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5 Things to Add to Your Existing Skincare Routine

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If you have just started your skincare journey, you probably have a very basic idea of the products that you should use and a basic routine to follow. But did you know that there are many other products you can include?

Here are five skincare products that you can include in your existing skincare routine to further enhance the benefits you receive and improve your skin even more.

Serums

Serums are a great addition to any skincare routine, as Misumi Skincare explains, and can boost not only your skin but your self-confidence too. When looking for a serum, you should choose one that contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and niacinamide.

  • Hyaluronic acid. This is great for hydrating the skin by retaining moisture. The result is a supple, smoother complexion.
  • Vitamin C. This provides antioxidant protection against the environment, reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and brightens the skin.
  • Niacinamide. This is perfect for improving the appearance of pores, reducing excess oil production, enhancing the overall texture of your skin, and minimising redness.

You can’t go wrong by adding a serum to your skincare routine; just keep in mind the purpose it will serve since not all serums do the same thing.

Face masks

If you are having trouble with a specific issue, then face masks are a must-have. For example, if you have an issue with detoxification, hydration, or acne, then you need to consider adding a face mask to your routine.

There are two main types of face masks you can get: clay masks and sheet masks.

  • Clay masks. These reduce the chances of breakouts and leave the skin looking clearer by drawing out excess oil, impurities, and toxins from the skin.
  • Sheet masks. These help to improve the radiance and moisture levels of your skin by providing intense hydration.  

If your moisturiser isn’t cutting it for you, then it is time to try out a sheet mask. Conversely, if you aren’t able to control the excess oil your skin produces, then use a clay mask.

Sunscreen

Many people undervalue how important sunscreen is and often don’t include it in their skincare routines. The harmful UV rays of the sun cause sun damage and premature aging, which is something that sunscreen helps to prevent.

Sunscreen is perfect for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of your skin by preserving elastin and collagen. It also prevents:

  • Age spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sunburn
  • UV radiation
  • The risk of skin cancer

Many moisturizers these days include SPF 30, so you might want to get one to include in your morning routine. It goes without saying that sunscreen or moisturising sunscreen doesn’t serve a purpose in your evening routine.

Exfoliators

Exfoliators are an essential part of a skincare routine, but many people overlook them due to being told not to use them too often. While it is true that you should not use exfoliators very often, you should use one at least once a week.

These products are great for unclogging pores, removing dead skin cells, and improving the texture of the skin. You can opt for a chemical exfoliator or a physical one. After trying each one out, monitor the effect on your skin and proceed from there.

Eye cream

Finally, the last thing that you can add to your skincare routine is eye cream. While many skincare products focus on the skin around your forehead, cheeks, and nose, not many provide support for the skin under your eyes.

Eye cream helps to reduce fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles that affect the skin under your eyes. You should look for eye creams that contain:

  • Retinol
  • Peptides
  • Hyaluronic acid

You can use eye creams during your evening routine for maximum results.

Simple skincare routine

Skincare routines don’t need to be complicated. Below is an example of a basic skincare routine with a few of the above-mentioned products added.

  • Start with a cleanser to remove impurities, dirt, and pollutants. Cleansers are also necessary to get your skin ready for the routine.
  • After you have cleansed, you can occasionally swap out your toner for a serum to further nourish and hydrate your skin.
  • Next, you will want to moisturize to hydrate further and lock in the ingredients of the serum.
  • After this, you can use the eye cream to help reduce fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.
  • If it’s morning, this is when you would apply sunscreen.

Remember, most products are used after cleansing and toning, but before moisturising.


Ellen Diamond, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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