Taking care of the skin is of utmost importance. Planning to build your first skincare routine? We are here to help.
It is only in our late 20s that we realise how important it is to take care of our skin. If you have been taking care of your skin already, then there is nothing like it. But, if you are trying to build your skincare routine for the first time, you’ll definitely need some guidance.
When it comes to skincare, it is always better to go au naturel. There are several products such as lip balms and scrubs that you can easily make at home. But there are also many amazing products available in the market.
Building your skincare routine for the first time? We have five tips that will prove helpful. Read on…
Know your skin
Before you start putting any product on your skin, be it store-bought or a natural remedy, you should know your skin type. Broadly this can be divided into three categories – oily, dry and combination. If you don’t know what your skin type is, then you should take professional help. This step is very important because if you use the wrong products, it can be devastating.
Fix a budget
Let’s be honest, skincare is expensive and you need to have multiple products in your kit for different problems. From a face cream to toner to under eye gel, there are so many products which we cannot do without. So, apart from noting down what all you need in your skincare routine, make a budget. It is very important to know before hand how much you are willing to spend. This will help you pick a price range for the products and will also give you an idea as to how much you should spend on each product.
Get sample size products
Skincare is mostly trial and error. You can read as many reviews as you want, but you only get to know if a product works for you by trying. If you are building your regime for the first time, then we would advice that you start with buying sample size products. By doing this, you will be able to try multiple products and will also get to know what suits your skin.
Test for allergies
This is a very important point for those who have sensitive skin. Even if you are trying natural products, it is important for you to test them for allergies. A simple way of doing this is by putting a bit of product on the back of your hand or on your elbow.
Stick to one routine
For a skincare routine to show its effect, it is important that you follow the same routine. Changing your skincare regime every now and then may have negative effects as a few products might not go with each other. This may lead to a skin rash or acne burst.
If you are looking for more skincare tips, then you can check out our step-by-step nighttime skincare routine.