Your 2024 Guide To Mastering Skin Care: Shared Stories & Tips

Written by Kinnari AsharJan 31, 2024
Your 2024 Guide to Mastering Skin Care: Shared Stories & Tips

Maintaining healthy and glowing skin requires a consistent daily skin care routine that caters to your skin's unique needs. Choosing the right skin care routine for your skin type can help keep your complexion healthy, hydrated, and radiant while preventing issues like dryness

To make achieving your skincare goals easier, we have created straightforward yet effective skincare routines for all skin types. You can learn how to create a personalised skincare regimen that works best for you in a few simple steps. Let us learn about the skin care routine steps that you must follow to get healthy, radiant skin.  

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Browse through our step-by-step skin care routine to understand the basic steps involved in a daily skin care routine at home and customise it based on your skin type.  

Step 1: Double cleanse 

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Cleanse your face twice daily, morning and night, to remove excess oil and debris that can cause clogged pores and dullness. This prepares your skin for further treatment and helps it absorb beneficial ingredients. Choose a cleanser that suits your skin type and concerns, whether oil, balm, gel, or cream. 

However, it is important to double cleanse your skin and remove makeup, especially during your night skin care routine. Use a makeup remover such as the Lakme Micellar Water Bi-Phasic Make-up Remover to remove all the makeup from your face. Then wash your face using the Lakme Micellar Pure Facewash For Deep Pore Cleanse. This duo will ensure that your skin is squeaky clean and ready for the next steps of your skincare routine.  

Step 2: Tone 

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Tone your skin twice daily with an essence, facial mist, or toner to complete the cleansing process, condition your skin, and add beneficial vitamins and minerals to your complexion. Using a toner helps support your skin's health by replenishing ingredients that work effectively with your cleanser. 

Try out the Simple Soothing Toner, which contains soothing ingredients that relieve sensitive skin, reducing redness and discomfort. It replenishes moisture, leaving your skin feeling hydrated throughout the day.  

Step 3: Serum 

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Including a serum, concentrate, or facial oil in your daily skin care routine, twice a day, in the morning and at night, is essential. These potent formulas contain concentrated amounts of active ingredients that help target concerns and neutralise the effects of environmental stressors. The serum, concentrate, or oil you choose should depend on your particular concerns and the conditions you hope to prevent or correct. 

The Lakmé Dew Drama Serum is a must-include in your skincare routine. It is enriched with Vitamin E, Hemp seed oil, Niacinamide, Sunflower Seed Oil, Glycerine, Propanediol, and a potent 6% Vitamin E + B3 + F complex. This seals in moisture to strengthen the skin barrier and protect it from environmental aggressors. 

Step 4:  Apply an eye cream 

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Your eye area requires special care as the skin around it is seven times thinner than the rest of your face. To maintain this delicate area's health, thickness, and elasticity, you should apply eye cream twice a day, in the morning and at night. Regular application of eye cream such as the Simple Protect N Glow Vitamin C Brightening Under Eye Gel helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness, ensuring that your eye area remains healthy and youthful-looking. It is enriched with potent Vitamin C to brighten and rejuvenate, leaving your undereye area brighter and more awake. 

Step 5: Moisturise 

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To keep your skin soft, supple, and protected, you should moisturise twice daily, in the morning and at night. Daily use of moisturisers helps treat specific issues in the top layers of your skin and provides necessary support for the skin's natural lipid barrier. A strong and healthy barrier enables your skin to retain moisture better and repel external irritants. Remember, even oily skin requires moisture and hydration to remain healthy. 

If you are looking for a moisturiser that suits all skin types, try out the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. Infused with the goodness of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Glycerine, this super light moisturiser absorbs faster than regular creams and gives 24-hour hydration for a water-fresh glow. It also helps restore the moisture balance to keep your skin soft and smooth. 

Step 6: Use SPF (daytime only) 

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Sun protection is the most crucial and final step in any skin care routine. You should use sunscreen daily or as required to protect your skin against the damaging rays contributing to skin irritation, premature ageing, and certain skin cancers. To shield your skin from exposure, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen like the Ponds Serum Boost Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 or an SPF moisturiser all year round. This sunscreen comes with the power of niacinamide-C serum and SPF, which is clinically proven to protect from sun damage and fade dark patches. 

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1. Exfoliation 

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Exfoliation is vital in any daily skin care routine for glowing skin. This encourages healthy skin cell turnover, removing buildup and relieving pore congestion. You should exfoliate once or twice a week using gentle chemical, enzymatic, or physical exfoliants that are suitable for home care. The Simple Protect N Glow Vitamin C Glow Clay Scrub is a gentle face scrub. With dual power of 100% Natural Bentonite Clay and Bamboo exfoliators, it removes excess oil, dust, and impurities for bright, fresh, glowing skin. 

2. Face Mask 

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You can indulge in an additional treatment in your weekly skin care routine, such as using a face mask once or twice per week, to improve the appearance of your skin. Face masks contain concentrated amounts of vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients that absorb efficiently into your skin, making it appear healthy and resilient. Besides providing hydrating and firming benefits, masks can also help control persistent skin concerns like acne, large pores, and dark spots. 

You can check out the Simple Vitamin C Brighten Clay Mask, which removes dust and impurities like a magnet by unclogging pores to reveal the skin’s natural glow. With the infusion of a 3x blend of antioxidants, this clay mask removes excess oil, sebum, and pollution for bright, fresh, and glowing skin.  

The Pond's Bright Beauty Mineral Clay Face Mask is another great option to brighten and smoothen your skin. With 100% natural Manicouagan clay's excellent oil-absorbing ability, it unclogs pores and diminishes shine, leaving your skin feeling refreshed. Including the powerhouse ingredient Vitamin B3+ works wonders in tightening pores and refining skin texture for a smoother complexion. 

FAQs about Skincare Routines 

Q1 How often should I wash my face? 

A: It is recommended to wash your face twice daily, once in the morning and once before bed. 

Q2 Should I use a moisturiser even if I have oily skin? 

A: Yes, it is important to moisturise your skin regardless of your skin type. Look for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser if you have oily skin.  

Q3 Is it necessary to use sunscreen every day? 

A: Yes, using sunscreen daily to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, even on cloudy or overcast days is important.  

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