These days, coming up with a skincare routine might feel overwhelming! With advice overflowing on every platform, from TikTok influencers to Facebook trends and products, the opinions on what to do can be dizzying. Ultimately, the care of your skin is personal, and your routine can greatly impact how your skin looks and feels every day.
The main three steps of any skincare routine should be washing your face, balancing the skin with toner, and of course moisturizing! The goal of your skincare should be to help even out the complexion and help your skin function properly.
The key is daily routines, and personal observations. Monitor how your skin changes over time while using your selected products. Each product can take up to 6 weeks of daily or twice daily use to truly make a noticeable impact on your skin.
Cleanse – the right light daily formula should help cleanse your skin without also washing away healthy oils. Find the right cleanser based on your specific skin needs, from oily skin to acne prone or dry skin – there is a cleanser out there for your skin type!
Tone – Toners are a great way to reap the benefits of a specific ingredient, or add something into your routine without switching out products. Toners are like supplements that can deliver nutrients to your skin while helping your other products penetrate deeper into a more balanced complexion. Some common toner ingredients include: Vitamin E, Green Tea, Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Water, and Vitamin C.
Serum Treatments – A wonderful addition to every skincare routine, serums are usually concentrated doses of powerful ingredients aimed towards a specific issue. From a general antioxidant serum, to retinol or Vitamin C!
Moisturize – the goal of any moisturizer in your skincare routine will be to help soften and hydrate. They help prevent water loss and keep natural hydrators on the surface of the skin. When picking your own moisturizer, keep your skin type in mind. The more natural oils in your skin, the lighter the moisturizer.
Protect with Sunscreen – Don’t mess around. Put your sunscreen on! At least 30 SPF! Everyday!