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Creating a skin-care routine is more than just addressing surface-level concerns. Aside from keeping you looking good, regimens help make you feel good about yourself. On top of that, they also protect your skin from the harsh weather conditions, whether it’s the hot summer days or the bitter winter nights.
If you’re new to this whole thing, fret not! A skin-care routine may sound like a high maintenance activity, but you can get started with the most essential items.
In the sections below, we’ll walk you through your must-have skin-care products, as well as some tips to use them the right way and get glowing skin.
- Facial Cleanser
You may already be using a cleanser to wash your face, but you must check whether you’re using it properly or not. This usually depends on the type you have.
For cleansing gel or foaming wash, use your fingertips to apply it directly onto your damp skin. Applying it on a washcloth is wasteful as it can absorb too much of the product. On the other hand, if you prefer to use a cleansing lotion. applying it directly onto your dry skin is the proper way. Wet skin will only dilute the product and significantly reduce its effectiveness.
Whichever kind you use, make sure to massage it into your skin in a circular motion after application and then rinse well. For best results, cleanse twice a day: before you head to bed at night and when you wake up in the morning.
This is used to further clean your skin by removing residue from your cleanser as well as salts and other chemicals in tap water.
A lot of toners in the market today are packaged in spray bottles, so you may be under the assumption that they should be sprayed on the skin. However, this method will not effectively remove chemicals left on your skin, it will only dilute them. The best way to apply it is to wipe it over your skin with a cotton pad.
Additionally, make sure to choose only alcohol-free toners. Alcohol-based toners can be extremely harsh to your skin and cause drying or irritation.
This product contains a high concentration of active ingredients to moisturize your skin. However, you should take note this is different from a moisturizer.
Serums are applied before moisturizing. More importantly, they must be applied when your skin is damp. This is because wet skin is a lot more permeable than dry skin. This allows the serum’s active ingredients to penetrate deeply into your skin.
When applied the right way, they can effectively clear clogged pores, soften lines and wrinkles, and fade brown spots.
As mentioned above, a serum and a moisturizer are two different things. While they both carry moisturizing ingredients, moisturizers focus more on creating a barrier on top of the skin to keep all of the active ingredients in. It’s what completes your regimen.
With this, you should be careful about how you apply it. The number one rule is to apply it evenly. You may start with the middle of your face, but be careful as you start slathering it outward. Otherwise, the product can accumulate at the perimeter of your face and cause pores to clog. The second rule is to not apply thicker coats to “heal” dry skin. Extra layers won’t make much of a difference as your skin can only absorb so much.
How you apply these skin-care products is just as important as the items themselves. That said, following the tips shared above will help make your regimen more effective. Ultimately, with the right products and consistent effort, you’ll be well on your way to achieving a glowing and healthy skin!
Caring for your skin does not have to be stressful. If you’re struggling to get started, we have the right products for you. At Beauty Rehab RX, we have it all—from facial deep cleanser and toner to triple-boost serum and moisturizer. You’ll also want to explore our eye serum that works in minutes. Head to our website to start shopping!