The beauty industry is a big world and the products and steps are just as complicated. A great skincare routine focuses on cleansing, repairing and protecting, no matter the season, following these 3 essential steps will keep you on track to deliver an effective and active skincare routine. Your basic skincare routine involves a thorough cleanse, targeting your concerns with active ingredients and protecting your complexion.
CLEANSE AND THEN CLEANSE AGAIN
Dermatologists swear by double if not triple cleansing. Your skin comes into contact with dirt, build up, environmental aggressors and make up throughout the day and whilst your routine can feel tedious, cleansing is an essential step you shouldn’t miss out on. Start with a gentle cleanser that lifts away the dirt and build up, with clean hands massage in circular motions for at least 30 seconds before washing away. Your second cleanse should involve a more active and powerful cleanser that is catered to your skin type and concerns. A common concern that many black women face when it comes to their skin is pigmentation, texture, dullness and pores. For you to start treating and targeting your concerns, implement a cleanser that contains AHAs. As plant and animal derived, these acids helps to refine, gently exfoliate and correct discolouration, prevent breakouts, brighten and stimulate absorption. Implemented in your cleanser, AHAs work to not only clean the skin and create a strong base but will also attack the concerns.