How to Get Results You Want from Your Skincare!
Your skin is a complex organ. It is also your body’s largest organ. So naturally, it’s important you understand how to best care for it! While you may be investing in the best skincare products on the market to tend to your skin, understanding how to get the desired results from those beauty products is the key to obtaining healthy, glowing, youthful-looking skin!
Unlocking the Power from Your Skincare
Moisten Before Cleansing
The first step, before you even consider applying any cleanser, is to moisten your skin with warm water to open up your pores and allow the cleanser to penetrate into your skin. Concentrate on the areas with large pores to ensure you loosen up any trapped dirt.
Exfoliate Once or Twice Per Week
As you age, skin cell turnover slows down, so exfoliating is an important part of your skincare regimen. However, using a face scrub every day can be harsh on your skin. So don’t overdo it! Exfoliating once or even twice per week will help speed up the shedding of dead skin cells and improve your skin’s radiance. That fresh new layer of skin you’ll reveal will also better absorb the skincare products you’re applying afterward.
Apply Face Mask to the Neck Area
Once per week, after exfoliating, a mask should be used to detoxify and firm up your skin. The one common mistake most people make is not extending the application of the face mask to their neck area. Your neck is an extension of your face and must be included too! Also, ensure you don’t leave your face mask on for too long; otherwise it will strip your skin of its natural protective oils and leave your face parched. It’s recommended you don’t exceed the 20 minute mark.
Don’t Skip the Toner!
Most people underestimate the value of using a face toner in their skincare regimen. If your skin is oily or prone to acne, it’s especially important to use a face toner! Toners can control sebum production, unclog pores, regulate pH levels, hydrate your skin, firm your skin, and most importantly prep your skin to absorb serums and moisturizers.
Apply Serums from Thinnest to Thickest
Serums are potent formulas designed to treat specific skin concerns. Don’t be afraid to layer them. The trick here is to start from the ones with the thinnest consistency to the thickest. That will allow them to penetrate your skin more effectively.
Apply Eye Cream in Tapping Motion
The skin near your eyes is particularly thin and fragile. Using your ring finger (it’s the weakest one), apply a pea-sized amount of eye cream under your eye. Gently tap the product into your skin along the orbital bone and along your brow bone. Avoid getting product too close to your bottom lash line or on your top eyelid – you could cause skin irritation.
Switch Up Your AM and PM Skincare Routine
Moisturizers and creams are not all made the same! And your skin has specific needs from daytime to nighttime! That’s why you need to switch things up. You don’t want your morning and nighttime routine to be the same.
During the day, your skin needs hydration and protection against free radical damage. An antioxidant-rich face cream with hydrating properties is ideal. Additionally, remember to use SPF, even on cloudy days!
At night, your skin is hard at work, repairing and renewing itself. A face cream containing Vitamin A or retinol can stimulate cellular turnover and assist your skin with its restoration process. Also, at nighttime, your skin’s sebum production slows down and your lipid barrier thins, resulting in moisture loss through evaporation. Using a thick occlusive skincare formula will ensure your skin retains moisture and prevent dehydration.
Okay, so now you know how to use your products to obtain desired results, but what order should you use these products and what time of day??
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!!
Below is an easy guide to help you.