We all want flawless skin. And while some of you may think that your skin will never be perfect thanks to your genes, your skin health depends a lot on your habits and lifestyle. Taking care of your skin can help you to improve the look, feel, and overall health. But knowing how to take care of your skin can be difficult. What products are you supposed to use? What routine should you stick to? How often should you exfoliate?
Knowing how to create the perfect skin care routine is not as simple as you may think. You need to start by knowing your skin type and what type of products you should use for that skin type. Luckily, Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder is here to help! Stop by for a skincare consultation to learn more about your skin, the type, and how to best care for it. Once you know more about your skin, you will be able to take better care of it.
In this blog, we are going to go over a good skin care routine and the steps to take to get the flawless, beautiful, and healthy skin you want! Read on to learn more about how to properly care for your skin.
Daily skin care Routine
There are daily steps you should take in order to get healthy and beautiful skin. Your daily skin care routine should include cleansing, moisturizing, and toning. Let’s take a closer look at each of these steps and why they are important to healthy skin.
Cleaning your face every day is important, especially if you wear makeup. Before you head to bed, make sure to clean your face with a gentle and natural cleanser. You should also wash your face in the morning for healthy skin. To wash your face, make sure your hands are clean first. Use warm water and gently massage the cleanser into your face in small, circular motions. Be sure to rinse the cleaners off completely, failing to do so could leave your pores clogged. Once you are done rinsing your cleanser off, pat your face dry with a towel. Rubbing your face with the towel may irritate your skin.
Applying a toner is an optional step but it could help improve the health of your skin and the effectiveness of your other products. Using a toner could help clear any leftover makeup, dirt, or cleanser residue from your skin. Toner is also good for adding a boost of nutrients to your skin. Some things to look for in your toner include:
- Vitamin E and C
- Rose water
- Green tea
- Hyaluronic acid
After you are done cleansing your face, apply toner. Toner can help to prepare your skin for moisturizer, which takes us to our next step in the skin care routines.
Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in the skin care routine. This should be done right after cleansing (or toning). If you skip the toner, apply moisturizer when your skin is still slightly damp. This will help it trap moisture better. Use a natural moisturizer that is gentle and be sure to do this daily. Even if you have oily skin, using moisturizer can help to keep your skin at a healthy balance.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
There are some things that you should add to your skin care routine about once a week. Doing these things more often could irritate your skin, but they can help keep your skin healthy and glowing when done every once in a while.
Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin and leave your skin looking healthy and glowing. You should only exfoliate once or twice a week to leave your skin look better without it getting irritated. Exfoliating can help stimulate skin renewal while removing small imperfections. If you have sensitive skin, you will only want to exfoliate about once a week, but if you have oily skin, exfoliating twice a week or more could help to remove bigger buildups of dead skin cells.
Whether you make your own facial or find a store bought mask that targets what you are looking for, a facial mask or scrub should be done once a week. Treat yourself with a spa day — relax, put on a facial mask, and sit back with a glass of wine. There are many ingredients in your kitchen that can offer your skin soothing and health boosting benefits. They can help add moisture, reduce redness, unclog pores, and leave your face feeling smooth and beautiful!
Additional Skin Care Tips
There are so many things you can do to improve the health of your skin. We will add a few additional things to this routine to help give your skin what it needs to stay healthy and flawless.
If you need spot treatment on a daily basis, then add this to your routine. Otherwise, add this to your routine as needed. Tea tree oil is a great way to naturally treat small blemishes, but there are many other ways to treat acne spots, just be sure not to pop or pick at anything! This will only make it worse. Find a technique that will work for you and be ready to treat spots whenever you need to! Having an effective spot treatment is a great way to keep your skin healthy and flawless.
Wash Sheets and Makeup Brushes
Keeping your makeup brushes and linens clean is a great way to avoid breakouts and other skin issues. Dirty sheets, towels, and makeup brushes can contain oil, dirt, and other residue that can clog pores and cause your skin to breakout.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is important when it comes to healthy and flawless skin. Your skin is renewed when you sleep and produces collagen, which helps prevent wrinkles and keeps your skin looking young and healthy. Adding a night cream to your routine may also help your skin. Learn more about night creams from one of our previous blogs!
The list goes on and on. Your skin can be affected by a lot of your daily activities and routines. In a future blog, we will go over some of the other lifestyle choices you make that can affect your skin and its health. Just remember that Azeal Dermatology Institute can help!
If you have any skin concerns that you want to address or just wish to learn more about your skin, schedule a skin care consultation today! Remember, a good skin care routine can help you achieve healthy and flawless skin. Follow this blog’s tips to start your skin care routine and achieve healthier skin today.