There’s no excuse for not having a skincare routine that keeps your skin healthy and happy. Setting a proper skincare routine helps you develop habits that keep your skin barrier strong and protected, plus it’ll keep your skin glowing!
But with our busy lives and with a million other things on our mind – skincare usually takes a backseat. What if we told you there was a way to instill a skincare routine into your day quickly, without taking off much time? You read it right! We’re cracking skincare wide open so you can keep your skin in its best state for longer!
Use a Face Wash that Suits your Skin Type
Find the best face wash for your skin type and use it every day, regularly. If you have oily skin, it’s best if you wash your face morning and evening. For dry skin, make sure you use a gel or cream facewash that is gentle, so you do not strip it of its natural oils.
Once you’ve cleansed your face, do not skimp on using an exfoliator. Exfoliating removes the accumulated layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin underneath. We recommend the Aquaholic Pore Exfoliating Scrub for skin that’s squeaky clean yet moisturized.
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- Wash your face twice a day with a gentle face wash.
- Never skip your toner, especially if you’re above the age of 25
- Use the right moisturizer for your skin type and the weather
- Apply sunscreen, even if you’re at home or stepping out for a few minutes
- Always remove makeup before bed!
Never Skip Moisturizing
Yes, yes. We know you use a moisturizer on your skin when the weather is dry and rough, but don’t forget about it when it’s hot and humid. Once you’ve washed, cleansed, and toned your face, you always need to moisturize it to maintain the suppleness and balance on the skin. It protects the first layer of your skin, locking the moisture on your face! For a lightweight moisturizer, try the Citrus Got Real Daily Moisturizer. Put on some lip balm to finish your ritual to protect and hydrate your lips too!
Sunscreen is your Best Friend
Oh, but I’m only stepping out of home for a few minutes, I don’t need sunscreen, right? Wrong! Make sure you always wear sunscreen when you head outdoors, even if it’s overcast or cloudy. The invisible UV rays of the sun can harm the skin, even if you can’t see the sun shining above you. Even when you’re indoors, experts recommend you keep at least a thin layer of sunscreen on your skin because your windows can’t stop the UV rays from penetrating your rooms! Yikes! If you’re looking for a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast and stays on all day, try the Citrus Got Real SPF30 Sunscreen.
Remove Makeup Before Bed
This is the holy grail of the skincare routine tenet. Never, ever go to bed with your makeup still on. Use a good makeup remover or your personal best cleanser to remove it from your face and then use a face wash to double cleanse, moisturize and then go to sleep. This prevents the makeup from clogging your pores and allows your skin to repair itself as you sleep.