Wherever you go online these days, you’re going to hear all about what your skin needs and what you’re potentially doing wrong with it. Of course, TikTok talks about what we are doing wrong all the time, and you’ve therefore likely seen people using a myriad of products to keep their skin in tip-top shape. Serums and potions, lotions and gels – there are so many products that people use on their skin that it’s obviously going to be a complex process.
The thing is, it doesn’t have to be. It can be simple, and you don’t have to spend hundreds on your products or hours of your time. There may be some necessities to your routine. For example, fucibet cream may be something you need due to eczema. You also need to have some kind of SPF in your products, and whether that’s in the foundation you use or the moisturizer you use, you need to make sure that you are covered, and your skin is protected. So, how can you add some simplicity to your routine?
Buy the right cleanser and sunscreen
Believe it or not, you can bet that the only steps you really need are to apply your sunscreen every morning, and use a cleanser at nighttime. Sure, you can add in a monthly serum if you like, but those daily additions of sunscreen and cleanser will mean that you are protected from day-to-day sun exposure and cleansing it all in the evening keeps your skin fresh. No one wants to be sleeping on a dirty pillowcase!
Make sure that you use active ingredients
If you have poor skin already, you will need to have an active ingredient to keep your skin clear. If you ensure that your product has benzoyl peroxide in it, you’ll reduce pimples and help to heal the ones that you have. Your skin will feel and look fresher than it ever has done, and you’ll thank yourself for it!
You don’t necessarily have to moisturize
While moisturizing is nice and all, it’s not actually necessary. If you are in the cold season or your skin feels dry, by all means, break out the moisturizer. You should also use it when your products are drying out your skin, as any dryness is uncomfortable!
You can add retinoids to slow ageing
If you want to simplify your current routine, make sure that the few products that you do use contain retinoids. This will help to slow down the ageing process and make your skin glow. You want to build up your skin tolerance for products, and some anti-ageing options can be too strong. It’s trial and error to get this right, but you can still slow down those wrinkles!
Don’t introduce all new products at the same time.
If you don’t want your skin to feel shocked and react poorly to a product, don’t introduce it too fast. Introducing your products slowly will give them long enough to work and settle into your skin.