Crafting Your Step by Step Skin Care Routine17 March 2021
It’s important to look after your skin; after all, it faces a lot throughout the day. Giving your skin the attention it deserves will help it to look its best, prevent skin problems, and leave you feeling filled with confidence. By far the best way to look after your skin is to build up a step-by-step skin care routine. A skin care routine can be broken down into three main parts: cleansing, toning and moisturising. But everyone’s skin is different. So, when building your own step by step skin care routine, there are a few things to take into account.
Crafting Your Step-By-Step Skin Care Routine
Before delving into your skin care routine, you should first consider your skin type. The four most common skin types are dry, oily, combination and normal.
- Dry skin can feel tight, and be more prone to flaking and wrinkles.
- Oily skin can be prone to comedones (blackheads), papules/pustules (spots) and is often shiny.
- Combination skin can have a smooth, healthy texture, but dryness can still affect certain areas, and oiliness can affect the t-zone (forehead, chin and nose).
- Normal skin is generally well-balanced skin. The t-zone (forehead, chin and nose) may be a bit oily, but overall sebum and moisture is balanced and the skin is neither too oily or too dry.
Skin care products are not one-size-fits-all. So knowing your skin type will help you pick the right products. Your full skin care routine should involve a morning and evening routine.
Morning Skin Care Routine
Your morning skin care routine should always start with cleansing, clearing away any sweat, oils and dirt from the evening. You would then use an acid toner at this point, suited to your skin type. Toners have come a long way from just simply removing traces of dirt. The more ‘traditional’ products containing alcohol, known for stripping the skin of its natural oils and drying out the skin seem to be a thing of the past. Now there is so much choice out there with so many beautiful ingredients your skin will love.
Next, you apply your serums and/or oils. If you use a few, layer them thinnest to thickest. However, if you’re new to a skin care routine, ease yourself in. If you start applying lots of new active ingredients to your face at once, your skin won’t thank you for it. Ease yourself in, add one new product at a time and take it from there. Next, eye cream. Always apply this before your moisturiser, otherwise the product won’t be absorbed as well. You can then apply your moisturiser to lock everything in. Finally, but most importantly, your SPF needs to be applied every day (whether you are inside all day or outside) as this protects you from UVA and UVB rays.
Evening Skin Care Routine
Your evening skin care routine should always start with a double cleanse, the first cleanse clearing away any remaining makeup, sweat, oils and dirt from the day. The second cleanse is to cleanse deeper into the pores, removing any remaining dirt as well as SPF, as this takes a bit more time to wash off properly. You can then proceed as in the morning routine (without SPF). Your serums/oils would differ for day and night, but these vary so much depending on your skin concerns.
Skincare has become quite overwhelming for many over the last few years with just too many options, leading people to feel completely lost. It doesn’t need to be complicated. This is why I have created a basic skincare routine for you to follow. If you are unsure what your skin type is or what brands/products to use, please contact us. We are happy to help!
Treat Yourself and Your Skin at The Wellness Sanctuary
Building up a step-by-step skin routine is a great way to keep your skin healthy at home. But to really pamper your skin, you could try a facial treatment from a professional.
The tranquillity of The Wellness Sanctuary makes it the perfect place for an invigorating skin treatment. A qualified therapist will be able to draw on the very best natural products, tailored to your skin type. You’ll also be able to bring this knowledge into your own step by step skin care routine. Not only will your skin feel healthier, but you’ll be relaxed and invigorated. So, to kickstart and complement your skin routine, treat yourself to a facial at The Wellness Sanctuary.