My Skincare routine has been requested by so many of you! In this article, I will share the basics of skincare that I follow and apply daily. It has worked well for me and I feel, if you follow it diligently, you will see a huge difference in your skin too! I am sure plenty of us are already aware of how to use our daily skincare products. For those of you who need this guide …please do read on! Here I will put up in a very simple manner, how and when to use what skin care products, AM and PM both!! 🙂
#Make up Remover
Always, always use a makeup remover to remove your makeup. Cleansing balm, micellar water…whatever..but take your makeup off like a pro. There are NO EXCUSES!!
# Face Wash
After removing your makeup, use the face wash of your choice. Leave it on for 10 seconds to do its job. When I say face wash, I mean entire face, neck, near your ears and the forehead -properly. Vigorously rubbing your cheeks and nose and calling it face washing is not done 😛 I used to get acne earlier and I switched to the Sebamed facewash which is super gentle.
Within 30 seconds max..yes…as quickly as possible after face wash use the toner of your choice. If you have dry skin, use a spray on hydrating toner, the ones with hyaluronic acid are the best.
If you are having acne prone skin, most likely you will be using an acid-base pore cleansing toner. Get the best quality soft cotton pads that you can get in the market. I buy my pack from forever21 because its like dirt cheap there. Pour a bit of toner on the cotton pad …and very gently move it clockwise direction on your entire face. Always remember to use it ONLY in one direction. Otherwise, you will damage your skin. Apply it carefully to the nose, the nose joints, temples, take it down your neck and even use it on your ears!I use toners by Alpha H or Body shop and even pixie and am Loving it 🙂
As a rule of thumb, the thinnest skincare product goes on first followed by the thicker versions. So serums go immediately within 20 seconds of applying the toner. Again cover the entire face and neck. Apply in circular motions till it gets absorbed.Choose one that suits you well. In winters I have been using this squalene serum.
The eye cream comes just next after the serum but before the moisturizer. Take a little bit on your index finger and rub it gently in circular motions. If you want to get rid of dark circles, try THIS DIY dark circle removal cream.I am currently using this one by Pixi.
Never skip on moisturizer. It keeps your skin healthy. The one thing that people with oily skin do is not moisturize their skin. They think that it will make their skin oily. What they don’t realize is that skin has its own natural mechanism. If it feels dry it produces more oil. So if you skip moisturizer, you risk raising the wrong kind of oil production.
Again don’t skip your neck!Look at Aishwarya, she has such a pretty face…but her neck looks really aged! You don’t want that!
Obviously, to be used only during daytime 🙂 The sunscreen goes on last…over EVERYTHING else ! Apply it liberally over face and neck. I suggest you reapply it every 2 hours for maximum protection!
I hope you find my post useful!!
Take care, stay beautiful!!
Drop down below any skincare questions that you may have 🙂