Posted on by Greg Catmull

When you want to have beautiful looking skin, you can do one of two things. You can either follow a skin care routine that will care for your face or you pay a high priced dermatologist to repair the damage that has been done. When it is put that way, the choice is obvious. Taking care of your face the right way can save you money and improve the image that you see in the mirror every day.

Keeping this basic idea in mind, you can also see where many people go wrong in trying to do this. There are a few basic strategies to a great skin care routine that many people with forget or just plain do not want to follow. Lets take a look at them.

Cleanser

The first step to every skin care routine is cleaning your face. There are people out there that spend a fortune on anti aging products while they are using the same bar of soap in the shower to wash their face as they do their body. If this is you, you need to stop doing this. The skin on your face is the most delicate on your body. The bar of soap in your shower is too harsh for it. Take the time to choose a cleanser that is formulated for your skin type and you will notice a world of difference.

Moisturiser

Many times the fine lines and wrinkles that start to appear on your face are looking worse then they are because your skin is not properly hydrated. You need to use a quality moisturiser in the morning and evening. Even if you have oily skin, you need to hydrate your skin. There are some great oil free formulas that you can use if you are worried about break outs.

Sun Protection

Women in their 20's are starting to go to dermatologist to fight the signs of aging. Why is this happening? They did not include proper sun protection into their skin care routine. Even if you are just headed to work for the day, you need to apply some type of sun protection. Many moisturisers and foundation makeup offer at least an SPF of 15 in them to help you out.

These basic parts of a skin care routine can really make or break what type of reflection that you see in the mirror every morning. If you do not take them seriously, you will end up having to spend more money down the road on a specialist that can repair any damage that has been done. You do not want to do this so start following these skin care routine basics.

Having a great skincare routine is truly essential for creating any beauty look. From the high fashion makeup trends of celebrities to natural looking makeup, it all needs to start with great looking skin.