Life is just crazy busy these days. We all have a lot on our minds, and our plates are full. No one has time to waste on useless, time-consuming endeavors that don’t offer us any benefit.
Skimping on your skin care routine might shave a few minutes off of your day, but it’s not enough to just wash and go. Taking good care of your skin requires some forethought and planning, and what you do now has a very large impact on the future you. Just because you’re not seeing an immediate difference doesn’t mean subtle changes aren’t taking place under the surface that could cause you more heartache in the long run in the form of dry skin with premature lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
The process doesn’t have to be difficult or hugely time-consuming, but it does need to be effective, safe for your skin, and provide healthy benefits.
Skin Care Steps
Effective skin care involves multiple basic levels of action:
Each of these are essential to a healthy, long-term glow, but there is no one-stop shop that provides an all-in-one product. That’s why your regime must include multiple steps. Each component in an individual product line has been formulated to complement the other pieces perfectly, working synergistically. Piecing together different products from different lines may not offer you the benefits you’re looking for.
Taking advantage of these synergies is the hallmark of the best beauty product lines. It takes years of scientific research to find the right blend and balance of ingredients that will work together to offer you optimal results.
You don’t have to make things difficult. Just incorporate the steps that accomplish the above goals of cleansing, correcting, hydrating, protecting and treating to see the benefits start to show on your face.
Cleansing Your Skin
Washing your face is the most basic and essential step of any routine, says New York City dermatologist, Dr. Carlos Charles. “Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt, and other factors each day that should be gently removed.” You should choose a cleanser designed to remove any dirt and grime you’ve collected through the day, and toxins your skin expels through the night. At the same time, your cleanser should be gentle enough that it doesn’t remove any of the healthy oils your skin needs.
Wash twice daily (morning and night) to avoid problems like clogged pores, dullness, and acne.
Treating With Serum
Serums are a blend of highly concentrated beneficial ingredients that can penetrate deep into the inner layers of your skin, providing nutrients, hydration, and compounds that help to build collagen and elastin while fighting acne. Look specifically for ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, niacinamide, and sodium hyaluronate.
Apply serum after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Moisturizing Your Skin
As your skin ages, it loses its ability to retain moisture, so applying a daily moisturizer is key to maintaining a healthy balance.
Apply moisturizer after serum. Gently apply a dime-sized dab and use an upward, circular motion to lightly massage into face.
Protecting Your Skin
Applying sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Direct sun exposure causes damage to your skin cells that collects and builds up over time, resulting in sun spots and wrinkles.
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF about a half an hour before going outside. A good moisturizer will often incorporate sunscreen into its formula.
Treating Your Skin
Treating concerns or problems you have is essential if you’re looking to clear your skin up or alleviate dry skin. You may find specific treatment formulas, or you may find an appropriate skincare line consisting of ingredients geared towards correcting the effects of aging or treating acne.
DELTA-5 by Sciaessentials is an easy-to-use, organic, sustainable oil derived from the seeds of conifers and is a versatile addition to your vanity or medicine cabinet. It can be applied directly to the skin or combined with your favorite moisturizer or foundation for overall coverage. It’s bioactive mechanism uniquely delivers more than just skin barrier protection, showing relief from dry, itchy, irritated, or wrinkled skin. It also has the ability to combat the inflammation that leads to acne. It’s been proven to produce rapid and radical anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin within the first 24 hours of application.
The oil, which is absorbed quickly, leaves the skin feeling immediately softer, giving the benefit of more hydration with less flakiness and scaling.
Apply DELTA-5 oil to skin after your moisturizer to combat signs of aging, dry skin, or problems like psoriasis and acne.