August 10th, 2021
Jenna Unwin, skincare expert and Founder of Million Dollar Facial, explains how to create a skincare routine for a glowing complexion in just 4 simple steps.
Skincare can be very confusing, with an overwhelming amount of information being fed to us on social media. Below is a basic guide with where to start with your routine for a flawless complexion and glowing skin.
1. Identify your skin type
Are you oily, dry or a combination of both? Once you start using the correct products made specifically for your skin, you’ll notice an instant difference. Skincare products are made for certain skin types, so it’s important to understand your skin as it steers you in the correct direction when purchasing products. How do you figure out your skin type? To help you get started, here are some tips to determine your skin type – without the professional assessment.
If you have large pores all over your face, your skin gets shiny throughout the day, and visible oil appears when you blot on a tissue, it is considered an oily skin type.
If your skin almost feels tight, looks rough, has small pores and is tight and flaky (especially during the colder months ), then you can be considered a dry skin type. However, if you still experience breakouts – then you don’t truly have dry skin. Breakouts originate from oil, so if you’re still getting breakouts, then your skin can’t be completely dry, and your products may be the problem.
If your pores are larger primarily in the T-zone (across your forehead, nose, and chin) and visible oil appears only in those areas throughout the day, then you can be considered a combination skin type.
2. Cleanse, tone, moisturise
A skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Stick to a good cleanser for removing makeup and eye makeup. Then apply toner, serum, moisturiser and eye cream for a super quick, simple and effective routine. In order for your skincare routine to be effective you should apply the products in the correct order, here is a simple and easy breakdown:
The secret to glowing skin is a cleanser. Look into a prescribed cleaner to use morning and night. A prescribed cleanser ensures you are using the correct cleanser and most importantly, the texture is most suitable for your skin type.
Tone – Toner has many skin benefits. Toner removes any last traces of dirt, grime and impurities stuck in your pores after you wash your face. When added to your daily skincare routine and used regularly, it can have major positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores
Do not forget to moisturise. Moisturising is one of the best things for your skin. Proper hydration ensures skin is healthy, glowing and plump.
Did you know moisturising has a technique to it? Dot on and rub in using a gentle and circular motion. This daily massage will reduce puffiness, boost circulation and energise skin. The upward movement also helps to counter wrinkles and downward drag.
Stay consistent with your new skincare routine, ensuring you follow it day and night to see results.
3. Storing your skincare
Don’t let your products go to waste because of improper storage. Keep your products stored in a cool and dark place. Try to avoid direct sunlight and steam to get the most out of your skincare formulas. Organise your skincare, keep all the products you actually use in one place, making your skincare routine easier and more accessible.
Whether it’s an at home mask or a luxury treatment at a spa, a facial every now and then can give your skin a second glow and give you time to truly relax. Million Dollar Facial recommends going somewhere which is suitable for all skin types. Treat yourself to a signature treatment, to assure you are getting the right treatment for you. Not sure how often to go for a facial? Once will give you great results, but regular visits will change your skin forever.
Find your local Million Dollar Facial Salon – here.
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