How to Build the Best Skincare Routine?

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The most important thing about starting a skincare routine is knowing how often to cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate, apply serums, and protect your face. You don’t need to overcomplicate things, though, because there are plenty of steps you can take to achieve great skin without having to buy dozens of products.

In fact, obviouslyskincare.com found that, one of the easiest ways to build a good skincare routine is to focus on just three products — cleanser, serum, and moisturizer — and build around those three categories. With these three core products, you’ll cover everything you need to know about your skin type, including what products work best for each specific concern.

Cleansers

There are four basic types of cleansers: foaming, gel, milky lotion, and creamy lather. Foams tend to be gentle enough for daily use, but it’s hard to find a foaming cleanser that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. Gel cleansers are thicker, so they’re better for people with oily or combination skin. Milky lotions are especially useful for dry skin, since they’re designed to absorb into pores quickly. Creamy lathers are ideal for normal to acne-prone skin.

Serums

A serum is basically a concentrated version of a product that goes on top of your moisturizer. Serums contain active ingredients that target specific concerns, such as brightening, firming, and smoothing. They’re super effective for getting rid of blemishes and reducing redness, and they can make fine lines less noticeable. Plus, they boost the effectiveness of your moisturizer.

Moisturizers

Moisturizing isn’t just about keeping your face soft; it can actually improve your complexion. Moisturizers prevent moisture loss, which keeps skin healthy and glowing. They also help seal in your makeup and keep your skin smooth. The key is finding a moisturizer that works well for your skin type. For example, if you havedry skin, look for a light, noncomedogenic moisturizer that won’t clog pores. On the other hand, if you have oily skin, choose a heavier moisturizer that absorbs quickly.

Protectants

Your skin needs protection from environmental factors like wind, cold, heat, and UV rays. Protectants come in two forms: sunscreen and tintedmoisturizer. Sunscreens block UVA and UVB rays and offer broad spectrum coverage. Tinted moisturizers provide additional hydration without blocking out sunlight. Both options are essential for anyone who wants to stay safe in the sun.

For daytime, we recommend a lightweight mineral sunscreen with a water-resistant finish. Use this every day after applying your moisturizer, since most moisturizers don’t provide adequate sun protection. You’ll notice that the texture of your skin changes when you apply sunscreen, so don’t worry if it feels greasy. Just reapply throughout the day.

What about exfoliation?

Facial exfoliation is one of the most important parts of a skincare regimen. But did you know there are actually three different types of exfoliation? While some people use physical exfoliants to scrub their faces, others prefer chemical ones because they’re gentler on the skin. And finally, some even go straight to the source and opt for manual facial exfoliation, where a person uses his/her hands to massage out dead skin cells.

In fact, according to a recent Global Health Survey conducted by Gloobee, 48% of respondents admitted they skipped exfoliating their skin during their skincare routines. So what exactly is wrong with our skin that we don’t want to give it the attention it deserves? Read on to find out.