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5 Proven Ways to Have an Ideal Skincare Routine

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Using a moisturizing cream is one way to care for the skin

When you see someone with a flawless, glowing skin, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is how much money they spent to look that good. Yes, it’s the money but without their consistency in taking care of their skin, they wouldn’t look as attractive as you perceive. This is why you need to start now and employ the five proven ways to have an ideal skincare routine.

Having a great skin isn’t hereditary; it’s a matter of a daily habit. And following an ideal skincare routine every day helps keep blemishes and other facial spoilers away.

The Ideal Skincare Routine

If you want to have a skincare routine that pays off, you have to do the following:

1. Cleansing

This is the first step to take in any skincare routine. It involves washing your face with a cleanser. It helps get rid of dust, dirt, oil, dead cells, makeup residue and other pollutants that build up on the skin. Cleansing helps to unclog pores and prevent adverse skin conditions such as acne. It also helps you lay a good foundation for the remaining steps. A good cleanser cleanses your face without affecting the ph balance of your skin and robbing it of natural oils.

2. Toning

If your cleanser disrupts the pH balance of your skin, using a toner will return it to normal. Toning has to do with making use of toners, lotions, washers and serums to cleanse the skin. Toning also helps in shrinking pores. It balances uneven skintone, corrects dark spots, and other blemishes thereby brightening dull skin in the process.

3. Exfoliating

Exfoliating has to do with getting rid of dead skin cells. You should scrub off dead skin cells capable of clogging your pores thus leading to breakouts. Exfoliation should be done twice a week to avoid excessive scrubbing off of the skin. It gives room for healthy skin cells to live on the surface of your skin, giving you a glowing complexion while wading off wrinkles.

4. Moisturising

This involves hydrating and softening the skin. If you want to keep your skin healthy, you have to moisturise. It revitalises the skin, lubricates and prevents it from getting dry. Moisturising rehydrates your skin and helps restore the nutrient lost while washing your face or exfoliating. It also protects your skin from bacteria and prevents dirt from clogging your pores. Before you make use of any moisturiser, you should know your skin type. If your skin is a dry one, apply enough moisturiser to ensure your skin looks and feels hydrated. If you have an oily skin, use a small amount of moisturiser and apply it evenly on your skin. Using it excessively only worsens your oily face. You can moisturise your skin with oil, honey or a good moisturising cream. Also, after moisturising, apply a sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

5. Treating

Treatment involves curing blemishes, premature aging, dark spots, etc., with products that reduce pigment such as creams and serums. You can apply a serum after cleansing for maximum benefits.

There you go with the five steps that make up an ideal skincare routine. Before you begin a routine for your skin, you have to first know your skin type and go for products that best suit its needs.

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Nelly Henshaw

Nelly Henshaw is an Applied Criminology and Sociology Graduate working in Youth Justice Service who equally shares a passion for personal wellbeing and everything to do with Lifestyle such as, Food, Travel, Art, Fashion, Hair and Beauty. She lives in London, UK.

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