Simple Skincare Routine that is easy to follow and sustain
"There are so many skincare products. Which one should I use?" said Nicole, a customer of ours.
She is only one of the many who asked this question. New skincare products are being launched daily. Lots of skincare information are found on the internet. It can make one wonder which skincare regime should we follow.
You spent a part of your salary on maintaining your skin. You want them to give you "glass" skin. Did you get it?
After having many video consultations, I see something alarming. Many are using products without knowing exactly how to use them. I had to repeat this phrase “the right product has now become a wrong product for you” to my customers.
What do I mean?
For example, you have pimples and clogged pores. You read AHA/BHA Cleanser can solve your problem. You bought it and use them daily. Skin becomes better and you continue to use it. This is when the right product becomes the wrong product for you. Once the pimples and clogged pores are gone, it is recommended to switch to a normal cleanser. AHA/BHA are acids and a type of exfoliator. Clogged pores and pimples happen when there is excessive production of sebum and thick layers of dead skin cells. They are not removed by your usual cleanser. When your skin is blemish-free, it means your skin renewal process is healthy. Our skin takes 28 to 35 days to renew depending on our age. Daily usage of AHA/BHA in the long term can dry the skin and weaken the protective layer of your skin. You may end up having an allergy breakout where you thought the acne has returned.
So what is the simple skincare routine that is easy to follow and sustain?
To have good skin, follow these steps:
Clean skin allows the products to work their magic on your skin. You should wash your face in the morning and at night. Some clients asked why to wash in the morning when they wash before they sleep. This is because your skin still perspires and collects bacteria while you are sleeping.
How do you wash your face?
Use a gentle cleanser, massage into your skin for 1-2 mins and wash off with tepid or warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel
If you are wearing makeup, use a makeup remover before a gel or foam cleanser. This double cleansing step ensures your skin is clean.
Toner today has multi-functions. They may clear away dead skin cells, unclog pores, and/or aid in brightening and restoring your skin’s pH balance.
The general use for Toner is to get rid of all the cleanser and make your skin feel refreshed. It prepares your skin for the skincare products you are going to apply. Rosewater is suitable for all skin types and conditions.
This can be breakdown into 2 sub-steps. First, you apply a serum that targets the skin blemish you wish to clear. Second, apply a moisturiser that suits your skin type to protect the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture. Please do not miss out your eye areas and neck. They reveal your age.
Usually Serum contains active ingredients. Please wait for a few minutes to let your skin absorbs the active ingredients. Thereafter, apply Moisturiser. This avoids diluting the active ingredients and reducing its effectiveness.
Sunblock is the most important step in your daytime routine. Besides preventing sunburn, sunblock helps protect against cumulative sun damage. Use mineral-based sunscreen as the ingredients are safer on skin. Please apply sunblock even when the sky is cloudy.
Once a week, exfoliate and apply a mask your face. You can add in 1 more “mask” day during the week to hydrate your skin if you wish.
Talk to a skincare professional
With a proper skincare regime comes using the right products. It is always best to talk to a certified aesthetician or dermatologist to know what suits your skin and budget.
At KYLN-KLER, we offer a video consultation. We save our customers the hassle to travel to us especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. This also reduces customer’s worry of being hard-sell to. If you think we are hard selling you, you can simply leave the video call (Thank God this has not happened).
Get your personalised skincare regime today!