Skin Care Basics

by Marielisa Gomez - 1:32:00 PM



In the wide world of beauty, we face ourselves every single day with so many different options and decisions to make. It seems like there are constantly new products and techniques, and honestly, it can be really overwhelming trying to not stay behind. Specifically talking skin care wise, there's even a process on how, when and what to apply before makeup. I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling disorientated every once in a while, which is why today I'm sharing a simple guide on skin care basics, courtesy of Beautylish

First of all, it's key to know the categories we need to include in our routine and the ones that can be easily ignored. It's essential we know how our skin works, in order to know its needs and how it should be treated. Assuming we can all skip this step of knowing our skin type, I'll begin with the categories...

1. Makeup Remover: This one CANNOT be ignored. Even if you wear minimal makeup, it's super important to remove it completely before deeply cleaning your face. Makeup residuals are the number one cause of blemishes, zits, dark spots and wrinkles... all things we could easily avoid, and would take less than a minute.

2. Cleanser: For me, cleansing is a must when I wake up and before going to bed (after removing my makeup, of course). There are endless options to try, such as gel, cream, or soap. You just need to find the one the works best for you. Cleansing helps remove all the bacteria left, and it's ideal for a deep clean.

3. Exfoliator: Exfoliating is one of those little details that can make a huge difference. By exfoliating twice a week, your skin will look fresher, younger and softer. Since exfoliators remove dead skin cells, your face will recover from all the bacteria and dirt it has absorbed.

4. Eye Cream: The skin around our eyes is the most delicate area, so it makes sense protecting it the most. Apply eye cream after cleansing and before moisturizing every night to give the eyes a proper rest and reduce the chances of dark circles in the morning.

5. Moisturizer: Regardless the season, climate, and daily activities, moisturize! I cannot stress this enough, since moisturizing will hydrate our skin and make it look its best. There's no point on cleansing and exfoliating, if you won't moisturize as well. There's no downside to it, but quite on the contrary, it's very, very worth doing. For extra UV protection, choose a moisturizer with SPF. 

There are such products as toners, anti-agers, and masks that make wonders as well, and have plenty of benefits to any skin type. Personally, I try to keep my skin care regime somehow simple, but all of these steps above are to be taken into consideration for a healthy routine. 


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