Everyone wants perfect, glass-like, problem-free skin until they realize the effort they must put in to achieving that. Good food, proper hydration, the right skincare products, and some regular self-love sessions are mandatory to achieve that goal.
It’s not just about using the right products, but the order in which they are applied also brings a big difference.
If you're planning on creating a skincare routine for yourself, but don’t know where to start, this article will help guide you in the right direction.
The right order for a good skincare routine
1. Cleanser/Face wash
Before you get into the complexities of your skincare regime, you must make sure you have a clean face. Just splashing water on your face and continuing with the rest of the steps may sound easy, but it is not effective. Even the most expensive toner or serum may not make a difference if there is a layer of oil and impurities beneath it.
Hence, first use a mild cleanser to wipe out the dirt and turn your skin into a fresh canvas for the products to come. Make sure you cleanse your skin twice a day (mornings and nights) for best results.
Toner is a product that looks like water but provides way more benefits than water can. It gives your skin a quick hit of hydration while balancing the pH of your skin. Nowadays, toners have stepped up their game and do way more than hydration. Depending on the product and the formulation, they can also remove sebum, oil, dirt and tighten open pores.
Swipe on some toner with a cotton pad right after your cleansing session and you are ready for the next step in your skincare routine!
Serums can be the superhero of your skincare routine if they contain the right active ingredients and are designed to nourish, protect, and hydrate your skin.
One recommendation for this segment could be a Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C accelerates collagen and elastin production, so your skin can stay looking young and firm for longer. It can also even out the texture of your skin and prevent signs of aging like fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles.
4. Eye cream
This step could be optional unless you are a bearer of specific issues like puffy eyes, dark circles, or eye wrinkles. In this case, you will need a special product for your undereye as the skin here is thinner than the rest of your face.
Dab on some eye cream carefully with the tip of your ring finger. If you use an eye cream with a metal roller applicator, you can keep it in the fridge pre-use for a soothing roll-on.
Whether you have oily or dry skin, it is best to use a moisturizer to keep your skin balanced and hydrated. Although your skin has natural glands that produce oil, it could always use some extra help. Use a light moisturizer, which doesn’t clump under your makeup and soaks in quickly.
However, if you suffer from extremely dry skin, a thicker formula is suggested by dermatologists.
If you haven’t already heard about the importance of sunscreen, this is your final call! Do not forget your sunscreen every time you go outside. Although it is the last step of your skincare routine, it is super important as it keeps your skin looking healthy for as long as possible. Sun damage is very real, and sometimes the effects can be permanent if not acknowledged fast enough.
SPF can help create a barrier from the UVA and UVB rays emitted from the sun. Along with preventing sun damage, sunburns, unwanted tans, and signs of aging, it can protect you from harmful skin cancers too.
Get a broad-spectrum SPF and save your skin before it is too late!
Regular skin treatments
Along with following these steps daily, adopting some extra habits can go a long way. Monthly facials and DIY masks are the best way to boost the whole process of achieving your skin goals.
Some of the ongoing popular skin treatments are sheet masks and clay masks. They help with the process of clearing out impurities and toning your skin while also being super therapeutic and relaxing. Bonus points if you get your masking/facial done in a salon by an experienced professional!
The next time you're thinking of getting a salon facial or a therapeutic masking, book your appointment at Pink Is In Salon. We'll take care of all your skin needs.
Face and lip scrubs have also been given a lot of attention lately. Using a face and lip scrub once a week can remove dead skin cells and make your skin look fresher.
The best part is, you can DIY these scrubs if you don’t have one at home!
For your face, you can make an oatmeal and honey scrub by mixing warm honey with ground oats. Apply this to your skin and follow up with a gentle massage.
For a lip scrub, you can mix equal parts of honey, coconut oil, and sugar to make a paste. Massage this paste on your lips for 4-5 minutes and wash it off for soft and supple lips. This easy-to-prepare lip scrub recipe was also suggested by Kourtney Kardashian in her Vogue beauty secrets makeup guide video. She loves it, and you will too!
Looking for skincare products you can use at home? Check out our shop here at Pink Is In.
Written by Chelsea Muller