Learn how to create your own beauty skincare routine!
Face Yoga is what I know best and love! It taught me the importance of making our own beauty routine! We all need to take care of our face in the most natural and effective way! #faceyourfaceinthemostnaturalway
During my journey with Face Yoga, I never stop learning new things and sharing them with you as directly and simply as I can. (Currently, I have enrolled to a new course about how the structure of the skull and muscles help in criminology, but I’d rather not share more for now! – Yup, only I could do combine all those stuff!)
In my opinion you need 3 basic Facial exercises, facial care and proper nutrition, to have a face as robust and “alive” as possible. This is the perfect holistic combination to get the perfect result.
So today we will talk about facial care and how to make your own daily beauty skincare routine based on your own needs and habits. You may have heard me saying it countless times: DO NOT DO what you see and what your friend does, do not get involved with loud ingredients and products, but stay in what your own face needs! And now rationally follows the key question: how do I do that?
Are you ready? Grab some paper and a pencil and let’s start from the beginning!
Adopt good habits at your daily beauty routine. It is exactly the same as your diet; that is, no matter how healthy you eat, if you eat once a day or snack all the time or eat every two days, do you think that you are doing good to your body? The same applies to your face! First of all, you need to make a daily schedule according to your routine, to which you should adhere.
So, on a piece of paper write all the days, morning and night and the basic steps that are:
Cleansing – Toning – Hydration
Take one step at a time but stick to it until it becomes a habit. Let these three steps become your daily ritual that strengthens your skin and lifts your day!
Step 1 Cleaning
Cleansing of our face is the first and perhaps the most essential part of our daily beauty routine.
Everyday our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt and other factors that must be removed, but gently.
So, wash your face twice a day, morning and night, to avoid clogged pores, dull skin and acne but also to have better absorption of your products.
Find your facial cleanser depending on your skin type.
Step 2 Stimulation
I’m sure that the word “tonic lotion” reminds you of a product from the 80’s or a lotion very astringent for pimples. Except of course, if you are one of those who read constantly about new trends and new products. You should probably change your mind immediately, if this is what you are thinking! As today’s formulas evolve, consider them as supplements – these subtle fluids provide an extra dose of nutrients, helping other products in your routine to be better absorbed while balancing your skin. It can be a good way to add specific ingredients that you may not have to your other products or add another layer of skin moisturizer.
We use toners after the cleansing and before the hydration. You can apply them with a cotton pad on your face, but for me the best way is to dab the toner on your face with clean hands. You can repeat this in the morning and evening or only at night if you have an acid toner.
Here it comes my favorite 7 skin method!
Step 2.5 Extra Care-Serum
Before we move on to hydration, we should ask ourselves if our face has any special needs. Such as freckles, intense wrinkles, intense dehydration, dull skin, discolorations. So, depending on the answer we will give, we will insert the corresponding serum into our routine.
Simply put, serums are powerful allies of the skin. Filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients, namely the “elixirs of our beauty”.
However, do not use everything! Select one serum at a time depending on the need you have prioritized.
Better start with one of the following:
- Hyaluronic acid to “seal” hydration and enhance barrier function (the upper layer of your skin) to prevent moisture loss.
- Vitamin C helps to glow dull skin and reduce blemishes.
- Retinol, vitamin B3, peptides that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, proteins in the body that help prevent the relaxation of lines and skin.
- Niacinamide to soothe redness and irritation by reducing inflammation and improving acne with its antimicrobial effects.
My experience tells me not to make the following mistakes:
- Mix serum with your cream (it loses part of its performance)
- Not all sera are applied with the same frequency. This varies depending on the ingredients.
Step 3 Hydration
The most basic function of a moisturizer is to nourish and soften the skin. Essentially, moisturizers help prevent water loss through the outer layers of the skin. They can also complement natural protective oils and other building blocks on the skin, such as tiles. This is a product that doctors recommend using all year round, for all skin types as the skin naturally loses the ability to retain moisture as we grow older.
But what is the difference between day and night cream? The creams we apply in the morning are usually lighter in texture, they are “equipped” to protect the skin from environmental attacks, many of them contain antioxidants and sunscreens. Night creams, on the other hand, are thicker, focusing mainly on restoration and passive exfoliation with ingredients such as retinol or salicylic acid to speed up cell turnover and eliminate blemishes as well as replenish moisture levels, which naturally fall at night. Choose the right hydration depending on your skin type.
Can you survive without an eye cream? In my opinion, by no means! The skin around the eyes is more sensitive and has much smaller sebaceous glands, so its natural hydration is very low.
And never forget the hydration of your lips!
Tips (to choose the right products, go to the article what products I need depending on the skin type I have!)
- Give time! The changes in our face need patience and at least 28 days (as much as the renewal of the cells) to be seen and to understand if they suit us or not.
- If you get to use more products and do not know the order, then the simplest way and almost always correct is from the thinnest to the thickest and this has to do with the molecular weights of the products that indicate the depth of penetration into your skin.
- Use products with AHA at least once a week if you want a nice gradual exfoliation. It is important to exfoliate in order to have a more radiant skin but be careful not to reach the “over-exfoliation” point and destroy the outer layer of the skin! Choose AHA products such as glycolic, mandelic or lactic acid. If you are “new” to acids, start by using glycolic acid cream once a week and gradually work your way up to three to five times a week, depending on how sensitive your skin is.
- Go for moisturizers that offer long-lasting hydration! You can’t achieve smoother and softer skin if your skin is not properly hydrated, so it is important to always apply moisturizer in the last step of skin treatment, both day and night.
- Do not put your fingers in jars as bacteria are spread and contaminate the product. Fasten the caps well!
This article is from the series ASK ME WHY, that I have on Instagram and you can find it on my YouTube channel (Face Yoga with Areti Kafantari)
I look forward to your comments! And of course, you can share with me the results!
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