Are you happy with the present condition of your skin? If not, there’s a possibility you’re not following essential skincare steps, which are required to maintain healthy, glowing skin. While some people are genetically blessed with flawless skin, most of us constantly strive to attain naturally-beautiful skin. The good news is that getting the basics right is more important than investing in expensive skincare products or fancy procedures. All skincare
experts will recommend a simple step-by-step routine to maintain your skin, and the breakdown is as follows:
Step 1: Cleanse your skin twice Daily
Most of us tend to under-cleanse or over-cleanse. Experts suggest that those with normal or oily skin cleanse their face twice daily and those with dry skin can even stick to a once-a-day cleansing routine. Remember to remove the day’s grime and makeup from your face before you sleep, so that your skin doesn’t remain clogged up, and is allowed to breathe and rejuvenate itself at night.
Step 2: Tone your skin twice Daily
A toner helps close the pores on your skin and removes traces of dirt from your face, which results in a taut, firm look. However, this is not a mandatory step and you can decide to use it based on your present skincare concerns. Those with oily skin can benefit from toners with astringent properties, and dry-skinned ladies can use an alcohol-free hydrating version.
Step 3: Moisturise twice Daily
Once you’re done with cleansing and toning, you’ll want to add moisture to the skin – which is an integral part of the skincare process. This works to prevent dryness, flakiness, acne, and even wrinkles in the long run. Avoid using too much as this can clog up your pores. All skin types require moisturising, whether it’s oily, dry or combination. If you have oily skin, a water-based moisturiser is ideal, and for dry skin a rich cream can bring back suppleness to the skin. Combination skin types can benefit from using both the former and latter on their respective skin areas.
Step 4: Exfoliate every Week
Exfoliating regularly gives you smoother, younger-looking skin which is free of wrinkles, age spots, acne, and uneven skin tone. This works by scrubbing away the old and dead skin cells which tend to accumulate on the uppermost layers of the skin. You can choose from various options such as cleansing sponges, gentle scrubs, and even microdermabrasion kits or chemical peels to maintain great skin. If you have oily skin, you can exfoliate your skin 2-to-4 times every week, whereas if your skin is on the drier side you need only exfoliate 1-to-2 times per week.
Maintaining good skin is easy if you follow these 4 steps, and you can always supplement your skincare routine with a luxurious facial. Going to a professional aesthetician can improve your skin in many ways – which include boosting facial circulation, eliminating dead skin cells through steam, and removing blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes.
At Healing Touch Spa, we provide a range of classical and signature facial treatments for different skin types. Learn more about them here.