Let’s check what comprises your daily skin care routine. Well, very simply, your daily skin care routine must follow the following 4 steps:
Cleansing is the most important thing in daily skin care routine. Cleansing removes dust, pollutants and extra oil from skin. Just wash your face and neck with a good cleansing lotion or cream and gently massage it into your skin using upward movements. Use a soft face tissue or cotton ball to wipe your face in a gentle fashion (never rub). Cleansing should be done at least twice a day say, morning and evening. Water soluble cleansers are the best ones.
Next, comes the toning in your daily skin care routine. However, this is the optional part of routine care, as proper cleansing can compensate for toning. Toning helps in removing all traces of dirt, grease.. Instead of making it part of your daily facial skin care routine, you can go for toning occasionally. Rose water can be used as a natural toner.
Exfoliation is also an optional step in everyday skin care routine. However, exfoliation is must at least once a week (or twice, depending on the skin type and the environment you living in).Exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells that block the pores, thus assisting the skin in the natural process. However, excessive or harsh exfoliation should be avoided as they can cause damage to your skin; so you need to be careful.
The last thing in facial skin care is moisturising. In fact, moisturising is the most essential part of facial skin care routine. Moisturisers keeps your skin hydrate. Dry skin is really undesirable since it cause the upper layer of the skin to break.Make upward strokes using moisturiser. Moisturisers work the best when applied on warm and damp skin.
Besides following the above routine, you can include the following:
* Use good make-up remover.
* Pay attention to your skin type before choosing facial skin care products.
* Before trying a new facial skin care product, go for patch testing (Apply little on your ear lob and check reaction).
* Never rub your skin too harshly.
* Always use sunscreen lotion before stepping out.