'Facial skin care' is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A facial skin care routine is what you need (and you need to follow the facial skin care routine with complete seriousness). So let's check what comprises an effective facial skin care routine. Well, very simply, a facial skin care routine can follow the following 4 steps:
Cleansing is the first thing in facial skin care routine. Cleansing helps in removing dust, pollutants, grease and extra oil from your skin, thereby preventing damage to your skin. Just spot your face and neck with a good cleansing lotion or cream and gently massage it into your skin using upward strokes. Use a soft face tissue or cotton wool to wipe your face in a gentle patting fashion (do not rub). Cleansing should be done at least twice a day i.e. morning (as part of complete facial skin care routine) and evening (on a standalone basis). Water soluble cleansers are the best for inclusion in your facial skin care routine.
Toning is the next in a facial skin care routine. However, this is the optional part of the facial skin care routine. Mostly, proper cleansing can compensate for toning. Toning helps remove all traces of dirt, grease and excess cleanser. Instead of making it part of your daily facial skin care routine, you can using toning occasionally i.e. when you have been exposed to particularly harsh environment/pollution.
Exfoliation is again, kind of, optional step in everyday routine for facial skin care. However, exfoliation is necessary at least once a week (or twice, depending on the skin type and the environmental conditions). Exfoliation finds its place in facial skin care routine because of the natural tendency of skin to replenish the skin cells every 3 or 4 weeks. As a facial skin care technique, exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells that block the pores, thus assisting the skin in the natural process. However, excessive or harsh exfoliation can cause damage to your skin; so you need to balance it out.
The next thing in facial skin care is moisturizing. In fact, moisturizing is the most important part of facial skin care routine. Moisturizers prevent your skin from getting dry. Dry skin is really undesirable since it may cause the upper layer of skin to become compromised, leading to various conditions. Again, use light upward strokes to make the moisturizer more effective. Moisturizers work the best when applied on warm and damp skin. So do not try to remove all the moisture in the previous steps of facial skin care routine.
Besides the normal facial skin care routine, you should also exercise the following for facial skin care:
* Use proper make-up remover instead of just washing it away
* Pay heed to your skin type and the environment, when choosing facial skin care products.
* Before you start using a new facial skin care product, test it by applying it on a short patch of skin e.g. behind the ear.
* Never rub your skin too hard.
* Use sunscreen for protection against sun.
Deep Pore Cleansing System for Dry Skin
Start your journey to a softer complexion with out Moisture Plus Deep Pore Cleansing Oil. Specifically formulated to gently cleanse dry skin. This oil is filled with antioxidants and hydrating plant extracts.
STEP 1: On dry skin with dry hands, massage 5-6 pumps of cleansing oil onto the face and neck. Do not remove.
Finish off your regimen with the Moisture Plus Herbal Toner. A soothing complex of plant extracts, including cucumber, dandelion, elder tree and hops, that acts as a mild astringent and improves the texture of your skin.
Step 2: Massage 5-6 pumps of Herbal Toner over the Cleansing Oil. Add cool water gradually to emulsify and turn milky white. Continue to rinse until you no longer feel the cleansing solution.
Two things are for sure; your skin well be left feeling nourished and rich with essential moisture.
PRO TIP: Lightly massage 2 pumps of the Cleansing Oil for eye makeup removal and conditioning your lashes. Remove with a warm wash cloth. Be sure to dry your skin before you follow-up with the complete two step system.
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Richard Merrill-Rivas is a nationally recognized Celebrity Esthetician, Educator, Holistic Health and Business Coach.