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Routine facial cleansing at dawn and before going to bed is key in order to remove any dirt or makeup residue that has accumulated overnight on your skin.
1. Cleanse your face thoroughly
Cleansing the face is an essential first step of any skin care routine, as facial cleansers help remove makeup, oil and dirt that clogs pores and causes dullness.
Cleansing can also help reduce breakouts and address other common skin concerns like dryness or excess oil production. Dermatologists advise cleansing twice each day in order to promote healthier and clearer looking skin. For best results, Dermatologists suggest washing your face both morning and night for maximum benefits in maintaining clear and radiant complexions.
Start with a gentle non-abrasive cleanser and warm (not hot!) water (hotter water can lead to skin dryness). Apply the cleanser using fingertips on wet face and neck using fingertips – avoid scrubbing as this can irritate skin further! Rinse thoroughly afterward before pat drying thoroughly as overcleansing can strip skin of its natural oils, leading to redness, sensitivity or dryness in some people.
2. Exfoliate regularly
Attentive exfoliation with scrubs, physical exfoliation tools or chemical formulas is necessary to smooth away dead skin cells that accumulate on your complexion and improve tone and texture, smoothen rough spots and create even tone. Doing this regularly also allows other skincare products to work more effectively.
Dieting can block moisturizers and serums from penetrating the skin effectively, which prevents their maximum benefit. Regular exfoliation also unclogs pores to stop blackheads and whiteheads forming.
Your best option for exfoliation on both the face and body is using either a scrub, physical exfoliation tool like the Kate Somerville Exfoliating Glove, body brush, or masks with both physical and chemical exfoliation capabilities such as the PCA Skin Purifying Mask with red clay and pumice or Revitalizing Mask with papaya enzymes.
3. Drink plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water is one of the top beauty tips for summer. Exercise, it is especially essential that you replace fluids lost through sweat. So be sure to drink water prior and during your workout to prevent dehydration; and keep a water bottle handy so you can sip throughout the day!
Use an oil-reducing serum before applying moisturizer. This will help ensure an even application. Furthermore, don’t forget broad spectrum sunscreen; its presence should form part of any healthy and radiant beauty routine.
4. Wear sunscreen
Longer days and warmer weather make summer fun, but it is crucial not to forget sunscreen on cloudy days as UV rays can still cause sunburn and skin damage like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, freckles, or skin cancer.
Be sure to purchase a broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. A minimum SPF 30 is recommended, while choosing one with 50 or higher will offer even greater sun protection.
Hats and sunglasses can also help shield the face from sun exposure. In case of sunburn, moisturize to maintain soft and smooth skin as soon as possible and apply a cooling mask such as this one containing aloe vera or cucumbers; for red, flaky skin conditions try taking ibuprofen or hydrocortisone cream – these might provide much-needed relief!