Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise: The Best Skincare Routine for Healthy Skin

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

--Guest Post By James Bos

A good skincare routine is essential if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. But starting a new skincare routine can be a bit confusing and even a little intimidating, so let’s take a look at the proper steps to follow when it comes to cleansing, toning, and moisturising.

The Best Skincare Routine - Woman Getting a Facial

1. Begin With A Cleanser

No matter what skincare routine you choose, you need to start by cleansing your skin. This will remove all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup, which is imperative for healthy skin. If you find you have oily skin that tends to break out, look for a cleanser designed specifically for this skin type.

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Keep in mind that while some cleansers claim to fight the signs of aging, your main focus in this step should simply be to cleanse your face.

2. Follow Up With A Toner

In bygone days the toner was a harsh alcohol-based liquid that would cause your skin to tingle and sting. Nowadays toners are gentle and are created to restore the pH balance to your skin after cleansing.

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It will tighten and shrink your pores, giving your complexion a healthier overall look. When it comes to this step it’s important to know your skin type – dry, combination (oily and dry), or oily. Pick a toner that is for your skin type so you can reach that ideal pH level.

3. Finish With A Moisturiser

While you can get away with an average cleanser and toner, your moisturiser is an area you need to be picky with. Again, pick one based on your skin type and then look for ones that target your specific issues.

There are products that fight aging, some will ‘mattify’ your skin, and others will impart extra moisture. Additionally, it’s always wise to look for a moisturiser with sunscreen to save yourself a step during your morning routine.

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There are also moisturisers made specifically for day time wear (they are usually more light weight and contain sunscreen) and ones for night time wear (usually heavier and penetrate deeper into your skin).

The best way to achieve healthy skin is to cleanse, tone, and moisturise twice a day. By following this routine you’ll be giving your skin everything it needs to be radiant, fresh, and clean. Also, don’t forget about other procedures that will do wonders for your overall look, including the very popular lip filler procedure.

For more information on skin care and a wide variety of facial treatments, visit Face Clinic London.

This article was written by James Bos on behalf of Face Clinic London. James Bos is a professional writer with over six years’ experience writing and editing blog articles. Face Clinic London have 2 London clinics offering non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as wrinkle treatments, lip and dermal filler, semi-permanent make up and more.