In this article, you’ll learn and discover the Do’s And Don’ts of a skincare routine.
While taking care of everything like house, car, gadgets, job, clothes, and even your shoes, do you realize that you are missing something? Yes! You forget to take care of yourself, and one of the best ways to pamper yourself is to “Take care of the skin you are in”.
Skin is the most important part of our body. Though it is a matter of your DNA, which type of skin you have regular skincare can work wonders for you. Whenever we see ourselves in the mirror, we all have a desire for clear and glowing skin.
You can easily achieve healthy and beautiful skin, but for that, you must follow your skincare routine religiously. It is easy to achieve a result but to keep it the same, and you have to be consistent.
For better results, it is essential to use a good skincare product. Nowadays, people mostly use and trust natural skincare products over synthetic products.
Skincare routine is the rituals you follow to improve your skin. There are two main types of skincare routines including
- Daytime skincare routine
- Nighttime skincare routine
We often do not get the desired results because we do not follow the routine properly so here are some of the “do’s and don’ts of a skincare routine” which everyone should know.
Do’s of skincare routine
Cleanse your skin daily
Our environment is full of pollution and germs, which clogs skin pores. To get rid of these, it is important to cleanse your face regularly. The best time to cleanse your face is before bedtime so that your skin will become baby soft in the morning.
Drink lots of water
Water makes up about 55-70% of our body weight and is helpful in preventing and curing many diseases. The more the quantity of water you will have in your body the better blood circulation will work. Drinking at least 10-12 glasses of water keeps your skin healthy and hydrated.
It also helps in detoxifying your system and makes your skin clear and glow. If drinking simple water seems boring to you, then start drinking tasty and healthy detox water.
Keep your skin moisturized
Our body requires a lot of water for its proper functioning. Similarly, the skin requires moisture to stay healthy and hydrated. However, the skin has its own moisture secreted by oil glands but it is not enough to deal with the harsh environmental conditions.
Apply a good moisturizing cream or lotion twice a day to keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
Wash your face!
You should wash your face at least twice a day especially in the morning and before bedtime. Our skin consists of sebaceous glands, which continuously secretes oil from it. When oil clogs in the pores of the skin, it promotes the trapping of dirt and bacteria.
The face washing helps in removing the excess oil and dirt from the skin. You should also wash your face when you do a workout as during workout the glands work fasters releasing more sweat and oil.
No pimple popping
You should not pop your pimple as it can leave the acne spot.
Try ice water facial
Icing is great to reduce the puffiness of the face. It helps in keeping the skin firm and tight. It has age reducing properties as the skin firming process reduces the wrinkle formation. Icing also helps in reducing the size of the pores providing smooth and baby soft skin.
Use a night cream
Night creams or serums can be used for different purposes including
- Spot reduction
- Acne reduction
- Skin toning
- For a glowing skin
- To moisturize skin.
Goodbye dark circles
Due to lack of sleep, most of the people suffer from dark circles. You can reduce these by improving your sleep cycle. You should at least sleep 6-8 hours a day and if you still have some dark circle and want to get rid of them faster, than start using an under eye cream.
Add under eye cream to your nighttime skincare routine as they not only reduce the dark circles but they also reduce puffiness and enhance your skin glow.
Scrub your body
Scrubbing your body during a shower is very important to remove all the dead skin, dirt and cleanse your skin deeply. If your skin is sensitive, do not use products with harsh exfoliators. You can do this 2-3 times a week to get a velvety soft skin.
Once or twice a month you should add steam in your facials. Steam helps in opening pore making the dirt removal easy and increases the blood circulation in the skin.
Start using essential oils
Essential oils do wonder no matter for what reasons you are using them so always include essential oil in your skincare routine.
Always apply primer before makeup
A primer protects your skin from harmful makeup products and keeps the makeup stay longer on your skin.
Don’ts of skincare routine
No more daily scrubbing
Our skin is sensitive, and daily scrubbing with harsh exfoliators can cause irritation and blemishes.
Follow the cleansing steps properly
For better result, your cleansing routine should have the following sequence
- Massage cream
Never step out without sunblock
We mostly forget to use a sunblock or think that our moisturizer has sunblock in it so we do not need an extra one. Always apply sunblock before moving out of the house since sun exposure as little as 15-20 minutes can cause the damage.
Don’t touch your face excessively
Our hands carry many bacteria on them so touching your skin repeatedly can transfer the bacteria and can cause irritation.
Avoid hot showers
Though steaming is good but not on a daily basis, so hot showers can open your pores excessively. These pores can get clog dirt and bacteria.
Don’t use excessive makeup
Excessive use of makeup clogs the pores and turning your skin dull and rough.
Don’t drink too much coffee
Excessive coffee can cause dehydrating to your body and skin. It also dries your lips.
Don’t take sunbathe
Sunbathe, especially without a high SPF sunblock, can badly damage your skin.
No more over massaging
Massages sound relaxing and increase the blood circulation in the skin but over massaging can cause irritation and redness to your skin.
Say no to medicated lip balm
Lip balms containing menthol and camphor in them do moisturize lips but for longer use, they are actually making your lips drier.
Following a skin routine is very important but following it with consistency is even more essential. Make a daytime and a nighttime skincare routine and stick to it religiously and you will soon notice the radiance, glow, and softness in your skin.
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