Many people spend hundreds of bucks on certain skincare products only to leave behind negative reviews. There may be a particular product which many customers have found to be very effective. But then you also get to see a few people who rate the same product very poorly, claiming they experienced no changes after using it for months. It may be because of their skin type, but chances are they saw no changes because they misused the product.
As with most other things, you must observe some protocols to ensure you get the most out of your skincare products.
Below are vital tips to follow in your skincare routine.
· Prep your skin before applying skincare products
You shouldn’t always be in such a hurry to skip cleansing your face and preparing it for makeup in the morning before leaving for work. Dirt and oil build up overnight and clog your pores, and makeup only covers everything up. When you apply a product on an unprepped skin, it has a mountain to climb fighting the oils and clogged pores, and you may not get the maximum benefits as expected. Washing your face before going to bed also helps to clear pores and provide a good surface for your skincare product to sit and work on overnight.
· Apply skincare products morning and night
A skincare routine should be done twice daily, morning and night.
Before leaving for work, school, or other daily outdoor activities, get rid of oil and grime that have accumulated overnight and apply moisturizer and sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh UV rays. If not, your nighttime regimen would also have a mountain to climb, rectifying all the damage that has been done by day. In the end, you’re back where you started, and you may feel the skincare product isn’t effective.
· Apply skincare products in the correct order
Skincare routine is nothing less than a college-level course on its own, and you need to cram the sequence of applications so you never miss it.
The correct order for morning skincare routine is as follows:
- Oil-based or water-based cleanser
- Toner (or astringent)
- Spot treatment
- Eye cream
- Face oil
- Spot treatment
- Face oil (if you have dry skin)
Your moisturizer should come after cleanser, toner, serum, and spot treatment always. If you can’t find the time to go through the entire process each morning, cleanse and use a lightweight serum like the Korean Serums, which enriches the skin with concentrated nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants. Then lock them in with your moisturizer.
· Use products that are specific for your skin type
Our skin types vary. While some have oily skin, others have dry ones. Some lucky people have normal skin that most regular skincare products will work for. If you have oily skin and purchase a skin care product meant for dry or normal skin, chances are you won’t get the desired effect.
Water is good and quenches thirst. But drinking water when your stomach is already full of it wouldn’t do you any good. And watering a rocky land wouldn’t make it fruitful. So it is with skincare. Use what’s right for you the right way, and you’d most definitely see the benefits.