4 ways to improve your skincare routine
Many are still struggling in finding the perfect skincare routine for their skin. Some of them look up on social media or Google for the right skincare routine to practice. However, not everything can be perfect for your skin. Thus, we are here to give you 4 major tips on how to improve your skincare routine.
#1 Listen to your skin
You need to understand your skin first then you can make a better decision for your skincare routine. Be familiar with your skin type and remember that your skin type might differ according to the weather and hormonal changes. For example, your skin might be a little bit oily when your menses is around the corner. Do not follow your friend's skincare routine as it might cause more harm than good.
#2 Layer your skincare
You should layer your skin properly. If you put your skincare in the wrong order, the skincare might not be properly absorbed and making them less effective. You should put on your most lightweight formulas first so that they can be absorbed into the skin very well. If you're wearing retinol, use it on dry skin to avoid irritation. We will talk about retinol in our future tips.
#3 Always do a patch test before trying a new product
Before using a new skincare product for the first time, kindly make sure to do a skin patch test over your inner elbow or jawline area to see how your skin reacts after 24 to 48 hours. This can reduce the possibility of breaking out if the product is not suitable for your skin.
#4 Do a double cleansing
Double cleansing can be done in different ways. Some use 2 water-based cleansers for their double cleansing since they can't tolerate oil cleansers. While others might start with a milk cleanser followed by a gel or foam cleanser. Who should double cleanse? If you are using water resistance products on your skin especially physical sunscreen.
By doing a double cleansing, you can be sure that all the dirt, bacteria, oil, and pollution that has built up on your skin during the day has been properly removed. This method will give you a properly clean base ready for your nighttime skincare.
Tips: You can use Alluskin Purifying Cleanser as your second cleanser, twice a day for a smoother skin.
Bottom line, basic is always more. You can't use advanced skincare products if your basic skincare routine is not strong or properly maintained. Remember to listen to your skin!