Finding a skincare routine can be intimidating. With so many steps to taking care of your skin, it’s hard to know where to begin. At Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, we want to make things as easy as possible for you. There are four basic things to take into account when picking out your skincare products for the ultimate daily regimen.
First Thing’s First
Before we get into the craziness of picking out the specific products you need, let’s go over the four basic types of products that are necessary to keep your skin as healthy and rejuvenated as possible. Everyone should have four basic items in their skincare routine:
- Cleanser. This first step of your skincare routine ensures your pores aren’t blocked with any extra bacteria that can cause acne.
- Serum. Serums provide antioxidants to protect your skin from any pollutants that might be in the air. They also are fortified with vitamins and minerals to keep your skin healthy as ever.
- Moisturizers. Moisturizers give your skin the hydration it needs to get through the day and night.
- Sunscreen. The sun can wreak havoc on our skin causing dark spots and sun damage. It’s also important to make sure there are no harsh chemicals in your SPF.
Take into Consideration
There are many things to take into consideration when picking out your cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens. There are three vital questions you need to ask yourself before taking the plunge into some products.
What Type of Skin Do You Have?
The type of skin you have, whether oily, dry, or a combination between the two, is important to take into account when picking out your products. Some products are made with more hydration in them to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day, whereas products made for oily skin may have some special ingredients to keep oils at bay. Be honest with yourself about your skin type and adjust your products accordingly.
What’s the Biggest Concern You Have with Your Skin?
We all have skinsecurities and concerns about the conditions of our skin. Thankfully, skincare products are here to save the day and your skin. Different serums and moisturizers can help with your concerns, like fine lines and wrinkles or uneven skin tone.
Which Types of Products Do You Prefer?
Although you should always stick to the basic four, there are variations of the four that you can choose from. Consider whether you like thick moisturizers or something more like a light balm. Do you prefer a tinted sunscreen or something lightweight and natural? Is your favorite serum more thick and syrupy or thin and watery? Consider these characteristics when choosing your ultimate skincare routine.