Since your face is the first thing that people notice about you, it’s important that you take good care of your skin. If you’re curious about the simple changes that you can make to your facial routine, below are some tips you can do to learn how to take great care of your skin.
The best facial routine ideas:
1. Start off each day by cleansing your face
In order to rejuvenate your skin for the day ahead, it’s a great idea to use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. Make sure to use lukewarm water, instead of cold water to rinse your face as lukewarm water is a lot gentler than cold water on your face and will help clean out your skin’s pores. Which is one reason why passengers who fly in first class are offered a warm face towel to wipe their faces with.
If possible opt for a cleanser which is packed full of natural ingredients and which is designed to be used on an everyday basis.
2. Exfoliate your face every third day, instead of once a day
If you exfoliate your face every day, you’ll risk damaging your skin and will strip healthy natural oils from your skin which protects your skin. So stick to cleansing your skin everyday and exfoliating your face 2-3 times per week.
If you’re under 40 you can probably get away with exfoliating your skin twice a week, while if you’re over 50, you may want to exfoliate your skin 3 times a week. As we age our skin find it more difficult to shed dirt which builds up in our pores. It’s one reason why people tend to develop blackheads later in life.
3. Use a face mask once or twice a week
In order to pamper, clean and hydrate your face, you may want to get into the habit of using a face mask once or twice a week. As an example, you may want to start off every lazy Sunday morning with a face mask.
While you can purchase store bought face masks, if you’re not afraid of a bit of DIY, you may also be interested in making your own homemade face mask out of natural ingredients such as honey and Greek yoghurt.
4. Don’t forget to moisturise your face twice a day
The most important step in your skin care routine should be applying the best face moisturizer. If your skin isn’t adequately hydrated your skin will look dry and will show up fine lines and wrinkles more than glowing, hydrated skin. Once you’ve cleansed your face each morning, make sure to apply a generous amount of moisturiser to your face. This routine should also be done at night when our skin’s absorption for skin care products is at its highest as our skin increases its ability to repair itself as we sleep.
Alternatively in recent years face packs which can be applied to your face like a moisturiser and don’t need to be washed off are becoming increasingly popular. As when you wake up after applying a face pack, which is a thick style of cream, your skin should look healthy and radiant.
So if you’re looking to alter your facial routine, to ensure that your skin looks its best for years to come, it’s well worth following all four basic steps listed above.