Almost every woman no matter what age has some kind of skincare issue or struggle unless your name is Blake Lively or such. But for us normal humans we may battle with blemishes, wrinkles or excessive oil at times, nonetheless thanks to certain products geared for your skin type and a strict routine we can come close to perfection. I learned that some of us don’t even have a skincare routine, simply because they are too lazy or don’t know where to start. I am here to show you how it’s done:)
The lazy girls guide on how to build a perfect skin care routine
With so many products to choose from, it’s sometimes difficult to find which facial formula works best. Start by getting to know your skin type. Oily, combination, dry or normal. Once you know what your skin is like you can learn to treat it in the best way possible.
Dry skin is flaky, scaly, or rough.
Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores.
Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others e.g. (forehead, nose, and chin).
Normal skin is balanced, clear, and not sensitive.
Step 1: Cleaning
You don’t need 10 different cleansers or buy some fancy, expensive product that promises a thousand things. Trust me, i have been there. You just need to find skincare that works for you. Choose a simple one that removes the dirt and makeup. I love Clinique liquid facial soap which comes in a pump bottle and it really does a great job at removing all excess oil and makeup. I also like to use an oil cleanser sometimes, which is great also for oily skin! ( if you strip off all your oil with too much cleaning, your skin will just produce even more oil which results in pimples) Use plenty of water to rinse your face, best is to use a washcloth to really get all the dirt off. If you find your skin gets irritated in any way, try a different cleanser.
Step 2: Clarifying
A step that is so often skipped. Using a toner after you clean your face preps your skin to be more receptive to hydration and moisturizer. So in order to get the best effect of your product, use a toner like this one before applying. It removes extra oil, makes your face less shiny, and helps to keep your skin clean. Sometimes you will need a more soothing toner if your skin is irritated or dry. Try this one.
Step 3: Moisturizing
End your routine with applying moisturizer. Depending on your skin type you should choose the best formula possible. Moisturizer blocks the pores and hydrates your skin throughout the day and night. Hydration is essential for healthy, balanced, clear skin no matter the skin type.
All About Acne
Since i was a teenager i have been battling breakouts. Now that i am a mom and 24 years old i am still struggling and it’s not fun! So if you are way past your teen years but still have this issue you’re not alone. The warmer months are especially bad for those of us blessed with excessively oily skin, as the added moisture in the air is a recipe for skin disaster. I try to stay clear of any cream moisturizers and focus on products with salicylic acid. Cleansers that contain glycolic or salicylic acid prevent breakouts, too. Once a week i use a cleansing mask or mud mask to get all that dirt out of my pores.
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