How Can I Care For My Skin At Home?

A Guide to Taking Care of Your Skin

Your skin type matters

You may suspect that you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin, but are you really familiar with your type of skin? The next time you’re in the makeup aisle, knowing your true skin type will help. Using the wrong products for your skin type, or even popularized Internet hacks, might potentially exacerbate acne, dryness, or other skin problems.

Building a daily skincare routine

A daily skincare routine will help you maintain overall skin health, no matter what your skin type is, and improve specific issues such as acne, scarring, and dark spots. There are four simple steps to a daily skincare routine that you can do once in the morning and once before bedtime.

  1. Cleansing: Choose a cleanser that, after washing, does not leave your skin tight. If you have dry skin and don’t wear makeup, clean your face no more than twice a day or just once. For that squeaky-clean feeling, stop washing because that implies that your skin’s natural oils are gone. For all skin types, cleansers are proven to work well include Cetaphil and Banila Clean It Zero Sherbet Cleanser.

  2. Serums: In the morning, under sunscreen, a serum with vitamin C or growth factors or peptides will be healthier. At night, it works better with retinol or prescription retinoids. Makeup Artist’s Option has an efficient serum and retinol available for vitamin C and E.

  3. Moisturizer: Also oily skin requires moisturizer, but use one that, like CeraVe’s facial lotion, is lightweight, gel-based, and non-comedogenic or doesn’t obstruct your pores. More cream-based moisturizers like MISSHA Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream can benefit from dry skin. The majority of brands will mark their items on their packages as gel or cream.

  4. Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF 15 minutes before going outside, as it takes a while to activate the sunscreen. Darker skin tones actually require more sun protection because it is harder to correct hyperpigmentation. Try EltaMD’s sunscreen, which is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation and provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Select items that match the form and sensitivity of your skin, and remember to read the labels. Other drugs should be taken only at night, such as retinol or prescription retinoids.

For all skin types

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Change pillowcases at least once a week.
  • Wash or wrap up hair before bed.
  • Wear sunscreen every day and apply 15 minutes before going out.

To see how your skin responds, begin with a fundamental and basic routine. When you’re relaxed, to improve the protection of your skin, you can then add additional items such as exfoliants, masks, and spot treatments.

And don’t forget to test new products with patches, particularly if you think your skin is sensitive. This will assist you in detecting possible allergic reactions.

To patch test a new product:

  1. Apply a small amount of product on your skin in a discreet area, such as the inside of your wrist or your inner arm.
  2. Wait 48 hours to see if there’s a reaction.
  3. Check the area at 96 hours after application to see if you have a delayed reaction.

Irritation, redness, tiny bumps, or itchiness can include an allergic reaction. Wash the area you’ve checked with water and a gentle cleanser if you notice these symptoms. Then return the product and try another one that fits your type of skin better.

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