Maintaining healthy skin takes time. There are always new products to try and new products that claim to fix any issue you might have or might face in the future. Not all products are created the same and not all products work with all skin types. Taking the time to find the skincare routine that works for you will have lasting benefits. But what do you really need to do to maintain healthy skin? Here is a list of must have products to keep your skin healthy, clean, and glowing.
When creating your skin care regiment, one of the first products to add to your cabinet is a facial cleanser. Facial cleansers help you remove makeup, dirt and bacteria. Keeping your face clean will prevent breakouts, infections, and clogged pores.
When looking for a cleanser, make sure you find one that is gentle on skin. Harsh cleansers can dry out your skin and leave you feeling uncomfortable and lead to premature wrinkle and a dull appearance. Note: always remove your makeup before going to bed with a natural makeup remover.
Perhaps the most important part of any face cleansing routine is a moisturizer. Keeping your skin hydrated will not only improve the overall look and feel of your skin, it will also help prevent irritation and damage. Most stores that sell beauty products will let you try a sample before purchasing. Try a few out for at least a week at a time to see what feels the best on your skin. Note: be sure to get a moisturizer with SPF to prevent sun damage.
Toners are a great option for those with oily skin, acne, or large pores. Toners help remove excess oils and dead skin. They can also help restore nutrients that can repair damaged skin. Toners work best when applied after cleaning your face. Apply the toner using a cotton face pad for best results.
Exfoliating your skin every so often will remove dead skin cells and increase circulation. Avoid exfoliating more than once a week, as this can damage your skin and draw out important natural oils from your face.
Depending on your skin needs, you might be interested in other treatments such as wrinkle cream, eye cream, serums or acne treatments. Before venturing into the world of specialty products, it is best to work with a dermatologist or aesthetician to determine the unique needs of your skin. These experts can advise you on what products are best for your skin and which products to avoid.
While you are consulting with an expert, consider getting a facial. Masks and facials are not only relaxing, but aestheticians are skin experts and can provide your face with some of the nutrients you might not be providing your skin on a regular basis.
No matter what type of skin you have, there are certain staples that everyone needs to maintain a healthy complexion. Creating healthy habits and finding products that work well with your skin now will help you maintain your youthful appearance. Your future self will thank you! Contact the professionals at Skin Love Aesthetics for expert skin care advice.