Skincare is something people always look for. They search and search, yet don’t find the perfect one that suits their skin type. And if you’re a beginner, it’s natural that you would be confused and do something that doesn’t suit your skin type. So, if you’re thinking about where to begin, you’ve indeed stumbled upon the right place.
Below we’ve come up with the ultimate guide that will help you out massively and give you the perfect guidance on how to look after your skin.
Every basic skincare routine starts with cleansing. And it’s not that you choose any random cleanser to clean your face. First, analyse your skin type and then choose the product you wish to use. Next, we’d suggest you go through the ingredient list properly to understand which ones suit your skin and accordingly select the one you prefer.
Ideally, being a beginner choosing probiotic skincare products can be the best way to go since these are naturally made and perfect for nascent skin. Therefore, probiotic skincare can be the best choice to make.
Now coming to the process by which you must clean your face. Use a nice mild face wash first to take the dirt off your face. Then, if necessary, you could easily choose a scrub to open up the pores of your skin. Once that is done, you could use a cream or water-based cleaning lotion to wipe off your face.
Some people skip this step and directly go on using a toner. But we’d suggest you first use a cleansing lotion and then use a toner. Then, use even strokes upwards in a position to lift your skin. This will ensure that your skin doesn’t have fine lines.
Finally, now comes the time to moisturise your skin. Different people have various kinds of skin – some get pimples while others have dry or oily and more. So, it’s quite evident that analysing how your skin is the most important thing.
Once you’ve made sure you know about your skin type, it’s time to choose the right moisturizer. As mentioned earlier, we always suggest that you choose moisturisers that are made out of probiotics. It suits various kinds of skin types and eventually makes it supple.
So, take a little bit of your moisturizer in your hand and slowly place the cream in tiny dots all over your face. Once that is done, slowly start off with the massaging process. Just like we’ve mentioned earlier, here, too, you’d have to take up upward strokes and make sure that your skin absorbs the cream well.
If you’re staying at home after that, then looking after your skin ends here. But if you plan to go out after this, then there is another step you’d have to do, which we’ve spoken of below.
The third step is only valid if you’re thinking about going out. So, let’s assume you’re leaving for work, so then you’d have to use sunscreen.
Some people think moisturisers have an amount of SPF in them, and that’s going to be just enough. But since you’re a beginner and will turn into a pro soon, it’s best you use protective sunscreen. So try to choose the ones that have a high SPF in them.
Sunscreens tend to lose their effectiveness every 4 hours. However, this differs from one brand to another. So, ensure that you find out the effectiveness of the sunscreen you’re using, or you will have to re-apply.
With this, today, we come to the end of our beginner’s guide to looking after your skin. Besides choosing the right products, having a perfect lifestyle and choosing the right foods are also essential. For example, keeping yourself hydrated at all times significantly impacts your skin. So, ensure that you’re eating the right foods, avoiding junk and oily kinds of food at all times. Oily foods tend to create toxicity in your body, making your skin dull. So, go ahead and choose the products and at the same time, make sure you incorporate healthy eating habits to ensure you have perfectly supple and soft skin.
Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.