Here at our spa, we offer services that help our clients address their skin issues or aesthetic goals. However, as great as these treatments are for reversing aging and tackling skin issues, they are not enough to replace a good beauty routine. We all know that our skin’s health and beauty will eventually fade, but don’t you want to make it last a little bit longer?
Age comes with knowledge and understanding, but while the mind matures, your physical aspects wane. Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging facial skin, and other signs of aging gradually appear. You can consider cosmetic treatments, but they can be quite costly in the long run.
Maintaining a youthful and glowing appearance is not about constantly fixing it but creating a beauty routine that suits your skin’s needs. Whether in your 20s or 40s, adapting a beauty routine is always better than consistently considering fillers or going under the knife. Here are some beauty routines that you need to adapt right now:
1.) Cleanse Your Skin
No matter your skin color or type, the first step you have to take is to establish a consistent habit of cleansing your face, aside from baths, at least twice a day. Your skin always faces the brunt of the environment outside, attracting dirt and other debris that clogs your skin’s pores. Aim to gently wash your face twice a day to remove dirt, sweat, oil, and other debris to give your skin a breather.
Make it a part of your morning and night routine to start and end the day by washing your face with a mild yet effective facial cleanser. If you are wearing makeup, remove it first with micellar water or an oil-based makeup remover, and then follow it up with a facial cleanser.
Likewise, the older you get, the lesser you produce natural oils and proteins that naturally moisturize the skin. Your biological processes can’t keep up with your skin’s necessities. Fulfill these necessities by resorting to foam cleansers, moisturizers, and other cream-based skincare products.
Even though you may wash your face consistently twice a day in the morning and night, dead skin and other debris build-ups can still happen. We recommend you consider exfoliating your face at least one to three times a week to clear out these build-ups, but that depends on your skin’s sensitivity. Exfoliating too much can do more harm than good, so try the find the perfect balance on your skin.
Most of the time, those that consider exfoliation have a better skin quality than those who don’t. Exfoliation doesn’t have to be using chemical peels, and you can use facial scrubs to get the job done.
2.) Consider Anti-Aging Serums
Now that your skin is clean and free from any unwanted dead skin build-up, dirt, and other debris, add some serums. Serums are skincare products that deliver high active ingredient concentrations to your skin. Many serums have various functions, ranging from hydration, volumizing, repairing, and brightening the skin. Specific serums can even exfoliate the skin overnight.
Serums are either liquid or transparent gel-based, but they tend to be thinner than moisturizers. Ingredients in serums are so potent that they can penetrate and hydrate the skin even in its deepest layers, renewing your skin from inside and out.
A more mature skin would need more assistance from moisturizers than skin in the 20 would. Your skin no longer produces enough components essential for maintaining moisture, and if left unattended, it would become dry and rough. Drench your skin with a healthy dose of moisturizers to complement the skin’s insufficient moisture.
In the daytime, apply a lightweight daytime moisturizer to hydrate it, keeping the skin soft, smooth, plump, and bouncy throughout the day. As for nighttime, use a more potent moisturizer night cream to hydrate the skin throughout the night. Applying moisturizer at nighttime is significantly more critical than during the daytime since this is the time the skin recovers and renews itself when you are sleeping.
Moisturizers at night help boost skin cell regeneration processes and healing, achieving a younger-looking and healthier skin in the morning.
Toner is a skincare product with similar characteristics to water, but it’s not water. It may look like water, but it is a liquid packed with more hydrogen and oxygen than water has. Depending on the brand, other active ingredients are mixed in, such as glycerin, antioxidants, acids, and other anti-inflammatory properties.
How it works is somewhat similar to toners, acting as a fast-penetrating liquid that brings in hydration and, at the same time, clears the skin of dead cells. Toners have a property that helps make your skin acidic, allowing moisturizers and serums to seep deeper into the skin.
5.) Eye Cream
Eye creams are nothing like face creams since they are formulated specifically for the area underneath your eye. You may wonder, what’s the difference?
The skin beneath the eyes is one of the most delicate areas, and they age faster than the rest of your facial skin. If left attended, they would be the first facial skin area to experience wrinkles, fine lines, thinness, dark circles, undereye bags, and other signs of aging.
If you are experiencing dark circles, seek out eye creams with vitamin C; for wrinkles and sagging, look for products with peptides and retinol. Likewise, if puffiness is the issue, products with caffeine should reduce it. Finally, products with hyaluronic acid and vitamin K should do the trick for undereye bags.
The sun is essential for your health, but too much exposure can lead to skin issues such as hyperpigmentations, dull skin, sun spots, wrinkles, dry skin, and other signs of aging. That’s why we leave the sunscreen point in the last part.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun will rip away the proteins such as collagen and elastin on your skin like bullets hitting some strands, damaging its health. Your skin can withstand UV rays, but they slowly get eroded. No matter your skin type, safeguard your skin by wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen.
It doesn’t matter if there isn’t much sunshine; UV rays will still pierce cloud cover on cloudy and gloomy days. Apply sunscreen all year wrong to ensure that all your beauty routine isn’t affected by these rays.
A beauty routine is an investment, but it is necessary if you want to maintain the effects of healthy and youthful skin. If you are looking for skincare products for the routine, consider checking our shop at Skin Confident Spa. We also offer services that help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. If you are interested, feel free to contact us anytime!