Are you the type of person who though that washing your face with regular old soap was good enough? Do you only use Cleanser and cleanser alone? You might need some help with that.
Skincare might not be everyone top priority and seem like it’s not an important part of your daily routine but this means that you are horribly neglecting your skin and not giving it the best chance you can. A decent skincare routine should fall part of anyone’s day and should be incorporated into both the morning and night-time routine. It’s important to remember that you don’t need to have a super intense, long winded skincare routine in order to look after your skin effectively. If this is your first time reading about skincare it’s probably best to also read around the subject some more, Misumi’s blog covers a range of topics that you’ll need to know, for example what your skin type is and what various skin conditions are. These will be important in tailoring your skincare to you.
When it comes to skincare there is an order of operations, this being cleanser, then toner, and then moisturiser. Using these products in the wrong order could render them useless and not help your skin. Continue reading to find out what you could be adding to your skincare routine to make it more effective and efficient.
One of the most important steps in a skincare routine, after cleansing of course, is to use moisturizer. Moisture is one of the most underrated skincare products. People who use it just grab any old one and people who don’t use it are missing out on their skin feeling super soft and refreshed.
Moisturizer is one of those important steps that you shouldn’t skimp on, not only because it will make your skin feel soft and nice but also because, when cleansing and toning your skin, it becomes dehydrated due to the fact that cleanser strips the natural oils in your face. No to mention n it leave your skin feeling super dry and tight. Moisturizer will relieve dryness and hydrate your skin deeply.
Now it is important to remember that you should be moisturizing in both the evening and the morning with different moisturizes specifically for each time of day. day time moisturizes are generally a lot lighter and don’t feel so think and oily on your face whereas nighttime moisturizers are a lot thicker and oilier in order to deeply penetrate the pores on your skin for maximum hydration. You can’t wear a nighttime cream during the day because you will look all slimy and probably sweat it off and using a day time cream at night is just losing out on hydration for you skin.
While not a crucial element in ones skincare routine and not really a necessity, having a decent toner can make the world of difference when it comes to whatever you want to specifically do with your skin, from spot treatments, to skin brightening, to just general toning.
Toner is one of those magic products that will catch any missed bit of dirt or grime that didn’t quite come off in the initial cleansing process, as well as tightening your pores, and balancing the different levels on your skin. It really is a magical product when you find the right one for your skin type.
When people think of exfoliators, they think of getting facials and having to spend massive amount to scrub the dead skin and debris of their face. This is definitely not the case. If fact you should be exfoliating roughly 3 times a week and can even do this from the comfort of your own home. Be sure not to do it more than this though as the harsh abrasives can be damaging to your skin, leaving micro tears from overuse. Underuse is also not recommended as this just means that you skin will not get the opportunity to rejuvenate and get the deep cleaning it needs.
By far one of the most neglected parts of most people’s skincare routine is using SPF on their face in the morning. Sunscreen is insanely important on any day, even if it’s raining outside, because you face skin is so sensitive and prone to damage, wrinkles, and potentially even skin cancer. The sun is a vicious force that no one should think they can defeat. Look after your skin because it’s what you have to live with for the rest of your life.