Essential Elements of a Skin Care Routine

Tips for your Skin Care Routine

Regardless of what season it is, where you live, or what skin type you have, there are some things that any skin care routine needs. These essential elements of any skincare routine can help you keep your skin both healthy and beautiful.

Cleanser

This is one of the simplest, but often most overlooked, parts of the daily skin care routine. Cleansing involves cleaning off impurities from the skin, leaving it fresh and vibrant. By removing impurities from your skin, you prevent pores from clogging, stopping Acne before it starts, and drastically improves your skin’s appearance and texture. In addition, it prepares your skin for the rest of your routine by removing any dirt and grime that may get between your skin and the beneficial creams and lotions that you will apply afterwards.

Regular soap is too harsh for your skin, and leaves behind a soapy film that actually dries out your skin. A good Glycerin-based Soap, or a Cleansing Soap are ideal for this step.

Exfoliation

One of the most important steps in any daily skin care routine, Exfoliation involves cleaning off the old, dead layer of skin that builds up on the surface, allowing fresh, healthy skin to move to the top.

Your skin naturally grows new layers of skin, and the old layers have to be scrubbed off every two or three days. If left alone, it can build up and become itchy, as well as clog pores, causing Acne to flare up. By using a cleanser appropriate for your skin type, you can drastically reduce the occurrence of Acne Breakouts, and look radiant in the process.

Moisturizer

Dry skin heals much more slowly than regular skin, and is much more susceptible to damage than regular skin. In addition, it also tends to be much itchier. By properly moisturizing, you can save yourself much discomfort, and have healthier skin in the process.

Sunscreen

If you plan on spending any time outdoors, then you should consider adding a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen to your skin care routine, reapplying it every two hours.

The sun is an ever-present fixture in the sky. However, the warming rays of the sun are not always good for your skin. This is because the rays of the sun include Ultraviolet Radiation. Ultraviolet Radiation is what causes sunburn, and too much UV Radiation can actually cause Skin Cancer.

In order to protect your skin, you will need to use Sunscreen. However, not just any Sunscreen will do. This is because there are two types of UV Radiation, Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B Radiation. Most sunscreens in the US only block Ultraviolet A Radiation, which is not enough to keep your skin safe. Luckily, Broad Spectrum Sunscreen blocks both types of UV Radiation, keeping your skin safe from sun damage.

Of course, there are many other beneficial products that you can add to your daily skin care routine. However, these essential elements will see you through the day and keep your skin looking radiant, even if you are too busy to apply your entire beauty regimen for the day.