Skincare has been one raving concept in the past decade. While clothing and accessories give you an extra edge with their embellishments, the skin will always require the maximum amount of effort and love.
Following skin care routines seem like an obsession as many of us pick up referrals from social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok.
For How Long Should You Ideally Wait On A Skincare Routine?
For the first few days, the skincare may not show the desired results but it is ideal to wait on the same skincare routine for about a month according to Dr. Rashmi Sharma, a Sr. Dermatologist at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj.
What Is The 6 Step Skincare Process You Should Follow?
While Dr. Rashmi Sharma insists on a 6-step skincare regime, here is a step-by-step guide to help you out!
Using A Cleanser
A cleanser is a skincare product that helps you get rid of all the dirt and impurities that may be deposited in your pores.
The most important aspect of the process is to pick a product that suits your skin type as well as helps you in other concerns of the skin such as acne, pigmentation or dryness.
Your skin will feel fresh and prepped for the next coming steps if you have picked on the best suitable cleanser for your skin type.
Tip: You can also use a cleanser as a makeup remover.
Using A Toner
Toners are not really a superhero skincare product. A toner will help you cleanse your face, a much similar function to that of a cleanser. The toner acts like a double cleanser.
You can spray or dab some of the toner or mist on a cotton swab and wipe it across your face.
Using A Serum
Like a moisturizer, serums have the same effect on the skin. They are a lightweight version of a moisturizer. A serum can help you with multiple skin issues like pigmentation, dark circles, and acne scars.
Even though serums are made of powerful formulas, it can take up to a month for you to start seeing results by looking at yourself in the mirror.
Tip: You should track your progress with photographs!
Using A Moisturizer
The general use of a moisturizer is to provide hydration to your skin. A moisturizer can help you relieve all the dryness that your skin may be facing.
The best moisturizer for your skin type is definitely the one that keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day, without leaving any visible scratches.
Many women have been looking for ways to reduce the visibility of aging with products like retinol, which is also a great product for issues like wrinkles and fine lines. It may show some signs of improvement in the first week of use but you should wait a little longer, about a month to see visibly clear results.
Retinol, at times, results in irritation, for some people as it is such a powerful active ingredient, it can take time for your skin to get used to its effects, and it may lead to some initial dryness, redness, and flakiness in the process.
Disclaimer: You should consult with your dermatologist before using a retinol-based product as it is not suitable for sensitive skin or pregnant women.
Using A Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a skincare product that should never be left out. It is a misconception that sunscreen is only required if you step out of the house. Sunscreen should be applied every two hours. Sunscreen is something that blocks the harmful UV rays to penetrate and cause skin issues like pigmentation and scarring.
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