Beginner’s Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Skincare Routine
Rejuvenate your skin the right way
A glowing complexion can elevate your look from good to great in just seconds. A good skincare routine ensures that you have healthy skin no matter what time of the month or what season it is. All it takes is a little bit of work, some discipline and a few quality products to perfect your skincare regime.
Read on to know what skincare regime will work for your skin type and how you can maintain it
1. The timing
How soon is too soon to start caring for your skin? Well, adolescence is a time when most people begin to notice skin troubles for the first time. The hormonal upheaval inside your body begins to show up on your face – usually in the form of acne. It is the perfect time to pay some extra attention to your skin. While teenage acne settles down on its own in a few years, it is not a bad idea to invest in acne-friendly skincare products at this time.
Acne Deep Impact Treatment Kit by WOW Skin Science will help you deal with breakouts quickly and safely. It is enriched with Neem, Basil & Aloe Vera Extracts, Tea Tree Oil and Hyaluronic Acid to help reduce acne.
After the ‘problem years’, your skincare routine should change too so as to accommodate ageing, lifestyle changes and more.
2. The C-T-M routine
A regular cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine twice a day (morning and night) is a must-do to ensure that your skin looks good consistently, no matter what your age or skin type.
Cleansing: Cleanse your skin every night as the first part of your skincare routine. Cleansing is an important step of your skincare routine as it lifts dirt and impurities from your skin and removes makeup as well, allowing your skin to breathe and recover.
We recommend WOW Skin Science Micellar Water Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover to remove dirt and makeup from your skin without taking away its moisture. Its gentle and hydrating bioactive formulation contains micelles (tiny natural oil molecules) that remove dirt, pollutants, and makeup without affecting the skin’s natural protective oils.
If you stay or commute in heavily polluted areas, we recommend WOW Skin Science Activated Charcoal Face Wash powered with green beads filled with tea tree oil and black beads filled with activated charcoal. This face wash has rich anti-toxin, anti-pollution and anti-dirt properties to leave your face clean and clear.
Toning: Toning should be the next part of your skincare routine. Using a toner is important as it tightens open pores and restores your skin’s healthy pH balance. We suggest that you use an alcohol-free toner as alcohol evaporates and dries out your skin. Do look for pore tightening and skin nourishing ingredients like witch hazel and rose water.
WOW Skin Science Lavender & Rose Skin Mist Toner contains pure Rose & Lavender Hydrosols plus Witch Hazel, Green Tea & Cucumber Extracts. This alcohol-free toner hydrates and refreshes your skin while tightening pores.
Moisturizing: The final step to your daily skincare routine is moisturizing it to make sure it remains hydrated and nourished, no matter what your skin type.
Another key thing to remember is to use different moisturizing creams for day and night. That’s so because a day cream hydrates as well as protects your skin from damaging elements like pollution, sun rays and dirt. It is also rich in antioxidants to repel pollution particles, reverse pigmentation, save from UV damage and reduce melanin formation. Night creams on the other hand, work at reversing daytime’s skin damage and promoting skin cell regeneration for healing.
For daytime moisturizing, we recommend WOW Skin Science 10 in 1 Active Miracle Face Cream, an excellent daycare formulation enriched with Aloe Leaf Juice, Raw Honey, Cocoa & Shea Butters, Extra Virgin Olive & Coconut Oils, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Beetroot Extract, Moroccan Argan Oil , Vitamins B5, C & E – to ensure complete daytime facial skincare.
For night-time moisturizing, we recommend WOW Skin Science Anti Aging Night Cream, an exceptional night cream powered with Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000 Peptides, Aloe Juice, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamins C & E , that together work to give sustained moisture and nourishment through the night for enhanced wrinkle fighting skin cell regeneration.
3. Protection from sun & pollution
After C-T-M, the next must-do skincare habit is to wear a high SPF sunscreen or a high SPF anti-pollution sunscreen. You need adequate sunscreen on your skin during sunlight exposure as 90% of skin’s aging signs – wrinkles, pigmentations, fine lines, dryness – can be due to long exposures to sunlight over the years?
WOW Skin Science AM2PM Sunscreen and WOW Skin Science Anti-Pollution Sunscreen are powered with premium and pure bioactives such as Moroccan argan oil, liquorice extract and aloe vera extract for healthy skin hydration. WOW Skin Science Anti-Pollution Sunscreen has alteromonas extract from seawaters of French Polynesia for repelling pollution particles along with UVA & UVB radiations.
4. Other tips for healthy skincare regimen
Apply a face mask once a week for deeper skin cleansing. We recommend WOW SKIN SCIENCE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FACE MASK that undoes negative effects of pollution, smoke, fuel exhausts and dust to revive skin.
Its formulation has been enriched with Activated Charcoal Powder, Liquorice Extract & Alteromonas Ferment Extract from French Polynesian Sea Waters to gently remove pollution particles, impurities, dust and dead cells from skin to leave it looking clean, smooth and aglow.
Try these beginner’s tips for regular healthy skincare. And see the difference.