Learn about Skincare
Cleanser is the 1st step for both morning and night. It gets the dirt off your face. When wearing makeup, use an oil cleanser, balm cleanser, or micellar water to get it off. Do not use makeup wipes, they are bad for the skin and environment. After that a regular cleanser should be used to get off the rest and 100% cleanse the skin.
Step 3 is serum. This step is optional. Serums can be expensive, but there’s some great cheap ones. Each one targets a certain issue with the skin with specific active ingredients. Skin is different on everyone so there’s no one right answer. Best to test to see if it works with your skin type, results will take up to a month before anything changes. If there is a bad reaction though like an allergic reaction, the skin should react immediately. There is also certain serums that are night only, so make sure to read the bottle.
The final step is sunscreen, which is used morning only. It does not matter if you are inside all day you must apply. If there is windows, there’s still UV rays. The suggest amount of sunscreen on the face is 1/4 of a tablespoon or 2 finger lengths. Sunscreen will keep your face looking young, since the sun is a big factor in aging. It can also help with the hydration.
Toner is the 2nd step of the night and morning routine. There are tons of different options to choose from. Each one claims to do something different and work for certain skin types. Some demonologists that are don’t believe it does anything and others who think it does. Its best to test with your own skin and see if you see any difference.
Step 4 is moisturizer which is applied night and morning. Everyone needs moisturizer, this is not an optional step. It keeps the skin soft and supple. Dry skin types may want to do a heavier one, where oily skin type may want a lighter one. Another common thing to do this add a vaseline type to the driest areas to help. There are tons of products on the market, some work have additional ingredients that work best with dry skin or oily skin. However like all the other products its best to test yourself to see what works best.
Skincare masks are optional. A lot of them are a gimmicky and at most add a bit of moisture. Its a personal preference to use them. I use a cooling mask on days my face just feels hot, I don’t think it did anything to my skin, but it did help cool it down.
A few links to some skincare information.
Anti Aging and Sunscreen
Role of Moisturizers