Building a Skin Care Routine: Step 1

Building a Skin Care Routine: Step 1

Building a skin care routine can be overwhelming and complex, but this is the key to reaching your skin care goals. With all of the questions that I get about skin care routines, I have decided to create a series where I will break down each step of a recommended skin care routine. I will discuss why it is important, how to select the proper products, and some ingredients to look for when you're shopping for your skin care. Let's get into these steps!

Step 1: Cleanser

The very first step in creating a skincare routine is finding the right cleanser! This is NOT a step that you can or should skip! Dirty skin can lead to:

  • clogged pores
  • decreased efficacy of other skincare products
  • whiteheads
  • worsen acne

Cleansing skin:

  • removes build up and debris from the skin
  • prepares skin for other skincare products

I know when most people think of facial cleansers, they are thought of in the traditional sense... you know, the soap-like facial cleansers but these are NOT the only ways to cleanse your skin.

There are:

  • Cleansing Oils
  • Cleansing Balms
  • Cleansing Gels
  • Traditional Cleansers

Your selections will often be based on your skin type, what your skin goals are, and when you are actually using the product. This can get really detailed, and I can guarantee you that I will get into more detail in the future but I won't make this post a thesis (LOL). I wanted to make sure to keep this short and sweet so I will leave it here at the basics but more information about ingredients and how cleansers work can be found HERE

 

Thank you so much for reading and I promise to return soon with much more information! As always, leave a comment if you wish to share or if you have any questions. I PROMISE to respond!

-Chi