Being a beginner in skincare is confusing. You go through the aisles of products displayed on the shelves marvelling at the various products from moisturisers to serums overwhelmed about where to start. This is a beginner’s guide to skincare.
Cleansing: Cleansing is the first step to any skincare routine and that is what your basic skincare routine will start with. It removes the dirt, debris and impurities from your skin and gets your skin ready for the following skincare products. Cleanser gets into your skin and pulls out all the unwanted stuff from it. It helps to maintain skin hygiene and keeps it healthy.
Exfoliation: Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells, impurities and any leftover cleanser from your skin. It rejuvenates your skin and adds a glow to the skin. This is a step that you should do 2-3 times a week.
Moisturising: A moisturiser helps keep your skin hydrated. Moisturisers improve skin barrier function, improve skin hydration and thus give you soft, supple and plump skin. This is the step you do after exfoliation or after cleansing.
Sunscreen: This is one of the most important steps of skincare. Sunscreen contains some amazing ingredients that protect your skin from sun damage and tackle photo-ageing. For better protection, go for a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.