Written By Jasmine Anderson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Having flawlessly nourished skin doesn't come easy. It requires a lot of effort and dedication alongside constant learning. Products and your skin change year in year out, so what may have been perfect for your washing-up routine two years ago, might be completely wrong for your face today.
That's why you should always be on the lookout and pay attention to the latest trends and discoveries in the field of skin care. If you want to know how to improve your skincare regimen, check out the following suggestions.
Always wash your face
We couldn’t emphasize this step enough. Whether you’ve been wearing tons of makeup that day, or you haven’t put even mascara on, let alone a full set of foundation, setting powder and bronzer, washing your face is imperative.
Even though you may feel as if you have nothing to wash off when there’s no makeup on, just going outside wearing zero layers on your face leaves it exposed to external influences. From wind to polluted air, just going to the supermarket and back will require you to wash off all of the elements off your face.
So, use a face wash for your skin type and give a nice little splash to your face. If you’ve had makeup on, be sure to clean all the products with a face cleanser and adequate makeup remover.
Once you're done cleaning your face, it's time to tone it well. A nourishing face toner will balance out your skin's pH levels and prepare it for hydration. That is also a crucial step if you're preparing your skin for makeup. The face needs to be cleared of all impurities and toned well for the makeup to look flawless.
That's also one of the main lessons some of the best beauty courses will teach you. Never put makeup on a face that hasn’t been cleansed and toned. Therefore, depending on the skin type, go with a purifying, mattifying, glowing or nourishing tonic and offer your skin the care that it deserves.
Exfoliation is paramount
The last thing you need is layers of dead skin cells on your face and body. To allow the new skin to shine, be sure to exfoliate at least once a week. Invest in body and face scrubs or a good chemical peel that will help slough off dead skin cells, while retaining skin’s softness and offering hydration as well. Only after you’ve thoroughly exfoliated will you have the skin prepared to absorb all the nutrients from the face masks and moisturizers.
Once your skin’s been toned and exfoliated, it's time to give it all the hydration that it craves. No matter the skin type you'll always need to hydrate it to make it look supple and radiant. That's why we suggest you invest in a hydrating serum that your skin will love.
Heavy creams can often clog pores and only cause breakouts, while face serums act as a dose of water splashed over your face. The skin will absorb it while leaving your pores open and breakouts free. Add clean and high-impact lipids to your skin regimen during cold weather, to add a protective layer of hydration to your skin and protect it from chilly temperatures.
Be sure to squeeze in a little bit of SPF protection in there too. For those who often forget that step, vitamin C moisturizers and serums will help reverse the damage that you get from the sun and pollution.
The skin is the largest organ in your body, so you'll need to take care of it regularly and appropriately if you want to look and feel nourished and replenished. Therefore, make sure you follow the tips we've laid out and start your new skincare regimen immediately. Always keep it clean and toned, exfoliate, hydrate and nourish it regularly. Your skin will be thankful for years to come.
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Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney, Australia-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom, with a fine arts bachelor’s degree. Expressing herself through different mediums is what keeps her spirit bright. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndersonJess_AJ
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.
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