Another vitally important part of your daily routine is to moisturize, keeping skin plump, protected, and vibrant. It also adds back controlled amounts of moisture that have been stripped away through cleansing; as a result, your skin doesn’t try to overproduce natural oils, which could cause shine and breakouts.
There are countless options for moisturizers – from serums, creams, and lotions to mists and ointments. Just make sure you apply at the same times each day, using heavier moisturizers at night and lighter, less oily ones for morning application.
A crucial step to achieving a radiant glow is exfoliation. Choose a mildly abrasive paste, mask, soap, or scrub, ideally with natural abrasives that you can use up to twice weekly. (Be careful not to over-exfoliate!) This process helps to slough off dead skin cells, speed new skin cell regeneration, and prepare skin to better absorb other products and moisturizers that you use.
Part of daily maintenance should include treating any issues that arise and caring for your skin’s protection. Treat acne breakouts, dry patches, or any other conditions per your dermatologist’s recommendations. Additionally, always protect your skin with a light, moisturizing sunscreen. Most dermatologists recommend a minimum of SPF 15.