With the rising trend of YouTube beauty tutorials and routines, women around the world are transforming their faces into canvases to test out new products and treatments. The problem with this is that while we are being taught what to put on our face and body, we are not being taught how to properly clean and remove it. It is no wonder then, that skin care remains to be one of the most neglected aspects of personal care.
While we all benefit from uninhibited access to such online beauty resources, it can definitely raise questions on the best routine and combination of products to attain results. With this blog, we’re taking the opportunity to inform you on what a proper skin care regimen should look like and how to properly engage in makeup removal.
When you make it home after a long work day or endless party night, we know it’s a struggle in itself to make it to bed, let alone remove your makeup. Unfortunately, makeup removal is an absolutely essential part of maintaining a good skin care routine. While makeup wipes are a saviour for women everywhere, do not feel limited to cleansers that are marketed for removing makeup. For example, facial cleansers can remove makeup in addition to the pollutants, dirt, and sweat that typically clogs up your pores throughout the day. Cream-based cleansers provide an excellent solution for makeup removal while still hydrating your complexion. Cleansing water-based sprays can also be a part of your makeup removal routine, and they work by taking up and absorbing the oils from the makeup, so that it can be easily wiped away. If you feel that a multiple-step makeup removal routine is not for you, all-purpose makeup wipes are definitely the way to go!
Finding a skin care routine that works for you may seem tougher than getting used to a makeup removal routine, but it’s certainly isn’t after learning the ins & outs. The range of skin care products you see on the shelf can be overwhelming, but once you know the order in which to use the products, it’s a piece of cake. An ideal skin care regimen, according to TAP, includes the following types of products in the following order:
- Cleansers – Seek out a cleanser that works best for your skin type, whether it’s oily or dry
- Toners – Toners act as a delivery system for antioxidants and vitamin B, along with restoring the pH balance of your face.
- Eye Cream – Daily use of eye cream, particularly if you begin in your 20s, helps maintain the health and thickness of the eyelid as well as prevent the wrinkles that form around the eyes.
- Moisturizer – It’s a harsh environment out there! No matter the skin type, oily or dry, we all need moisturizers. For best results, make sure to use your moisturizer on damp skin.
- 5. Sunscreen – As chemical sunscreens used post-moisturizer might not be as effective, try to use physical or mineral sunscreens with zinc as zinc provides the most protection against UV rays.
If you truly want a better skin care regimen, keep these 5 dermatology tips & tricks in mind! For more information, seek help from a dermatologist to know what type of regimen would work best for your skin type.