November 24, 2013 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
How Often You Should Embrace Your Skincare Routine
We all have our very own skincare routine that works for our skin, correct? Also we all know the basic skincare routines that need to be applied everyday, for example washing your face before going to bed, applying lip balm etc… However, have you ever wondered about the correct frequency of your skincare routine. Have you ever thought about how many times should you moisturize during the day? Or how many times should you do a face mask?
I decided to compose a list about the suitable frequency of skincare routines. A busy schedule does get the best of us, but that doesn't mean it should affect our skin and complexion. Whatever you are doing today, or any other day really, try to fit in some pampering time for yourself.
1. Washing Your Face
You've probably been taught to wash your face twice a day, morning and night. Some people believe in three times a day to remove any excess oil or bacteria. However, you should know that over washing your face could cause irritation. Stick to the basics of morning and night, but also use your common sense. If you just came back from a 10k run, you might want to wash your face an extra time.
2. Face Masks
When it comes to face masks, the frequency really depends on the type of skin that you have. For example, oily skins would benefit from doing a weekly face mask. While dry skins should go for a face mask every other week. Be sure to figure out what type of skin you have and choose a face mask that's suitable for it. Ultimately, a face mask should definitely be part of your skin care routine, to deep clean your skin.
If you want to achieve silky smooth skin, moisturizing is key. When it comes to moisturizing, there are certain times when should be doing it:
- After a bath.
- After exfoliation.
- After hair removal.
- After washing your hands, or washing dishes.
- Before you sleep, a heavy moisturizer is important.
Some say that you should exfoliate everyday, or every time before you shower. However, when it comes to scrubs or dry brushing, you need to be very careful about the frequency, so as not to cause your skin any inflammation. Ultimately, for best results, you should dry brush your skin twice a week.