What is a skincare routine?The truth is, even the most effective skincare product won’t make changes if not used properly. Moreover, a skincare routine, be it on a daily or weekly basis should include the steps of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and nourishing. And, what is more important, the routine should be aligned to your skin type. We will talk about all the steps one by one but let’s start with the very first step of your skincare.
What is a cleanser, and why do I need cleansing?One of the common mistakes we often make is initiating cleansing lotion or foam with face wash. Basically, their role is to clean the face, remove makeup and oil. The difference is that the cleanser is non-foaming. It removes dirt from the face without water. Of course, you can wash your face after the cleanser, but it is optional. Ideally, skincare starts with a cleanser to remove dirt, pollution, and makeup and then continues with face wash to see it through.
How do I choose a cleanser for my skin?
For oily skin prone to breakouts, a cleanser with salicylic acid can help to fight excess oil and dry breakouts. Additional oil-absorbing components like charcoal will balance oil production.
For combination skin, the cleanser should be gentle and at the same time able to deeply clean your skin without irritating it. Normal skin can be treated with a gentle cleanser that will keep the natural balance of moisture.
For dry skin, the cleanser should be maximum soft, to give a gentle nourishing feeling to your skin.
How to use a cleanser?
Step 1. If you have long hair, pull it back. Wash your hands.
Step 2. Wet your skin.
Step 3. Take your wonder cleanser, put a blob in your palm or cotton and gently massage your face.
Step 4. Wash off the product with lukewarm water.
Step 5. Pet dry your face and continue your skincare routine.
Which cleansing product should I choose?
The cleanser is the first step in your skincare routine. You need to choose the one including natural ingredients, and less harsh chemicals. Arkive, taking care of your skin and beauty, offers series of cleansers with natural oils and gentle components for all skin types. Search our shop for Revolution Beauty, TRIUMPH & DISASTER, ARgENTUM apothecary, and Benton cleansers as the best means of starting your healthy skincare routine.
Arkive — by Anush Bichakhchyan