How to take care of your skin like a pro

How to take care of your skin like a pro

If you’ve done some research, asked your best friend, or spent countless hours reading product reviews, chances are you’re convinced you know everything you need to know about taking care of your skin. However, it is also likely that when you take a look at the vast collection of products in your bathroom you are asked: which one should I use first?

Perhaps you think that the order of application of the products is not that important. Before or after they will all end up on your face, right? However, when you spend time and money on improving the appearance and health of your skin, the order of application of the different products does matter.

Fortunately, there is science that can explain how to apply the products step by step, whatever they may be.

For proper skin care you must first take these tips into account:

Check the consistency of the products. Start with thick products like serums, continue with creams and finish with oils.
Finish with a sunscreen. If you want your sunscreen to be effective for as long as possible, this should be the last step in your routine, whether you’re using three products or using ten.
How to create your routine step by step
Now that you have a general idea, it’s time to go into detail and outline a proper routine that will allow you to apply your skincare products step by step.

Don’t get obsessed with following all the steps listed below, as the goal is for you to develop a personalized routine that works well for your skin type. Here are six steps to guide you:

cleaner: Always start with a cleaner. After all, skin care products work best on a clean “canvas”!
Tonic. If you use a facial toner, apply it directly to clean skin. It will help eliminate potential residues left over after cleansing and balance the pH of your skin.

Eye contour. The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate, which is why it is one of the most sensitive areas to deterioration and which can be damaged more easily. Introducing an eye contour cream into your daily routine from the age of 20 will help protect your skin from any damage and preserve its elasticity. Apply the eye contour before any other active ingredient or treatment, so as not to accidentally touch the sensitive area of ​​the eye with these creams.

Treatments or serums. These products are designed to treat specific skin problems such as dry skin, blemishes or wrinkles. Since they contain high concentrations of active ingredients, it is good that these products arrive as close as possible to the active layer of the skin in order to have the possibility to penetrate it and act effectively in depth.
Moisturizing creams. Do not skip this step just because it seems to you that your skin is not dry: it is important to keep the skin well hydrated, whatever type it belongs to.

Sun protection. Finish your routine in the best way by applying a protective layer. Sunscreen works as a barrier against UVA and UVB rays, and prevents them from irreparably damaging your skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater should be applied every day, even when it’s cloudy and even in winter.