5. IT RUBS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN…
I hope you don’t mind the dark humor 😉 Whether it is lotion, cream, or oil, this step will lock in everything you put on previously. It will also repair the skin and keep it from drying out. Drying out the skin will cause more breakout and the texture of your skin will become rough. So slather it on. I like to use oils and creams instead of lotion because I have very dry skin. For oily skin types a light lotion or gel cream will do.
6. The California Raisins called and they want their wrinkles back…
is what you’re gonna hear if you don’t put on sunscreen everyday. Use a UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen. Just because you’re going outside for 10 mins is not an excuse not to wear sunscreen. Always and everyday apply sunscreen before leaving your house. You can rad more about the importance of sunscreen here!
Now you know what to buy and how to use it! I hope this post was informative and not overwhelming for you 🙂 If you have any questions just drop a comment below!