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Core Four Skincare Essentials: Where To Begin
When it comes to beautiful skin, it is easy to become disoriented by the plethora of products. Many skincare collections contain multiple products to be used in conjunction with one-another, and this can be both daunting and pricey. So, for this post I would like to focus on getting into a healthy skincare regimen with four core skincare essentials: a cleanser, an exfoliant, a moisturizer, and SPF. Once you have these four down-pat, you can start to build your collection. So, are you ready for it?
Core Four Skincare Essentials
Cleanser - This should be the first skincare step in any regimen, and I deem this absolutely necessary both AM & PM. Now, I know you might be wondering why I would recommend AM cleansing
Exfoliant - I can't wrap my head around why so many people avoid this amazing, essential step. What I love about exfoliants is that there is such a wide variety to them: you can have a manual scrub, which incorporates little beads or abbrasive ingredients to help physically slow away dead skin. You can indulge in a mask whose enzyme ingredients help to kiss dead skin goodbye, revealing brighter, more beautiful skin upon washing it off. There are also leave-on treatments
Moisturize - Again, the options are endless. I love creams and serums the most, but gels have proven to be incredibly effective as well. Moisturizing your skin helps to keep it supple, soft, and firm. Meaning it is a great way to slow down or reverse the signs of aging. The added bonus comes depending on the ingredients of your particular moisturizer - some are anti-aging, some are anti-acne, some brighten, some lift, some tighten. Some are even multi-functional
Sunscreen - I.cannot.stress.this.enough. ALWAYS wear sunscreen. If you have had zero luck with drugstore brands
Expand - if you have had trouble sticking to a regimen in the past, or simply haven't gotten on one for fear of cost/time, these core four are the way to go. Of course, there are so many other products that I would recommend for you once you have these four incorporated into your daily routine. Remember: skincare is the key to beautiful skin. Whether you are trying to achieve an anti-aging effect, or keep skin clear, a good skincare regimen will benefit your health and your self esteem! Enjoy, Beauty Mates.