Whether you are hoping to improve the condition of your skin so that you look younger and more beautiful or are simply looking for a way to keep that beautiful radiant skin you already have, it is necessary to have the right skin care routine to fit your goals and lifestyle. A good skin care routine doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. It simply has to provide your skin with the nourishment and protection it needs to be healthy.
Keep It Simple
A good skin routine for healthy skin should be simple and take only minutes a day. If your skincare routine is too complicated, has numerous steps, and is extremely time consuming, chances are that you won’t follow it on a regular basis and that means instead of getting the care that it needs, your skin will get proper care on a hit and miss basis which won’t do much for its overall look or health.
A proper skin care routine should only take just a few extra minutes each morning and night with some added attention once a week or once a month.
Daily Skin Care Routine
Your daily skin care routine should consist of keeping your skin clean using natural washes that won’t dry out your skin or leave behind a sticky or dull residue. Make sure when you shower you use warm not hot water, and then pat not rub your skin dry. Finish up by cleaning your face with an astringent and then using moisturizer all over to help your skin stay hydrated. Your daytime moisturizer should be light not heavy.
You should again clean your skin at night before going to bed, making sure to remove all make-up. Night moisturizers should be somewhat heavy and made from natural ingredients that will soak into your skin overnight helping to heal any damage and leaving it feeling soft and beautiful in the morning. When moisturizing at night take a little time with those areas of skin which seem to be the driest such as elbows, knees and your feet.
Weekly Skin Care
Once a week you should exfoliate your skin to remove those dead skin cells that cause your skin to begin to look gray and dull. Many women tend to over exfoliate their skin which can cause dryness and actually irritate the skin when done too often.
The whole purpose of exfoliation is to remove those dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth not to damage your skin. For some people exfoliating dry areas or the bottom of their feet twice a week until their skin begins to improve may be advisable.
Once or Twice A Month
If you have larger pores using a natural face mask to deep clean your pores once or twice a month will make your skin look brighter and help to keep your pores from clogging with oil and dirt. Using a home-made face mask of egg white and a bit of honey once or twice a month will help to tighten the skin and clean out those pores as well.
Limit Exposure To The Elements
As part of your normal skin care routine you are going to want to limit the exposure of your skin to the elements. If you are going to spend time out of doors make sure to wear a hat, and apply extra moisturizing cream to help prevent drying. If you choose to use sunblock remember that these creams may contain chemicals that can actually damage your skin, so make sure to immediately wash these products off as soon as you are out of the sun to limit the amount of damage they can do.
As you can see, having a good skin care routine does not mean buying a series of expensive products and spending hours attending to your skin. It simply means caring for your skin on a daily basis in such a way as to ensure that your skin gets the nourishment it needs to get or stay healthy.