Having great skin looks good with any outfit. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman, the truth is, everyone benefits from a healthy skincare routine. If you are looking to up your skincare game, these are a few important products to have in your bathroom cabinet.
The six-in-one body washes are tempting but the key to radiant, blemish-free skin is to use a cleanser designed specifically for the face. The skin around the lips and eyelids are a lot more sensitive than the skin on the chest, arms, and legs, which is why a gentle formula is ideal. Face wash cleanses pores from deep within and helps to prevent the buildup of impurities throughout the day. It’s best to look for a face wash suited to your skin type with beneficial ingredients such as vitamin E and aloe. Face wash products should be used in the morning and at night for the best results.
Moisturizer should be a key product in anyone’s routine. It helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity and lock in moisture, which makes the skin look more radiant and supple overall. The moisturizer should be lightweight and oil-free, especially for those who live in humid climates. Don’t skip the moisturizer even if you have oily skin, there are many formulas designed to reduce oil and won’t leave you with a strobe light effect either. Look for ingredients such as aloe, jojoba, and green tea for an extra boost of antioxidants.
Exfoliating once or twice a week helps to remove dead skin cells that have been building on the epidermis. A good quality facial scrub polishes the skin, leaving it with a smooth finish. Exfoliating is also beneficial for softening facial hair, which helps to get a closer, easier shave without the rash.
There is nothing wrong with taking preventative measures when it comes to aging. Investing in a good eye cream that contains retinol and hyaluronic acid will help to smooth out fine lines and slow down the aging process. It also helps to lighten dark circles, reduce puffiness, and restore the skin’s elasticity. Eye creams should be used in the evening before bed, and again in the morning to rehydrate and brighten the skin around the eyes.
No one is invincible against the harsh rays of the sun. Sunscreen is by far the most crucial element in any skincare routine. The damage from the sun is irreversible and can lead to severe skin disorders. We all need a vitamin D fix from the sun every day, but not without a protective barrier of sunscreen! A high-quality SPF50 should be applied to the skin directly after cleansing and followed up with a hydrating moisturizer. If you are spending most of the day outside, be sure to apply sunscreen every few hours for added protection.
Hydrating your face helps to keep it youthful and supple, and the lips are no exception to this. Cracked, chapped lips are painful and don’t suit any outfit, which is why investing in a moisturizing lip balm is important. Lip balms also contain SPF to protect them from getting burnt. Look for beneficial ingredients such as rosemary oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and jojoba oil.
It’s never too late to start using these products. Your skin will thank you for it in the long run.