As a living, breathing organ, your skin needs daily nourishment. Just like eating the right foods to keep your body healthy, there are steps to take that retain your skin's natural glowing complexion, elasticity and suppleness, and that lessens blemishes and discolouration. It all starts with a good skincare routine. Learn how Om Organics' natural, organic skincare can help—and how you can begin a skincare regime that makes your face feel and look the best it can be.
How to start a skincare routine: Start with the basics
Cleanse, tone, and moisturize. These three basics are all you need to remember when starting your daily facial skincare routine. Use a gentle cleanser, toning mist, and moisturizer that works to:
- Remove impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils, while maintaining its pH balance.
- Refresh your skin and help your moisturizer absorb better.
- Hydrate and nourish your skin with ingredients that absorb and retain moisture, without clogging your pores.
Once you have the daily basics down, next try some targeted treatments. Use an exfoliant and a mask to deep clean your skin, unclog pores, even skin tone, and prevent breakouts.
Is there a correct order to apply a skincare routine?
The order that you apply products during your skincare routine helps to get the best results out of your skincare products. Health experts recommend that you focus on products that protect your skin during the day and rejuvenate your skin at night.
For normal, sensitive, and combination skin types, follow these skincare routine steps:
Cleanse: Instead of splashing your face with water and soap, wash your face by using a specially formulated, all-natural cleanser to remove impurities.
Tone: Spray your face with a clarifying mist to revitalize your skin. Toner also helps your skin to absorb moisturizer.
Treat: Combat blemishes and problem areas with a spot treatment concentrate. Consider applying an eye-serum under your eyes to reduce puffiness, soothe tiredness, and reduce visible lines.
Target: Blend a face elixir serum in with your moisturizer to decongest your pores, dissolve impurities, and soothe and calm your skin.
- Moisturize: Use a light moisturizer that hydrates your skin and apply it while your skin is damp.
How often should you follow a skincare routine?
It is recommended that you follow a daily skincare routine by cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin in the morning and then doing the same at night, paying particular attention to remove makeup and sunscreen before retiring to bed. Targeted treatments such as masks and exfoliants can be applied once or twice a week in addition to your daily routine.
How to wash your face using the double cleanse method:
One way to remove makeup and impurities after a long day is by double cleansing your skin with an oil-based cleanser first, and a water-based cleanser second. To double cleanse, massage an oil-based cleanser into your skin. Remove with a hot washcloth. Then lather a water-based cleanser in the palm of your hand and apply it to your skin. Splash it off with water and pat dry using a clean towel.
After cleansing, apply a clarifying, alcohol-free toner and a moisturizer or face oil to replenish damaged or dry skin.
Remember, it can be simple
When it comes to starting a skincare routine, less is more, especially if you have sensitive skin. You don't need 6-10 products when starting your skincare regime. It's OK to start with the basics and then add products as you become more comfortable.
One way to have some fun is to mix products and make your own custom blends. Try adding Om Organics' Clarity Purifying Concentrate to our Pure + Calm Infusion Perfecting Face Elixir to help control blemishes, or mix in a few drops of face oil for an extra boost of hydration.
How do I find the right products for my skincare regime?
Sensitive skin, dry skin, or combination skin? Use Om Organics' skin quiz to determine the best skincare products for your skin type and concerns.
Once you provide your primary concerns, age, and skin description, the quiz suggests skincare products, what order to use them in, and key ingredients that help solve particular skin concerns.
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