A Beginners Guide to Building the Perfect Skincare Routine
Are you looking for a skincare routine but unsure of where to begin? With the multitude of skincare options out there, it can be intimidating to choose the right product for you.
In reality, skincare does not have to be so complicated. While there are many YouTube videos, beauty blogs, and skincare advice, all you need to know is the correct order of products to apply.
It’s quite simple to build a simple and efficient skincare routine even if you’re a beginner. All you need are four main components - cleanser, under-eye cream, moisturizer and sunscreen.
Know Your Skin Type
Everyone’s skin is different. What suits one person’s skin may not work for someone else.
You must find out what your skin type is before you get started on your skincare journey. This is because whether you have oily, dry, acne-prone, sensitive or combination skin is the first thing you should consider when buying beauty and skincare products.
Once your skin type is determined, finding the right product to use won’t be a hassle. The packaging of most skincare products mentions what skin type its formulation will suit.
Method to the Madness
Skincare is more than just about identifying products. You need to be aware of what products you should use based on your skin concerns such as acne, dryness, redness or hyperpigmentation.
While it is not necessary to follow a stringent 10-step regiment, it is necessary to follow a particular order of using the products. If you keep using it as instructed and over some time, you will finally start seeing the results.
Read on for a step-by-step guide for a simple, beginner-friendly skincare routine.
Step 1: Finding the Right Cleanser
Every routine needs to start with a clean slate. You need to use a gentle cleanser to wash your face every day and night before using any other products. This step removes all the dirt and oil that clogs your pores.
A good cleanser should not dry out your skin too much, but it should also be capable of removing all dirt and pollutants from your skin. This is why finding the right cleanser for your skin type is paramount.
The Watermelon Facewash by The Skin Diet Company is packed with Vitamins and Hyaluronic Acid for smooth and supple skin. Additionally, it prepares your skin to better absorb the benefits of the skincare products you use afterwards.
Optional: Indulge in Serums or Facial Oils
If you want to augment your skincare routine by a little, invest in a good serum or facial oil to target your specific skin concerns and conditions. Our Avocado Serum is enriched with Squalene and Jojoba oil and is suitable for all skin types.
These products contain concentrated active ingredients that you can use to improve acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and more. They also assist in neutralizing the effects of environmental stressors such as pollution on your skin.
Step 2: Moisturize to Hydrate Your Skin
Every time you wash your face, it strips the moisture right out of your skin. A simple moisturizer is all you need to restore your skin’s moisture and PH balance. All types of skin need a moisturizer to keep it soft and supple.
Everyone needs to maintain a healthy moisture barrier to retain hydration and repel drying, damage and irritants. Moisturizers also help in reducing the chances of skin problems like acne and can even fight any existing blemishes.
The Beetroot Moisturiser by The Skin Diet Company is a gel-based formulation that is sure to keep your skin plump and hydrated with moisturizing ingredients such as avocado and almond oil.
Step 3: Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a necessary addition to everyone’s skincare routine. It protects the skin from sun damage, hyperpigmentation and reduces the risk of skin cancer. Indirect sunlight can damage your skin, so it needs to be reapplied every few hours and even when it’s cold or not sunny.
Sometimes your moisturizer may have some SPF in it but in addition to that, everybody needs separate sun protection. Sunscreens with broad-spectrum protection and an SPF of at least 30 is what you should use for best results.
Optional: Rejuvenate Your Skin with Under-Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes tends to be delicate and is usually the first to show signs of ageing. This can be showcased through dark circles, wrinkles or sagging. You can still benefit from under-eye creams even if you’re young!
It’s beneficial to use under-eye creams to tighten and moisturize the skin under your eyes. The Banana Under-eye Cream by The Skin Diet Company does just that with sandalwood, buckthorn and calendula extracts that any skin type can use.
Beauty is personal. Everyone deserves to get started with all the best tips and tricks on their side. Taking care of your skin is an under-appreciated necessity. While it may seem confusing at first, with the right guide - it no longer has to be!
If you’re looking to get started on a skincare routine, this blog covers all the basic steps you need to follow. Have a happy journey to great skin with The Skin Diet Company.