Updated: Aug 27, 2021
You are tired and just want to go to bed but making sure you maintain a proper daily skincare routine is important. Building a daily skincare routine can help you maintain overall skin health. You shed skin cells throughout the day, so it is important to keep your skin glowing. With an effective skincare routine, you can prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and keep your skin looking its best.
You want to ensure you are:
Drinking enough water every day
Changing your pillowcases at least once a week
Wash or wrap up hair before bed
Wear sunscreen every day
A basic skincare routine should include:
Removing your makeup
Washing your face with a cleanser
Moisturizing – make sure it includes an SPF
Once you feel comfortable with the basic skincare routine, you can then add in extra products to boost your skin’s health:
Remove your makeup before bed at night.
Wash your face with a cleanser should complete this both morning and night. By doing this in the morning, it allows your skin to absorb the other products you will be applying for the day.
Eye cream – this helps to tighten your skin and depuff
Toner – this helps to hydrate and balance your skin pH
Serum – during the day you should choose a serum that contains antioxidants that protect your skin from UV rays and pollutants. The most popular ingredient for this is vitamin C. At night, you should choose a serum that contains peptides and growth factors to repair the skin.
Retinol should be used at night only. Retinol helps to reduce fine lines, reduce pore size, increases elastin production, and evens out skin tone.
Moisturizers should be used day and night. Moisturizers help to hydrate and seal in hydration. You can look for a lightweight moisturizer for daytime use and a heavier cream for nighttime. Your daytime moisturizer should include SPF as well to ensure protection from the sun.
Spot Treatment is to be used on active breakouts only both morning and night. You apply your spot treatment after you apply your moisturizer.
Facials are also very beneficial to your skincare routine. They help to improve the appearance of the skin, giving it a healthy, radiant, and balanced complexion. Your skin is exfoliated, extracted, massaged, steamed, and masked during the facial, leading to rejuvenated, fresh skin.
If you have been a little neglecting when it comes to your daily skincare routine, stop into HAIRitage Salon for a facial and let one of our professionals give you personalized recommendations for your skin type.