Important Tips to Know Before Creating a Skincare Routine

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Your skincare routine doesn’t have to include a lot of steps or become difficult. You want to keep it as simple as possible. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind before creating yours!

Know Your Skin Type

You need to find out your skin type so you can know what to use and/or avoid to achieve healthier skin.  Find out the characteristics of each one and pay attention to how your skin reacts in certain situations.

Different Skin Types

Normal skin has the right balance of moisture, even skin tone, and smaller pores.

Combination skin has two different types. One part of your face may be dry while another is oily.

Dry skin doesn't produce enough oil. Your skin may feel tight and flaky.

Oily skin has excess sebum secreted by the glands underneath the facial skin.

Keep it Simple

It’s best to keep your skincare routine as simple as possible and only use products that are necessary for your skin. If you include too many steps and products, you’re more than likely not going to remain consistent with it.

Steps to Include in Your Skincare Routine

Cleanser (twice daily) Exfoliant (2-3x per week) Toner (twice daily) Face Mask (1-2x per week) Moisturizer (twice daily) Sunscreen (every morning)

Use Sunscreen Every AM

Wearing sunscreen protects your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It can also slow the development of wrinkles, premature aging, and prevent brown spots.

Stay Consistent

Develop a good habit of taking care of your skin every day and it will become more of a routine than a chore. The end results are always worth it! Staying consistent will help you achieve healthier, clear skin.

Following these tips will help you create a routine that is suitable for you and your skin type. A basic routine is what you should stick with, it doesn’t need unnecessary steps. Don’t forget to be patient as you treat your skin concerns.