Building the Right Skincare Routine

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It is always important to take good care of your skin. Using the wrong products – or just doing a partial skincare routine and ignoring some important steps – can be detrimental to your skin. Many people think that washing is enough, but having a full skincare routine covers all the bases.

Before deciding on the products that will make up your routine, get to know your skin type. It may be obvious that you have dry, oily, or normal skin, but for some, these differences are subtle. Know your needs before buying products to ensure that they will work best for your skin.

Washing is very important, but many people use the wrong products. When washing your face, don’t use the same bar of soap or body wash that you use in the shower. Your face needs special treatment – choose a product specifically designed for your face and your individual skin type. Generally, wash your face only once a day. Over-washing can dry out your skin, although you will also need to wash after sweating from a workout, as sweat can clog your pores and cause problems. Instead of wiping your face dry, pat it dry with a clean towel to protect your skin from damage.

Many people stop after washing, but there are a few more important steps to ensure that skin is healthy. Toners help to balance your skin and restore nutrients. Be sure to use a toner that works well with your cleanser and supports your skin type.

Although you may not need to do it every time, exfoliating is also important. Do this after washing and before moisturizing to remove dead skin and leftover buildup for a glowing complexion.

Use moisturizers after every wash. Again, choose a product that works with the rest of your skincare routine and that is designed specifically for your skin type.

The sun can cause damage to your skin after as little as 15 minutes of exposure, so use sunscreen every day. Many moisturizers also contain sunscreen, but be sure that you have the right protection. Opt for an SPF of at least 15, with both UVA and UVB protection. Tanning damages skin, so consider using a sunless tanning spray or professional sunless tanning technique from a salon.

The skin around your eyes needs special care. It can be particularly delicate and can be one of the first areas to show wrinkles, so choose products designed specifically for skin around the eyes.

Lifting and plumping products help firm skin and fill in lines and wrinkles by adding proteins. These can be very helpful to reduce the visible effects of problem areas.

Your skincare is important, and having the right products in your skincare routine is crucial. At Skin Tech, our consultants are ready to help you find the best products to use for your individual skincare needs. Search for products online or visit our store at 4819 Kilauea Ave, #6 in Honolulu. We’re here with great advice and instruction, as well as the best skincare products available today.