Developing the right skincare routine can be a challenge since all of us have different skin types and lifestyles.
Instead, try and develop the right skincare routine for you and your skin!
If you have been curious about how to develop a skincare routine or have been hoping to improve yours, in this article, we are going to talk about:
- The Elements of a Right Skincare Routine
- Skincare Treatments
- Skincare Misconceptions
The Elements of the Right Skincare Routine
A good skincare routine does not have to have a million, complex steps to provide results. Instead, a skincare routine has to be tailored to your skin type and skincare needs.
By personalizing your skincare routine, you will be able to target parts of your skin that you would like to work on, such as acne or texture.
Although each person’s skincare routine will differ based on their needs, goals, and budget, every good skincare routine includes some essential elements.
The first step is cleansing, which includes removing makeup and oils or dirt that have accumulated during the day.
If you wear makeup, it is generally recommended to cleanse twice. Once to remove the makeup and once to remove the leftover oil and dirt from the skin.
To avoid over-stripping the skin, this first cleanse can be done with a cleansing balm, oil, or micellar water to break down the makeup. Then go in with gentle face wash.
It is important to not be too abrasive on the skin while cleansing, such as using a rough exfoliator, which can create microtears in the skin.
The next step in a good skincare routine is using a toner, which helps balance the pH of the skin and can help treat acne or increase hydration in the skin.
Other important treatment steps include using an eye cream or serum. Eye creams can help prevent aging, by bringing hydration back to the area around the eyes which crease with age.
Additionally, a serum, specifically a Vitamin C serum can counteract the damage caused by UV rays and pollution.
Next, it is crucial to apply a moisturizer to restore hydration to the skin after treatment and cleansing.
Finally, your daytime skincare routine must include sunscreen, since the sun can do significant damage to your skin over time.
UV rays are one of the greatest contributors to your skin aging prematurely. Therefore, it is essential to wear sunscreen, even indoors.
On the other hand, for a nighttime skincare routine, you can add a face oil to lock in additional moisture or add an acne spot treatment.
In the previous section, we talked about adding a treatment to your skincare routine.
However, how do you know what treatments to choose and what they do?
If you are struggling with acne, there are some treatments you can use to help clear your skin.
For example, you can use a toner with salicylic acid, topical with retinol, or a drying lotion to calm acne or spot-treat breakouts.
Additionally, there are countless serums you can choose to add to your skincare routine.
As previously mentioned, you can use a vitamin C serum to mitigate the damage done by the sun, and is also used to brighten the skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Retinol serums can be used for anti-aging.
Hyaluronic acid and ceramide serums are used to add extra hydration to the skin. They should not be used instead of moisturizer, but rather used in conjunction with moisturizer to enhance its benefits.
Additionally, exfoliating is important to remove dead skin cells, decrease hyperpigmentation, and diminish fine lines. The best way to exfoliate is by using a serum, such as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) rather than using something harsh like a scrub on the face.
Finally, you can choose to go above and beyond your average at-home skincare routine by opting for professional cosmetic treatments.
Depending on your needs, there are countless treatments offered at Laureate LA to help you reach your skincare goals.
For example, if you require an anti-aging skincare treatment, try a microneedling treatment like Morpheus 8 or Forma. They will jumpstart the collagen production in your skin, giving it a tighter look and a more youthful glow.
Or if you are looking to tighten the skin on your face, Laureate LA offers Evoke and Evolve treatments!
Finally, if you want to even out your skin tone, Laureate LA offers Lumecca IPL, which is a non-invasive treatment with many benefits that reduces hyperpigmentation from sunspots or acne scars.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to skincare and what your skincare routine should look like.
First and foremost, everyone has different skin types and lifestyles that require different treatments. It is important to remember that skincare is not “one size fits all.” What may work for one person may not work for another.
One common misconception is that you need to use many products to create an effective skincare routine. However, all you need are your core products: a cleanser, a moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Another common misconception about skincare is that you do not need professional cosmetic treatments until you start seeing wrinkles. However, it is important to get professional treatment to prevent aging and help your skin look its very best.
If you have questions about what treatments are right for you, book a consultation with the professionals at Laureate LA.