Skin Care Products
Want to find the best skin care products for your skin’s specific needs? Skin care products range from moisturizers, to toners, cleaners, serums, and masks. With so many different options out there for each different type of skin care product, it can be a bit overwhelming to try to choose what’s right for you! Ready to take the plunge and come up with your own, unique, personalized regimen? Let’s get started!
Types of Skin Care Products
Which types of products do you really need to be using on the daily, and which types are all hype? Let’s break it down by dividing out the main and most important skin care products you will want to include in your routine!
Cleansing Skin Care Products
A good cleanser can make or break the quality of your skin! There are several main categories of cleansers, including gel cleansers, foaming cleansers, cream cleansers, cleansing oils, and cleansing waters. There are also transforming cleansers, which may start out as a gel and transform into a cream. I like to use a combination of an oil based cleanser followed by a gel cleanser or cleansing water. I always try to go for organic skin care products whenever I can, so a nice oil cleanser such as coconut oil really does the trick. Oil cleansers break down makeup and dirt with the most ease, so you won’t be excessively scrubbing away at the delicate eye area and causing premature signs of aging. Once I have massaged the cleansing oil all over my face and around my eyes, I like to take an organic cotton pad and sweep away the dirt and makeup. I usually use one cotton pad for my face, and one for my eyes, making sure to flip to the clean side before switching eyes to avoid contamination. When you use a cleansing oil, you will find that even waterproof mascara melts away like a charm! Next, I wet my face and work a gel cleanser all over my face and neck to wash away any impurities, as well as remove excess oil. If I am using a cleansing water, I simply load it up on a fresh cotton pad, and sweep it across my face from the middle out. My face always feels so soft and clean afterwards! Now it’s time to move on to the next step: choosing a good toner.
Toning Skin Care Products
Now that you have selected your favorite cleanser, it’s time to find the toner that’s right for your skin. Toners are important, because they set up your skin to properly absorb all of your other products! Since I like to use natural skin care products when I can, my current favorite toner is simply my apple cider vinegar! It can be a bit harsh for those of us who need sensitive skin care products, but with this technique I am able to use it every night, even with my sensitive skin! I take another organic cotton pad, and soak it with water. Once it’s wet, I press it on top of my bottle of apple cider vinegar, and flip it over a couple of times to douse the pad with the vinegar. Adding the apple cider vinegar to an already wet cotton pad dilutes the vinegar, and makes it much more gentle for your skin. If you still feel a slight stinging sensation, you may want to add more water and less vinegar to your pad. Once you’ve figured out what works for you, sweep it all over your face, avoiding the eye area.
If you prefer to use a toner that comes pre-made, you still have so many options to choose from! Look for a toner that claims to target a skin problem you would like to improve. Some toners are made for anti aging, or for acne prone skin. Find a toner that meets your specific needs by testing out some sample products, reading reviews, and exploring your options before purchase!
Serum Skin Care Products
Serums are the most diverse and ample skin care products out there. There are different types of serums for everything, but don’t stress! Choosing the serums your wish to add to your regimen can be a process, but you will absolutely find the results you’re looking for over time. Serum skin care products can tackle almost any skin issue you could imagine. There are serums for anti aging, brightening, blemish clearing, blackheads, pore minimizing, lifting, firming, increased collagen production, dark spot fading, and way more! I love Korean skin serums, and many of the best Korean skin care productsare serums that focus on anti aging and brightening. The list of issues that serums can address goes on and on. Skin serums are an important product to be using every single day and night, if you wish to improve your skin and keep it young and healthy for years to come. Don’t skimp on your serums! As a rule of thumb, your serum should be applied to the skin after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing. If you use multiple serums, apply them to the skin in the order of your thinnest and most quickly absorbing serum to your thickest serum with the slowest absorption rate. You will notice a big difference in your skin! Your serums will be your best kept secret weapons. Choose them wisely!
Hydrating Skin Care Products
Hydration is key to maintaining young-looking skin!!! If your goal is to slow the aging process, hydration will be your best friend. Think you are too young to start worrying about anti aging? Reality check: the earlier you start, the better! You may be apprehensive about slathering on heavy creams to your face if you have oily or combination skin, but don’t worry! Choosing a moisturizer that fits your skin type will improve the quality and health of anyone’s skin! If you have dry skin, moisturizing should be a no brainer for you. People with oily skin tend to find that using a moisturizer actually reduces oil production! If you have oily skin, opt for a lighter moisturizer that absorbs into your skin very quickly. If your skin is very dry, look for a slight heavier texture emollient substance that feels nice on your skin. For those of you with combination skin, you may have to try a few types of moisturizer products before settling in on the weight that’s best for you! Think of your moisturizer as the product that seals off your skin, and locks in all the other nurturing products that you’ve already applied, allowing your skin to heal and regenerate to its fullest. Just like your body needs water, your skin needs hydration to function properly and glow with radiance!
Now that you’ve figured out what types of skin care products you need to optimize your beautiful skin’s tone, texture, and overall quality, it’s time to construct your daily and nightly routines and take your skin to the next level! With your cleansers, toner, serums, and moisturizers, nothing will stand in your way from having the clear, resilient skin of your dreams.
Enjoy putting your best face forward, beauties!