Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by the endless skincare options and advice out there?
Do you feel like every week you learn about yet another method you need to incorporate into your life for glowing, healthy skin?
I get it! In this article, we’ll break down the basics of a skincare regime and how to tailor it to your unique needs.
⚙️ Regime - a system or ordered way of doing things. Syn - Routine, procedure, method, pattern, course, programme.
A skincare regime is a routine that includes a series of steps and products to help you maintain and improve the health and appearance of your skin.
For very specific skincare conditions, you might get your regimen from a doctor to help heal or manage the condition.
For everyday use, you need to curate one yourself, and trust us — it’s worth the effort.
A skincare regime is important for everyone, as it helps to keep the skin;
- Protected from environmental damage
A consistent skincare routine can also help prevent and treat common skin concerns for different age groups such as acne, fine lines, dark spots, and redness.
How to build a skincare regime that works for you
Start with the basics:
We know the basis of good hygiene is cleansing. Cleansers remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin to prepare for moisturization.
Inadequate cleansing may lead to build-up on your skin, consequently leading to clogged and dull-looking skin.
Moisturizers hydrate and protect the skin from dryness. A good moisturization habit is like lubricating machines to keep them in good working condition.
Moisturization keeps the bonds holding up your skin working like a well-oiled machine. Prevents moisture from escaping, keeps the skin’s elasticity intact, and importantly keeps the skin healthy enough to support healing, shedding, and repairing itself.
Protecting your skin from harmful sun rays keeps it youthful for longer.
Applying sunscreen is essential to protect the skin from UV damage and to prevent signs of aging.
For a nighttime routine, keep the basics sans sunscreen.
Types of products to use for your skincare regime
It’s important to choose products appropriate for your skin type.
For example, if you have oily skin, look for products that are non-comedogenic (that is, they do not clog pores).
If you have dry skin, choose products that are hydrating and nourishing.
For daytime routine:
Opt for a gentle cleanser liquid or bar, a light moisturizer, and sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
For nighttime routine:
You may use a slightly more robust routine, incorporating enriching ingredients that can work on your skin while you sleep.
This may include a cleanser, serum, mask, and moisturizer (night cream).
Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.John Maxwell
As you become more confident and consistent with your routine, you can explore buzzy trends like double cleansing, Korean essences, retinoids, gentle peels, and so much more that we will cover in upcoming issues.
Without the basics, everything else is just a waste of money and you could actually agitate your skin rather than help it.
By sticking to a consistent skincare regime, you’ll enjoy long term benefits such as healthier, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin.
It takes time and patience, but with the right products and routine, you’ll be on your way to achieving your best skin yet.