Do you worry about your appearance whenever you have to look in a mirror or you are getting ready to snap a selfie? You need a skin care routine that will help you to feel better about the way you look! No matter your age or your skin care concerns, you can come up with a plan that will give you the attractive glow you dream about!
The best type of routine consists of cleansing, using an astringent and then, applying a moisturizer. And then, once or twice each week, applying a mask after cleansing that is designed for your skin type. When you use the right ingredients designed for the needs of your skin, you will be well on your way!
Some may think that a strong soap is needed for acne or breakouts, but the opposite of that is actually true. Harsh soaps can dry your skin, remove protective oils and cause problems from acne to rosacea. Instead, you need to use a natural combination that will remove dirt and grime without damaging your skin.
Ground up oats make for an excellent base to a cleanser or mask recipe. These will help to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Add other ingredients as necessary to get the results you want.
As for the astringent, this is another area where many think stronger is better. However, if you think rubbing alcohol and harsh chemicals are the only way to reduce the oil production on your face and get your acne under control, that will only exacerbate those problems. Instead, you can make your own astringent, using witch hazel as a base. It will not dry your skin but can remove any traces of dirt and makeup your cleanser has left behind.
Add rose water or essential oils to the mix to make it more effective. Choose the oils based on your skin type and concerns. For instance, if you are worried about signs of aging on your face and neck, you can add carrot seed or bergamot essential oils to the witch hazel. Lavender oil will improve general health while tea tree oil combats acne. There are plenty more to choose from if you are interested in pursuing essential oils.
The next step in your skin care routine is a moisturizer. For those with oily or combination skin, jojoba oil is an ideal choice. This lightweight oil is readily absorbed into the skin and creates an effective barrier against dirt and other damaging agents.
For those with dry skin concerns, coconut or almond oil can be added to the jojoba oil. Mix well and massage gently into all of your skin, taking care around the eyes. You can also add essential oils to this step if you like. However, keep them away from the eye area.
Creating a daily routine with only natural ingredients for healthier skin will help you look your very best and will give you the freedom to design a plan that’s perfect for your skin. Select gentle ingredients that will benefit your skin type. Although your skin might take a bit of time to adjust, the results of clearer, brighter skin will be worth it!