December 3, 2021

Beauty Post: Creating a Unique Care Routine for Your Skin

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Most of us have a number of routines when it comes to our health and appearance. We clean our teeth twice a day, flossing and using fluoride mouthwashes. We try to get one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week, or seventy five minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise. We try to eat healthy and balanced diets. We care for our hair, grooming it and styling it. One important routine that you should put plenty of focus on is your skin. Everyone’s skin is different and you may find that what works for you is completely different to what works for your friends, families or influencers on the internet. So, how can you go about creating the right routine for your skin? Here are some tips that should help.

Know Your Skin Type

The first step in your skincare journey is getting to know your skin type. Your skin type can determine how you need to treat your skin, what products you should use on it and could even influence other lifestyle factors, such as diet. There are four general skin types that most people can recognise themselves as falling into:

  • Normal Skin – first, we have “normal skin”. This is often considered the most desirable skin type as it is generally balanced.
  • Dry Skin – next up, we have dry skin. This skin type produces less sebum than “normal skin”, which can result in skin feeling dry and flaky. You may also find your skin has  a rough or dull appearance.
  • Oily Skin – oily skin, on the other hand, produces too much sebum. This can lead to an oily skin texture, a slick or wet appearance and visible pores.
  • Combination Skin – if you think you have elements of numerous or all of the skin types above, you may have combination skin. This combines the skin types we’ve outlined above, with some normal areas, some dry areas and some oily areas.

Choose Your Products

Once you know your skin type, it will be much easier to choose skincare products. If you have severe skin conditions or problems, your doctor may prescribe specialist products containing ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, or even prescribe antibiotics. When choosing standard skincare products, try to use those that contain organic ingredients. You can find out more about this in this true botanicals review. Popular products to include in your skincare routine can include a face wash, a toner and a good moisturiser. Generally, you will find that you need to go through a process of trial and error before finding the products that suit you on all fronts. This can feel draining, but it’s worth sticking with. When you finally find what works for you, you’ll be able to stick with it for the foreseeable future – and your skin will thank you for it!

Use an SPF

Sure, people might like the look of a tan. But a tan can be achieved in much safer ways than exposing yourself to the sun and its harmful rays. Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest and best ways to protect your skin (both its health and appearance). By using sunscreen on a daily basis, you can avoid sunburn, as well as skin cancer and signs of premature aging. Often, people only wear sunscreen on holidays or during particularly hot and sunny days, but you should be using it on a day to day basis. For daily sunscreen, you should choose something with at least an SPF of 30. If you spend more time outdoors or exposed to the sun, you should consider increasing the SPF to 60 or above. Try to choose a water resistant product. This will allow you to put your makeup on top of it, as well as preventing it from washing away with contact with water, for example, if it rains. Once it’s applied, try to reapply every two hours where possible. Nowadays, you can even get foundations and other forms of makeup that contain SPF too!

Stay Hydrated

The average adult body is composed of 80% water. Becoming dehydrated can result in countless issues, but some pertaining in particular to your skin. Dehydration can result in dry or flaky skin. So, top up your moisture levels. Drink two litres or eight glasses of water a day. You can also eat hydrating foods to help further.

As you can see, there’s a lot to take into consideration when coming up with a skincare routine that is unique to your skin. Hopefully, some of the steps outlined above can help you to find the right routine and products sooner rather than later!

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