One of the most asked questions of all time has to be “What is your skincare routine?”, this article would cover a step by step facial guide to a radiant and flawless face using mostly natural products that are affordable or can be found in your pantry, feel free to swap with your preferred products, if you think natural products are not your thing.
The first step is to cleanse your face, which takes out the dirt from your face, facial cleansing should be done daily. This can be done by using natural oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil etc. and following with a warm rinse; personally, I make use of the Johnson and Johnson Clean & Clear cleanser because of the tingly feeling that comes after application.
Facial Cleansing should be followed by a scrub, can be done once to three times a week, you don’t want to over-exfoliate your face. I personally use the sugar honey and milk combo; that is, a very reasonable amount of each to use just once. Facial scrubs are essential to get rid of dead skin.
After cleaning out your facial scrub, the next thing to do is facial steam, to be done not more than once a week! Face steaming helps to naturally moisturise by increasing oil production in the face and help it absorb facial products. Doing it excessively can cause breakouts. Face steaming should be done for 10 minutes.
The facial mask helps in pulling out excess dirt from the pores of the face; Facial masks can be done 1-3 times a week, the mask should be applied on for about 15minutes. A natural alternative can be plain honey, sometimes I add turmeric and milk, but I recently discovered I get skin irritations from turmeric.
The benefits of a facial toner are quite the length; it helps, restore the pH balance of the skin, helps remove excess dirt, helps control acne, depending on the toner you use, it can help lighten sun burns and age spots. I use the apple cider vinegar, diluted with water as my toner. You can make use of this daily.
The final step is to moisturise your face, moisturiser helps to keep your face from being ashy or drying out. You would want to lock in the good work of your facial by moisturising which should be done daily. You can use Argan or Jojoba oil, personally, I alternate between my body butter (a blend of Shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and tea tree oil) and the Johnsons baby lotion.
Finally, if you would be wearing makeup, make sure to give your face at least an hour to set before any application.