Keeping your skin healthy and glowing is easy, once you know which products to use. Here are my favourite everyday skincare products, so that you can start looking your best today!
Cleansing is one of the most important steps in skincare, and it’s a step that you should never skip. A good cleanser will not only remove dirt and makeup but also balance your skin’s pH level. Cleansers come in a variety of textures—some are creamy, some are gel-like, and others are even oil-based—so find one that works for you. As noted above, it’s important to use a gentle cleanser appropriate for your skin type:
Gentle cleansers are best for people with sensitive or dry skin (or both). They’re generally free of harsh chemicals or fragrances that could irritate the skin further.
Cleansers that contain salicylic acid can help keep pores clear if you tend toward oily or acne-prone skin; acetic acid is another ingredient that can be helpful if your pores tend toward clogging easily on their own or if they’re clogged after using other products such as toners or exfoliants.
If you have very oily or acne-prone skin, look for a cleanser labelled “oil/sebum control.” These formulas usually contain ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or propylene glycol—all synthetic detergents used in many mainstream soaps—as well as preservatives called parabens that may cause irritation when used repeatedly over long periods of time.*
It is important to note that toner isn’t a necessary step in your skincare routine. It can be skipped if you have dry skin, or if your cleanser is particularly hydrating. For example, I don’t use toner because my cleansing oil leaves me with plenty of moisture and my normal-to-dry skin doesn’t feel like it needs any more hydration after using a cleanser and moisturizer. If you have oily skin and find yourself needing more hydration after cleansing, then definitely consider adding this step into your routine!
If you do decide to go for it, there are three things that every good toner needs:
- A pH level between five and seven (more on why this matters later)
- A low alcohol content (less than ten percent)
- All natural ingredients (to avoid irritation or allergic reactions)
Moisturizers are an important part of your skincare routine. They help prevent damage and keep your skin looking young. The best way to choose a moisturizer is by knowing what kind is best for you, based on the following factors:
- Your skin type and age
- Where you live (climate)
- Season (temperature)
Sunscreen is a must in order to protect your skin from UV damage. The FDA recommends using a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher. The best way to apply sunscreen is before going outside, so if you’re planning on going out in the sun for an extended period of time (more than 30 minutes), apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you head out.
- Also remember that it’s important to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours when outdoors—even if you don’t think you need more protection. You should also wear protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses to block harmful rays from hitting your skin without having to reapply every two hours!
Eye cream is a moisturizer that’s specifically designed for use near the eyes. It’s usually thicker than regular moisturizers and contains ingredients that help hydrate, prevent wrinkles, and reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Use these products every day to keep your skin healthy
The first thing you want to do is wash your face with a gentle cleanser, and then tone it. Use a moisturizer afterwards (it doesn’t have to be heavy), and finish off with sunscreen.
- Cleanser: I like using micellar water for this step because it removes makeup without stripping my skin of moisture.
- Toner: After cleansing, I like using an astringent toner to remove any remaining residue that may have been left behind by the cleanser.
- Moisturizer: For achieving hydration, I love hyaluronic acid-based products because they hold up against even the most intense heat waves (hello summer!) while keeping my skin soft and supple throughout the day.
I also recommend applying an eye cream in addition to regular moisturizing after cleansing at night time—you don’t need much! Sleeping on clean sheets is especially important during allergy season when pollen counts are high outside; try putting down some blankets in your bedroom so you can get some good shut-eye without waking up feeling tired or drowsy every morning due to exposure from airborne allergens like grasses or ragweed pollen particles floating around outside during these hot months when there’s no relief from humidity levels being so high outside yet again…
Remember, your skin is the biggest organ in your body. It’s important to take care of it by using the right products and doing a daily routine. If you want great looking skin, then this guide will help!