So you want to get on a skincare routine? It can be overwhelming with all the information and products on the market to know where to start, so instead of trying to narrow it down on your own and potentially choose the wrong treatments or products for your skin – see a professional. You can click here to book a free skin consultation with one of our expert estheticians to find your perfect anti-ageing skincare routine.
However, if you’re just starting out, there are some basic skincare products that will help get you on your way.
Find a good cleanser for your skin.
If you have dry skin, you’ll want to go with a cream cleanser.
If you have oily skin, a gel cleanser will work best for you.
If you have combination skin with normal skin, a gentle gel cleanser is your best option. We love SkinBetter’s Cleansing Gel.
If you are acne-prone, look for a cleanser with AHAs, BHAs, or a combination of the two.
Get your antioxidants in.
Start protecting your skin. Antioxidants will shield the skin from free radicals and environmental stressors which can damage healthy cells in the skin. Antioxidants can also help reduce inflammation in the skin. The skin can better repair itself and correct damage if inflammation is reduced.
Start using an eye cream with peptides.
Peptides stimulate collagen for younger, firmer-looking skin.
Don’t forget to moisturize.
Keep your skin hydrated. When your skin is hydrated, it looks plump and gives your skin a glow. There are a lot of options out there, so this is where contacting a professional can help to find the right moisturizer for you.
Something to always keep in mind is that your skincare will only do so much if you aren’t following these golden rules.
Stay hydrated. Your skin is the last organ to receive the benefits of water, but keeping hydrated helps your body function better as a whole. Your skin will glow as a result.
Eat for your skin. Eats lots of fruits and vegetables to get antioxidant protection from the inside out. Also, reducing inflammatory foods such as gluten and dairy can help with gut health. When your skin has a healthy microbiome, your skin will glow from within.
Wear SPF every day. This will be your greatest tool to prevent aging. It doesn’t mean just apply once in the day. If you’re spending time outdoors, you may need to reapply again in the afternoon. SPF should be applied once every couple of hours when we spend more time outdoors in warmer weather seasons.