We all want to appear the best we can. If we were able to select gorgeous, smooth and radiant skin, we would. It’s a no-brainer. The decision to follow a well-established skincare routine is one way of ensure that this is feasible.
But what’s a good skin care routine? Is there a universal size that works for all ?… There isn’t a single size that fits all. All of us have distinct skin types , and each type requires its specific, personal care. The question is, how do I know which products are best for me?
No matter if you suffer from oily, dry or combination sensitive or acne-prone skin, we’ll try to provide a basic, easy to understand step-by-step guide for starting your journey in the difficult world of skin care products.
A good skincare NAD + Face Serum routine should consist of a cleanser and an toner, followed by cream and finally a moisturiser.
The cleanser you select should be one that meets your personal skin’s needs. For oily/combination/acne prone skin a good place to start would be a gel cleanser or something like Elizabeth’s Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser for combination skin to ensure that not too much oil is added. If you have dry skin, then cream cleanser is the best choice for you. StriVectin Comforting Cleanser would be ideal for this.
We would then recommend some sort of toner. There are three major categories for choosing a toner. First, if you have dry skin then a toner with no alcohol would be the ideal choice. Alcohol can dry your skin so stay away from it if you are able to. For Lancome, the Tonique Confort Hydrating Toner would be something we’d recommend to this. If you suffer from oily skin, you might need to select a toner that also exfoliates. This is because of the increased likelihood of oil getting trapped within your pores, and potentially causing breakouts. If you have combination skin then it’s a an individual choice, but you can choose any cleanser, but you should stay away from any that contain alcohol, particularly in high concentration.
The next step is the serum. Many people ask if it is important to use a serum and a moisturiser… and if you are looking for the most effective results then yes it is. A serum is designed to give your skin deeper effects than a moisturiser can. They penetrate to the epidermis and supply a concentrated boost of essential nutrition to your skin. The various types of serums include brightening serums, exfoliating serums and anti-aging serums, firmsing serums and hydrating. The kind of results you expect to achieve and your skin needs will, most likely determine what you will choose.
And lastly, moisturisers. There are many moisturisers out there but to make things easier for you, we’ve divided them into three main categories. Humectants are a combination of Emollients, Humectant. In short, humectants were designed for people with dry skin, and they help to seal in water to hydrate the epidermis (the uppermost layer of skin). They accomplish this by drawing water into the air surrounding them, and also by drawing water upwards from the dermis (the layer underneath that epidermis) to hydrate the surface skin layers. They’re also great for those with oily skin but still want to moisturize as they don’t make any oily residues on your skin. Emollients are wonderful because they replicate the action of the oils that naturally exist in the skin. It may also help reduce the volume of loss of fluid (we each lose amount of water every day, partially due to the gaps between layers of skin) by filling the gaps between skin cells. Our final recommendation is the Occlusives. They are designed to treat extremely dry skin or those with conditions such as eczema. They create a physical barrier the skin between your environment, keeping moisture and shielding you from further loss. These are understandably very dense when compared to other moisturisers.
Whatever your skin care requirements are we hope you can find what you’re searching for. Do not be afraid to ask for help from professionals working in department of beauty, it’s their job and I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to assist you!