Taking care of my skin, especially my face is a part of my daily routine. It is not a difficult, timeconsuming or complicated process. My current skincare regimen consists of three simple steps: cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising. Yes, as I explain below, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
I rely on the first step, the cleansing process, to remove any dirt and grime that may have settled on my face throughout the day. When wearing makeup I tend to use a facial cleansing wipe before washing my face with a liquid cleanser. This helps to speed up the process and gets rid of any residue from my eyeliner, mascara or foundation.
I do not always use “fancy” face wash but whatever cleanser I do use, I make sure it is specific to my skin type. I have normal skin, meaning it is neither oily, nor partly oily and dry (i.e. combination skin).
I am currently using Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser. The instructions on the bottle recommends massaging the product into wet skin for one minute and then rinsing with cool water, so I do exactly that. To calculate the time, I “guess-timate” if I do not use the timer on my phone.
For most people the second step in their skin care routine usually involves a toner. Toners are typically used as an extra measure to rid the skin of any residue post cleansing.
Since the beginning of February this year I have stopped using a toner for the time being. My cleanser does such a thorough job of removing the impurities from my pores and skin so I do not feel the need to follow up with a toner. Instead, I use an exfoliant to help lift dead skin cells and make my face look fresh and new. I currently use Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Polisher. It is lightweight and gentle enough to be used daily. There are some days when I do not exfoliate and I do notice a difference, though not a good one.
Apart from cleansing my face, this is probably my favourite step – replenishing my skin with moisture that I may have lost in the cleansing process. I tend to use water based products but now serums are my go-to.
I am currently using the Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum and the Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler. I tend to apply the antioxidant serum all over my face first. Of the two serums, this is the lighter one. I let the serum dry before applying the filler. I find that the filler has a thicker and sticky consistency. I mainly apply the filler around my eyes and on my forehead, the areas that are more prone to show the early signs of aging.
What is your skincare regimen like? Do you use a toner or have you ditched it like I have?