We all know that it is absolutely necessary to take good care of our skin, and there are so many brands products to choose from that it can be confusing to know where to start, or what is even necessary or not. In such a saturated market, it’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of spending an arm and a leg on tons of these products, hoping that the more we use the more radiant and youthful our skin will remain. The reality is that it becomes too much really quickly. Instead of wasting time and money on an elaborate multi-step routine, it’s a good idea to boil things down to the few steps that you actually need. Here are the three basics to have in your skin care stash
Overtime, we accumulate residue on our skin: makeup, sweat, dirt, you name it. A daily cleanser is important because it washes away all the unwanted bacteria and prevents clogged pores.
Aging is a universal phenomenon that eventually affects our skin. It happens to everyone, therefore moisturizer is important for everyone. Keeping your face hydrated (whether your dry or oily) will help reduce wrinkles and keep your skin glowing.
We need daily protection from the sun. It’s a fact. If there’s one step in your routine that you skip every now and then, never let it be this one. Make sure you are using at least SPF 30 to shield your skin from harmful UV that can lead to cancers and other problems down the line.
Once you have these three things, you may add one or two products that target other specific needs. but if you’re just looking to maintain your skin’s general health and youthfulness, you shouldn’t require much more than this basic routine. Enjoy your new time and cost-efficient routine!