In 3 words: cleansing, hydrating, protecting.
Whether you are a beauty addict, a skin lover, or a health guru, your skincare routine should matter to you. Here are the 3 main phases you should consider when building healthy habits for your skin.
Find a gentle cleansing product that works for your skin. After using it, you want to feel refreshed, but you don’t want your skin to feel “squeaky clean”. Usually, when this happens, it means the product you are using is too strong and is damaging your skin. The more you will use abrasive products on your skin, the more oily it will get in reaction to it.
Try to avoid ingredients like alcohol, aluminium, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens and mineral oil.
As we are simplifying all the possible healthy skin habits for you, we are not getting into all the details of what a hydrating phase can contain. You could have a toner and a serum, but you don’t have to. Same for eye cream: you can perfectly use your normal daily cream as an eye cream if you want.
For your moisturizer, daily cream, or hydrating cream, avoid the same ingredients listed above: alcohol, aluminium, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and mineral oil shouldn’t be near your skin. Apart from that, you can either test some products to see which works best with your skin or fast-forward to your dermatologist and ask them for some recommendations.
If you had to do only one step in the morning, it would be protecting it with sunscreen. Especially if you are in an area with a lot of sunshine, even through your windows. Don’t think of how hot it is, but how sunny it is. You will be hit by sun rays on the snow, on the beach, and behind the windows of your office just the same.
Protecting your skin with sunscreen has a double positive effect:
You will find a wide choice of sunscreen on the market: take the one you will enjoy wearing every day. You can also choose a hydrating sunscreen, a tinted sunscreen… you can find a 2 in 1 product that will even reduce your time in the bathroom while leaving you fresh and protected.
This may be obvious, but… this skincare routine is a must-have no matter your gender. Everyone can be targeted by skin care cancer and melanoma skin cancer; therefore everyone should be wearing sunscreen.
You don’t have to take our word for it; just check out this study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal saying that several well-conducted randomized controlled trials with long follow-up showed that sunscreen use reduces the risk of squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers.
We hope you can now incorporate healthy elements in your skin care routine that work for you and leave your skin happy!