Washing, Toning & Moisturizing:
Daily Skin Care Routines for Morning and Evening
Your dermatologist has likely told you that establishing and sticking with a great skin care regimen is essential for many reasons. Practicing great skin care habits can help you protect your skin from harmful environmental factors, can help you slow the skin aging process and can keep blemishes and other unsightly skin problems at bay.
However, many women find the idea of creating a skin routine a little overwhelming and most often think they don't have time to devote to the challenging task. The good news is, there are many easy skin care tips you can do every day, without spending a lot of time on your facial area.
One of the most important steps to any beauty regimen is daily cleansing of the facial area. At minimum, you should cleanse your face twice a day, in morning and in evening. Whether you choose a facial cleansing bar or a foam wash for the task doesn't matter. However, you should be sure the cleanser you use is right for your skin type. If you're not sure, visit a makeup counter at your local department store to find out what type of skin you have.
Cleansing the Face Morning and Evening
Cleansing is extremely important in the morning, so you can be sure any dirt that collected in the night is cleared away before you apply cosmetics. In the evening, it's important to wash away the dirt and makeup from the day. With today's modern products, cleaning your face should only take you a few minutes and every woman has at least two minutes to spare in the morning and at night!
Whether you have dry, normal, oily or combination skin, it's important to use a toner right after you've cleansed your face at night. A toner further removes dirt from your face and works to tighten your pores. Again, be sure you choose a toner specifically for your skin type, to see the best results. To apply toner, simply wet a clean cotton ball with it and swipe it across your face. If you're in an extreme hurry, you can always choose to hit the most important areas like your forehead, nose and chin. Many people make the letter “I” across their face, with their toner cotton ball, if they are in a hurry.
Apply Toner to Tight and Clean Pores at Night
Moisturizer is very important to help you protect your face from aging and to help repair the damage already done to your skin. Learning how to apply moisturizer is extremely simple. All you need to do is wait for your toner to dry completely and then apply your facial lotion all over your face. Blend it in gently (do not scrub) and wait for it to dry before applying your makeup. If you want extra protection, look for moisturizers with sunscreen built in. In addition, if you are more concerned about skin aging, look for varieties that offer added age reversal effects.
Use Moisturizer in the AM (with sunscreen) and PM (anti-aging)
Remember, you only get one set of skin to live with for your entire life! So, treating it well even if you're young is extremely important. Learning how to properly care for your skin can help you reduce the signs of aging, repair signs of aging, steer clear of blemishes and always show up with a clear and fresh face. Your makeup will go on smoother and you'll feel more confident when your skin looks radiant and beautiful!