When switching from commercial products to homemade products, this simple purification ritual kickstarts minimizing your daily routine.
Having many ingredients in a product does not necessarily mean they have valuable benefits due to the tiny doses. Skin is a biological instrument with its own innate ability to absorb and eliminate ingredients.
When you are making skincare, it is important to ask yourself if the product can still be beneficial with fewer ingredients to keep your formulation simple.
There is no specific number of steps required to look after your skin, but you can adopt some basic routine. Most skincare philosophies and theories are kept within five basic steps that form the foundation of a good and smart skincare routine. It is a simple skincare routine approach for all skin types.
You first need to remove any makeup and dirt, toxins, and dead skin cells on the surface, along with chemicals from cosmetics. Skin needs to be removed thoroughly and correctly.
Cleansing removes dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin. Removing every trace of dirt, sweat, and makeup allows the skin to breathe, repair, and renew itself.
Clean skin helps products absorb properly. So you must start with this step.
The two-step process alternates the use of a makeup remover and a facial wash.
Free of soap and contains a blend of botanical oils. Cleansing oil is a lightweight oil that gently cleanses skin in one step and is highly effective in removing makeup without over-drying.
The word ‘bi-phase’ means two phases, an oil and a water phase. The combination of oil and water make this an excellent solution for removing makeup. A bi-phase cleanser nourishes and removes makeup with botanical oils and floral water.
A skincare product designed to wash away daily grime like makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, and pollutants. Cleansing your face each day can help prevent clogged pores.
The build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. Exfoliation can help speed up the process by getting rid of the dead top layers of skin to allow skincare products like moisturizers to penetrate the skin better.
Toner helps to clean away anything your cleanser has left behind. For those with excessively oily and congested skin, they can greatly improve the overall condition of your skin. A right toner should soothe, nourish, calm blemishes, and deliver active ingredients to freshly cleansed skin. It should be mild, hydrate, and lightweight, allowing your skin to breathe and heal itself during the night.
See if a toner works for you, and if not, take this step out of your routine.
Moisturizers are an essential part of every skincare routine as our bodies require us to hydrate with water, so does our skin. In the short term, moisturizing perks your skin up, giving you a healthy fullness. In the long term, consistent moisturizing helps decrease the appearance and rate of fine lines and wrinkles.
Blends of botanical oils, macerated oils, oil-soluble extracts, and essential oils. Facial oils are daily moisturizers and can be quite nourishing and thick. Facial oils are applied and massaged with a few drops to the face and ideally used as a night moisturizer. Due to their thicker texture and combination of molecular sizes, facial oils do not travel as deeply into the skin as a serum. Serums are topical products that contain nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants designed to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients directly into the skin.
It can be cream, lotion, gel, or liquid texture to improve skin’s appearance, helping to keep it feeling smooth, plumped, and soft. You can use them around the eye area; however, if you prefer using an eye cream, you can apply it over or instead of your moisturizer around your eyes.
The sun is the most damaging factor to our skin and can lead to skin cancer, so applying sunscreen after your moisturizer in your morning routine is important. A sunscreen should work against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Wear it every day, even if it’s not sunny and even if it is cold. The sun’s rays can reflect off water, sand, and snow.
It is best not to make your own suncare or sunscreen as it is difficult to achieve a good verifiable Sun Protection Factor (SPF). A sunscreen requires rigorous and consumer testing, so an attempt of trying to make your own is not a good idea.
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