Now that you know your skin type and the basic order to follow when building your skincare routine, it’s only right that we recommend some result-driven skincare products which you can incorporate into your routine. These skincare recommendations are based on the product claims, ingredient list, research, trials, and reviews. Some of them have been tested by me; some I…
Whether you’re new to skincare, have no clue about it, an enthusiast or a junkie,
we can all agree that the skincare trend is here to stay. The skin is the largest organ of the body and taking proper care of it is important! Women (and men) are getting more involved in taking care of their skin and unleashing their inner beauty through that timeless skin glow.
With so much information online, numerous skincare brands, new products popping up every day, it can be overwhelming to know what your skincare essentials are, when to add the extra(s), and when to pass. This is why we felt the need to simplify the basic steps to guide you on your journey to healthy skin.
One thing to have in mind when approaching skincare is that ‘Skincare is not one-size-fits-all’. What works for the girl or boy next door might not work for you, and that’s normal. Rather, knowing the right steps, ingredients and products will help you build your own skincare routine according to your skin concerns. It is also important to identify your skin type so as to get products suited to your skin’s specific needs. Skin types are generally categorized into – normal (balanced), dry, oily, and combination. Note that your skin type doesn’t necessarily have to fit into these boxes, the skin is complex. Other factors such as seasonal changes and cosmetic products can also influence your skin type.
The first and most important step in skincare is to have a clean slate. Dirt, excess sebum (oil), makeup and impurities can lead to clogged pores, if not properly washed off the face. Washing your face regularly (at least every day) is recommended.
What to look for: A gentle, pH-balanced (this makes toner optional) cleanser that won’t strip away your skin’s natural moisture.
Ever wondered why facial cleansers include special ingredients when they’re going to be rinsed off after all? Well, that’s because they were supposed to stay longer than you left them on your face. LA Beautyologist, an esthetician, blessed us with a 60-second rule which has been a game changer for many ever since it went viral; still new to some, unknown…