Finding and sticking to a skincare routine can be difficult if you are new to the world of skincare. The sheer number of products on the market is mind-boggling, and some routines include far too many steps to be considered practical. To be honest, it may appear easier to just skip the whole thing, but don’t!
A good skincare routine is critical to having healthy, glowing skin. The right combination of skin care products in your routine helps keep your skin moisturized, while also slowing down the aging process.
Getting Started: Building a Simple Routine
Creating a 5-minute or less foundational skin routine is actually easier than you think. Taking a cue from Japanese beauty (JBEAUTY) routines, all you need are a few products that cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate your skin while also protecting it from the sun. Everything else may be useful, but it is not essential. The key is to make it so simple that you can do it even if you’re tired.
The Japanese Skincare Secret
At the heart of JBEAUTY is treating the skin gently and with love. There is also a strong emphasis on simplicity. A typical Japanese skincare routine begins with a two-step cleansing process: first, onsen water is used to purify and moisturize the skin with minerals, followed by the use of a cleansing oil.
An optional step at night is to apply a mask with proven skin-benefiting ingredients, such as ginseng for collagen stimulation or caffeine, to calm and brighten the skin.
Next, a hydrating toner is applied to brighten the skin.
Following that, apply a moisturizer (serum or lotion) rich in antioxidants to protect against environmental damage. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen during the day.
There you have it! A simple routine to follow that will keep your skin happy and healthy.
Finding The Right Products
Like your skincare routine, the products themselves should also be relatively straightforward and simple. When courting new products, keep your lineup exclusive and go slow. Choose single products that are packed with multiple, effective ingredients.
If you’d rather avoid the hassle of combing through thousands of beauty products to find the right ones for each step of your skincare routine, we recommend investing in a carefully curated skincare kit. For example, consider the Saketernal Skincare Starter Kit, which includes a set of four skin-hydrating essentials that cleanse, moisturize, and visibly brighten the skin.
A word of caution: when trying out new products, remember to keep your expectations in check. Don’t expect overnight results. Even the best skincare products can take four to six weeks to start showing results.
One Last Thing: Beautiful Looking Skin Begins on The Inside
A healthy diet can help you feel and look your best. So, eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Pamper your skin by managing stress and prioritize your skin’s health over its appearance — the rest will fall into place!