It surprises me when I talk to people about their facial skin care routines that most people say they don’t have one. Our lives are very busy and with so many products on the market, how do we squeeze in an extra hour a day for ourselves or even know which products to use.

Taking care of our facial skin should not take up that much time and let’s face it, time passes quickly and what we do now will affect our skin in the future.

Follow these easy steps and you will have your routine down in no time.

  • Know your skin type (Normal, Oily, Dry, Sensitive, Combination)
  • Never use regular soap or heavy scrubs
  • Use a gentle cleanser (one especially made for the face)
  • Rinse well with warm water
  • Pat dry – never rub
  • Use moisturizer everyday – (applying while skin is still damp will help to keep the moisture in)
  • Never wear make up to bed

You should wash your face every night to take off all your make up and the days dirt. In the morning you can rinse it and remember, pat dry. You don’t want to over wash your face but if you sweat, you’ll want to wash it so your pores aren’t clogged. When pores get clogged it can produce acne which isn’t fun at any age!

If you’re outside in the summer or winter you should wear sunscreen. Stay away from tanning. There are some great sun-less tanners on the market that will give you the bronzed look without the damage to your skin.

Get enough sleep. I know easier said than done but getting sleep will help the dark circles and fine lines go away.

Take care of your skin now, you’ll be thankful in twenty years.

Do you have a routine? How do you stick with it?

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August 3, 2012

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  1. Linda Harding-Bond

    August 6th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Good for you. In a world of 5 step facial regimens you hit the nail on the head. Less is always more. Our grandmothers who had very few products to work with actually have some of the best skin I’ve seen in my career as an esthetician. Add to your list ‘having a facial’ each time the seasons change and your skin should be luminous.

  2. rferucci

    August 6th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Linda thank you for adding about the facial, that is very important and forgotten about often!

  3. Linda Kinsman

    August 15th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Great tips Rachel. I do have a simple daily skincare regimen and am now training my daughters to wash their faces. At 13 and 9 yrs, we haven’t ventured into the pore clogging makeup years yet, so even if it’s just splashing with warm water and gently drying, I agree with you that it is important to instill this habit.

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