After decades of taking care of your skin daily, it’s natural to think that you know what your skin needs and the simple moves you do every day can’t be improved upon. In fact, choosing the right products for your skin and adding a few techniques can improve your complexion greatly. Get the skin of your dreams with our guide below!
Massage While Cleansing
Don’t just grab whatever soap at the sink to wash your face. But you don’t have to buy expensive products either. You just need to find a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type, plus some massage techniques that will improve your complexion.
Normal / Combination Skin: A gentle, sulfate-free cleanser is ideal for normal skin that is isn’t particularly oily or dry, like SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser.
Dry Skin: If you belong to this skin type, moisture escapes easily from your skin. Look for a moisturizing, super-mild cleansing lotion. Try Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, which instantly turns into a delicate, creamy lather to make skin moist and smooth.
Oily Skin: Wash your skin three times a day if possible. Excessive oil breeds bacteria, and bacteria may lead to breakouts. I love Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.
Sensitive Skin: A gentle, sulfate-free cleansing lotion like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser
Tips: Apply your cleanser and concentrate on the T-zone and work it onto the skin for up to a minute. Massage skin with gentle pressure in circular motion. This massaging technique helps revitalizes your skin and reveals a healthy complexion.
After washing your face, it’s essential to apply toner, as it helps remove pollutants and any residues from your cleansers, while restoring your skin’s pH balance.
Normal / Combination Skin: Avoid ingredients like SD alcohol 40 and ethanol. Try CAUDALIE Grape Water (Soothes and Moisturizes) for a refreshing and moisturizing boost.
Dry Skin: La Mer The Mist will quench skin with abundant moisture to maintain balance and relieve dry complexion.
Oily Skin: I love Dermalogica AGE Smart Antioxidant Hydramist, it provides a refreshing antioxidant shield with flash-firming properties to improve skin texture.
Sensitive Skin: Try Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist. This potent blend of Hungary’s mineral-rich healing waters feature scents of Neroli and Rose.
Tips: Apply toner on your skin in a sweeping action can help loosen stubborn dead cells and reveal a radiant glow. Saturate a cotton ball with toner and sweep it down the T-zone, across the forehead, down the nose, and once over each cheek.
CAUDALIE Grape Water (Soothes and Moisturizes)
Now that your skin is clean and smooth, the next step is to lock in moisture. It’s important to get water back into the skin, as it keeps the uppermost barrier layer at its optimal.
Normal / Combination Skin: A light moisturizer like Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief will give you hydration for up to 12 hours with advanced hydration boosters.
Dry Skin: A highly potent serum can help restore and lock in moisture swiftly, like Helena Rubinstein Powercell Skinmunity The Serum, with an exclusive “Arm & Guard” that strengthens skin barrier for a glowy and revitalized look.
Oily Skin: Retinol moisturizer is good for oily skin because it refines your pores. Try Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum, which encourages skin’s renewal process at night.
Sensitive Skin: Make sure to find one that doesn’t contain synthetic fragrances, which can cause irritation and allergic reactions. I love First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer, it’s safe for sensitive skin and leaves skin hydrated, soft and smooth.
Tips: Take a few pumps of moisturizer and apply in an upward motion all over the face. Don’t forget to apply eye cream at night and sunscreen in the morning too.
Depending on your personal skincare concerns, include targeted solutions such as anti-aging moisturizers, acne treatment, lightening serum, and masks into your routine a few times weekly. For acne, try Mario Badescu Anti-Acne Serum, this refreshing and lightweight gel prevents acne eruptions. To exfoliate your skin and get a radiant and glowing look, you’ll love GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask. It also activates moisturizing collagen synthesis.
What’s your daily skin routine like? Share in the comments below. And, stay tuned for how to create awesome summer hairstyles in only 5 minutes! Now that’s the kind of style I’m into!