The good news is, there are plenty of skin care options to help improve the look and feel of your skin, whether you’re looking for sensitive skin care or the best anti-aging cream. It’s important to really consider what types of products and what routine is going to be the most beneficial to you based on your skin type and main skin care concern.
Luckily, the best anti-aging products are close at hand, but first, make sure you know the general guidelines that should inform your skincare routine, especially if you’re looking for the best anti-aging skin care or looking to perfect your sensitive skin care.
There are three steps you absolutely need to be doing every day to make sure you skin is getting exactly what it needs. They are cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Here’s why.
Cleansing as part of your evening skin care routine is a necessary step for everyone. It helps to remove makeup, build-up and pollution from the day and preps the skin for your more active skin care steps that come after. Not everyone needs to cleanse the same way, if you have dry or sensitive skin, you may find that you can skip cleansing in the morning, if you wear lots of makeup, you may find that double-cleansing in the evening is a must and if your main concern is to find the best anti-aging products you may look for a cleanser that has more hard working ingredients than others. The point is, none of the steps that come after this work as well if you don’t do this first step well. When cleansing, don’t forget exfoliation too. Look for cleansers or cleansing masks that will also exfoliate. Ingredients like sugar (which helps to buff away dead skin) and clay (which draws impurities from the skin).
For aging skin try: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cream Cleanser
For exfoliation try: L’Oréal Paris L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Coffee Scrub for Rough Skin
For a deep clean with clay try: L’Oréal Paris L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Daily Cleanser for Dull Skin
Many people believe that toning is unnecessary, but the truth is, it’s a great in-between step that lets you sneak in a bit more to your skincare routine. It’s also usually an incredibly lightweight product that is easily integrated into your routine. The key with toning is to think about what your skin needs the most. Is it moisture? Look for a moisturizing toner. Is it calming irritation? Look for a toner designed for sensitive skin.
No skin care routine would be complete without moisturizing. This is the step that can add the most bang for your buck in your skincare routine and is a great final step to ensure your skin is getting nutrients while prepping your skin for makeup.
- Use a lightweight moisturizer if you have sensitive skin or skin that reacts badly to heavy product. Try L’Oréal Paris L’Or which is not only lightweight with its water-like texture, it also is absorbed quickly and uses aloe vera and hyaluronic acid (two great moisturizing agents) to keep your skin hydrated.
Another Skincare Step to Consider: Masking
This increasingly popular—and necessary—step in your skincare routine is another way to customize your regime so that it works for you. First, it’s important to know that there are many different masks out there, so finding the right one for you takes a little bit more information.
- If you have oily skin try a clay mask that will help pull impurities from the skin, cleansing pores and balancing any excess oil. Clay is your best friend if you have oily skin, but make sure to use the mask a couple times a week to reap the full rewards of this mask. Clay is also a good option for sensitive skin care as its calming.
- If you have sensitive skin try a mask that has soothing ingredients and properties. Ingredients like aloe and seaweed offer up great cleansing and moisturizing properties while also calming and balancing sensitive skin.
- For aging skin, try a mask that either exfoliates or hydrates. The key with finding the best anti aging products is to consider their main purpose—and exfoliation and hydration are musts if you’re concerned about skin aging. Exfoliation helps to slough away old or dead cells while also revealing new cells—cell renewal is a must. Hydration helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles and add plumpness to your complexion.