Everyday Skin Care Routine without Overdoing
Are you ready to spend 2 hours a day for skincare? We do not say that 10-, 12-, or 16-step skincare routine is bad. Do you just think it is possible to make it simpler? We do not say you should not have 15, 20, or 30 jars and tubes with different skincare products in your bathroom. We just think 4-5 items may be enough. What do you necessarily need?
The Everyday Skin Care Routine:
Good news: soap is back in style! It is not necessary to use special gels, foams, etc. to clean your face, BUT if you wear makeup or have dry and/or sensitive skin, cleansing milk is highly recommended. Clarifying tonic after cleaning is optional.
Extra options: exfoliating products 1-2 times a week.
Tip: wash your hands carefully before touching your face.
- Hydrating and protecting.
You can combine them into one product. Ask your cosmetologists for advice. Many creams have a universal formula. Make sure that your day cream has UV-protection.
And we suggest having two separate products for the face and around the eye areas. The delicate skin under the eyes requires lighter textures, though if you have the same skin type all over the face and your eyes are not sensitive, you may use your facial cream under the eye as well.
Extra options: Serums are also essential for instant and effective hydration. You may use them as needed. In case of seriously dehydrated skin, include serum into your daily routine.
Tip: Do not forget to apply your facial cream to the neck.
At the very least, you can use the same cream in the daytime and at night, but we recommend two. Day creams normally target protection, while night creams prioritize nourishment. They normally have heavier texture and are meant to penetrate deeper.
Extra options: Nourishing masks once a week.
Tip: Always use day and night care products from one line, as the manufacturers normally balance their range to be compatible.
- Body care.
One product for all parts of the body is enough unless you want special cream for bust and décolleté areas. They have specific ingredients that target those areas but do not work with others.
At a minimum, you need 5 beauty products: cleanser, day cream, eye cream, night cream or balm, and body cream.
Using them hardly will take more than 10 minutes in the morning and 10 in the evening.
On top of that, we advise exfoliating products (scrub or peeling), hydrating serum, nourishing masks, and bust cream. With them, you can add an extra half of an hour a week. All in all, 3 hours a week!
And the last tip: If you want to change your daily care products, it is better to change lines but not single products. Otherwise, some creams can be incompatible, and you also will not be able to understand which skincare line works better.