Today, I want to talk about how to get the most our of your skin care routine! My skin has not been where I want it to be lately. I've been battling breakouts, dry skin, dehydrated skin and looking for quick fixes instead of doing what I know works. And that's following a strict skincare routine!
You have to use products for you skin type. I have dry skin, but lately I have felt oily and have been breaking out so I was using products for oily skin and that broke me out more. It was more dehydrating to my skin but I thought it would just nip all those little pesky zits in the bud. When in reality, my skin needed MORE moisture.
I had also strayed away from my routine because I was out of my normal skin care products. So I restocked and have been making sure to wash my face morning and night. I also added a mask to my routine a couple times a week. I like spot treating with masks too because usually using a spot treatment for a break out burns my skin.
A facial oil has also made a huge impact. My skin absorbs it instantly, and my breakouts don't look so dry which makes them easier to cover.
So here's my takeaway from all of this:
1. Know your skin type. The worst thing you can do is use products that aren't meant for you skin as they will more than likely worsen your condition.
2. Make a routine and stick to it. Results won't happen over night but give it a week or two and you will notice a dramatic difference.
3. Add a mask. These are the top 5 benefits when using the correct mask:
1. Refines pores:
Face masks can help you to get clearer skin and more refined pores. It deep cleanses the pores and clears the pores of dead skin cells, metabolic wastes and the oily substances that can clog them.
2. Increases hydration:
Face masks can also bring moisture and hydration to dry and dehydrated skin types. The water from the mask penetrates deep into the skin epidermis to soften the skinand enhance its elasticity. When the skin is hydrated and well moisturised, it becomes easy to apply proper makeup. Also it gives a more plump and youthful
appearance to the skin.
3. Diminishes fine lines:
Regular use of face masks can reduce the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles,
and brown spots. Also, you will improve your skin's texture.
4. Gives even skin tone:
Face masks are also designed to diminish hyper-pigmentation and give you more even skin tone and texture. It also promotes the sweat gland secretion so as to increase the oxygen content of the skin.
5. Firmer skin:
Loose skin can make your look older than your age. The problem of loose skin can be easily solved with regular use of face masks. There are certain types of face masks that help to enhance collagen production and fight off free radical damage which will gradually result in firmer, tighter, fresher looking skin.
Apart from the above mentioned skin benefits, applying a face mask also helps you to relax! You get the time to relax, while your face mask is working. This will help you to de-stress and that alone can make you look and feel better! Whether you use a cream or a sheet based face pack, you’ll feel great during the process.
If you have any questions feel free to stop by, we will help you determine your skin type and choose the best products for your skin!
Linked are some of my favorite products.
Thanks for reading!