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Want Beautiful Skin? Embrace Your Skin Care Routine Order

by Kath Sheehan March 10, 2017
Want Beautiful Skin? Embrace Your Skincare Routine Order

Having gorgeous, glowing skin is something we all wish for and strive towards. But the journey to maintaining a lasting, healthy complexion is more than just about using a quality product range. Committing to a consistent skincare routine is a life-long habit that hugely beneficial to your skin. And so is understanding  the importance of the sequence of steps in your skincare routine!

 

Skincare Routine Order: It’s Important!

The sequence of your skincare routine steps are just as critical as the products themselves. Ideally, try implementing a skin care routine that is made up of a collection of product steps that are designed to work in conjunction with each other.

The first thing to understand when it comes to implementing your skincare routine is to know the purpose of each step in the regime. And this goes hand-in-hand with the order in which to use your products, as this is just as critical as the products themselves:

 

  • Step 1 – Cleanse

    It’s essential to kick-off the steps of your skincare routine by cleansing to remove unwanted impurities! Think make-up, sunscreen, pollutants and general day-to-day (or night-to-night) dirt that may end up on your skin. For this step, consider using a colloidal cleanser which will trap dirt and other nasties for easy removal.

 

  • Step 2 – Exfoliate

    Step 2 of your skincare routine order should be to exfoliate away dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Go for a lovely gentle, liquid exfoliant that will bubble up to cleanse deep into your pores and help kiss bacteria goodbye. Together Step 1 and Step 2 should provide a highly effective double cleanse for your skin.

 

  • Step 3 – Nourish & Hydrate

    Give your skin a dose of the good stuff! Try thinking of your skin as an athlete. Like you would an athlete, it’s vital to feed your skin to optimize performance. Go with a skin care product that will enhance your skin’s function and health through providing it with necessary antioxidants, essential fatty acids and natural vitamins. Hello, healthy skin!

    Speaking of healthy – you wouldn’t see an athlete run a marathon without proper hydration. That’s asking for a health issue. The same goes for your skin – it needs moisture! Having completed Steps 1 & 2, it’s now prepped and ready to accept moisture deep down, so give it all you’ve got.

 

  • Step 4 – Protect

    You are now at the point in your routine where your skin has been beautifully cleansed, nourished and hydrated. So now is the time to seal in all of that goodness! Use a protective lotion or toner containing allantoin to keep impurities and bacteria out of your pores. Plus, keep the good stuff you’ve fed your skin in.

 

  • Step 5 – Enrich

    Top off your skincare routine with a luxurious enriching conditioner. This step will help preserve that healthy glow that we all lust after, and act as a final protective barrier against the elements. Plus, the right product will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized, but not oily or dry. And who doesn’t love that!

 

Make it a habit!

Consistency with your skincare routine is a must when it comes to optimizing the health of your skin.  Turn your routine into a twice-daily habit, and commit to it – you owe it to yourself!

That little bit of extra time you invest in your routine will show in the long-run. It’s worth making that extra effort, knowing that your skin will look and feel all the better for it.

 

Avoid the risk

Keep in mind that it’s risky to use a cleanser from “Brand A” and use it in conjunction with an exfoliant or toner from “Brand B”. This is simply because you don’t know how the different brands and ingredients will interact with each other!

Instead, select a complete skincare routine where all the different steps are specifically designed to work together. Your skin will thank you for it – and it will show!

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