Layering Skincare Products to Achieve Your Goals

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Skincare is an important part of your beauty regimen. Many people are unaware of how much effort and money it takes to maintain a healthy face and body. While we think that our face is the most important aspect of our skin, it’s actually one of the most neglected areas. The right skincare routine can take years off of your appearance and keep you looking younger for years to come. This is the secret to beautiful skin.Before applying any other skincare products, you should make sure that you have the complete pH balance of your skin. To determine this, dip a clean gauze or cotton ball into a sample of your own blood and absorb the test. Afterward, use this data as the basis for your skincare routine order.


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One of the most important parts of your skincare routine is cleansing, because it removes dirt, makeup, oil, bacteria and grime from your face. There are three basic kinds of cleansing agents, which include soap, toner and light therapy. For the purposes of this article, I’ll use soap as an example, since it’s probably the most familiar product to American consumers. When choosing a cleanser for your skincare routine, you must first decide which kind of cleansing agent you’d like to use. Each agent has its own benefits, so some are better than others depending on the type of skin and your lifestyle.


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Toners act as a face mask by applying a thinner layer of toner to the skin before any other ingredients. There are many toners available, but as you shop around, remember that lighter formulas tend to be less effective than heavier ones. One of the best ways to judge a toner is to look for products that advertise “water-based,” “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic.” These traits indicate that the product will penetrate more easily and will leave a natural oily sheen on your face. However, it’s also important to choose toners that won’t dry out your skin.

Light Therapy

This may seem like an odd inclusion to make to a skincare routine, but it’s actually quite effective. It works by using special blue lights to temporarily fade away wrinkles and fine lines. It’s often used in conjunction with microdermabrasion, which removes tiny scars and other imperfections from the surface of the skin. By using the light therapy on a regular basis, you can fade away signs of aging such as stretch marks, wrinkles and dark circles. You should try this at least twice each week, morning and evening, to achieve the best results.


Next, you will want to replenish your moisture levels with a good moisturizer. The purpose of this routine is twofold: to hydrate your skin immediately after waking, so that your pores are open and ready for the active ingredients in your skincare routine to work. In addition, the moisture will help lock in the ingredients, so they stay longer and create a more even texture. Here, give an overview of a basic skincare routine order, adding in what order to wear your skincare products:


A basic SPF 15 formula is often all that’s needed when choosing a sunscreen. If you have other skin issues, like acne or rosacea, you may want to look for sunscreens specifically formulated to treat those problems. Other ingredients to look for are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Other skincare steps you can take include serum spf, which help regulate your facial oils, and moisturizer, which protect skin from drying out too much. Moisturizers also help improve elasticity, smooth out wrinkles and tightens pores to prevent acne.

Wrapping Up

Skincare is important, but it’s also important to layer skincare products so you can achieve maximum results. For the best results, use a sunscreen, moisturizer and a tone after your typical all natural body cream or lotion. Finish with a light night cream and you’re set. Take the time to learn about the other ingredients in your skincare routine so you can choose the right products for your specific needs.

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