Ever since the boom of the K-skincare regime, we’ve all been on the lookout to find the right formulas that work for our skin concerns. But In spite of having some holy-grail products in your arsenal, some beauty practices can compromise the overall efficacy of your routine. Here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind while building a fail-proof skincare routine.
Do: Pay Attention To Your Skin Type
The key to setting up a bomb skincare routine is knowing your skin type. All you need to do is know your skin type and invest in formulas that suit your skin concerns. Choosing the wrong formulas can compromise your skin’s natural balance, therefore, leading to irritation, breakouts, and even premature aging. Our skin can even fluctuate with season and hormonal changes, so incorporating the right products is a must.
Do: Be Careful While Mixing Ingredients
While there’s an ever-growing list of hero ingredients that promise to be the next big thing in the skincare world. However, using too many powerful ingredients all at once can overwhelm your skin. From brightening retinol and vitamin C to exfoliating heroes like AHAs and BHAs.
Do Layer In The Correct Order
Application of skin products in the wrong order will prevent it from being absorbed properly, hampering it from serving its purpose. The general rule is to apply lightweight formulas first so they can easily be absorbed without the barrier of heavier creams. Also, make sure there’s a gap of 30 secs after you apply each skincare layer.
Don’t Over Indulge In DIYs
If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to get glowing skin, apart from shopping from the drugstore aisle, another great way to get good results is by trying out at-home DIYs.
Do Start With A Good Cleanse
Upgrade the first vital step of your skincare routine by opting for a good cleanser. Invest in an indulgent, cream cleanser and follow it up with your skincare products and SPF. PS: Double cleanse your skin after a long day of wearing makeup. We swear the amount of makeup removed in the second wash will leave you surprised.
Don’t: Skip The SPF
Not wearing sunscreen leaves your skin vulnerable to premature aging, sun damage, pigmentation, and skin cancer. PSA: Apply sunscreen every day as the last step of your skincare routine and before makeup application. Your SPF should offer broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB) protection with a minimum SPF of 30.