If you were to ask me a year ago which I loved more out of skincare or makeup? I’d probably tell you makeup. But within the past year, my obsession with all things skincare has grown. I love focusing on my skincare and always try to ensure that I carry out a good skincare routine daily.
By all means, I’m no beauty expert, but I am someone who has tested out tips and experimented with my skincare routine over the past year. I’ve learnt a lot about getting the most out of your skincare products and using them properly to get the full impacts.
Here are some of the things I’ve learnt so far…
Do your routine in the correct order
Whether you have a small simple routine or use a lot of products in your skincare routine, it is so important that you carry out your routine in the correct order. By applying your skincare products in the right order, you’re helping your skin absorb and feel the full impact of each product. Always ensure you cleanse first and moisturise last. Everything else can come between these two essential products.
It’s also good to bear in mind the thickness of each product when working out what order to carry out your skincare routine. Thinner products will absorb quicker than thicker ones. So place the thinner ones nearer the start of your routine.
Understand how to apply your products
When you first get into skincare, it can be completely overwhelming. One of the things I always struggle with when it comes to beauty is how to apply a product to achieve the best results. Learn about the direction of application, how much product to use, how often you should be using each product weekly and also the benefits you should be gaining from this individual product.
Getting to grips with each product and learning how to apply it appropriately can really help you to improve your skincare for the long term.
Apply lighter layers
Just like you would your makeup application, ensure you’re applying your skincare products in light layers. Lighter layers take less time to absorb than plastered on layers that are thick and leave your skin feeling heavy. This is especially important if you’re in a rush and need to speed up your skincare routine or want to save money on your skin care products because you’ll avoid using too much in one go.
Switch up your routines
You’re probably already aware that your morning and nighttime routine include different products. Morning skincare routines usually involve products that are setting you up for the day ahead and will focus on protecting your skin. This means come night time, you’re going to want to switch up your routine to suit your nighttime skincare needs.
At night, after your skin has been exposed to the daytime threats like dehydration, sun damage, makeup application, pollution etc, you’re going to want to ensure that your skincare is predominately focused on repairing your skin.
You need to be reaching for skincare that will help any problematic issues you might have such as acne, excess oil, dry or dehydrated skin before you head to bed where your body goes through the different processes to maintain your health.
Work on damp skin
This is one that I definitely need some time getting used to, but working on the damp skin can really help your skin absorb products better. After cleansing your face, instead of patting your face completely dry, pat it lightly until it feels damp and then immediately go in with your next skincare product.
If your skin absorbs water quickly, try using a spray based product, like a water-based toner that can help keep your skin damp and absorb products more efficiently.
Save on your products
One way to save on your products and help you get the most of out them is to use your hands to apply each product. Sometimes I can find myself reaching for different tools to help me apply my skincare, forgetting that the one most important tool is attached to me already.
By using your hands and fingers, you’re giving yourself more control over the amount of product you use and apply onto your face. This can help you to apply your skincare directly onto the skin without wasting any through absorption of other tools. This will also save you money and prevent you from running out of your favourite products as often.
How do you ensure you get the most out of your skincare products?f