Step 1: Start with a gentle cleanser - the most basic and essential step
Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants 24/7. Dirt and dust that have been accumulated throughout the day should be removed each morning and night. Thankfully, it's pretty simple - a gentle cleanser can do the job! However, it is important to find the right formula that is able to cleanse our skin without being too gentle or too abrasive. This is because the former leaves our skin unclean and the latter destroys our natural skin’s barrier.
A great option would be the CLEF Hydrating Cleansing Gel as it is gentle yet effective in cleansing our face (and it leaves your skin smooth and hydrated too!). Formulated with Trehalose, it also protects and hydrates our skin cells and this prevents premature aging.
Step 2: Incorporate an effective essence into your routine
Some skin experts may argue that essence is not 100% necessary for our skin. However, if you find the right serum, that’s a big extra bonus! A great ingredient to look out for is Peptides, which are commonly found in serums. They encourage cellular repair of skin and increase collagen production. When your skin remains young and healthy, they glow naturally. For more anti-aging properties, search for ingredients such as Bird's Nest in your essence.
Step 3: Lightweight moisturiser
Though taking care of the skin on your face is important, you shouldn't skip out on caring for your body as well. Moisturising is a vital step for healthy skin. It is key to reduce the chances of developing both extreme oiliness and dryness. Both of these extremes can cause skin problems such as acne and irritation, which will stop your skin from glowing. After moisturizing your face, be sure to grab a body lotion and moisturize your body too. (they need love too!)
Step 4: Apply + reapply sunscreen
We all know how crucial it is to put on a thick layer of sunscreen before heading outdoors, but did you know that it is equally important to apply sunscreen while you are inside? You should also be reapplying every two hours or so. Seek for a sunscreen that has SPF 30 and above for protection against UV rays.
Step 5: Drink. More. Water.
Drinking water is the most basic solution towards healthier, glowing skin. If you can’t see the science behind why drinking water is so important, picture a grape and a raisin in your mind. A juicy, plump grape has a smooth complexion, while a dehydrated raisin looks wrinkly… do you see the importance now?
Keep in mind that CONSISTENCY IS KEY so be sure to stick to this routine for at least a month to see results (Magic needs time to happen!).
With merely 5 basic steps, your skin will be healthier and glowier in no time.