Skincare can be an expensive proposition. Between skin creams, serums and lotions, it can be a tough one to commit to. It also takes time and commitment – two things that are often in short supply.
Tips On Getting Started With Your Skin Care Routine
1. Start with the basics
You have to start somewhere, right? If you’re not starting with a basic skincare routine that you can use over time, you won’t see much of a difference at first. One of the best skin care tips out there is to start your regimen with basic cleansers and lotions or moisturizers that you know will work. You’ll feel good using it and then you can move on to more advanced products, if necessary.
2. Use a cleanser
You can never go wrong with a good cleanser. Most of us tend to cleanse our faces in the shower, which is great because you can use hot water or something that isn’t too harsh and it’s easy to get in and out of the shower quickly. However, if you’re in there long enough that you’re developing acne or not getting all the makeup off, it may be time to switch up your routine. Don’t ignore your cleanser…use it.
3. Use a lotion or oil
Lotions and oils are also great for moisturizing the skin after cleansing. Both tend to be on the heavier side and may not be ideal for all skin types, but many people like to use them as an all-over moisturizer after cleansing if they have dry skin issues. A lotion may be better if you’re not looking for a heavy product, but a good oil or moisturizer can go a long way in keeping your skin healthy and young looking.
4. Never neglect your neck and hands
You may have heard this one before, but it’s because it’s important to remember. You may neglect these areas of your body, but they are prone to skin aging as well. Use moisturizers on the neck and hands regularly while you sleep or throughout the day if necessary.
Skincare doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can also be expensive. Once you have the basics down, and especially if you use a skincare routine that involves a few more products, your skin will thank you for it.