Having a good skin care routine has its own benefits such as maintaining the skin in good condition, to have a rejuvenated and youthful skin, to avoid skin breakouts such as pimples, acnes and to treat fine lines and to delay wrinkle formation and most importantly skin care routine is a must to avoid future skin problems. If you are not following a good skin care routine what happens is skin gets irritated and may pave the way to form skin breakouts and you may have to spend thousands of dollars to rescue yourself but still, if you have maintained a good skin care routine, you can solve all your problems easily because skin care routine has solutions for all your skin problems. If you have not even started a skin care routine and if you are still lathering a layer of face wash as your skin care routine this is the time to stop that. Following shows how to start a skin care routine easily if you have never adhered to a one before.
- DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE
Determining your skin type is important because if you have no idea of the type of your skin, you may end up having problems when selecting the best products for your skin. There are different types of skin types as dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin and combination skin. It is your responsibility to determine your skin type and there are various ways in the internet to identify your skin type easily and the easiest step is to examining the skin. For this, you can sleep at night without applying any creams or serums after cleaning it thoroughly. Next day morning you can examine your face thoroughly or you can place an oil blotting paper on the skin. When you are examining your skin in the morning, if there is no sign of oiliness in the oil blotting paper or if you cannot notice any oiliness or skin flakes on the face, then you have a normal skin. If there is a grease on the paper and your cheeks, nose and forehead has a shine, it says that you have an oily skin. If you feel rough and if there are scales on the face, it means you have a dry skin. Combination skin is the skin that has a combination of the characteristics in the above all three types of skin.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE
Since you are new to the skin care routine you can try basic steps of a skin care routine because adding a lot of steps as your first skin care steps may exhaust you and you may try to avoid it in the other day. Therefore, by keeping it simple you can adhere to your skin care routine regularly. As the three basic steps, we can go to a skin cleanser, toner and a moisturizer. When cleansing the pores in the skin get opened and all the dirt, bacteria and oil (that is not get well-cleaned by a facewash) get cleaned properly. As the second step, there is toning which is good to close all the open pores and to hydrate and soften the skin. As the next step we can apply a good moisturizer and this step is more important and it is not good to avoid this step. Applying a good moisturizer is important because it provides an additional moisture to the skin, acting as a protecting shield to the skin, keeping the skin hydrated and most importantly applying a skin moisture regularly will delay skin ageing. When selecting products, you have to buy your own products by considering your own skin type.
- SELECT YOUR OWN TIME
Normally, doing a skincare routine twice a day is recommended. But being honest, with the busy schedule it is hard to admit to a skincare routine twice a day. Therefore, doing a skincare routine once in a day is quite simple and easy. Either you can do the skincare routine as soon as you got up or you can do your skincare routine before going to the bed. If you are doing your routine before going to bed, make sure to do it before 30 minutes of the time you are planning to go to the bed because this will avoid absorbing your precious skincare products from absorbing to the pillowcase and bed sheet.
- GIVE YOUR SKIN SOME TIME
What is the most noticeable feature that has to be kept in mind when you have started a new skincare routine? That is, you cannot expect results overnight. The results will take some time to be visible. Give your skin at least 28 days (the time taken by the skin to complete its cycle of new cell formation) to get the best results and to showing off the best results.