Daily Skin Care Treatment. Simple is the key here. You need to find a good cleanser that your skin responds well to and stick with it.
For Daily Skin Care Treatment, you can find a good cleanser anywhere depending on your budget. There’s no need to spend $100 on a fancy wash. Avoid bar soaps for Daily Skin Care Treatment as they tend to dry out your skin. Soap should only ever touch your skin from the neck down. Don’t you agree? Choose a creamy cleanser if you have dry skin or a clear gel cleanser if you have oily skin.
For Daily Skin Care Treatment, be careful not to cleanse too often. Washing at night should be enough in most cases unless you have a problem with acne. If you have dry skin, consider a creamy cleanser that the French use. Simply apply a cream, then wipe off with a sponge or cotton ball, no water is needed (if you have hard water it can be especially harsh on the skin). Most women prefer the water method: Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of cleanser, wipe your skin off, then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. You’ll also want to take off your eye makeup with a proper eye makeup remover.
Normally in the morning, a splash of lukewarm water is all you need. Never wash your face with hot or cold water (both can cause broken capillaries).
Step 2: For Daily Skin Care Treatment, Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. But if you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. One of the reasons men’s skin looks more youthful than women’s is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave. There are several ways to exfoliate skin: Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Alpha Hydroxy.
Scrubs work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. We find exfoliating skin every day and getting monthly facials makes your skin glowing all year-round. Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good.
In the hour it takes to get a chemical peel, you can take off almost five years from your face. Can’t afford the price tag for a monthly peel? It is very important that you would make a budget for it. After all, it’s your face we are talking about.
Retinoids (such as Retin-A or the more moisturizing Renova) also work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells while also generating collagen in the skin. As we get older, collagen breaks down, creating lines and large pores. Skincare experts disagree on all sorts of things, but most of them consider retinoids to be a miracle skin saver. Although you must realize that retinoids tend to sensitize your skin and make it dryer and thinner.
Should you use toner? Some people swear by toners, but many beauty experts do not and believe toners are only for copy machines. Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup, and dirt, but a good cleanser should do this. I firmly believe it’s up to you. If you like the way your skin feels with toner. Buy it. Use it. Enjoy it.
Step 3: For Daily Skin Care Treatment, Moisturize
A basic rule of beauty is that everyone, no matter his/her skin type or age, should moisturize. Even if your skin is oily, it will benefit from moisturizers. (The only exception is those with acne). Why? Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin. So how much should you moisturize? Your skin will tell you. When your skin is tight, it’s crying out for moisture. Be careful not to over-moisturize — this can clog pores.
Are eye creams necessary? Well maybe. Some beauty experts strongly recommend eye creams. Why? The skin around the eye contains no fatty tissue and is therefore very thin and susceptible to wrinkles. Special eye creams are formulated to “thicken” this area. Yet other experts claim your daily lotion works around the eyes just as well. I am not so sure about that!!
Step 4: For Daily Skin Care Treatment, Apply Sunscreen
O Magazine ran an article featuring interviews with several top skin care experts and dermatologists. Every single one of them said sunscreen was the most important part of your skincare regimen. It was the secret they would pass on to their daughters.
The number-1 one cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it’s important to use sunscreen from your early years on even in winter and on cloudy days. A great trick is to purchase two moisturizers: One for the night and one for the day that includes UV protection. Don’t use moisturizers with sunscreen at night, the ingredients are not meant to be used 24/7 and can aggravate the skin. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it is not more than spf30, since higher than SPF 30 tends to contain too many chemicals.