A good skincare routine is important at any age. Keeping your skin clean aids in the natural process of renewal and regeneration your skin goes through every day. It can help you keep conditions like acne at bay and even help you look younger. Knowing the basics will help you look your best.   

Skincare 101

If you’re a skincare novice, you may be washing your face with a bar of soap, which is a huge don’t. Most soaps are too harsh for your face’s delicate skin. Stick with products that are made for faces. They’re more gentle and won’t damage your skin. Here are some steps you can take to uncover your best skin. 

Double Cleansing is Key

If you wear makeup, you need to be cleaning your face twice. Start with a gentle makeup remover to eliminate the top surface of makeup and daily grime that builds up. Even if you wear light makeup, don’t skip this step. A makeup remover, micellar water or oil-based cleanser will loosen everything your primer has kept in place all day. 

Next, clean your skin with a water-based cleanser specifically made for your face. You can pick one based on your own skin concerns. Maybe you tend to be on the oily side and need a cleanser to manage it. Perhaps you want to exfoliate. Choose one that’s not abrasive and use your fingertips to massage it over your skin. Next, rinse and pat your face with a towel. 

Learn to Layer

Layering doesn’t only apply to primer, foundation and powder. It also applies to your routine. Using oil-based cleanser, then water-based cleanser, following up with toner, and then applying serum and cream is also a form of layering. Using products in the right order helps them work more effectively.  

For a full skincare routine, the order is: 

  • Cleanse
  • Exfoliate
  • Apply Toner
  • Apply a Mask
  • Apply spot treatments or serum
  • Apply eye cream
  • Finish with moisturizer

Supplement Your Daily Routine

Even if you are meticulous with your skincare routine, you might benefit from aesthetics in OKC. Our humid, hot environment opens up your pores, meaning that they are likely letting in more dirt. See an aesthetician for a facial and get a deep clean without ruining your skin. 

Regular trips to the aesthetician can help you keep your skin conditions including acne, eczema, rosacea, and others under control. 

Act Your Age

If you don’t want to look your age, start a skincare routine early on. Using sunscreen throughout your 20s can save you from deep lines and wrinkles later on. But there are common concerns that come up each decade. So you need to switch up your skincare routine as you age. Find products that meet your needs for whichever stage of life you happen to be in. 

Go Get Your Best Skin

Now that you know what to do, go get a good cleanser, toner, and moisturizer and start your skincare journey.