Choosing the best product is important because that is your defense against blemishes. Try what is out there to know what your skin needs. Do not listen to what other people say or what famous people use because each skin is unique. What worked for others may not be good for you. Look for products that are tested for sensitive skin and non-comedogenic. Do not be afraid to check out other brands until you find the right one for you.
Here are the basic skin care routine that are tested by many to get a glowing skin:
This is very important to loosen dirt and unclog your pores. Some use water to cleanse their face and that is okay too if you do not apply makeup. If you do apply makeup, it is best to use a good cleanser that is suitable for your skin type as makeup removers may not be enough. If you have oily skin, make sure you cleanse your face twice a day (morning and evening) to get rid of excess dirt and oils on the face. Wash with lukewarm water to open the pores and then rinse with a cool water to seal it. For those who have dry skin, you can use cold cream or a wipe off cleanser if cleansing with water is too drying for you.
Exfoliating is necessary because it removes the dead skin cells that makes the skin look dull. It is advised to exfoliate once or twice a week to unclog the pores and help avoid blemishes. Go for a facial scrub that has tiny grains instead of big ones as this can cause damage on the skin. Remember to avoid the eye area because it is too sensitive for exfoliation.
Some people don't use toners but I should say that it is as significant as cleansing and scrubbing. Toner washes away excess dirt, oil, and makeup on the skin that cleansers leave behind. It also balances the skin's PH level to prepare it for moisturizing. I have tried skipping the toner before but I am not satisfied with how my skin looks without it. I notice a few white heads developing around my nose after a few days of not toning so skipping it is a big no no for me.
Moisturizer seals in the moisture in our skin and give it a glow. When you cleanse your face it takes away natural oils. It can cause dryness, itchiness, flaking, and irritation. Listen to your skin. If you feel tightness, that means it's dry and needs to rehydrate. Moisturizing rejuvinates the skin to make it supple, soft, smooth, and younger looking. However be careful not to apply too much moisturizer because it can also clog your pores. Apply just the right amount to hydrate the skin. A good moisturizer is one that is non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, and has sun protection. There are many types of face lotion so choose one specific for your skin type.