It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking about your beauty regimen only in terms of the day ahead of you. But the fact of the matter is that our skin has a memory far longer than most of us do. The steps we take to protect and nourish it now can pay big dividends in the years and decades to come.
First determine whether you have normal, dry, oily or combination skin and choose a gentle cleanser accordingly. If you have normal to dry skin, a cream cleanser with natural glycerin and vitamin C is a good choice. Try a lathering bar or pump cleanser for normal to oily skin.
A toner can improve your skin tone by tightening your pores, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrating your skin to restore its natural PH balance. If you have dry skin, look for a toner that hydrates without stripping your skin’s natural oil.
Using Microdermabrasion as part of your skincare regimen can be beneficial over time as it promotes the growth of new healthy skin and removes the outer layer of dead skin cells where fine lines and wrinkles are commonly found.
Choose a daily moisturizer based on your skin type. For normal to dry skin choose a lightweight, oil-free lotion that absorbs quickly. For dry skin choose a rich lotion that forms a barrier to decrease moisture evaporation and increase your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
To refresh and moisturize the delicate skin under your eyes, an eye treatment can be an integral part of your morning routine. Look for products that include natural ingredients like witch hazel, an astringent that can help firm the skin and reduce puffiness while also cooling and soothing for an added morning boost.