10+ step skincare routines have become more and more popular over the last few years, and while it’s great to take care of your skin, you really don’t need that many products in order to have a good, balanced routine that is suited for your skin type and that will make your skin healthy and glowing. Here are 4 essentials for a good skincare routine:
A good cleanser is a vital part of any skincare routine. Not only does it help remove impurities from your skin, but it also leaves your face a perfect blank canvas you can apply the rest of your products to. As with all skincare products, it’s important that you choose something suitable for your skin type. Personally, I’m a big fan of the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash. If you wear makeup, it might be a good idea to look into double cleansing and precede your cleanser with a makeup remover in the evening.
Day cream is another important element you shouldn’t skip, since it gives your face the necessary moisture it needs for the day, while also serving as a protective film on top of it. If you have oily skin, it’s important to choose a cream that’s not very oily, or your face might become prone to blemishes. Conversely, if your skin type is dry, you should opt for a more hydrating cream that will quench your skin. If you feel like your under eye area is particularly dry even after you apply your cream, than an eye cream might be worth looking into as well, although it’s definitely not an essential product.
Similarly to day cream, night cream is important for moisturizing and rejuvenating your face while you sleep. The phrase “beauty sleep” is more than just a phrase – it’s been proven that your skin rejuvenates itself while you sleep, therefore night cream isn’t a product you should skip on. If you want to help your skin become suppler and retain its youthful appearance, you can also opt for applying Retinol before your night cream.
Sunscreen is perhaps the most important skincare product of all, and it’s sadly one of the steps many people choose to skip on. No matter the season or weather, you should always wear SPF no matter what. Even if you can’t really see the sun, UV rays are still out there, and they’ll leave their mark on your skin in a few decades if you only wear sunscreen at the beach or during summer.
Many people with oily skin are afraid of wearing sunscreen because it can become greasy throughout the day, but purchasing a sunscreen that is specifically patented with oily skin types in mind, like this one, which I use every day, will definitely fix that problem for you.