A skin care routine is a MUST for healthy and youthful looking skin. Do you have a current regimen? No? Well, you should. Yes? Great! But let's make sure you're doing it right. :)

Let's start with the basic products you need and why:

Cleanser-Because your face gets dirty! The world is full of invisible toxins (yuck) that love to linger on your skin. Washing your face both morning AND night will get rid of the dirt and grim that build up during the day and while you sleep.

Toner-It helps remove any left over makeup or dirt that cleansing may have missed. Toner can help hydrate, tone, and tighten your skin. It also helps with the absorption of the products like serums and creams. There are SO many different types of toner, so make sure to pick the one that works best with your skin.

Moisturizer-Because you need to hydrate your skin. It's thirsty so give it what it needs! You can pick a moisturizer that not only hydrates, but helps with problem skin. Anything from acne to aging. Moisturizers also create a barrier to keep your skin protected from those pesky toxins.

SPF-Because skin cancer is scary, but avoidable. Everyone should be putting on a good SPF before leaving the house. We love the sun but it's the number one thing that ages our skin. Not to mention it can lead to cause some SERIOUS health issues.

Additional products you can add into your new skin care regimen:

Exfoliant: This is a product with a rough texture that aids in removing the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. After exfoliating your skin will feel soft and look refreshed! Be sure to pick an exfoliant that is right for you. There are some daily exfoliants that are light and gentle on the skin. Usually you only need to exfoliant 2-3 times a week.

Targeted Treatments: These products will depend on what benefit you want from your skin care regimen. Examples include products such as facial masks, oil-blotting papers, serums, and lip care. Each can contain anti-aging, acne control, or sensitive skin ingredients.

So greet each morning with a smiling CLEAN face!



What are some of your skin care must haves? Comment with your favorites!


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