The Perfect Daily Skincare Routine

If you want great skin, a regular daily routine is essential. There’s plenty of advice out there, but let’s just get down to the basics. All you need to know is how to give you skin a daily maintenance to ensure it stays in the best condition. So let’s go…

1- Cleanse

Seems obvious, but you have to start here. Cleansing removes oil and dirt which are collected throughout the day. Cleanse twice daily- in the morning and at night. Apply your cleanser using an upward, circular motion so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores. If you have very sensitive skin, using only water would also do the trick! Unperfumed soaps are usually best.

2- Tone

This is a important part of your daily skincare routine and shouldn’t be skipped. It’s an important part of your routine as it will pick up any impurities that your cleanser misses. It also helps to minimise the appearance of pores and helps your skin to absorb moisture. Toner should be applied as soon as you’ve used cleanser. Apply with a face pad soaked with toner. Wipe from the neck upwards.  There are many different types of toner around. Our advice is to try a few until you find one which is suitable for you.

3- Exfoliate

Removing dead skin cells is an essential part of the cleansing process and ensuring that your skin is able to breathe and retain moisture. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. This is particularly important if you struggle with acne. It’s not essential to exfoliate every day. We would usually recommend doing this every other day. Chemical exfoliators are particularly good and removing buildup and very good for those who suffer from breakouts.

4- Moisturise

Moisturising is another essential part of the daily skincare process to keep your skin at it’s absolute best. It gives you a protective layer to keep your skin hydrated and give it a smooth appearance. The moisturiser you choose should be based on your skin type. You should rub it into your skin in an upward motion. Then, allow it to be absorbed. Try to get a moisturiser with an SPF of 15 or more as this will also help protect you against the sun’s harmful rays. The sun is the most damaging factor for skin and it’s a good idea to apply an SPF moisturiser a couple of times per day. Using a moisturiser that contains SPF or applying a sunscreen after your moisturiser is key for skincare. It protects your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays and will help you maintain a youthful and healthy visage.

September 24, 2018 — Christopher Niven

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