Good skin isn't just a matter of DNA -- in fact, your daily habits have a huge impact on what you see in the mirror. But depending on the product reviews you read or the doctor you consulted, there are bewildering views on everything from how to moisturize to how to protect yourself from UV rays. At the end of the day, taking care of your skin is a personal matter. Here's what you should keep in mind when sorting out all the noise. three main steps
Think of your skincare routine as consisting of three main steps:
Clean - wash your face.
Toning - Balances the skin.
Moisturizing - Moisturizes and softens the skin.
The goal of any skin care routine is to adjust your skin tone to function optimally and address or target whatever area you want to treat. "A beauty routine is an opportunity to discover what's inside of you," says Christina Hawley, a skin-care expert in San Francisco. As your skin needs change with age, so will your products. Still, she adds, "it's not about creating perfection." Make these three steps your daily ritual to strengthen your skin and set the stage for your day.
give it time
The science behind skin care products has come a long way, but there's still no such thing as an instant fix -- you need time to reap the benefits of using best beauty products, says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a Manhattan dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group. "It's only with continued use that you see results," she explains. Typically, the goal is to use the product once or twice a day for at least six weeks to see a difference.
Tip: For any skin care product, apply in order of consistency - thinnest to thickest. For example, cleanser, toner (if you use one), serum, then moisturizer.