Whether you are new to clean beauty or looking to transform your daily regimen, this post will teach you the clean skin care tips you need to elevate the basic steps of your daily routine and achieve results quickly.
Your skin care routine should always begin with a cleanser. Double cleansing with one product produces quick results, but consider using two different cleansers for a more effective routine.Incorporating more than one mild cleanser into your routine is the perfect way to multitask when is comes to skin care.
You will be hard pressed to find a cleanser that exfoliates, reduces redness, and resurfaces. You can use two different cleaners to target multiple concerns, and reap the benefits of double cleansing.
Cleansers are formulated for different purposes— exfoliating, moisturizing, and removing debris. There are two main types of cleansers that are important for your skin care routine.
Incorporating an oil-based cleanser as well as a water based cleanser is a popular way to double cleanse. In a Sunday Edit interview with Macaela Mackenzie, dermatologist Shari Marchbein, provided insight about the difference between the two types of cleansers. According to Marchbein, “Oil based cleansers work to remove oils, while water based cleansers remove debris on the surface of the skin.”
For glowing, smooth skin you will want to invest in an exfoliating product and a resurfacing product. One ingredient to avoid as you shop for exfoliating products: micro-beads. Micro-beads do not bio-degrade and have a negative effect on marine life.
Charcoal cleansers are a great natural alternative to micro-beads. When shopping for natural products, please examine the ingredient list closely as some “natural” products contain harsh chemicals as well as natural ingredients. If you’re not sure about your products, see my post: How to Tell If Your Beauty Products Are Clean.
Face masks add essential nutrients to your skin and increase your skin’s resilience with a five minute mask or treatment at night.
One of the best clean skin care tips is to use a face mask on a regular basis. Don’t make the mistake of skipping a face mask to target the cause of your skin concerns.
How often you should use a face mask will depend on your skin type and the time of year. If you notice your skin is drier in the winter or fall, you may want to experiment with an overnight mask. If you are new to skin care, you may need to use overnight masks more at the beginning of your skin care journey to make up for lost time 🙂
Avoid using too many products together at one time, remember to spot treat your skin anytime you try a new product. According to Healthline, it’s best to read the instructions on the back of your mask carefully because each mask is different. If you still have questions, it’s best to consult your aesthetician because each person has a different skin concerns.
The type of mask you need will depend on your skin type and your skin care concern. You will need to spot treat if you are treating skin concerns in different areas.
ANTIAGING OR MOISTURIZING MASK
Shea Moisture offers several moisturizing masks designed to clarify, target blemishes, and moisturize skin. The Purifying and Hydrating In-Shower Mask can be used during any time of the day. It’s a great option to take advantage of on busy mornings when you need to multitask. You can also try an overnight mask.
Targeted mask is perfect for targeting acne and redness.
Resurfacing products and exfoliating products serve different purposes.
Exfoliating products work to remove skin cells and debris on the surface. Resurfacing speeds up the cell regeneration and recovery process. Adding a resurfacing product to your daily routine can help you achieve glowing skin.
Essential Clean Skin Care Tip: Don’t over exfoliate or use several resurfacing products together. According to Healthline, over exfoliating can exacerbate any outlying skin conditions.
Cleansers and masks aren’t always enough. Moisturizer is an essential step according to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, because it prevents dryness, promotes healthy skin, and will help you achieve glowing skin–always a plus.
If you have combination skin, or different skin concerns for different areas of your face, use spot treatments to target those concerns. Spot treating is one of the most underrated but important skin care tips.
For example, parts of your face will require more moisture than places like your T-Zone that are commonly known for producing oil. Switching between a light and a heavy moisturizer when needed is ideal– with seasonal changes it’s best to have options. Start with an oil, and if your skin needs more moisture seal in the oil with a cream.
Oil is one of the most effective ways to moisturize your skin, and is an easy way to start with clean skin care. The type of oil you need depends on how dry your skin is and the kinds of products you use in your skin care routine (see 3 Resources for the Best Skin Care Routine Order).
Applying products gently, one at a time, will product best results. Let your moisturizer soak in while you wait for your coffee to finish brewing in the morning– multitasking is the best way to get it all done.
Use hot and cold elements to enhance the absorption process and to seal the moisture into your skin. See my list of options below.
DIY treatments and techniques work well on a daily basis, an occasional facial will help you maintain glowing skin.If your skin is not absorbing the products you are applying, you will need to exfoliate. Sometimes, a facial is necessary to remove dead skin, and clear the skin barrier of impurities that are blocking moisture.
One great tool is the vanity planet face wand. There is a hot and cool setting to help with product application and a massage setting. When you wake up in the morning, the cool setting is great for reducing under-eye puffiness and the heated setting will speed up how quickly your skin absorbs products.
A popular skin care tip is to add a jade roller to your daily routine. Jade roller balls are perfect for reducing puffiness. Instead of icing underneath your eyes to reduct puffiness, consider placing a jade roller ball in the freezer for a few minutes–much easier– to target problematic areas such as the area under your eyes.
Microdermabrasion is another popular tip for glowing skin. PMD offers many products for microdermabrasion. However, at-home treatments are not always as effective as professional microdermabrasion. If you are looking for a way to lengthen time between spa or facial appointments, at-home care is a great option to discuss with your aesthetician.
Vanity planet offers many different kinds of cleansing brushes. An exfoliating brush is a solid investment, just keep in mind that regular cleaning is a must. The Raedia Facial Cleansing Brush below includes three different brush heads that offer different strengths of exfoliation.
The types of skin care tools you consider will depend on your needs. Below are a few other options.
Cleanse: Double cleanse with two different mild cleansers to target different skin concerns
Treat the Cause: Use masks to your advantage to resolve underlying dryness.
Resurface: Support the regeneration process of your skin with a mild resurfacing product.
Moisturize: Incorporate different moisturizers and oils into your seasonal skin care arsenal.
Massage: Use lymphatic massage to reduce puffiness and improve overall health of the body.
Each person struggles with different skin concerns. It is best to consult a dermatologist about skin conditions and to seek medical treatment for skin conditions.
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