Want healthy, radiant skin? Well, you need to work towards it. Achieving flawless skin doesn’t happen overnight; it requires a lot of effort and a strict skincare regimen. With the on-going pandemic, your pre-corona hectic lifestyle will have to stay on pause for a little longer, so now is the perfect time to develop good skincare habits. While most of us are aware of the basic skincare tips like drinking plenty of water and cleansing twice a day, it’s beneficial to also integrate an A.M and P.M skincare routine to your daily schedule to meet your skin’s differing requirements!
If you’re a skincare newbie, let us explain--- your day and nighttime routines serve different purposes. Regardless of your age, the skin requires different nutrients to protect itself from environmental stressors during the day. At night, on the other hand, your skin requires ingredients that aid in repairing and renewing the skin cells. If you want to give your skin the nutrients it needs, well, here’s an easy step by step skincare guide that will put you on the track to enviable skin.
Before you start your day, you need to first create a protective barrier that will shield the skin from environmental stressors like dust, grime, UV rays and pollutants. Since we’re living in the corona-era you also need to take into account the germs and bacteria that could settle on the skin which could lead to various health issues. For your daytime routine, your key focus should be on hydrating, moisturising and protecting.
The moment you wake up you need to wash your face with a good cleanser. Cleansing your face in the morning will get rid of all bacteria and dust particles that settled on the skin at night. Aside from this, it also eliminates excess sebum, dead skin cells and leftover P.M creams and serums. Creating a clean canvas will help the other products seep deep into the skin and provide better results.
You will want a cleanser that gets rid of dirt and bacteria while locking in moisture! The WIPEOUT Germ Killing Face Wash is perfect as it is enriched with natural ingredients that hinder the growth of germs and lock in moisture to prevent dryness.
Even though this product is vital to getting healthy skin, it is still the most underrated skincare product. You need to apply toner immediately after cleansing your face. A bit of toner can reduce large pores, balance out the skin’s pH levels, add an extra layer of protection and prevent ingrowths. A little goes a long way when it comes to this skincare product.
The GLOW Iridescent Brightening Toner by MyGlamm is powered by Rosehip oil and enriched with hyaluronic acid, which locks in moisture, maintains skin’s elasticity, balances the skin’s pH levels and leaves you with an iridescent glow.
Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants, making it a must-have in your A.M skincare routine. Using a serum that’s enriched with vitamin C in the morning can protect the skin from free radicals which are responsible for speeding up the ageing process and also shield the skin from UVA and UVB damage. Face serums also do more than just hydrate-- they help rebuild, repair and protect by deeply infiltrating the skin layers.
The skin around your eyes is delicate and needs special attention. Dabbing a bit of eye cream can reduce puffiness, eliminate signs of fatigue and make you look like you got a good night's sleep.
The last and final step to your A.M skincare routine. Moisturisers are important in any skincare routine as they lock in moisture and save the skin from dehydration. Along with moisturisers, it’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, no matter the season. If you hate applying too many products on your face, invest in a moisturiser with SPF properties. These moisturisers ensure your skin is fully protected.
Beauty sleep is not a myth. While sleeping, your body starts to work overtime--the blood flow increases, the body produces more collagen and there is an increase in cell division; all these factors help renew and repair damaged skin. Your P.M skincare products will aid in this process to give you healthier, younger-looking skin when you wake up.
Cleansing your face at night will get rid of any impurities that may have collected on your face during the day. If you went bare face, a simple cleanse would suffice, but if you wore makeup during the day, it’s beneficial to opt for a double cleanse. Use an oil-based cleanser to melt away your makeup and sunscreen followed by a gel or foam-based cleanser to get squeaky clean skin.
Toners and face wash go hand in hand. After cleansing your face, toner is a must! It not only restores the skin’s pH levels but it also removes any stubborn makeup residue.
The skin around the eyes happens to be the thinnest part as compared to the epidermis on the rest of your body which make eye creams an essential step in your nighttime skincare routine. Using an eye cream at night provides the skin with necessary nutrients, gives the skin the protection it needs and also helps reduce fine lines. So, if you want to delay or reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, this product is a necessity.
Prescription creams, retinol, peels, acids and anti-ageing serums fall under this step. These products work better at night as they go beyond the skin’s superficial layer and aid in repairing, restoring and regenerating the skin cells while you sleep.
Yes, there is a difference between your day and night moisturising creams. P.M creams are thicker and heavier in consistency as compared to your day creams. This heavy consistency helps keep the skin hydrated by creating a barrier to prevent water evaporation while you sleep. This protective coating also keeps the nasties away which might settle on the skin and interrupt the renewal process.
Once or twice a week pamper your skin with a rejuvenating sheet mask. Since most sheet masks are designed to hydrate, moisturise, and brighten the skin, all you need to do is apply it, kick your feet up and relax.
The K.Play Acai Berry Anti-Oxidant Sheet Mask is enriched with the goodness of acai berry that boosts collagen production and protects the skin from pollution. It’s also infused with goji berry and sea buckthorn to improve your skin’s immunity and slow down the signs of ageing.
There you have it— Incorporate these steps to your daily routine to get flawless, enviable skin.
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