There are many different skin care products out there in the market, but the basic skin care routine remains the same whether you have dry, mature or oily skin. The whole idea of a skin care routine is to cleanse your face so that your skin cell can rejuvenate and maintain its health. such practice is usually done daily at night when your face is already expose to dirt and other external impurities. Here is a basic skin care routine that you should know to ensure a clean and healthy skin.
Step 1: Remove makeup (If any)
Not removing your makeup overnight can cause damages to your skin. As the skin renews itself overnight, not removing your makeup may hinder the process. This will cause your skin to lack oxygen and appear fatigue. One of the reasons for breakouts is not removing your makeup properly.
Makeup remover are usually either oil-based or oil-free. Oil-based makeup remover are generally good for removing waterproof makeup. However, if you have naturally oily skin, it is recommended to use oil-free makeup remover instead. Some cleansers are able to remove makeup, but this only applies to light makeup such as foundation. It is still recommended to use a makeup remover when removing heavy makeup.
Step 2: Cleansing
Cleansing your face provides an added assurance that your makeup is fully removed. But whether you have makeup on or not, cleansing is still essential in your daily makeup routine. Cleansing helps to remove impurities that will clog your pores. Impurities may include dust and pollutions from the environment. Furthermore, by having a cleaner face at the start of the skin care routine, it allows your skin to better absorb other products which you will apply in the next few steps.
There are many different types of cleansers out there. Some are foamy while others have a creamy texture. Choose the right type of cleanser for your skin type. Generally, oil cleanser suits all skin type.
Step 3: Exfoliating
Exfoliating is usually done once or twice a week. For sensitive skin, it is recommended to exfoliate once a week. Exfoliating would involve washing or rubbing your face with a granular substance. This helps to eliminate any impurities build up from the environment that is not easily removed by cleansing. Exfoliating also helps to remove dead skin cell and even out your skin tone. This step usually takes about 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 4: Toning
Toner helps to tighten pores and also even out or whiten the skin tone. Some toners may also help to hydrate the skin. Cleansers are alkaline by nature, and as our skin is naturally acidic, toners helps to restores our skin pH after cleansing. Toners are especially good for people with large pores.
Step 5: Moisturising
Moisturisers is a must and can be applied not only during your skin care routine. As moisturisers provides moistures to your skin, it can also be applied after shower when your body lacks moisture. Moisturisers helps to reduce skin problems such as pimples or acne. It also provides a boost for your skin to repair itself, hence making your skin healthier and younger.
For oily skin, lotion is a better option compared to cream as they contain lesser oil content. Using a moisturiser with high oil content may result in oil sacs forming on your face if not applied evenly. Likewise, if you have dry or mature skin, cream can help to provide extra oil to moisturise your face better.
Not sure how to start your skin care routine?
If you’re new to skin care and unsure of what to use, Forever Living Products has a range of skin care products suitable for any skin type. The following products we recommend works in any skin care routine and are also your typical skin care essential needs.
- Aloe Eye Make-up Remover – Suitable for the whole face, removes dirt and make-up.
- Aloe Cleanser – Thoroughly removes makeup, dirt and dull-skin debris.
- Aloe Hand & Face Soap – Safe and gentle with pH 5.5 to 7. Suitable for normal skin.
- Forever Aloe Scrub – Helps to remove dull dead skin cells, giving a whitening effect. Suitable for the whole body.
- Rehydrating Toner – Tightens pores, whitens skin appearance and restores skin’s collagen.
- Aloe Vera Gelly – Multi-purpose moisturizing mask. Helps to replenish skin’s collagen and retain moisture.
- Firming Day Lotion – A protective makeup base. Helps shield the skin from harsh environment with SPF 15.