What Really is a "Good Skincare" Routine?

What Really is a "Good Skincare" Routine?

We all hear about practicing “good skincare” routine – but what does “good skincare” REALLY mean?

 A “good” skincare routine is one that addresses your specific skin needs, promotes overall skin health, and helps achieve your desired goals, whether it be hydration, anti-aging, acne prevention, or other concerns!

 Do you have oily skin? Dry skin? Acne prone skin? Irritated skin? Before starting any new routine, it’s best to check your concerns with a certified practitioner who can assess your skin needs and suggest relevant products that are right for you.

Acne prone skin

At Laurus Organics, we believe that another important step to your skincare routine is to always choose certified, ORGANIC skincare products when you can. This way you know that whatever you are putting on your skin will not have any side effects on your health in the long run, since the epidermis (your largest bodily organ) absorbs in any topical products.

So in a nutshell, here are some general steps and principles that constitute a good skincare routine:

-Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin.
-Choose a cleanser appropriate for your skin type (e.g., oily, dry, combination).

-Exfoliate regularly (e.g. use a facial scrub once a week) to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.
-Be cautious not to over-exfoliate, as this can lead to irritation.

-Use a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and maintain its natural moisture barrier.
-Choose a moisturizer suitable for your skin type.

Sun Protection:
-Apply zinc oxide mineral sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning, even on cloudy days.
-Sun protection is crucial for preventing premature aging and reducing the risk of skin cancer.

Treatment Products:
-Include specific treatment products based on your skin concerns (e.g. face oils and serums for anti-aging, acne treatments, or pigmentation).
-Use products with plant-based ingredients and antioxidants, depending on your needs.

Eye Care:
-Use an eye cream or gel to address concerns like dark circles or fine lines around the eyes.

Adapt to Your Skin's Needs:
-Pay attention to changes in your skin and adjust your routine accordingly.
-Consider incorporating additional products or changing formulations based on seasons or changes in your environment.

-Stick to a consistent routine to allow time for products to work.
-Results may not be immediate, so patience is key.

Diet and Hydration:
-It’s also important to take care of your insides! Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
-Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside.

Regular Facials:
-As always, take care of your skin by getting professional facials by your local dermatologist. Ideally on a monthly basis – to keep your skin feeling and looking fresh!

Face mask at home

Remember, everyone's skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's essential to understand your skin type and concerns and tailor your routine accordingly. Additionally, introducing new products gradually and performing patch tests can help prevent adverse reactions.

Happy pampering!

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