Skincare 101: Hal-Hal yang Perlu Kamu Ketahui Sebelum Tentukan Skincare Routine
Skincare 101: Hal-Hal yang Perlu Kamu Ketahui Sebelum Tentukan Skincare Routine

Skincare 101: Things You Need to Know to Choose The Right Step Of Skincare Routine

by Kleveru | 13 December 2021

Hi Klevies! Speaking of skincare routine, apparently, everyone has their own kind of routine and there’s no guarantee that every person in this world has the exact same steps of routine to one another. Sometimes, this might be pretty confusing for you to decide which steps you should follow from your favourite beauty gurus, especially when you are just about to start a skincare routine from the beginner stage. You might find your answer in this article, Klevies, keep on reading!

Skincare in general is a series of skin treatments to keep your skin healthy, prevent skin damage, and improve certain skin conditions, all based on what your skin really needs. Keep in mind, what your skin needs is not always the same as what others need.

The very beginning step is to get to know your skin type. Do you have normal skin, or dry skin, or oily skin, or even sensitive skin types? Different people’s skin conditions will affect their skincare needs, so knowing what your skin needs the most is the first and crucial step you can do to maximize your skincare.

Once you know your skin type and what kind of treatment your skin needs the most, the next step is to choose your own skincare routines. Well, it doesn’t always have to be complicated, you can just start from these three basic and easy steps. Check the steps below!

Step 1: Face Wash

Cleansing your face is an important thing you need to do when you start a skincare routine to clean your face and to avoid the dirt, makeup, and debris clogging your pores and making a new problem on your skin. Quoting from, a Dermatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Todd Minars, MD, explains, actually, you only have to wash your face once a day or twice, based on what you need and how the situation is. If you were using a lot of makeup during the day, it is very recommended to do double cleansing to make sure your face is as clean as possible.

Choosing the right face wash also might be pretty challenging for some people. You need to pay more attention to each ingredient and the benefits of your soon-to-be-facial wash. Most importantly, make sure you use a gentle face wash so it will be much safer for you to use on a daily basis. Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Gel is such a gentle face wash and able to clean your face optimally yet doesn’t irritate your skin at all. It consists of Houttuynia Cordata as its natural cleansing agent and it’s SLS/SLES free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, perfume-free, and free from any other harsh chemicals.

Step 2: Moisturizer

Daily use of moisturizer is much needed to maintain skin moisture and prevent any possible skin damage as it is one of the basic skincare you need to have. Some stereotypes that are still lingering in our ears is that moisturizer is only made for those who have dry and sensitive skin. In fact, it is basic skincare, and everyone regardless of their skin type is very recommended to use a moisturizer on a daily basis, even if you have oily, combination, or acne-prone skin.

Moisturizer locks the water in your skin to keep it hydrated. There are various types of moisturizers from water-based moisturizers, gel moisturizers, oil-based moisturizers, lotion, to cream moisturizers. As well as finding the other skincare that suits your skin the best, you need to know what kind of moisturizer does your skin need the most. Everyone doesn’t always specifically have a similar skin type and condition. Your needs might be different throughout the day, as what your skin needs during the day isn't always the same as what your skin needs during the nighttime.

Quoting from, a Dermatologist from Los Angeles, Dr. Jessica Wu shares that using two different moisturizers in a day and night is such a great idea. Especially during the day, it is very recommended to use a moisturizer with SPF like Kleveru Sea Buckthorn Day Cream and for the night, a moisturizer that is high in antioxidants will moisturize your skin to the fullest and protect your skin barrier while you are sleeping like Kleveru Sea Buckthorn Night Cream that can also work as a sleeping mask.

Step 3: Sunscreen

Adding sunscreen to your skincare routine is one of the easiest ways you can do to protect your skin from any possible damage caused by sun exposure. When you use it properly in your daily routine, it might as well prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer.

As for your daily use, a sun protection factor or SPF of at least 30 is the ideal standard that your skin needs. But, take a note, if you are most likely to spend a day outside, it is much better to use at least sunscreen with SPF 60 or more.

The higher SPF a sunscreen offers, the higher the protection it offers as well. And that doesn’t mean you don’t need to reapply your sunscreen a few times a day. You need to at least reapply sunscreen every two hours or every time you wash your face in a day.

And when you have finally found your perfect basic skincare routine, you can add any other skincare steps on the list like essence, toner, serums, mask, and anything else. It is super okay to be picky when it comes to skincare ingredients, it is normal, everyone wants the best for their skin health. Remember to be consistent with your skincare rituals so you can have the best result possible.

So, Klevies, do you think your skincare routine right now is the best routine you ever have? Or do you think you have to evaluate your routine? Share this article if you find it helpful! ;) 

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