Your Beauty Routine Done Right
In the age of 10-step Korean skincare, laser treatments, and permanent makeup, it can be hard to find a routine that works for you. With so many products and information being advertised, how do you know what advice to listen to? Well, look no further! We’re here to tell you the best way to construct a routine perfect for you.
First, it is important to know what you’re looking for out of a routine. Is it a 5-minute everyday routine you can have down-pat? Is it better skin? Or is it a way to relax and unwind through a series of self-care rituals? Whatever it may be, knowing yourself and adjusting the products you buy accordingly will help to curate the perfect routine. Block out all the sponsored social media beauty guru noise and hone in on what really works for you.
After you’ve identified what you want, before you go about buying products, knowing what to buy and why is crucial. For instance, when buying skincare products, avoid parabens, which have been linked to cancer due to their potential to disrupt hormone function.
Next, it’s time to finally start buying products. When purchasing self-care products, consider the following:
- Price- Although pricey items can sometimes be linked to the brand name of a product, more often price is linked to the quality of the ingredients used. Considering that the skin is your body’s biggest organ, it is important to treat it with care. The products you use to take care of it may be worth the splurge.
- Reviews- One of the best ways to choose which products are best for you is by looking at the reviews! Finding a reviewer with your same skin/hair type can be a good indicator as to how the product will perform for you.
- Pace Yourself- When integrating new rituals and products into your routine, do so slowly. Once you start using a new product, do not start using another new product for one to two weeks after. That way, if you start having adverse reactions to something, you’ll know which product is not working for you.
- Have Realistic Expectations- We’re all guilty of thinking a new ‘miracle product’ will fix every issue we have within two days of use, and being disappointed when it doesn’t. So be patient! Sometimes, products can only do so much and must be facilitated by other things such as a healthy diet and good habits, so if nothing seems to be working, evaluate the rest of your lifestyle as well.
Overall, remember that beauty routines are deeply personal rituals, and what works for one person may not work for you. So, in building a new routine for yourself, make sure to do what is best for you and your body. Although it can be frustrating at times, this is a chance for you to get acquainted with yourself in a new way, and it can be so much fun if you let it!