Some celebrities look even better as they grow older. In other words, they seem to age like fine wine. But as effortless as it seems, it is the result of discipline and a religiously followed self-care routine. If you want flawless skin that lasts till old age, you will need to adapt your skincare routine according to the needs of your skin.
You must keep in mind that your skincare routine will change slightly according to the season, your age, and the specific requirements of your skin. However, although these changes affect the fundamental elements of a skincare routine, they do not alter them entirely. For example, you will always require a moisturizer. Moisturizer is a necessary step in the skincare routine. But, the moisturizer you need will change according to your age, the weather, your skin type, and any other skin conditions.
The skincare routine for day and night also varies. It also depends on the time we have at hand. Underneath, we have laid out good routines for your daytime requirements and nighttime pampering of your skin.
Morning skincare routine
Mornings might be a little rushed for you, and you may complain of having no time to follow elaborate skincare steps. Bear in mind that your skin will be going through a lot the whole day as you go about your work. You need to clean it, nourish it, and prep it for it to look fresh and stay flawless. Your morning skincare routine does not require as many steps as the nighttime version, but there are steps that you must not miss.
Cleansing: This step is important in the morning, as you need to wash off dead cells, excess sebum, and toxins from your skin. Cleansing your skin helps it absorb other skin products better. Use a gentle cleanser in the morning, especially if you went to bed with cleaned and nourished skin. It is best to use lukewarm water and a suitable cleanser for washing your skin. Finish rinsing with some cold water. Be gentle on your skin while you cleanse and dab it with a towel after that. Avoid pulling your skin while wiping it dry.
Toning: If you are serious about maintaining flawless skin, do not skip toning in the morning. It helps manage the pH of your skin.
Moisturizing: You need to moisturize your face and neck with a specially formulated daytime cream. These products lock in the moisture of your skin and avoid making it look greasy. Going without a moisturizer can make your skin produce excess sebum and look oily too. So choose a good product that suits your skin and provides the hydration that it requires.
Sunscreen: This is possibly the most crucial step of your entire morning routine. If your moisturizer packs SPF in its formula, then you don’t need an additional product. However, if it doesn’t, then you need to apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Sunscreen will shield your skin from the effects of the sun, and from premature signs of aging that careless sun exposure brings with it.
Makeup: Did you know that makeup can serve as a step in your skincare routine? Choose makeup products that help your skin rather than clogging pores and exacerbating skin issues. Multitasking products are a boon. For example, a moisturizer that also conceals and covers flaws is perfect! A lipstick that hydrates your lips is an excellent choice. You need to be prudent about your selection of makeup and skincare products.
Night skincare routine:
At night, when you are free from your responsibilities, you have ample time to indulge your skin with a pampering session. Your skincare routine at this time can be as elaborate as you like. It can become a way of unwinding. Taking time out for yourself like this is therapeutic.
- Makeup removal: Your night time skincare session starts with removing the products that you applied last in the morning. A gentle makeup remover or cleansing oil is a must in your night skincare kit. Wipe your skin clean of all the products and debris from the day. This is the most crucial step of your nighttime skincare.
- Cleansing: Your second cleanse should be with a product that does not contain harsh chemicals. Did you know you can use Stella Rose Black and lemon juice mixture in the ratio 4:1 to clean your skin? Yes, your skin can benefit from the topical use of wine due to the polyphenols that it contains. It just needs to be massaged and then rinsed off with water, just as you would do with a store-bought cleanser.
Toning: This step will help completely clean your skin, to make it ready for the nourishing products to follow. Toners available in the market today are also capable of performing other functions, which is a win-win situation for us.
Eye cream: This step is best for the night time because eye creams tend to run. Eye serums help combat dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness. You need to be gentle when you apply this product. Use your ring finger and make sure that you apply it in such a manner that it does not get into your eye.
Facial serums/Ampoules/ Essence/ Emulsion: If you have followed all the previous steps, your skin is prepped to be at the receiving end of nourishment. As mentioned earlier, you can get as elaborate as you like in your nighttime routine and use products that help your skin.
Moisturizing: Night creams tend to have a heavier formula for rejuvenating your skin. These provide sufficient hydration and work against the damage caused by environmental conditions. If you want radiant skin, do not skip moisturizer at night. It seals in the goodness of all the products used before it.
Include drinking a glass of red wine to your night skincare routine. Red wine will help you age like its finest variety. It contains antioxidants that can help fight aging symptoms, combat acne, and brighten the complexion. Wine can restore collagen, the protein responsible for the firmness and strength of the skin structure. Thus, wine can help you get the flawless and glowing skin that you aim for.
It might seem like some effort following the morning as well as night routine, but your skin will be grateful. With consistency, the results will show and encourage you to continue. These routines will help you achieve the skin of your dreams.
Guest Author Bio:
Jessica Smith is a new writer. She loves traveling and reading. She wants to explore everything in her life. She believes that fashion and trends inspire her to write an informative and interesting piece of work. She believes that a healthy diet is key to healthy living.