23 May The 4-Step Daily Skincare Routine for Youthful Skin
Skin gradually loses its elasticity as we get older, leading to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Dry, dull and rough skin can also be an unwelcome part of the ageing process. While there are many expensive treatments available for those wanting to keep their youthful looks as long as possible, good skincare starts with a daily routine that will help to keep your skin firm, hydrated and wrinkle free. Try this 4-step daily skincare routine for youthful, radiant skin.
Step 1: Clean Your Skin
Thorough cleansing is essential for all skin types, as it removes makeup, dirt, grease and dead skin cells that can block your pores and lead to a dull complexion. Clean skin also absorbs moisturizing products more effectively. Start by using a cotton wool pad or soft cloth to massage cleansing lotion into your face. Use small outward circular motions and gentle pressure when applying cleansing lotion. Next, wash your face with a cleansing gel using the same technique, rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Use a facial scrub at least once a week in place of your cleansing gel to remove dead skin cells. Lastly pat your face with a toner.
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Step 2: Massage Your Skin
Facial massage helps to stimulate blood flow and relax the muscles in your face. It can also help to give the skin a temporary lift and smooth out wrinkles. Combined with a nourishing face oil or serum, regular facial massage is one of the best daily habits to fight the signs of ageing. There are plenty of face serums and oils available to suit most skin types, or you can choose a natural oil, such as coconut, almond or avocado oil. Apply a thin layer of oil or serum to your face, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area. Use the pads of your fingers to massage your face using firm, upward strokes. Massage along the jaw line, cheek bones and forehead using light circular motions. Finish by gently tapping your fingers over your face to stimulate blood flow.
Step 3: Practice Facial Exercises
Facial exercises are simple and effective ways to keep your skin supple and healthy. YouTube and other video sharing sites host thousands of videos demonstrating how to perform facial exercises, many of which are uploaded by respected yoga teachers and beauty experts. There are many different facial exercises, so you will need to experiment to find the right ones for you. Facial yoga can be particularly effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as it helps to relax the facial muscles. Tense facial muscles can lead to crow’s feet, forehead lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
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Moisturize Your Skin
The final step in your daily skincare routine is to moisturize your skin. Choose a moisturizer that suits your specific skin type, as most products are now formulated to suit a range of skin problems, such as dry, oily, ageing, sensitive and blotchy skin. Apply a generous layer of moisturizer to your face and neck, taking care to avoid the eye area. Use a separate eye cream, especially if you have sensitive skin, as regular moisturizer can be too harsh for the eye area. When applying eye cream, tap the cream gently around the eye socket, rather than massaging into the skin, as this helps to prevent eye bags.
Follow this 4-step plan every day to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful for as long as possible. A balanced diet, adequate hydration of 8 glasses of water a day, and regular exercise are also essential for younger-looking skin. In addition, remember to protect your skin from the sun using a daily sunblock, or take INNI’s Sun Care Oral sunblock pills, as sun exposure is one of the primary causes of premature wrinkles.