- Make your Skin care a habit.
First of all the constancy of taking care of your skin will make the biggest difference. Just create a habit out of it (It will take just one month to get used to it!). Make a calendar or a checklist to track it at the beginning and after some time you will do it automatically.
- Do the cleanse twice a day.
You can’t even imagine how much stress our skin goes through during the day: dust, city dirt, car exhaust, ultraviolet, thick makeup, etc. (if only you live in a village in Swiss Alps with the purest air). A squeaky clean skin is the first step in any skincare routine for glowing skin. Cleansing helps your skin ward off dirt, excess oil, makeup residue and dead skin cells. It also prepares your skin for the remaining steps in your skincare routine.
Include cleansing as part of your morning and night skincare ritual. Limit it to two times a day as over cleansing can strip off essential oils from your skin and can interfere with your skin’s natural pH.
- Do skin exfoliation only once a week.
Our skin makes dead skin cells in the dermal layer. These move up to the surface and shed off. As we age, shedding these dead skin cells becomes a task for the skin. They do not shed on their own and require our intervention.
Exfoliation is a process that helps you get rid of the dead skin cells. They come in chemical, physical and enzymatic forms. Use a facial scrub once a week to wash away the dead skin cells. But be careful not to overdo it, you want just carefully remove dead skin, but not the whole face. Rub softly without too much pressing.
- Apply a Sunscreen
Sunscreen protects your skin from the harsh sun rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to dullness, dark patches, tanned skin, fine lines, wrinkles and even cancer in some cases. UV rays have the ability to mess with your skin’s smooth texture and can suck the glow out of your skin. It’s recommended to wear sunscreen throughout the whole year. Imagine, even during winter at snowy places the sun can be even stronger as it’s being reflected from snow.
- Moisturize Twice A Day
Does moisturizing your skin feel like a chore? Think again! Lack of moisturizing can trigger extremely dry or extremely oily skin. Both of these can cause a variety of skin concerns including acne. Moisturizing your skin helps in repairing the barrier of your skin and prevents water loss. Besides, moisturizing offers your skin a slight shine. They come in different forms like creams, lotions, gels and serums suitable for different skin types.