Is there a perfect key to finding your own holy grail in skincare?
Healthy skin is not just a matter of DNA. A great skincare routine has a remarkable impact on what you see in the mirror.
Skin type is divided by genetics, but its condition can be varied according to several internal and external factors such as age, sunlight, weather changes, and stress. Therefore, when finding your own holy grail in skincare, both your skin type and skin concerns should be considered.
Great skincare is a simple and sustainable routine with highly effective active ingredients that address your skin woes, leaving your skin healthy and radiant. Experts suggest a four-step skincare routine that anyone can follow.
Step 01. Cleansing: Any great skincare routine starts with cleansing. Cleansers are formulated to remove the surface impurities, buildups, and pores without stripping, prepping the skin for the rest of the steps to follow. Opt for a cleanser designed for your skin type and specific skin issues.
Step 02. Treatment: The most personalized step in your routine. Over time, this treatment step enhances the skin's health and woes, everything from acne and dark spots to dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Suppose your skin is acne-prone; select serum or spot treatment containing salicylic acid. It works to treat acne by unclogging blocked pores and reducing sebum production. Retinol is considered the gold strand of anti-aging skincare targeting texture to tone. Products with retinol help defy aging signs, including wrinkles & fine lines, prevent clogged pores, and improve thickness & rosy color. Vitamin C is a glow-giver. It interferes with melanin production, lightens, and even out the complexion. Serums containing Vitamin C are great for dull and hyperpigmented skin types. In addition, AHA peel is perfect for radiant, smooth, and even-toned & textured skin. AHA exfoliation 'de-glues" dead skin cells, sloughs off the skin's top layer, and reveals a new layer beneath, reducing lines & wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture & tone, and dullness.
Step 03. Hydration: Moisturizer delivers skin hydration and helps strengthen the skin barrier. Well-developed moisturizers are refreshing formulas to hydrate and visibly soothe the skin. These formulas often include hyaluronic acid, which has a unique capacity to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Glycerin, Plant Oil, Butter, and occlusives to replenish and lock in moisture, preventing Trans-epidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
Step 04. SPF Protection: Wearing sunscreen is non-negotiable regardless of skin type and concern. Be sure to slather sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect the skin from harsh UV rays. Apply all parts of the skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, top of the nose, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs. And reapply every 2 hours if possible. Note: It is a must to wear sunscreen while indoors all year long as UV rays can pass through glass windows. You should wear sunscreen even if it's rainy or cloudy outside because UV can still get through when it is completely overcast.
Moreover, making the right purchase choice and being more aware is vital. Skincare is developed on the ground that men and women have biologically similar skin. Therefore, efficacy has no gender. More consumers are mindful that they are looking for cleaner, greener, and high-quality formulations based on effectiveness and safety instead of gender-specific skincare. Also, many turn to cruelty-free cosmetics as a part of their lifestyle choice.
Besides, healthy, happy skin can still happen on a budget. You don't have to pay always lavishly for products that work effectively.
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