Your skin is the largest organ, so why shouldn’t you invest in good skin care? A good skincare routine will leave you with younger, fresher looking exterior, sure to knock years off of your age. Having radiant skin can be your best accessory just by following these few simple steps:
Always wash your face twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening.
Women should never sleep with makeup on! No matter how tired you are, always remember to remove your makeup before hitting the sheets.
Toner isn’t just for the acne-prone anymore.
To achieve the best results, you will want to swipe a cotton ball saturated with toner over your entire face. By doing this one simple step, you will help balance the pH of your skin so you’ll have a good foundation for any product that you may layer on afterwards. A skin care product can’t do its job when your skin’s pH is off.
After cleansing and toning your face, you will want to use a good serum – both morning and night.
Nighttime cleansing calls for a regenerative serum, when your cells are busy repairing the damage done during the day. Serums are typically lotions that are non-oily and water-based that has hydration and/ or regenerative properties when applied to the skin. Serums also have a high concentration of special ingredients that allow for easy absorption by the skin, and are typically applied prior to moisturizing.
Always use a day moisturizer
that protects you from free-radical damage caused by environmental pollutants and the sun’s harmful ultra-violet rays. Before bed and after your evening serum use, you will want to apply a moisturizer that is specifically for cellular renewal at night.
Use a gentle exfoliant twice a week to remove dead skin cells.
Sometimes your skin needs a little help in getting rid of old, worn-out cells — these old-timers cluster on the surface, not allowing the new cells to breathe. A lotion touted as "exfoliating" can slough off the extra skin cells, thereby exposing the fresh, new, and younger skin to the world. Exfoliating can also prepare the skin to better absorb skin care products — like clearing away debris in your yard before applying fertilizer.
Twice a week, after exfoliating, apply a mask to your face for 20 minutes.
This will rejuvenate and brighten your complexion.
When you step outside, don’t forget your hat!
Always wear protection when going out – a hat and sun-protective clothing can do wonders for your skin. Even cloudy days can damage your skin.