Whether you want to maintain your current radiant skin, or you want to improve your skin’s condition and health, you need to ensure that you have the right lifestyle habits and skincare routine.
When you have a good routine, it is cost-effective and it is not time consuming. You are able to easily do it day and night, so that your skin gets everything that it needs to be healthy and look its best.
Make Sure to Have a Simple Routine
Your skincare routine should not take more than a few minutes so that it is easy to stick to. You are not likely to keep up with a routine if it has a lot of steps, is overly complicated or if it takes a lot of time each day.
When you are creating your simple routine, you simply need to give your skin the proper nourishment and this does not take more than a couple of daily products that are easy to use.
You will cleanse and moisturise every day, twice per day. Then a few times per month, you will quickly exfoliate and cleanse your pores. This is really all that is necessary.
Your Daily Skincare Routine
The primary part of your skincare routine will be using a natural cleanser twice per day to remove dirt, makeup and other impurities. Always use warm, and never hot, water when you are cleansing your skin. After cleansing, gently pat your skin dry with a clean and soft towel and then apply a natural moisturiser.
You can use an astringent before your moisturiser if you have oily skin. Make sure to use a lightweight moisturiser during the day.
At night, you will repeat your routine, making sure that all makeup and dirt is removed from your skin. You can use a heavier moisturiser at night to ensure that your skin has the right levels of hydration and to help to repair skin damage from the day. Be extra mindful of areas of your body that tend to be drier, such as your knees, elbows and your feet.
Your Weekly Skincare Routine
About once a week, you want to remove dead skin cells by using a gentle exfoliator. This will help to keep your skin radiant and glowing by removing the dead cells that can cause a dull complexion.
It is important that you never exfoliate too often because this can cause irritation and dryness of your skin.
When you remove dead skin cells through exfoliation, you are encouraging new and healthy cells to grow. If you have very dry areas of skin on your body, such as the bottom of your feet, it is okay to exfoliate your skin twice per week until these areas are soft and free from dead skin buildup.
Your Twice Monthly Skincare Routine
You want to really cleanse and purge your pores about every two weeks to keep your skin clean and healthy. Use a good natural mask to accomplish this and make sure to keep the mask on for the duration indicated in the instructions.
If you want to go very natural, you can tighten and purge your pores making a facial mask out of organic honey and egg whites. You will leave this on for approximately 30 minutes and then rinse it away.
When you are done with your facial masks, you want to use lukewarm water and a good cleanser to remove it from your skin. Make sure to gently pat your skin dry and then apply a good moisturiser to replace any moisture lost through the use of a mask.
Reduce How Much Your Skin is Exposed to the Elements
Exposure to the elements can damage your skin, so you want to go everything possible to limit your exposure. Wear clothing that guards your skin from wind and sun, and make sure to always wear a good sunscreen. This will all work to prevent irritation and dryness of your skin.
You can see that it is quick and easy to follow an effective skincare routine. Just make sure to follow your routine religiously for optimal skin health.