Let’s talk about the foundation of skincare. We spend a lot of time chasing that perfect glowing complexion but all our efforts will be wasted if we don’t get basics right, that is is to follow a proper Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing (CTM) routine. No matter what your skin type is, you have to religiously follow a CTM regime order to get a clear skin. So let’s get started and yeah we should do CTM both in the morning and at night before going to bed so that our skin remains healthy and beautiful.
Cleansing is the first and the foremost step. It is nothing but just washing your face with a good and effective face wash. You can choose face wash according to your skin type. If you have oily skin, opt for oil-free face wash. If you have dry skin, always use cream based hydrating face wash. This step helps in removing all the dirt from your skin.
At night if you have your makeup on, don’t forget to remove every trace of it. Clogged pored because of old makeup is one of the main reason for acne. Remove all that makeup with a good makeup remover then follow with a face wash for squeaky clean skin.
Toning helps to tone the skin and remove extra gunk from the face. Yes even after washing your face with a cleanser, you can still find dirt residues left on your skin. Take few drops of toner on a cotton pad and wipe it gently on your face. You will be shocked to see the dirt that was left on your face even after cleansing.
There are so many toners available in the market for oily skin, dry skin, acne prone skin and for combination skin. You can also use Rosewater, it calms the skin works great for all skin types. With regular use of toners, you will notice a glow on your face and it also helps to even out your skin tone.
Then once toning is done, it is always important to moisturize your face. Even if you don’t feel your skin is dry, you have to moisturize your face in order to lock in the hydration in your face. Oily skin people tend to skip this step thinking that they do not need a moisturizer, but that is not true. If you don’t use a moisturizer your skin will crave for more hydration thereby producing more oil which in turn will result in more oil production. Pick a moisturizer that’ll suit your skin type. People with dry skin should opt for a cream based nourishing moisturizer and if you have oily skin go for a gel-based moisturizer, also make sure that it is non-comedogenic.
Well with that CTM routine is over. But there is one extra step which is also important to follow in the morning. That is using a sunscreen. I can’t stress enough how important it is to use sunscreen with at least SPF 40 every single morning even if you are staying at home. Using sunscreen protects your skin from ageing, pigmentation, allergies, tanning and what not. All these steps may sound tiring but once you start following, it will not take more than 7 minutes. So I would highly recommend you start following a proper CTM as soon as possible and then you can see amazing changes in your skin.
I hope this post helped you. Try CTM and get a healthy skin.