Skincare is so, so important. Regardless of your age, you need to have a skincare routine in place if you want your skin to remain firm, tight and glowing for as long as possible. But with so many new trends and products popping up every single day, it can get tricky as to what to include in your routine and what to steer clear of. So, to help you out, we’ve listed down five ways you can take care of your skin at any age. Read on and don’t forget to take notes!
- 1. Understand your skin type
- 2. Cleanse your skin twice a day
- 3. Always use a moisturiser
- 4. Never skip sunscreen
- 5. Consult a dermatologist
1. Understand your skin type
Like any healthy relationship, the key to a long-lasting commitment is understanding. Before you head out to stock your shelf with trendy skincare products, take some time to understand your skin type and concerns. This will ensure you’re catering to your skin’s needs and not subjecting it to random products that will do more harm than good. Here are the different skin types and how to care for each.
2. Cleanse your skin twice a day
This one cannot be stressed enough. The first step to any skincare routine is cleansing. If you want the rest of your other skincare products to work like a charm, you need to give a clean canvas to work with, aka a clean face. Wash your face twice a day, morning and evening, to get rid of dirt and impurities. Include a gentle face wash like the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash as it cleanses and unclogs pores without drying out the skin. Free from baddies like alcohol, paraben and artificial perfume, this one is perfect for all skin types.
3. Always use a moisturiser
This isn’t a secret or gem we’re unveiling — it’s the universal truth. Moisturisers are a must-have in every skincare routine. Like if your skincare routine was a movie, moisturiser would be the main character! It hydrates and increases elasticity, making the skin appear young and radiant! (Forever 21 anyone?) As goes with everything else, it's important to pick a moisturiser based on your skin type. Dry skin beauties can opt for the Lakmé Argan Oil Radiance Oil-In-Creme because it’s infused with Moroccan Argan Oil that hydrates the skin like nothing else. Whereas those with oily skin can use the Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser since it’s non-sticky and non-greasy.
4. Never skip sunscreen
Unprotected exposure to sun rays can damage your skin and cause premature ageing. That’s why you need to apply sunscreen no matter what season it is and irrespective of if you’re going out or staying home. That’s not all. You also need to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours for maximum sun protection. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen. This lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen blocks up to 97% harmful UV rays and also doesn’t leave behind a white cast. We love it!
5. Consult a dermatologist
No matter how much research you do, it's important to take an experts’ opinion when it comes to matters of the skin. Find a dermatologist you trust and establish a routine with them by frequently visiting and refreshing your skincare routine.
Start following these tips today and establish a routine asap. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it.