Having healthy skin doesn’t really need a 10-step regimen or a complicated routine. Do you agree with this? A complicated skincare routine is not the answer to healthy, glowing skin. The important thing here is to create a skincare routine that’s geared to your skin type and skin problems. Today, the trend of following the Korean 10-step routine may work for some and it can make them feel and look good. Although there’s no harm to it, there are some people who find it too complex, too costly, and useless.
This is the reason why when it comes to your skincare routine and the products you’ve bought, it can be really tricky and you always wonder whether or not they’re really working for you. Plus, you might be questioning your routine if it’s just making things worse.
So, what’s really the right skincare steps to get the best results possible from your skincare products?
THE THREE-STEP SYSTEM
Cleanse, tone, moisturize are the only three steps we suggest that you need to follow to keep your skin looking its best. When we wash our face, we tone and moisturize to prevent our skin from looking dirty and dehydrated. After you understand how to suitably cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin of your face, the routine should only take you a few minutes per day.
STEP 1: Cleanse Face
Washing your face is very important. You may want to soak the face with warm water, making sure that all areas of the skin are wet. We mentioned that the water should be warm, but the heat should be tolerable and not too hot. Washing your face with very hot water can harm and dehydrate your delicate facial skin.
Use a small but ample amount of facial cleanser to the skin. Choose a facial cleanser that really works for your skin type. When washing your face, use your fingers to gently massage the cleanser into your face in a circular motion. Try to be gentle, particularly around the eye areas and the mouth. Then, just continue cleansing for about 30 seconds and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
To dry your face, use a clean soft towel and pat dry your face. You can also use a tissue paper to gently blot away the water since towels have the tendency to accumulate bacterias. Avoid rubbing the towel against the skin, which can harm the thin and delicate skin. Never use a dirty towel, bacteria and dirt can be easily transferred from a towel to your face.
STEP 2: TONE YOUR FACE
Get a cotton pad with facial toner and squeeze out the excess liquid. Don’t rub the toner-soaked cotton pad across your entire face, just apply it in a patting motion. You may want to focus your attention on the forehead, nose, and chin since these areas are usually oily. Don’t forget to not put too much toner around the eye and mouth areas. Toning is important since it helps to remove residue including chlorine and minerals in tap water when used after cleansing and makes the skin to retain its moisture.
STEP 3: MOISTURIZE YOUR FACE
Put a small amount of facial moisturizer onto your clean fingertips. Then use your fingers to delicately massage the moisturizer into the skin. If you’re applying moisturizer around the eyes, use the tips of your ring finger to gently massage the cream into the skin. Pick a moisturizer that’s appropriate for your particular skin type. For instance, if you have super dry skin, you can use a thick cream or a gentle formula if you have sensitive skin. For daytime, you can use a moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.
On the Note
Knowing your skin type will also help identify the specific products you have to use. For instance, if you have sensitive skin, normally, you need to use products that are without fragrances and harsh chemicals. If you have dry skin, you can use gentle cleansers, but also thick moisturizers. Also, people with oily skin should go for products that gently exfoliate without using heavy oils.
Ivandrea is a daytime writer for Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy, one of Australia’s leading makeup and skincare brand with 85 concept store, over 100 department store counters. Ivandrea loves anything skincare-related and also believes that makeup is another form of art. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.