I believe that proper skin care is part of self-care. I have a beauty regime that is a little longer than most, which includes a double cleanse, one with a milky cleanser, and one with a foaming cleanser using the Savvy Sonic. Then, I use a toner, serum, eye cream, and moisturiser. I really enjoy this personal time and in fact, I don’t rush through the process at all. I use it as a form of meditation. As I cleanse at the end of a long day, I imagine I am removing the stresses of daily life as well as make up and impurities. I focus on every little movement and sensation and it really enhances my calmness.
Proper skincare should be a gift from you to you. What is 10-20 minutes of your time dedicated to yourself? If you think about it, you give much more hours in the day to others. For those who are new to skincare, this is for you.
The importance of skincare cannot be overemphasised. Taking care of your skin will not only enhance your natural beauty, which is what we’re all about, but also increase your self esteem and wellbeing. However, there is a lot of conflicting information about what comprises a skincare routine, making many beginners confused. A skincare routine for beginners does not have to be complicated as it entails the following simple steps: as you get to know your skin a little more, you can jazz it up by adding more steps and products.
Step 1: Cleansing
For the best results, ensure that you invest in a no-nonsense cleanser depending on your skin type. This step is crucial in proper skincare. Removing dirts, oils, impurities and make up residue will unclog your pores allowing it to breathe and renew. Cleansing is super important in preventing breakouts. For oily skin, choose a gentle cleanser that does not contain alcohol as it can make your skin oilier. Choose a creamy cleanser for dry skin. For normal and sensitive skin, go for a product with zero nasties and natural ingredients, which will maintain your skin’s natural protection.
Step 2: Exfoliating
Exfoliating removes the layers of dead skin that you have shedding on a regular cycle. This step should not be done every day as you can remove too many layers that are not ready to dispose. You may want to do this once or twice a week depending on your skin. Excellent exfoliators are those infused with essential oils and Aloe Vera. Alternatively, you can make your own face scrub at home by following awesome DIY recipes on the web.
Step 3: Toning
A toner provides an extra boost for oily skin, especially at the T-zone where it tends to be a little shinier. Choose a toning product that does not contain alcohol in large amounts as this could trigger the skin to produce more oil. Toning is not essential but it is in most skincare packages now to add a little boost, refresh and shrink the appearance of pores.
Step 4: Moisturising
Once you have followed the steps above, it is time to moisturise. Moisturisers work to enhance the skin tone and keeps the newly revealed skin hydrated after cleansing and exfoliating. However, different skin types require different types of moisturisers. Finding the right one for your skin type is the first step towards completing your skincare session.
Have fun exploring and creating a tailored regime fit for a queen!
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