Everyone wants to look the best we can. If we were able to pick flawless, beautiful and glowing skin, then we would. It’s an easy choice. Making the decision to implement a good skin care routine is definitely one way of ensure that this is feasible.
What is a great skin regimen for skin care? Does there exist a single-size that fits all ?… It’s not the case. There are many different skin types , and each type requires its particular, loving treatment. The question is how can I tell what’s best for me?
If you suffer from oily, dry or combination skin, as well as acne-prone skin, we’ll attempt to provide a simple easy-to-follow guide to begin your journey through the confusing world of skin care products.
A good skincare NAD + Face Serum routine should include a cleanser, followed by an toner, followed by a cream and finally a moisturiser.
The cleanser you pick must be one that is compatible with your specific skin needs. For oily/combination/acne prone skin a good place to start would be a gel cleanser or something like Elizabeth’s Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser for combination skin to ensure that not too much oil is added. If you suffer from dry skin, then cream cleanser is ideal for you. StriVectin Comforting Cleanser would be perfect for this.
Then, we’d suggest a toner. There are three major categories to choose a toner. If you suffer from dry skin, a toner that is alcohol-free and containing a minimum amount is the best choice. Alcohol can dry your skin, so avoid it when you are able to. The Lancome Tonique Confort Hydrating Toner would be a good option to recommend for this. If you suffer from oily skin, you might prefer a toner that exfoliates. This is due to the higher likelihood of oil getting trapped within your pores, and potentially creating breakouts. If you suffer from combination skin , it’s a bit of an individual choice, but you can choose any cleanser, but you should avoid products that contains alcohol, particularly when it’s a high concentration.
The next step is the serum. Some people may wonder if it is essential to use the moisturiser and a serum… If you are looking for the most effective results , then it’s. The purpose of a serum is to provide your skin with more and more extensive benefits than a moisturiser could. They penetrate into the epidermis , and offer an intense boost of nutrients to your skin. The different types of serums include, exfoliating serums, brightening serums and anti-aging serums, firming serums, and hydrating ones. Based on the results you want to achieve and what your skin’s needs are will naturally determine what serum you pick.
Then, moisturisers. There are many moisturisers available, but to make it easier, we’ve grouped them into three main categories. Humectants, Emollients , and Occlusive. In essence, humectants are specifically designed for those with dry skin and assist to keep water in to moisten the epidermis (the upper layer of the skin). They accomplish this by drawing water into the air around them and then drawing water upwards from Dermis (the layer that lies beneath that epidermis) to nourish the outer skin layers. They are also beneficial for those with oily skin, but want to moisturize as they don’t cause any extra oil on your skin. Emollients are beneficial because they mimic the effects of the natural oils that are found within the skin. They can also reduce the volume of loss of fluid (we lose an unknown amount of water every day partly due to the gaps between cell walls of the skin) by filling in the spaces between skin cells. The last item on our list are the Occlusives. They are specifically designed for dry skin, or for those who suffer from conditions like eczema. They form a physical barrier in the skin between your surroundings, securing moisture and preventing further water loss. They are, of course, very dense when compared to other moisturisers.
Whatever your needs for skin care are, we’d like to help you discover what you’re looking for. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance from the experts in the beauty department, it’s their job and I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to assist you!