Using a facial wash and a day cream when you feel like it won’t be enough to take care of your skin in the long run. If you want to keep your skin looking fresh and firm well into your 30s and beyond, it's important to start good skincare habits as early as now.
Create a consistent skincare routine with products ideal for your skin type—are you oily, prone to breakouts, dry, or sensitive? Answering this will make determining the right products for you so much easier. You don’t have to start with a 10-step skincare routine right away, either. Below, we list the three essential steps for healthy skin:
The first and most important step in any skincare routine is cleansing, since it removes all the excess dirt and debris in order to keep your pores clean. It also helps your skin to better absorb the rest of your skincare products later on. When cleansing at night, don't forget to pre-cleanse your makeup with a cleansing oil or a wipe before using your face wash.
Foam cleansers are a good fit for oily and acne-prone skin, as these remove excess oil and makeup and contain emollients to keep your face moisturized without making it feel greasy. Those with dry and sensitive skin can opt for micellar water, a non-soap cleanser that won’t strip too much moisture (which you need) from your face, or hydrating cream cleansers for a deeper cleanse.
Consider toner as the finishing touch to your cleansing routine. It lifts the remaining impurities that your cleanser didn't wash off, and balances the pH level of your skin, preventing it from becoming dry and irritated.
If you have acne-prone or oily skin, consider toners with salicylic acid to help unclog pores and prevent breakouts. On the other hand, those with dry patches and textured skin should try one with alpha-hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, which helps slough off dead skin cells. For dry and sensitive skin types, try gentle, water-based toners to hydrate your skin.
A moisturizer's primary job is to lock in the moisture on your skin to keep it looking fresh and smooth. Dry and sensitive skin can benefit from emollient moisturizers to help the skin stay soft and supple. Meanwhile, those with oily skin should look for lightweight moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid that help balance the oil and water in the skin and control sebum production.
Not having a regular skincare routine with these steps can result in dull skin that looks ashen or tired. So as early as your 20s, take the time to nurture your skin with products that'll help brighten your complexion and give you a natural glow like those from Snow Skin Whitening. Start by cleansing with the Snow Crystal White Tomato Soap, which contains natural active ingredients that help fight off free radicals that trigger skin aging. Follow with the Snow Skin Pore Minimizing Toner—a clarifying solution that gently exfoliates, controls excess oil, and refines pores without overdrying. Finally, moisturize with the Snow Skin Whitening Cream, which helps hydrate the skin while minimizing dark spots, age spots, acne marks, scars, uneven skin tone and melasma.