BASIC SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR BEGINNERS

I am currently obsessing about skincare and how best to take care of your type of skin. I am here to preach (yes preach ) about the gospel of skincare ,but first the Basics.
I have seen a lot of people not care about their skin and are not mindful of what they put on their skin ,some others just can't be bothered with a regular skincare routine ,some will say who has money for that one na ?
Taking care of your skin doesn't have to be so expensive ,which is one of the reasons why I have put down a regular/basic  skincare routine .

Hydration; constant intake of water causes the skin to look healthier and more supple ,it is recommended to take at least 8 glasses of water a day ,I have an app on my phone that reminds me to take water ,it does help the internal organs as well as the skin ,drinking more water is a first step in taking care of the skin .
Eden apricot scrub 

Exfoliate : exfoliating the skin helps to remove dead skin cells and give room for renewed layer which when done right gives the skin a rejuvenated look  ,I have tried body scrubs like EDEN APRICOT SCRUB FOR FACE AND BODY  just  as the name says can be used on the face as well as the body ,this product is best used with a body sponge .best to exfoliate twice or thrice a week.it retails from 1,700 to 3,500 naira

 2) CLEANSE .tactfully ,as there are different skin types I would recommend you go ahead to use what best suits your skin ,some people prefer body washes and some others prefer bar ,I am a bar soap kinda girl ,I would say when choosing a soap,look out for those ingredients  that are hydrating ,and would not strip your body of all its oils . Ingredients like glycerin .

The body shop olive body butter 
3) MOISTURIZE ; We live in a country where the climate is humid and a lot of people don't want to be bothered with creams because of sweat ,if you are one of those I would recommend the use of Oils ;coconut oil on the skin is very beneficial  ,apply to areas that get dry easily like elbows and knees .currently using The body shop OLIVE BODY BUTTER , it is very moisturizing and non greasy . Apply moisturizer after a bath  to lock in moisture and help improve the skin's ability to act as a barrier against the outside environs.
Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunscreen 

SUNSCREEN; Not a lot of Nigerians use spf ,I won't lie I used to be in the dark about using an spf,spfs are used to protect the skin against sunburn .Uv a & b are very harmful to the skin ,ultra voilet A ,is the ray we dont feel ,but it sure penetrates into the skin which causes cancer,skin aging etc ,while ULTRA VIOLET B  is the very hot sun that you feel when its rays are on you,it  causes sunburn  . It is advised to use an spf 15 and above . When also purchasing makeup , powders or foundations ,look out for products that have Spf in them Zaron among many others is a Nigerian cosmetic brand that has at least spf 15 in their powder /foundation range .
NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER DRY TOUCH SUNSCREEN SPF 45  retails for 3,500 naira

Over to you ,what are your skin care routines ,Is there any step/product that you will like to recommend?

 Give love ,love now,love life
 Cynthia



*photocredit google

Comments

  1. ill give neutrogena ultra sheer a try.thanks for the info.

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    1. Please do,its very essential. Thank you for stopping by

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  2. Very informative post. I should try the body scrub.

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    1. You get value for your money with that product

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