We will below provide you with some basic home skincare routine tips.
Whether you have regular facials or only a few times a year, it is always important to have a strict home skincare regime to maintain healthy and glowing skin. Have you ever woken up feeling like your skin is looking dull? Follow these basic steps below and you will be on your way back to glowing skin.
Firstly we must point out that the most important element in your home skincare routine is that you have identified your skin complexion (normal, dry, oily, sensitive, combination). Why is this so important? If you are using products which are not specific to your skin they will either not work or in most cases make your skin worse especially if you have sensitive skin.
Step 1. Cleanse
Cleansing your face daily is a must and to achieve the best results, morning before make-up and night when you get home. This will allow you to keep your skin and pores fresh and free of dirt. Here are some helpful tips on cleansing:
- Make sure your hands are clean beforehand, you do not want to be transferring further dirt into your skin.
- Always use warm water when performing your cleanser as this will help with opening your pores to clean.
- Double cleansing provides a more intense clean.
- Splash your face with cold water after cleansing to close your pores.
- Pat dry with a clean tissue, this way no further bacteria or dirt is transferred to your face.
Step 2. Exfoliate
Exfoliating once a week is a good starter and once your skin gets used to the routine you can increase to every 3-4 days. Exfoliation works to remove any unwanted and unnecessary dead or dry skin cells that lay on the surface of the skin creating what you would feel as “rough texture”. Each exfoliant is differently applied and one we recommend is Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask. This exfoliant has the texture of a gel and is applied to cleansed skin and worked through until the dead skin cells form granules on the skin’s surface. Cleansing afterwards again is recommended.
Step 3. Tone
Toner or in some brands lotion has two (2) large benefits:
- Retains your pH level in your skin.
- Reduces wrinkles, fine lines and spots.
The best way to apply toner is by pouring a small amount onto a cotton makeup pad and wipe it gently across the skin.
Step 4. Moisturise
Moisturiser is a must for all skin types and if you have dry skin you can consider using a hydrating serum under your moisturiser. Moisturiser will benefit your skin by reducing fine line and also acts to reduce blemishes by controlling the sebum your skin produces. Applying a pea size of moisturiser by hand is enough to replenish the skin and we recommend SOTHYS Hydra3 cream as our go to for clients.
Step 5. Make-up
See our other blog for information on this step. http://www.a1skin.com.au/applying-flawless-foundation/
At A1skin we are able to assist in any skin consultation to determine skin type and offer a wide range of facials, South Melbourne location, for everyone’s concerns. Products we work with are SOTHYS Paris, Aspect and the amazing DMK!
Call us now on (03) 9699 3090 for a free skin consultation.