Looking after your skin is important. Taking time out to build and maintain a healthy skincare routine will ensure that your skin looks and feels as good as possible. When it comes to your current routine, do you know if you are doing enough, and do you know that what you are doing is working? Evaluating your current routine and being open to changes is important. When you are open to change and improvement within your routine, you can then focus on creating a better more workable routine for you and your skin. So, let’s get back to basics.
What Are You Currently Doing and What is Working?
Looking at what you currently do with your skin each day, can you understand clearly (and visibly) what is working, and what is not? Does your skin lack brightness, is it lacking color and feeling gray? If it is, then you may not be cleansing and exfoliating as well as you initially thought you were. Looking at your skincare routine from an outsiders’ perspective and seeing what you are doing, when and for how long will help you build a new routine. If you can, try and take a snapshot of your week, and ensure that consistency within your routine is also present.
Focus on Exfoliating and Moisturizing
Your skin will look dry, tired, and worn out if you have not focused on exfoliation and moisturizing. When you exfoliate you remove all of the dead and unwanted skin off your body, and when you moisturize you put moisture back into your lifeless and dull skin. If you are not exfoliating enough, or you are not exfoliating on a regular basis, then you will find that your moisturizer will not work as well as it should. For the two processes and stages to work hand in hand, you have to ensure that you are doing each process justice. Spend time exfoliating your skin and spend time moisturizing, and you will see (and feel) the difference.
Preparing Your Skin For an Important Event
As well as overhauling your everyday routine, you also want to focus on preparing your skin for that all-important upcoming event or special day. In the lead-up to a big event or day, you will want your skin to be perfect. For example, to get the perfect skin for your wedding day you will want to focus on care, nourishment, and cleaning as much as possible. Avoiding heavy creams and make-up is essential because these can block and clog your pores. Giving yourself extra time to look after your skin and focusing on cleansing and toning is essential because this will ensure it looks (and feels) great.
Building a New Sustainable Routine
How much time do you have on any given day? Do you have 5 minutes free to dedicate to a new skincare routine, or do you have a little bit longer? When you are overhauling your skincare routine, you need to focus on sustainability just as much as anything else. If you are short on time, then focus on 2 or 3 areas, to ensure that you can maintain this new routine moving forwards.