Everyone wants to look the best we can. If we had the ability to choose to have smooth, beautiful and glowing skin then we would. It’s a simple choice. The decision to follow a well-established skincare routine is one way of make sure that it’s achievable.
What’s a good skin care routine? Is there a one-size fits all ?… It’s not the case. There are many different kinds of skin, and each type will require its specific, personal care. So the question is how do I determine what’s best for me?
It doesn’t matter if your skin is oily, dry or combination sensitive or acne prone skin we will try to give a basic, easy to understand instructions on how to begin your journey into the confusing world of skin care products.
Any effective skincare routine must be a combination of NAD + Face Serumcleanser, followed by the toner, then a serum and lastly a moisturiser.
The cleanser you pick must be one that is compatible with your personal skin’s needs. For oily/combination/acne prone skin a good place to start would be a gel cleanser or something like Elizabeth’s Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser for combination skin to ensure that not too much oil is added. If you suffer from dry skin, something like the cream cleanser would be best for you. StriVectin Comforting Cream Cleanser would be ideal for this.
We would then recommend some sort of toner. There are three main categories for choosing a toner. If you suffer from dry skin, a cleanser that is alcohol-free and containing a minimum amount is the best choice. Alcohol can dry out your skin, so be sure to stay clear of it as much as you can. It is recommended to use Lancome Tonique Confort Hydrating Toner would be something that we would recommend to you for this. If you suffer from oily skin, then you may want to choose a toner that exfoliates. This is because of the greater chance of oil getting trapped within your pores and creating breakouts. If you have combination skin , it’s a bit of decision to make, but you can choose any cleanser, but again, try to be cautious with products that contains alcohol, particularly when it’s a large concentration.
Following is the serum. Some people may wonder if it is important to use the serum and moisturiser… well if you want the best results then yes it is. A serum is made to provide your skin with more reaching benefits than a moisturiser could. They penetrate down to the epidermis and supply an intense boost of nourishment to your skin. The many types of serums include, exfoliating serums, brightening products and anti-aging serums, firmsing serums and hydrating. Based on what you wish to achieve and your skin’s requirements are, obviously dictate what you choose.
Finally moisturisers. There are countless different moisturisers available, but to simplify things, we’ve put them into 3 categories. Humectants, Emollients , and Occlusive. In short, humectants were designed for people with dry skin and assist to keep water in to hydrate the epidermis (the top layers of skin). They do this by drawing in water from the surrounding air and by pulling water up from Dermis (the layer that lies beneath the epidermis) to moisturise the surface skin layers. They’re also great for those with oily skin but want to moisturise , since they don’t increase the amount of oil in your skin. Emollients are great since they replicate the effect of the natural oils within your skin. They also can help decrease the volume of fluid loss (we each lose amount of water every day partly by leaking between skin cells) by filling the gaps between skin cells. In the last category will be the Occlusives. They are designed to treat extremely dry skin or those who suffer from conditions like eczema. They form a physical layer in between the surface of your body and surroundings, which helps to keep moisture in and preventing further water loss. They are, of course, very dense when compared to other moisturisers.
Whatever your needs for skin care are we hope you discover what you’re looking for. Don’t be afraid of asking for help from professionals working in department of beauty, it’s their job and I’m sure that they’ll be delighted to help!