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Six things you need to know about starting a skincare routine

Skin Care
 Many people are obsessed with learning new routines and purchasing new products to improve how their skin looks (Photo: Shutterstock)

One of the most important secrets to looking youthful is having a good skincare routine. It’s understandable why people are obsessed with learning new routines and purchasing new products they can use to improve how their skin looks.

There are endless lists of new serums, creams and balms available these days, to a point where it’s possible to feel overpowered by decision fatigue. It’s even more confusing when you’re just taking the first steps to understanding your own skin care journey.

As a starting point, there are a few things you need to know about skin care routines.

Hopefully, these points will shed more light on what you need to learn about this beauty journey. 

The internet is your friend

The internet has allowed us to have access to tons of information anytime, anywhere.

That means you can find out what new products others are using, which ones are being voted as the most effective and which ones should be tossed out. 

It’s also easier to get in touch with people who have had similar experiences as you when it comes to their skin care journey so it’s a great way to learn new things.

However, don’t be quick to embrace any fad you read about. Always proceed with caution.

 Find a good dermatologist to help you understand your skin on a deeper level (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s often better to consult a dermatologist

An experienced dermatologist is able to help you understand your skin on a deeper level. You might think you’re on the right track only to experience some serious problems later.

Find a good dermatologist who you can trust, so that you can consult them whenever you have questions.

This is especially important if you’ve had skin issues in the past.

Less is more

We often see some of these routines with up to ten products to be used in one go. This can discourage you and make you wonder where you’ll even start or if what you’re using is the right product for your skin type.

Ultimately, you’ll get to understand that a few essential products can do way more than dozens of products.

Find a few products that work best for you.

 Take time to think about what will work for you (Photo: Shutterstock)

Customize your routine

We all have different lifestyles and daily routines. One person might have time for a facial massage daily but another will only have time for cleansing and toning.

Take time to think about what will work for you and don’t be so focused on what you’ve seen someone else do.

Choose the most important steps you can manage daily and leave the rest for later.

Your routine will change

Certain factors cause our skin to change over time.

These include age, environment and sometimes you’ll find that your skin isn’t responding how it used to, to certain products.

Eventually, what your skin needs and responds to will change and that’s just part of the process.

Relax, start with what you know and embrace the process.

Don’t hope for perfection

Your routine won’t provide your skin with full time protection twenty-four hours a day for the rest of your life.

You’ll have good days and bad days, which is normal.

When you spot some pimples here and there don’t beat yourself up. It happens to all of us

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