Creating a skincare routine that’s gentle but effective on your skin is essential. However, it’s also nice to add in some self-care to your traditional beauty routine.
A face love routine is the perfect way to entice yourself to finish your daily skincare routine, as well as to help create a healthy lifestyle in your typical routines for moms.
What to Expect:
- How to take care of your face
- Does skincare really work?
- How do I start a skincare routine?
- What order do you do skin care?
How to take care of your face
It is important to take care of your skin, and the good news is that taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be time-consuming. It’s just a matter of finding the right skincare routine and sticking to it.
Skincare is a crucial part of one’s self-care routine. With the right skincare, you can take care of your skin and make it look and feel healthy.
However, whether you have sensitive skin, combination skin, or an oily complexion, it’s important to treat your skin gently.
People with sensitive skin should be more careful when choosing products as they might cause redness or irritation. People with combination skin need to find products that are suitable for their specific needs, such as balancing oily areas with dry patches.
Does skincare really work?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it needs special care.
Skin care is a term that refers to both skin care products and the act of caring for your skin. It’s important to take care of your skin because it protects you from infection, injury, and ultraviolet rays.
Skin problems can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics, aging, sun exposure, stress, or certain medicines.
There are many different types of skincare products on the market today that are designed to treat specific types of skin problems, such as acne, wrinkles, or eczema. In addition, there are different types of products for specific problem areas, such as around your eyes, your forehead, or even on your arms, legs, or feet.
There are two main categories of skincare products: cosmetics (items you wear on your face) and toiletries (items you use on your body). Within these categories, there are many subcategories, such as makeup and hair care.
Depending on your skin’s needs, you can use different cosmetics or toiletries to help care for and protect your skin from further damage.
How do I start a face love skincare routine?
A good skin care routine can be the difference between a healthy, glowing complexion and a dull, oily, dry, or irritated one.
But how do you know what to do?
The first step is to figure out what your skin type is. Your skin type will determine what kind of products you should use, so it’s important that you find the right one for your needs.
There are five main types of skin: oily, combination, normal-oily, normal-combination, and sensitive.
What type of skin do you have?
- If you have sensitive skin, use products that are fragrance-free and avoid anything with harsh chemicals like alcohol or fragrance. Creams tend to be better than lotions for use on sensitive skin. Lotions tend to be thinner and often contain alcohol, which can be drying.
- For combination skin, it’s best to use an oil-free moisturizer on oily areas and richer moisturizers on dry areas.
- For oily complexions, it’s best to wash twice a day and use an oil absorbing primer before applying makeup.
Regardless of your skin type, a skin care routine can be a daunting task for those who are not sure where to start. And adding in face love or self-care tasks to a routine can feel like one more step! Here are some basic steps to get you on your way!
What order do you do skin care in a face love routine?
Everyone’s skin care routine is a very personal thing. It’s hard to know what works for someone else, let alone what works for you.
There are so many factors that play into what is going to work for your skin, such as your skin type, the weather, and even your mood. You also need to take into account your age, lifestyle, and budget when deciding what order you do your skincare routine.
I’ve found that the best approach is to start with the most basic steps and work up from there.
The first step in any skin care routine is to cleanse the skin. This removes makeup and dirt from the day, and prepares the skin for other skincare products.
Different people have different needs, so it’s important to find a cleanser that is right for your skin type and specific concerns.
- For example, if you have sensitive skin or acne prone skin, you may need an oil-free or non-comedogenic makeup remover that won’t clog pores.
- For combination skin or an oily complexion, you might need a cleansing product that has ingredients like salicylic acid and glycolic acid to help reduce breakouts and control oil production respectively.
- If you have dry skin, then a gentle exfoliator might be best since it will remove dead cells without stripping natural oils from your skin.
- For oily skin, all types of exfoliators will be effective, but make sure to use a gentle one that won’t break out your skin.
I make my own DIY facial cleanser using natural products like coconut oil or jojoba oil and essential oils in a jar with a reusable cotton pad. It’s a great way to make your own face wash to address your particular skin concern without using the harsh ingredients typically found in makeup wipes.
After cleansing, I wipe my eye area with a damp cotton ball with a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup residue before moisturizing.
Once you’ve cleaned your skin, I recommend using an exfoliator every few days or so, depending on how dry your skin is. To remove dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin and clog pores, exfoliating is necessary. This will also help reduce breakouts and blackheads by removing pore-clogging debris that sits deep within pores.
The most popular exfoliators are chemical peels, scrubs, or masks made from natural ingredients like fruit, sugar granules, or ground nut shells.
After cleansing and/or exfoliating, use a toner. Toners are a must-have in any good skincare routine! Not only do they help to cleanse the skin of any residual impurities after cleansing, but they also help to soothe and hydrate the skin while restoring its natural pH balance. Toners can also be used to refresh and invigorate tired skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.
The final step is finishing off with either a daily moisturizer, spot treatment, or vitamin C serums, depending on your needs at that time.
When choosing an eye cream, look for ingredients like retinol (Vitamin A), which promote cell turnover and help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
Many face moisturizer ingredients like glycerin, aloe, rosewater, and sea fennel are natural for skin but can also hydrate various skin types.
Once you’ve decided on the basic steps for your typical skincare routine, add some self-care items to make your routine more fun and pleasurable. Bonus points: this will also help you stick to your routine.
One way that I make basic tasks more fun is by adding something fun. For example, to entice myself to exercise, I plan to listen to fun podcasts or a juicy audiobook as I run on the treadmill.
How could you reward yourself or add a fun task to your skincare routine?
- Give yourself a facial massage every evening. This will help distribute your favorite serum or moisturizer, too.
- Listen to uplifting music or “spa sounds” to make your routine feel more luxurious.
- Switch to higher-end products.
- Use lightly scented rose water.
The best part about creating your own face love routine is that you can find the right products for your skin tone and and healthy skin. Whether you try a new product or create your own natural cleansing oil, your face love routine is the perfect time for a daily facial massage to boost your skin’s health.