Skincare is having a moment and if you want in, here’s a really simple skincare routine for beginners with only 3 steps!
Why do I need a skincare routine?
Your skin is your bodys biggest organ, did you know that? The primary function of your skin is to act as a barrier and protect you from e.g. variations in temperature and chemicals. A basic skincare routine is necessary to prevent skin cancer, ageing and protect your skin from environmental factors such as harsh winters.
How do I start building a skincare routine?
The world of skincare can be very confusing and first you need to understand what your skin type is. Luckily, I’ve got a post about this which you can read here!
Which products do I really need?
If you’re a beginner, you’re going to want to start with the basics. There are lots of skincare products and steps you might want to try later, but the only products you really need and should start with are the following:
Depending on your skin type, start with a gentle cleanser. One of my favourite basic cleansers is the CeraVe hydrating cleanser and I believe it works really well for all skin types! If you’re particularly oily, you might want to go for the cream-to-foam cleanser from the same brand.
You should be using your cleanser every evening, and if you want to, every morning. This is very personal, but if you have dry skin, you might just want to rinse your face with lukewarm water, and if you have oily skin, a cleanser can be beneficial.
Most skin types benefit from a moisturiser – even if you’re oily! Oily skin is often dehydrated skin, so skipping this step might make your skin produce more oil to compensate for the lack of water.
If you have oily skin, you might want go chose a gel texture cream. My favourite is the Summer Fridays cloud dew. For dry skin, you may need a thicker cream, such as Illiyoon ceramide cream. You can also use a lighter moisturiser during the day and a heavier one during the evening.
During the day, every day, you should be using an SPF to protect your skin. Ideally, you will use a SPF30 or SPF50, but nothing lower than SPF25. When you’re outside, please remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours! If you have oily skin, I’ve written about my favourite SPFs for oily skin here.
Do you feel ready for an advanced skincare routine with active ingredients and treatments already? Stay tuned!
If you have any skincare questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below.