Much like the makeup world, the world of skincare is pretty vast. There are so many skincare terms, products, and ingredients associated with this world that sometimes it starts to feel a little overwhelming, especially to those who are new to this thing, in simple words, people who are beginners. Caring for your skin the right way is more of a necessity than some luxury. Your skin is required to function in a certain way, and when that process is disrupted in any way, your skin starts to react, thereby resulting in several skin woes, including acne breakouts, irritation, infection, etc.
Building a skincare routine isn’t just about investing in expensive skincare products or buying products that look harmless or appealing to you. Balance is the key; hence you need to build your skincare routine accordingly in order to ensure that your skin is getting benefitted from it, not harmed.
Listed below are some useful tips that will help you to build a well-balanced skincare routine.
Double cleanse your face
Cleansing is the base of every skincare routine, hence it’s imperative to do it the right way. In order to make sure that your skin is getting benefitted from all the skincare products, it’s important to cleanse your face correctly. And that’s where double-cleansing comes into the picture. It is a popular technique to cleanse your face. The first step is to cleanse your face using an oil-based cleanser or water micellar, and the second step is to wash your face using your regular cleanser. This technique ensures squeaky clean and healthy skin.
Use an acid-based toner
Toners are essential to maintain the pH balance of your skin, but it’s important to use the right kind of toner to make sure that your skin is getting benefitted. Instead of using any random toner, you should use an acid-based one to help re-texturize your face and eliminate all the dead skin cells. Apart from that, an acid-based toner will help keep your pores unclogged and free from all the dirt and grime.
Masking is must
Masking is essential for all skin types, but you should always choose your mask based on your skin type and its concerns and needs. Using the right mask can help address a lot of skin woes, including pimples and breakouts. A charcoal or clay mask does a wonderful job of detoxifying your skin, a mask infused with a nourishing ingredient like aloe vera helps to soothe the skin, and a hyaluronic acid-based mask will work well for dry skin.
Include active serums in your routine
Serums have become a vital part of our skincare routine, they benefit our skin in multiple ways, but it’s important to use them correctly. You can include an active serum in your skincare routine based on your skin type and its concerns. But vitamin C is suitable for all skin types and offers a myriad of benefits to the skin, hence should be used by every woman regardless of her skin type. Apart from that, you also need to make sure to use each serum at the right time. While vitamin C serum should be used in the morning, a peptide acid-based serum works well at night.
Retinol is the answer to all your skin woes
Retinol has a myriad of benefits to offer to your skin, but it should be used very carefully. Apart from helping to boost collagen production and reducing acne, retinol also helps to rejuvenate your skin cells and increase skin turnover. You should always start off slowly with retinol as regular use of this ingredient can result in allergic reactions. Using it twice a week at night will help deliver optimum results.