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It is safe to say that you have a pretty busy schedule and more often than none a lot of people get so busy that they forget to take care of their skin. You are probably a 9-5 worker, or a busy business person, or you are trying to hit the gym, getting your kids ready for school or running late for an important office meeting. Trust me to understand all of these.
But having a daily skin care routine is important regardless of your busy schedule. I will be sharing mine with you and I hope it helps you
When it comes to a nice, glowing complexion, there are quite a few steps you can (and probably should) include in your skin care regimen although not all of them need to be done on a daily basis or at the same time every day.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and having a glowing skin is everyone’s desire but you need to know that it cannot happen overnight. It’s not magic! You will have to understand your skin type, you need to be consistent and you also need to use the right products to achieve your desired results.
Hopefully My Daily skin care routine will serve as a guide for you.
WASH YOUR FACE
Clean skin is very important! So, reach for a facial cleanser when you wake up and before you go to sleep to help wash away any excess dirt and oil that may have built up on the surface of your skin throughout the day (or while you slept). Personally I use the YOUSKIN vitamin C cleanser and it is amazing for my skin. Its not drying doent contain sulphates and has a great PH.
There other amazing brands that you can use.
- Cosrx Salicylic wash ( Very good for Acne prone skin)
- Cosrx lowPh Good morning Gel cleanser
APPLY A FACE TONER
Face toners are great for exfoliating the skin, especially the face, although I skip this step and I do it sparingly, it doesn’t mean you should….lol! They gradually help melt dead skin and rejuvenate your skin and also reduce the formation of Acne. I will recommend you use face toners that have Glycolic Acids in them, or AHA, BHA toners, these actives are effective exfoliators and leave skin cleaner and more radiant than before
We love these products ; Pixi toner. AHA, BHA Miracle toner,
USE A FACE SERUM
This step is probably what most people ignore because you probably do not know the importance of using a serum. Serums are usually applied after cleansing your skin, your face will easily absorb the content of a serum because it is made up of smaller molecules that penetrates deeply into the skin. Vitamin C serums are very good because they act as antioxidants to protect the skin and it also reduces skin damages especially the ones caused by the sun.
You can try out this brands of face serum, YOUSKIN vitamin c serum, Timeless Vitamin C serum, Radha Beauty Vitamin C serum.
MOISTURIZE YOUR FACE!!
If you are not consistent with any other routine, you can’t afford to skip this one. Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems, and using the right kind of moisturizer can help maintain its balance.
When skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne, eczema start to pop up. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a cream base – they tend to have a higher oil content, and if your skin is too oily you should always opt for a lotion.
You can get the Miracle Retinol Moisturizer and the youskin face lightener as perfect for all skin types
Step 5 :
YOU NEED TO WEAR A SUNSCREEN
Sunscreen is important for all skin types even if you think you don’t burn easily. Sunburn is an immediate reaction, but sun damage stays for a long time. In Nigeria, our ozone layer is constantly depleting so it doesn’t protect us from the harmful rays of the sun, using a sunscreen will. It is advisable that you don’t use any sunscreen less than SPF50 anything less than that may not give you full protection from the sun.
Some very good brands that we have trusted over the years are the Zein Obagi oclipse and the Body shop Sunscreen .
Of course, sun protection doesn’t end at applying sunscreens there are other protective measures you should take. Those include Limiting the amount of time you spend in the sun and wearing clothes that protects your skin.