Skincare Routine To Follow For A Glowing Face

on July 16, 2020 / by

Recently I did an Instagram live with a beauty expert and realised that most of us have no freaking idea what sequence to follow for our skincare routines. Yes, I indeed did a few things incorrectly too, and honestly, how the hell does one know. But the discussion did reinforce my belief in the fact that if used incorrectly no matter what product you use, it becomes ineffective to the tune of actually causing harm like pigmentation, fine lines and acne.

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So without further ado, here is the routine you must follow for a healthy glowing face.

Step 1: Cleanser
The first step for all beauty routines is and will always be to wash your face so that the skin is ready to accept and absorb products that are to follow. Use a make-up remover in an oil base and follow it with a cream-based cleanser for a residue-free skin.

Step 2: Toner
Cleansing is usually followed with prepping the skin for the next steps with a BHA or AHA based toner that works its magic to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and dissolve blackheads. Pick a toner that feels gentle and light on your face.

Step 3: Serum
Serums are like an instant boost of nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants that amp skin health as soon as applied. Pick a serum enriched with Vitamin C that protects the skin from inflammation and damage caused by free radicals, while brightening skin and lightening dark spots.

Step 4: Eye Cream
There is a huge debate whether to apply eye cream before or after moisturisers, but for it to work its magic, eye cream is to be applied before any cream and oil so it can penetrate through the skin easily without any barrier. Pick an eye cream that is hydrating to repair the skin barrier.

Step 5: Spot Reduction Cream
Spot treatments are usually most ideal to use at night but if you plan to use it during the day too, pick one with Vitamin B3. It is crucial to dab just a tiny bit over the problem area and then wait for it to dry out (about a minute) before the next step.

Step 6: Moisturizer
You must use a moisturiser, always (even if you do not use any other product) as it is the only barrier that will keep the radicles out and keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Use a light, gentle hyaluronic-based moisturizer with SPF 30. Let it sit on the skin for a few minutes before the next step.

Step 7: Retinol
No matter what skin healthy you are at, using a Retinol will enable your skin to speed up cell repair, thereby ensuring you always have fresh, smooth, wrinkle-free skin. With retinol be prepared for a long haul as it takes almost 3-6 months to show the difference as it works from within.

Step 8: Facial Oil
Using a facial oil is an important part to seal in the products already applied on the face to keep them from evaporating. A facial oil penetrates through the layers of products, to unclog and fill enlarged pores, heal stretch marks and prevent loss of elastin and collagen.

Step 9: Sunscreen
After the products are sealed in, you must use sunscreen as a protective layer against all free radicals in the environment. Even if your moisturiser or your make-up product has any sunscreen, do not step out during the day without any sunscreen.

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I, for one, cannot contemplate all these daunting steps every day and so for steps 5-8 I opt to use one single product, Nature Sure™ Pores and Marks Oil. The Pores and Marks oil is an amazing moisturiser that unclogs and fills enlarged skin pores, heals stretch marks and prevents loss of elastin and collagen. This luxurious oil has one of the highest nutritional contents that penetrate deeply into the skin, including Vitamins A, B, C, D and E, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, silica and zinc. This beauty wonder has oleic acid content as high as 72%, which makes it one of the best skin moisturisers in the world.

However, if you still decide to follow the 9-Step skincare formula, remember the rule of thumb is to apply the lightest product first and the heaviest last, since thinner products can’t penetrate thicker products. And for those who remain confused, the best way is to pin or save or screenshot this article, whatever works for you.

Until next time,
~ Heena

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  1. Facecare is the most important for any woman, however with the number of products currently available in the market it is impossible to understand the routine to follow.

    To make this easier for my readers, I've spoken to an skincare expert to pen this article about what product to use first and what to use last.

  2. These tips are so helpful! It is definitely important to remember sunscreen.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  3. I definitely need this routine as I am hopeless when it comes to taking care of skin. I know it’s not a good thing and I really need to start somewhere. Thanks for this, as it will help me.

  4. OMG, I was clueless about the actual routine and did just about most things wrong. This article is such an eye opener.

  5. An article that all girls need to bookmark and keep for eternity.

  6. Never followed any routine, as i'm only a moisturiser and sunscreen person.

  7. hahah, that seems like an actress' routine... where can a housewife - mom find all this time?

  8. I use olive based products for my skincare and it has done wonders for my hair.