We all need to protect the skin and reveal that natural healthy glow. However, with an abundance of recommendations, tips, and suggestions on the market, it is tough for a beginner to discover the perfect skincare routine. The specialists from Neora put together some necessary information for you to understand how to choose the right method for you and what are the basic steps your skin needs to look glowing and healthy.
Top 3 things to do as a beginner in skincare
Your head may be spinning just by looking at all the cleansers, toners, or creams available on the shelves. It is hard to know where to start, and anyone can get easily overwhelmed. The secret is to keep it simple and to listen to your skin. Any product you use should make you feel comfortable up to the point you forget it is there. Here are some recommendations.
1. Identify your skin type
First of all, you need to establish the proper foundation before working your way up to discovering your true skin potential. Your entire routine is centered around the type of skin you have. If you have oily skin, then you notice acne and frequent breakouts, greasy face, and large pores. Dry skin often feels tight, sensitive, and gets easily irritated. Combo skins have a combination of oily and dry skins characteristics and are often oily on T-zone, which is the area between your forehead, nose, and chin.
2. Add new products into your routine one at a time
The journey to radiant and bright skin is full of experiments with different regimes and products. Add each product into your routine one at a time. In this way, you will know which product is not right for you if you happen to get a breakout or your skin becomes sensitive and irritated. Test each product for at least two weeks before moving on to the next step.
3. Eat a skin-healthy diet
The healthy-looking feeling of your skin is a process inside and out. Proper nutrition and a healthy diet are the foundation for any high skincare regime. Make sure you get plenty of water and feed your body with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to build that perfect skin you are looking for.
Simple and effective skincare routine
After setting up the foundation, you are ready to move on to the next step and establish a method that is right for you. Consistency is the key to getting the best results, so keep your routine straightforward.
Step 1 Cleanse
Clean skin means happy skin. First of all, you need to clear out your pores, remove the excess oil, makeup, and impurities. Regardless of your skin type, use a cleanser at least once a day, preferably before going to bed, for the best results. Oily skin may need more cleansing but do not do this more than twice a day. Cleansers may irritate your skin and make it more sensitive. If your face feels tight after cleansing, switch to a gentler product.
Step 2 Moisturize
No matter your skin type, you need to hydrate and bind moist in the deeper layers of your skin. Moisturize immediately after cleansing. Cleansers remove the dirt and pollution out of your face but also remove much-needed moisture which keeps skin healthy and radiant. There are three types of moisturizers: occlusive, emollients and humectants. Occlusive binds the moist within your skin by creating a thin barrier. Emollients improve elasticity and smoothness while humectants attract the water onto the surface of the skin. Neora products contain a combination of these three elements.
Step 3: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential regardless of the season or the skin type. It protects your skin from premature wrinkles, fine lines, or the damaging action of the sun. Often moisturizers come with SPF protection but if not, make sure you add this step to your routine. Use a sunscreen with at least 15 SPF or higher for stronger protection.
In addition to these three necessary steps, you can add one optional step that does not require daily consistency. Once or twice a week, if your skin needs it, use a gentle exfoliator. There are two types of exfoliators: physical and chemical, both used to remove the older layers of your skin and reveal the younger, healthier skin underneath. Just make sure you add additional steps in your routine only when your skin needs it.