We are all on a search for the best skin care products and the most efficient and effective skin care routine. In order to have great skin you must maintain the health and vitality of your skin. Although you are purchasing products that claim to be “miracles” for the skin you skin you may still find that your skin’s condition is not improving. It may continue in its present condition or your skin may even be getting worse.
Here’s why, in order to obtain better skin you must be using great products but you also have to be using them correctly. Keep reading to find out the best skin care routine that you can follow for amazing skin in no time!
Step 1: Wash your face twice a day
This may sound like a no brainer, but many people do not wash their face twice a day every day. You need to wash your face at the end of the day, as well as in the morning to ensure that you don’t allow breakouts to form or other skin problems. It only takes one time of sleeping in your makeup or waking up in the morning and rushing out of the door without finishing your skin care routine to ruin your skin.
When you go to sleep without washing your face you are allowing all of the makeup that you had on during the day, environmental dangers like smog, oil, and dirt to remain on the surface of your skin. During the night, it can make its way into your pores and cause breakouts. When you don’t wash your face in the morning, you are letting all of the dead skin cells from your pillow, the oils from your hair, and many types of bacteria remain on the skin.
Step 2: Use a toner
Toner is a step that many people underate. It helps to remove any lingering makeup or dirt on the skin, can be used to balance the PH in the skin, and can also be utilized as a step to treat the skin. It all depends on what sort of toner you use. Toner can also be used a way to help the skin in many other ways including calming the skin, brightening it, and providing moisture. You can purchase a toner from the store or you can create your own using natural, easy to come by ingredients.
You can use rosewater and aloe to create a hydrating and calming toner, which would be great for those with sensitive, dry, and skin prone to redness. Another variation is to combine equal parts distilled water and apple cider vinegar. This variation is tailored to skin that is acne prone and oily. The apple cider vinegar may have a strong, pungent smell but it can do wonders for your skin. The apple cider vinegar draws impurities out of the skin and pores, it also kills bacteria from active breakouts which prevents the bacteria from spreading and infecting other parts of the face.
Step 3: Moisturize
Moisturizing is also another important step. If you have dry skin, then you can visibly tell how important moisturizer is because without it your skin becomes cracked and flaky. However, it is also important for those with oily and combination skin. You must follow up with a moisturizer after you wash and use toner on the skin to replenish the moisture that was stripped from your skin in the first two steps of your routine. If you don’t you can cause premature wrinkles, or for the skin to produce excess amounts of oil to make up for the loss.
Step 4: Choose your products wisely
If you can try to choose natural skin care products. Going natural means that you don’t have to worry about harsh ingredients that can worsen the state of your skin. Some of the harmful ingredients that skin care products can contain include alcohol, preservatives, sulfates, and much more. Go for products that have very few ingredients and are made out of a majority of natural ingredients for the best results.
If you have the time and are creative then you can save some money and make your own skin care products. Creating a toner is very easy, you can use one of the recipes that are listed earlier in this article. You can also use coconut oil as a makeup remover, witch hazel and distilled water as a cleanser, and shea butter as a natural moisturizer.
Achieving great skin is not impossible. You just need to have the right tools and methods. Make sure that you are cleansing, toning, and moisturizing twice a day. Also ensure that you are not using products that contain harsh man-made ingredients. You will have fabulous skin in no time!