Skin Care for Beginners

Source: flickr.com user Blaz Vizjak
Source: flickr.com user Blaz Vizjak

For many, their skin care routine has been set in stone for years. On the other hand, there are plenty of skin care newbies out there who are looking for help with establishing a healthy and effective skin care regimen!

If you’re looking to get the most out of your skin care products, follow these simple steps for setting up a great routine. This routine is especially designed for those with dry skin, sensitive skin, or skin suffering from conditions like rosacea and psoriasis.

Morning
Most skin care routines recommend beginning with a morning cleansing session. However, for those with dry skin, morning cleansing may not be ideal. Instead, splash your face with tepid water, and move straight to the next step.

After moistening, it’s time to treat! Treatment products are targeted formulas designed to repair and, well, treat your specific skin care concerns. For dry skin, this means wrapping the skin in hydration while soothing sensitivity and symptoms like redness and flaking.

Next, it’s time to moisturize. Your daily moisturizer for dry skin should contain a slew of hydrators and moisturizers. These two ingredients sound similar, but they actually provide different functions. A hydrator supplies hydration to the skin, while a moisturizer seals it in to prevent hydration loss. This leads to long-lasting hydration that keeps dry, sensitive skin comfortable, supple, and radiant.

If you’re concerned about your eye area, the next step will be eye treatment. The reason one has to use separate products for the face and eyes is because the eye area is much more delicate and fragile than the rest of the face. Because of this, eye skin care products should be more lightweight and formulated with gentler ingredients that won’t upset the tender eye area.

Finally, if you’re looking to camouflage redness and imperfections, it’s time for a light foundation! For dry, sensitive skin, most foundations will be too harsh and may cause reactions, including more redness and discomfort! Instead, look to a BB Cream designed just for your skin type, like Atopalm’s BB Cream. It will moisturize the skin while protecting against sun damage and supplying a light, natural-looking layer of skin-perfecting pigment.

Evening
At the end of your day, your skin is likely losing moisture, and feeling bombarded by harsh weather, external aggressors, and sun damage. It’s of the utmost importance that you follow a simple nighttime skin care routine!

First, cleanse. For dry, sensitive skin, this will be your first cleansing of the day. For other skin types, it should be your second. Gently remove makeup, dead skin cells, and leftover skin care products to create a blank canvas for your nighttime products.

Leaving your face damp after cleansing, applying a rich dry skin face cream that will keep your skin moisturized all night. Our Intensive Moisturizing Cream is the perfect choice for this job, as it deeply moisturizes the skin while replenishing the skin’s natural lipid layer with our patented MLE. Intensive Moisturizing Cream may also be used during the daytime, or even on particularly dry areas of the body, such as the elbows and hands.

This dry skin care routine is definitely basic, but it will do a great job of getting you on the right path to healthier, more beautiful skin. It can be adapted and adjusted based on your skin and its needs, as well as seasonal changes and product preferences.

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