0-2 Week Skin Care Routine: A blog with steps you should take in order to achieve healthy skin.
1. Cleanse daily
2. Moisturize daily
3. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week
4. Use SPF everyday, even if its cloudy!
5. Avoid direct sun rays as much as possible
6. Drink lots of water!
When it comes to skincare, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that it’s important. Skin is our bodies largest organ. It’s so important that we’ve come up with a lot of ways to take care of it.
The problem is, there are so many different skincare routines out there that it can be hard to figure out which one is best suited for you.
I’m here to give you the steps you should take in order to achieve healthy skin.
Over the next few weeks I will be posting on this blog about how to get great skin!
Many people have concerns with the state of their skin, especially when it comes to breakouts and other skin issues. In order to achieve healthy skin, there are steps you should take daily in order to do so.
The first step is cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser. It’s important that you find a cleanser that is gentle on your skin, as harsh cleansers can cause irritation and dryness. Using lukewarm water while washing your face is better than cold or hot water, as the former is more gentle on your skin and pores. Cold water can make your pores close up, making it harder for them to release dirt and oil from within, causing acne. Hot water can dry out your skin as well as cause irritation.
In addition to cleansing your face, make sure you are also using a toner in order to get any remaining dirt or oil off of your face, as well as a moisturizer, even if you have oily skin! Moisturizer helps balance out the oils in your skin and aids in reducing the appearance of blemishes. If you have oily skin, it’s important for you to use an oil-free moisturizer so as not to contribute more oil into your pores.
The last step of this routine
The first step in any skin care routine is to make sure you’re taking care of yourself from the inside out. The best way to do this is to drink water! Water flushes toxins from your body and hydrates your skin. I try to drink at least 8 glasses a day, but everyone needs different amounts based on their activity level, size, etc. A good rule of thumb is to take your weight (in lbs.) and divide it by 2. That’s how many ounces of water you should drink each day.
The next step is to wash your face! This should be done every morning and every night before bedtime with a cleanser that works for your skin type. You apply this with a cotton pad or face wash cloth, gently wiping all over your face until all traces of makeup are removed.
Next comes toner! Toner removes oil, dirt and makeup that was missed during the cleansing process. It also restores pH levels after using soap or cleanser which can be harsh on your skin. You can wipe the toner on with a cotton pad or pour some into your hands and pat it onto your face.
Moisturizer comes next and is an absolute must for healthy skin! Moisturizers help prevent dryness which
Last week I posted about my skin care routine during finals week. This week I will be discussing how to care for your skin during the first two weeks of your break. During this time, you should continue what you were doing during finals week.
1. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil or any other brand that is recommended by your physician. If you are acne prone, take this time to apply any prescribed topical medications to your skin and then wash them off with a gentle cleanser.
2. After washing your face, it is important to add moisture back into the skin. Take a cotton ball and soak it in toner and then apply it to your entire face and neck (try using Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner).
3. Now after you have finished these steps exfoliate your face with a scrub or an exfoliating
wash cloth (try using Aveeno Positively Radiant Exfoliating Daily Scrub). This step is crucial because it helps remove dead skin cells which can clog up pores.
4. Spray on some rose water (this can be purchased at any beauty store, just look around). Rose water has wonderful benefits for the skin including being
Good skin care is essential for healthy skin. Cleansing removes dirt, surface oils, and makeup; moisturizing locks water in your skin; and sunscreen protects against damaging UV rays.
Cleansing is the beginning of any good regimen. It’s important to cleanse twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, to keep your skin fresh and free of impurities. When cleansing your face in the morning, choose a gentle cleanser that lifts away impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils. This will help to protect your skin barrier throughout the day. At night, you can use a stronger cleanser to rid your skin of impurities that have built up during the day. Try Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel Cream Cleanser or Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser with Glycerin.
Applying toner after cleansing helps to remove any leftover traces of dirt or makeup that may linger on your face. This can prevent blemishes from forming. Toner also gives an extra boost of hydration before you apply moisturizer. Try Neutrogena® Alcohol-Free Toner for Sensitive Skin to avoid over-drying.
1. Wash your face everyday