Daily Skincare Regime
Having trouble with skincare products?
Not sure which steps come first?
Want to maintain healthy and supple skin, but not sure how to?
In that case, you may find the below information helpful.
The 4 Steps Regime: CETM
Cleansing: Choose a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type (Normal, Combination, Oily, Sensitive). There are many forms of cleansers around as well: cream, foam, gel, mousse. However, please know that ALL cleansers will strip us of moisture, so you still need to apply products (carry on reading) to regain back the level.
Exfoliating: This step should be done on a weekly basis: 1 to 2 times a week. Exfoliating wash comes with names like scrubs, peeling pack (most korean products call it), exfoliating wash etc. Some people wonder why their skin looks so dull, this is because your face is covered with layers and layers of dead tissues, formed after our skin renews and regenerates. In order to reveal the hidden skin, you have to scrub the dead layer off. I guarantee you will see result after you exfoliate!
Toning: Toner is very important in our skincare routine. After cleansing, our face will be stripped off its moisture and pH level. In order to recover to its normal moisture and pH level, our skin needs at least an hour. Toner immediately regain back these lost properties, thus allowing better absorption of any moisturizer, serum or essence we use later on. It also helps to refine and tightens pores in the long run.
Moisturizing: This is one step that everybody should never skip, regardless whether you are oily skin or dry skin. In our daily activities, we lose our moisture through ways like perspiring, toilet, or it simply got “donated” into the atmosphere especially in air-conditioned room. Thus, we should moisturise no matter how busy we are, including hands, lips and body if possible.
Emulsion (Lotion) type: suitable for oily or prone to acne skin, and combination skin (mild dryness).
Cream type: suitable for dry skin and combination skin ( serious dryness such as flaky skin).
Mask: This is to replace moisturizer after your weekly exfoliating step! As exfoliator is a scrubbing wash, it causes dryness and tightness on our skin, meaning our usual moisturizer is no longer moisturizing enough to do its job, hence we need the more advanced tool: MASK. Just take out the mask sheet from its package, apply on face and leave on for 10 to 15 mins (some need up to 30 mins depending on products). after that, remove the sheet and pat the rest of essence into the face. (Besides sheets, there are also wash off, peel off, sleep in masks). Use 1 to 2 times a week.
Remember, do not be lazy when it comes to looking after and maintaining your skin. Just like our body, if we stop exercise, not long later our figure will go back to square one. Persevere on and you will love what you see.. =)