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What is a Basic Skincare Routine?
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Let’s be honest; it’s easy to get overwhelmed by beauty expectations in the world today. With gorgeous clear-skinned celebrities and flawless influencers leading the beauty world today, a lot of pressure can be put on our own beauty regime to use the same countless steps and the same products they do to achieve the same results. And while it can be tempting to stock up on all the hottest products that promise healthy skin, the truth is, healthy skin can’t be achieved by any single ‘miracle’ product and doesn’t necessarily come from a 12-step skincare routine either. Truthfully, clear, healthy skin is often achieved by building good skincare habits over time with just a few basic steps in our routine as our foundation.
So, in this blog, we’re going to go back to the basics and share three key steps to incorporate into a basic skincare routine to give your skin the love it deserves and help it to thrive for many years to come.
1. Cleanse twice a day
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To start, the first step to any good skincare routine is to make sure you cleanse your skin. Let’s be real; our skin undergoes a lot of stress on any given day just from our simple daily obligations. From being coated in makeup for 8+ hours at work to sweating from our morning run and yoga routine, our skin is constantly being pushed to the limits in our daily life and definitely needs a little pampering each day to make sure it stays in tip-top shape. So, as you probably guessed, that’s where a quality cleanser comes in.
Truthfully, a good cleanser can help you not only remove every last trace of makeup on your skin but can also tackle dirt, bacteria, and excess oil build-up to allow your pores to truly breathe. In return, breathable skin can help to replenish your complexion by reducing signs of aging, reducing your chances of acne, and helping to keep your blood flow circulating for healthier, plumper-looking skin. Not to mention, a good cleanser can also help to balance your skin’s natural pH levels and replenish moisture to it to protect it from damage (okanaganskin.com), which is another huge plus.
For that reason, we recommend the Bio-Hybrid Face Foam Cleanser. Specifically designed to boost the skin with essential nutrients, this cleanser promises to nourish, rehydrate, and balance the skin for a more flawless appearance after each use and can be used both morning and night. No matter which cleanser you choose, cleansing your skin morning and night with a gentle, hydrating cleanser is an absolute must if you want to keep your skin glowing with vibrancy inside and out, so make sure you don’t skip out on all its incredible benefits!
2. Keep your skin hydrated
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Next, it’s no secret that proper moisturizing is a huge part of keeping your skin young and healthy. Not only can moisturizing ensure that your skin is getting the necessary vitamins and minerals it needs to stay in optimal shape, but moisturizer also helps protect your skin from a variety of problems. From excess dryness, dullness, or premature aging, moisturizer helps to keep your skin young by strengthening its natural protective barrier to keep it safe from harmful environmental damage to better maintain a radiant, youthful glow (healthline.com).
With that said, you should always apply a moisturizer directly following your cleansing routine to optimize your skin’s absorption rate. Not to mention, applying it directly after cleansing can help lock in moisture more efficiently and help your skin to maintain hydration for longer (resulting in vibrant, smooth, beautiful skin!). For this, we recommend the Bio-Hybrid Face Serum. Made with all natural plant-derived ingredients, this serum is loaded with all the essential antioxidants you need to nourish, hydrate, and plump up your skin for a flawless, ageless appearance. Not to mention, it is excellent for those with sensitive skin and also helps to carefully exfoliate the face for a brighter, clearer, and firmer appearance.
So, when in doubt, don’t be afraid to lather up with a little extra moisturizer, as replenishing your skin’s hydration morning and night is a sure way to keep it plump and dewy day in and day out.
3. Add some sunscreen before you go out
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Lastly, after ensuring your skin has been cleansed and loaded up with rich antioxidants and essential moisture, you’ll want to make sure you make this hydration last by keeping your skin protected from environmental stressors, such as UVA and UVB. Believe it or not, while the sun certainly has benefits for our well-being in general and can help us achieve a sultry summer tan, it is also the enemy of healthy skin and can cause dryness, age spots, wrinkles, discoloration, and in severe cases, even skin cancer (skincare.com).
For that reason, you always want to make sure you apply a strong sunscreen before you go out to avoid any problems with your beautiful skin and keep it protected at all costs. As a general rule of the thumb, it is most commonly recommended by dermatologists that you use a sunscreen with SPF 30 to keep your skin safe when you’re out and about (healthline.com). However, depending on your skin type, the strength of the sun where you live, and how long you’re planning on being outside, you may need to look for a stronger SPF, which is a topic that should be thoroughly discussed with your dermatologist for the best diagnosis.
Above all else, make sure you don’t skip out on wearing sunscreen, even if you only plan to be out for a short time, as the application process truly takes less than 30 seconds and is essential in keeping your skin safe, youthful, and protected for many years to come!
Overall, your skincare routine doesn’t have to consist of 15 different products in order to be good. Despite what the media may tell you, you don’t need expensive serums or fancy scrubs to achieve healthy skin. If you ask any dermatologist, they’re likely to tell you that it’s best to start your skincare routine with just a few products, see what your skin may need more or less over time, and expand from there if necessary.
Above all else, we hope this blog covering the essentials of a basic skincare routine can help you to save money, ensure your skin is getting exactly what it needs to flourish, and help you achieve all of your skincare goals in no time.