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.
To our fellow skincare fanatics out there: If you’re looking to up your beauty ante, there are some key things you need to consider. Yes, it’s time to take the guesswork out of your a.m. and p.m. skincare routine. From knowing the Inkey list to learning the art of layering active ingredients to avoid purging - This list of do’s and don’ts will take your skincare regimen to the next level. Keep swiping for do’s and don’t to set up an impeccable skincare regime.
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.
The beauty universe is flooded with thousands of products promising to be the next big thing. Some are worth splurging but there are a lot of products that do more harm than good. Whenever you’re looking for a new toner, serum, cleanser, or moisturiser - Make it a point to read reviews online, check out its rating or do a quick search for before and after shots. Always look at its key ingredients and what skin type they’re best suited for.
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, check out our guide to learn how to cocktail these active ingredients.
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. We recommend following this step-by-step guide when layering your skincare products.
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.
If you’ve built up an extensive collection of skincare products, try curating a weekly plan to know what products you will use on what days. For example, if you’ve just exfoliated, you would probably not want to follow with a strong glycolic acid toner but opt for a more hydrating option instead. Likewise, if you’ve used retinol the night before then consider using hydrating formulas the next morning, and definitely, 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.
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. Check out our go-to DIYs to get the glow of your dreams. But remember to try out everything in moderation!
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