What is the simple 3 step skin care routine?

Here's everything you need to know to create a simple skincare routine that cleans, refreshes and prepares your skin for every morning and cares for every night. It will prepare your skin for the next steps in your facial care routine, which means that products such as moisturizer will work better. Have you lost the alarm? Speed things up in the morning and try a facial cleansing wipe while you prepare your morning cup of tea. There are many different types of cleansers, and the one that's right for you may depend on your skin type and also on your personal preferences.

Read here to find a cleaner for you. Cleansers are an important part of the skincare routine, but according to Wattenberg, people don't always apply them properly. Wattenberg recommends this gelatinous-textured cleansing gel from Drunk Elephant in the morning and evening. Perfect for removing makeup without drying the skin, it contains no harsh chemicals and is said to work on most skin types.

Wattenberg recommends this non-drying cleanser, which contains hyaluronic acid that helps cleanse and moisturize the skin. Fragrance-free, it's said to be perfect for sensitive skin. Ideal for use in the morning, this gentle cleanser doesn't clog pores or dry out skin, and at the same time improves tone and texture, depending on the brand. Oil-free, it is designed to leave the skin soft, smooth and with a uniform appearance.

This lightening cleanser is designed to exfoliate the skin, minimize breakouts and help balance skin moisture levels. Choosing a cleanser formulated specifically for the face (and not for the body) is the essential first step in a basic skincare routine. But how do you choose the best one? It's a common myth that people with oily skin don't need moisturizer. In fact, using a non-comedogenic moisturizer can help reduce skin's natural oil production. If you skip this step, your skin will continue to produce excess oil to maintain the moisture barrier.

The third and final step in a basic and effective skincare routine is sunscreen. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more new cases each year than all other types of cancer combined. The more your skin is exposed to the sun, the greater your risk of developing skin cancer, but it's not just long days at the beach that put you at risk. Every time you walk your dog, travel between your car and the supermarket, or sit in front of a window, your lifetime exposure to UV rays increases, increasing your risk of cancer. Using sunscreen every day, whether you're going to be outside all day or not, is a great way to lower your chances of developing skin cancer.

In addition to preventing skin cancer, using sunscreen can also prevent premature aging. The sun's UVA rays don't cause sunburn, but they penetrate deep into the skin and cause wrinkles and fine lines. If you want to keep your skin soft and youthful for as long as possible, then a broad-spectrum sunscreen (protection against UVA and UVB rays) with SPF 30 or higher may be the best anti-aging product you can use. Retinoids slow collagen degradation to improve skin thickness and elasticity.

They do this by accelerating cell renewal, which encourages the skin to produce new collagen-filled cells more quickly. Retinoids make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation, so it's best to use them at night and then apply sunscreen to them during the day. Taking care of your skin is as simple as using a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Although there are a million products to choose from, keep it simple and your skin will thank you. If you want personalized recommendations for your skin care routine or want to improve it with an antioxidant serum or prescription retinoid, contact us.

We'd love to help you create the perfect basic skincare routine. You have to do a double cleaning. This means that you wash your face twice. Makeup and SPF are literally designed to stay in place.

Washing your hands with just a cleanser isn't enough to get them off. You need a good mild cleanser, a washcloth, and warm (not hot) water. The first cleansing consists of removing makeup, the sun protection factor and sebum (oily surface of the skin). Personally, I like to use a cleansing balm or oil, as this really loosens the products, but it's not necessary. However, you need a soft cloth.

It can be flannel, microfiber or muslin, it's totally up to you. I use Beauty Pie wipes, since a face has a light texture on the first cleaning, to really remove dirt. The gold standard in anti-aging is retinoids. They improve the general condition of the skin by stimulating cell renewal and reducing the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

This renewal means that they minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin thickness and elasticity, and lighten brown spots caused by exposure to the sun. Everyone needs a retinoid in their routine. Retinoids are a family of compounds derived from vitamin A. This general term encompasses over-the-counter and prescription formulas with different levels of intensity.

Once you find the one that's right for you, start slowly. Personally, I use the strongest one I have in my hands (prescription retinal A) and started with one day a week. Then I added another day to the week and so on. This is a long step and it takes months to see visible results.

There's a mountain of science to back it up. This last step consists of preserving the benefits of the retinoids and giving a final boost of hydration. If a 10-step routine works for you and makes you look and feel good, there's usually nothing wrong, but for most of us it's too complicated, expensive, exhausting, and unnecessary. If you've found the right routine for your skin, you shouldn't have to adapt it to the different seasons of the year.

For oily or combination skin, opt for liquid and light textures that don't clog pores or cause eruptions. For combination skin, you may need light textures for oily parts of the skin and lotion textures for drier parts of the skin. Look for ingredients such as vitamin E, glycerin, provitamin B5 and borage seed oil, which are great moisturizers for the skin. Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which they are used is extremely important when selecting the most effective skincare routine for you.