Beginner's Guide to a Good Skincare Routine

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Hello makeup gurus, welcome back to my blog! 

Beauty and skin care go hand in hand. I always believe that the first step to a great look is to have good skin for a flawless base. Starting good skin habits at a young age will contribute to younger looking skin in our not so young years later on. Beautiful skin does not take much to get back, but just a few good products and good habits of commitment.
Keep in mind that what might work for me might not work for you. Trying out new products and seeing what works for you is the best way to find your perfect skincare routine.

   ♥ First and most important tip is to check whether you have dry, oily, normal to combination or sensitive skin. It took me quite a while to find the right products for my skin type, but I came to the conclusion that I have combination and sensitive skin. 
  ♥ Applying your skin care products in the correct order is of utmost importance as it ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product.

Spot Treatments

Eye Cream

Moisturizer/Night Cream

Cleansing is an essential step to remove dirt and oil buildup. If you have any makeup residue, start off by using a makeup remover. When applying any moisturizer without cleansing you are simply wasting half of the product as most of it remains on the surface of the skin.

Most people skip toners, as I used to do until recently. Toners delve deeper into the skin to remove every bit of dirt left behind by the cleanser.

Spot Treatment
These treatments need to be applied as close to the skin as possible to give the best results. Preferably you should wait around five minutes before applying the next product to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with your treatment.

A serum is an extra product to give your skin extra moisture and nutrients.

Eye Cream
Eye creams are like serums designed for your eyes. I personally do not use eye creams as I do not see that much of a difference. Instead I tend to use more natural products such as coconut oil, from which I have seen impressive effects.

You should have two moisturizers for the night time and daytime. The difference between them is that the night cream is generally heavier and thicker than that of the daytime, to give you extra hydration throughout the night.

If you feel the need to have a pamper evening after a long a busy day and you want treat your skin with a little extra something, face masks are perfect. I tend to use a face mask once or twice a week.
Another one of my favourite recent discoveries is sea water. If you have problematic skin rinsing your face with sea water would be your new best skincare item! It reduces redness and dries out the spots within minutes.

Products I use:

Night Time:
Cleanser: Uni Cleansing Wipes + Clarasonic mia2 + Nivea pure and natural Cleansing Lotion
Toner: Mario Badescu Aloe Lotion
Spot Treatment: Demalogica clear start overnight treatment
Serum: Drops of Youth Concentrate
Moisturizer: Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Day Time
Cleanser: La Roche-Posay Effaclar
Toner Mario Badescu Aloe Lotion/ Nivea Pure and natural Cleansing Toner
Serum: Drops of Youth Concentrate
Moisturizer: Vitamin C moisturizer
Sunscreen: I personally do not use a sunscreen as most of my foundations include SPF

This was quite an informative post I must admit, however I do hope that it might guide some of you to start taking care of your skin. If you would like to see a few tips on skincare let me know in the comments below and I would gladly dedicate a whole post for it.

As always thank you for reading, stay tuned for the next post : )
Love Attaire XxX


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