Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.
Let's be honest. We all want to achieve a flawless glowing skin but don't have the time or resources to follow long and tedious skin care regimes. Well, guess what! A Cleansing, Toning & Moisturising (CTM) routine is not only the cheapest but also the most effective and it guarantees you a healthy-looking skin in no time. So, don't even think twice before making this routine a daily part of your life. All you need, is a little consistency and the right products for your skin type.
The first and foremost step is to clean your skin with a gentle cleanser. Cleansing is extremely important for maintaining healthy skin as it unclogs the pores to help prevent breakouts and removes dead skin cells and impurities from your face.
After cleansing, pat your skin dry with a microfiber towel. Never rub the towel against your skin as it is very sensitive and rubbing causes damage, which results in untimely lines and wrinkles. It is also advisable to scrub your skin 2-3 times a week, depending on your skin type, to prevent blackheads and whiteheads from occurring. Apart from this, using a face mask once a week will hydrate your skin and minimize the appearance of your pores.
Toning is one of the most forgotten steps in the skincare regime because its benefits are not immediately visible. However, it has a lot of distinct benefits for the skin which are visible in the long run.
Take a small amount of toner on a piece of cotton and dab it all over your face and neck. This will not only maintain the pH balance of your skin but also enhance its ability to absorb products that you apply after toning.
When purchasing a toner, it is of utmost importance that you keep in mind your skin type and avoid buying an alcohol-based toner, as they dry out skin profusely.
Last but not least is moisturizing. No matter what your skin type may be, skipping a moisturizer is never a wise option. It not only gives you the obvious skin benefits like hydration but also prevents the appearance of wrinkles and acne. It creates a layer of protection between the atmosphere and your skin to protect it from sun damage and pollution.
It is always advisable to apply a moisturizer to damp skin so as to lock the hydration inside it. If you have oily skin, you must choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer whereas dry to normal skin can go for a heavier alternative.
So, here are the three basic steps of skincare which will take only a few minutes from your daily routine but will amaze you with massive results. In order, to achieve the best out of this regime, follow it twice daily, once in the morning and once before going to bed. Try it for a week and start feeling the difference.
Happy skincare to you!