Thursday, July 12, 2012

What Should Your Skin Care Regimen Consist Of?

If you want healthy skin you’ll need to take care of your face and nourish it with the right products. Everyone should have at least two products that they use for their facial regimen. One being a cleanser and the other a moisturizer. Both should be used twice a day. Yes, morning and night! You may ask why do I need to cleanse my face at night and AGAIN in the morning? Well for starters, our pillows and sheets that we lay our faces upon, can hold dirt & germs(unless you wash them everyday).

Now a more advanced regimen would consist of the following:

1. Cleanser: It removes surface dirt and impurities.
2. Toner: Refreshes skin, removes excess oil and product that your cleanser didn't remove (don't use at night).
3. Treatment product(s): Includes serums, eye creams, spot treatments, masques/masks, etc.
4. Moisturizer: Hydrates your skin.

I know that sounds like a lot. If you're lazy or cheap (haha) start with a basic regimen consisting of a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. All products should be used in the order listed above.

Here are few things you should keep in mind when looking for skin care products:

+ For sensitive skin use hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products. Usually anything containing less than 10 ingredients.
+ Normal/dry/dehydrated skin types should use a cream facial cleanser. Oily skin types should use a gel cleanser.
+ Have dry skin? Avoid using products that contain alcohol, it will cause your skin to become tight and dry.

Hope that helps!

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