Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body. So why do so many people not look after it? Now I could talk about skincare for hours, but I won't bore you. So all I am going to touch on today is the basic skincare routine that EVERYONE should have. And yes this does apply to all skin types.
Don't get me wrong, makeup wipes are great. They get the job done in seconds. But they should not be used on their own. It makes my heart break a little bit when people only use wipes as the amount of dirt and grime that still remains on the skin is rather gross. So use them as a first step only, or don't use them at all.
If you use wipes then this should be your second step, if not then this should always be your first step. Cleanser is the product that basically removes any dirt, makeup, grime, off of your face. It is the quintessential face product. If you were to buy one thing from this post then it should be this. To apply cleanser you simply place a drop about the size of a 20p coin onto a cotton pad and then just massage into the face. Repeat this until your cotton pads are completely clean.
I will be honest, toner is not a necessity. But if you are going to look after your skin then I don't see a reason for why you wouldn't use it. The most common type of toner is liquid and that will either be in a bottle or spray form, but you can get toner tablets as well. Toners balances the ph levels on your face and without getting too technical, that's just a very good thing. To apply a liquid toner just pour/spray onto a cotton pad and wipe the face. To use a tablet toner you place it into a large bowl of hot water and place your face over the bowl.
YOU SHOULD STILL USE MOISTURISER IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN. Okay now that is out the way, moisturiser really is an essential part of your skincare routine. And I am sure I don't need to tell any of you what moisturiser does as the clue is in the name, but if you don't it simply hydrates the skin which in turn makes it softer and just all in all healthier. And like I said, you should still use moisturiser if you have oily skin. There is a connotation with oily skin that if you use any sort of product your skin will become more oily. And in some cases this can be true. But as long as you research and find the right type of product you will be fine.
I hope you have learnt at least something about looking after your skin! And I will you all very soon with a new post!