There’s no question that skin care is an important part of any beauty routine. And, with the right approach, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Getting started can be overwhelming, especially with all the different products on the market and conflicting advice from friends, family, and the media. It’s easy to get discouraged and give up. That’s why we’re here to help!
Keep reading to learn the basics of skincare cosmetics so you can start creating your own customized routine that works for you.
Assess Your Skin Type
Learning your skin type is an important step to establishing a proper skincare routine. Knowing which type of skin you have will help you determine the best products for your individual needs. There are four basic skin types — normal, dry, oily, and combination. You can either determine your skin type on your own or ask your doctor or dermatologist to assess it for you.
Pro Tip: Skin type changes with the weather, so it’s important to periodically change your skincare products and adjust as needed to maintain optimal results.
Keep Things Simple
When it comes to your skincare routine, the simpler, the better. It’s tempting to try new products to see what they can do for you, but the reality is that too many products can harm your skin rather than improve it.
So make sure to limit the number of products you use to avoid overloading your skin and upsetting its natural balance. Cleaner, moisturizer, and sunscreen are all you need for an all-around effective daily regimen. For special occasions or when you have a breakout, add a few other products depending on your needs.
Cleansing and Exfoliating
The first step is to use a cleanser to wash your face thoroughly to remove any dirt and debris. Look for a product designed specifically for your face type and ensure it works well for your skin type. Next, use an exfoliator once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover to improve your skin’s overall appearance.
Moisturizing Products and Sunscreens
Moisturizers are specially formulated to lock in moisture and provide the necessary hydration to keep your skin healthy. Make sure you apply it regularly to keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness. Finally, don’t forget to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Ensure your skin care regimen is consistent to get the best results. Never go to bed without taking your makeup off; always wash your face before applying makeup in the morning. Doing so will ensure that you don’t clog your pores and cause breakouts in the future.
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We’ve also launched the Khuraira Affiliate Program for exclusive makeup wardrobing services. Our makeup experts can visit you at home, or you can book your appointment at our flagship location in Tenafly to help you de-clutter your makeup stash and educate you about your skin so that you only buy the right makeup products.
Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.