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How To: Basic Skincare Routine for Fresher, Younger Looking Skin

Updated on January 14, 2017
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First Steps to Younger Skin

If you think it's too late to start taking care of your skin or that you don't have time for lengthy skin care routine's, then this simple skincare guide may make you think again. Taking only 5 minutes morning and evening, this quick and effective skin care routine will show you how to get your skin glowing with radiance in a very short time. Skin is a living organ, and learning how to care for it will pay off in dividends, by remaining healthy and youthful to middle age and beyond. The following skincare routine will ensure your skin stays in tip top condition, and you can adjust it to suit your skin's needs, as and when you need to. Keeping your skincare routine simple will enable you to incorporate it into even the busiest schedules and lifestyles. It could be the most rewarding five minutes of your day.


Tools you need for a Basic Skincare Routine

  • Cotton pads
  • Cleansing cream
  • Skin toner
  • Tissues
  • Moisturiser

Method of Skincare Application

1) Pour some cleansing lotion into your hands and warm by rubbing your hands together. Apply the lotion to your skin, working gently across the contours of your face, in an upwards and outwards motion, paying particular attention to the oily areas around the nose and chin. Be especially gentle around the eyes, this is the thinnest skin on your body and can easily be stretched causing unsightly bags. Once you have worked the lotion all over your face, remove with damp cotton pads, again using an upward and outward movement. (Repeat this procedure if removing makeup at night or if you want a very deep cleanse). Always use gentle movements when caring for your skin to prevent sagging.

2) Soak cotton pads with toning lotion, choose one suited to your particular skin type, or use natural or homemade ones, such as rosewater for sensitive and dry skins, or witch hazel for oily skins or areas. Apply to skin.

3) Gently dab skin dry with a tissue

4) Warm some moisturiser in the palms of your hands and gently press onto the skin on face and neck. To protect your skin from the elements, choose a daytime moisturiser that contains an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15+, SPF should be used to avoid weather beaten, it will also prevent unsightly sun and wind damage and keep the skin supple.

If you have more time to spare or are going out in the evening and your skin feels extra tired or loose, apply the white of an egg all over the face, including under the eyes and relax for ten minutes. Rinse off with warm (not hot) water. This is an effective and natural skin firmer and toner.

For the skin’s benefit, always choose products that are natural or organic, or better still make your own.

Practice this effective 5 minute skincare routine, twice a day - morning and evening every day and soon you will reveal a nourished, healthy looking skin that simply glows with good health. Long term it will keep your skin looking good for the rest of your life. One minute per step is all it should take to reveal a fresher skin, whilst helping to prevent any nasty skin problems.

Go for Glow!

You can enhance this skincare routine by exfoliating the skin once or twice a week, this will get rid of any deep down grime and slough off dead skin cells, revealing a fresher, younger looking skin. You can use an exfoliating facial wash, exfoliating cream or you can make you own homemade exfoliator by mixing together a dessert spoonful of thick, rich moisturiser with a half a teaspoon of sugar, Gently work into skin for a couple of minutes, then rinse with warm water. Keep eyes closed during rinsing and avoid using near the eye area.

For the skin’s benefit, always choose products that are natural or organic, or better still make your own.

Practice this effective 5 minute skincare routine, twice every day, morning and evening and soon you will reveal a nourished, clearer looking skin that simply glows with good health. Long term it will keep your skin looking good for the rest of your life. One minute per step is all it should take to reveal a fresher skin, whilst helping to prevent any nasty skin problems. Keep those wrinkles at bay the easy way.



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    • Allison Hope profile imageAUTHOR

      Allison 

      6 years ago from UK

      Thanks msshandriaball, I really enjoyed writing it, thanks for your vote it's much appreciated :)

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      Shandria Ball 

      6 years ago from Anniston

      great hub Allison!voted up

    • Allison Hope profile imageAUTHOR

      Allison 

      6 years ago from UK

      Yes Carlon, it only takes minutes but can literally save our skin, and you're right Smile:) another great beauty tip that doesn't cost the earth. Thanks :)

      Hi Wrinklestudent, Yes we do tend to forget about the natural toners we can use for the skin, rosewater is gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin and smells wonderful. thanks :)

      Allison

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      wrinklestudent 

      6 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      I never knew I could use rosewater as a toner. You learn something new every day. Thank you so much.

    • Carlon Michelle profile image

      Carlon Michelle 

      6 years ago from USA

      This was a great reminder of the importance of skin care for the face. Smile!

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