When I was younger, my skin care routine consisted of washing my face in the shower with soap and a wash cloth. I never had acne and I was blessed with porcelain skin that was soft and worry free. Then I began to age and try new products. In my teenage years, I discover cosmetics and lotions. I also found out what exfoliating was and that I should be doing it. I put a lot of stress on my skin and it began to show. I started breaking out in hives and rashes from all of the products that I was using. I realized that my skin was fragile and I was not doing the right things to it. I clearly needed a new skin care routine. Now that I am approaching 40 years old, I have changed it again. How do you know what type of skin care routine you need? Here are some tips for women who are new at this.
What is your skin type?
When of the first things that you need to do before starting this routine is being aware of what type of skin you have. There are quite a few and you are bound to fit into one of these categories.
Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination are all skin types. No matter what type of skin you have, there is always a chance that you may have very sensitive skin. This is also important to know when you are about to start a new skin care routine. If you have discovered that your skin is allergic to a specific product, try to find out what ingredient it is allergic to. This will help you to decide what to try as part of your new skin care routine.
Once you have your products, it’s time to start taking better care of your skin!
Here is what your daily routine should look like:
Apply a cleanser as soon as you wake up. This will help get all of the residue off of your face from the night before.
Use a toner to help balance out your skin after you have cleaned it.
Apply a moisturizer as soon as the toner dries.
Apply sunscreen to your face to keep it protect everyday. I apply sunscreen 3 to 5 times a day because of my higher elevation and I teach preschool and we are always outside!
Night time Routine:
Remove all of your make-up with a gentle cleanser.
Make sure that you exfoliate. Make sure it is gentle on your skin.
Apply the toner.
Lastly, apply your acne or anti-aging night time treatments. It is never too late to start on the anti-aging creams!
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