In today's blog, we're taking it back to the basics, and giving you 3 dermatologist-recommended ways to instantly improve your skincare routine! Yes, instantly!
What makes a great skincare routine in the first place?
With the rising popularity of skincare products and routines on social media, skincare has become trendier, and with that, a little more complicated and intimidating, especially for beginners.
But before we dive into how to improve your skincare routine, we want to quickly touch on the basics of any effective skincare routine
The three basic skincare routine steps are cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. This short guide will cover how to enhance and elevate your skincare routine assuming that you're already doing all 3 of these.
1. Add a treatment
One of the easiest ways to improve your skincare routine in a way that's unique and customizable to your needs is by adding a treatment product!
Treatment products are used to address specific skin concerns such as acne spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
For example, if you find yourself wanting to treat wrinkles, you may consider adding a Retinol serum to your skincare routine to apply before you moisturize. Or if you're looking to treat acne scars, you may consider adding a Vitamin C serum.
Adding a treatment to your skincare routine instantly makes it more effective and much easier for you to get really specific about your skincare goals!
2. Regularly exfoliate!
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical substance or exfoliation tool.
Now, it's important not to overdo it. Less is more when it comes to exfoliation, especially for beginners and those with sensitive skin. But even regular exfoliation of just 1x per week is a great way to remove away dead skin cells, and keep your skin looking extra fresh and hydrated!
Not only that, but like a treatment product, it's super simple to add in to your current skincare routine. Just be sure to moisturize right after, and be gentle to your skin!
3. Facial massages are a must.
The lymphatic system is what drains out excess water in your face that makes you look puffy, and for most people, this is especially common around the eye area.
Regular facial massaging, on top of being simple, quick, and effective at boosting circulation and de-puffing, feels good!
Start a facial massage when you apply your serum or moisturizer. There are many ways to incorporate face massages, including YouTube tutorials or by using tools such as jade roller.
We love tutorials from YouTuber Abigail James, and we recommend her as a great way to learn more about the basics of facial massaging.
Despite what social media and TikTok influencers might have you believe, about 90% of skincare comes down to three things: cleansing, moisturizing, and sunscreen.
Once you've got the basics of skincare down though, there are three easy ways to instantly boost the effectiveness of your skincare routine and move you closer to your skincare goals! These 3 things are:
1) Adding a treatment specific to your goals
2) Regularly exfoliating at least 1x per week
3) Incorporating facial massages into your routine
Give these a try for a couple of weeks and let us know what you think!