The perfect skin care routine: 10 steps for beautiful skin

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The perfect skin care routine: 10 steps for beautiful skin

December 15, 2022

Don't we all dream of radiantly beautiful skin that is perfectly cared for and cared for according to our needs? However, when it comes to choosing the right care products, we quickly become overwhelmed.

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In drugstores and perfumeries, the range is often unmanageable - and it is difficult for us to decide which products our skin actually needs: Is a moisturizer enough or should you invest in a night cream? Do you actually need serums and boosters to optimally care for your skin? Are peelings unnecessary frills or do they improve the condition of the skin? And does your facial care routine have to be carried out in full every day?

In our article we will tell you which products should not be missing from your skin care routine, which steps should be part of your facial care routine every morning and evening and how you can pamper your skin with an extra dose of care. 

Establishing a skin care routine: This is what you should know

If you want to put together a perfect facial care routine for your skin, you have to think intensively about your skin's needs. That's why you should take your first step Determine skin type. There are four primary ones Skin types (normal, dry, oily, combination skin) and secondary skin types, such as sensitive, dehydrated, aging, acne- or rosacea skin.

If your pores are small and your skin is hardly affected by irritations, rashes or dry or oily areas, you probably have a normal skin type. Tight skin that tends to flake or look dull is symptomatic of dry skin. Oily skin types often suffer from blackheads and other skin problems, such as enlarged pores. A combination of dry and oily skin is the skin type 'combination skin': the T-zone around the forehead, nose and chin is oilier, while the skin on the cheeks is normal or dry.  

The goal of your skin care routine should be to ensure that your skin is ideally protected in the morning and optimally prepared for regeneration in the evening. What you shouldn't forget: The correct order maximizes the effectiveness of your care products. This applies Rule of thumb that products are always layered from thin to thick. You can find out exactly how this works in our detailed facial care routine.  

Basics of the skin care routine: You can't skip these steps

Do you want to take good care of your skin, but don't want to invest a lot of time and money in your facial care routine? A good skin care routine doesn't always require lots of care products or ten different steps. Especially if your skin is relatively uncomplicated, three basic steps that you should carry out morning and evening are sufficient: a thorough facial cleansing, a serum that suits your skin and a moisturizer. A professional can provide support Facial treatment or one Acne treatment Berlin.

An extended skin care routine takes more time, but it also provides your skin with everything it needs in a more targeted and effective manner. 

Radiantly beautiful skin: 10 steps for your facial care routine

A facial care routine that is ideally tailored to the needs of your skin not only conjures up the ultimate glow on your face, but also prevents premature skin aging, wrinkles, etc. With our 10 steps you can optimize your skin care routine and let your skin become the best version of itself.  

1. Cleanse your face thoroughly in the morning and evening 

The most important part of your skin care routine is a thorough facial cleansing - every morning and evening. Every day your skin is exposed to various environmental stresses, which should be removed, especially in the evening. Sebum, make-up and dirt particles settle on the skin and can clog pores. You shouldn't miss out on facial cleansing in the morning to keep your pores clear.  

For optimal cleansing, apply cleansing oil, gel or balm and gently work the product into the skin in circular movements. Then wash your face with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a towel.  

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  • Sanft & Schön -Tip: Use a fresh towel or facial tissues on your face every day! Bacteria quickly collect on towels, which impure skin .

Depending on your skin type, different cleansing products may be suitable for you: If you tend to have dry skin, you should use a nourishing milk or an oil-based cleanser. Oily or combination skin does best with cleansing foams or oil-based cleansers. The latter break down the sebum optimally and thus ensure cleaner skin. The so-called 'Double Cleansing' is particularly popular at the moment: This involves cleansing your skin in two steps. First, a cleansing oil is used to remove dirt and grease from the pores, followed by a gel or foam that cleanses deep into the pores.  

2nd step of the skin care routine: cleanse the face

After thorough cleansing, you should use a facial toner morning and evening. The liquid formulation removes stubborn impurities and provides your skin with additional nutrients. Facial toner also has a balancing effect shrink large pores, removes excess sebum and allows subsequent products to work better. To do this, put the toner on a cotton pad and dab your face with it. Be sure to avoid the sensitive skin around your eyes and, if possible, use a toner without alcohol, otherwise your skin will be unnecessarily stressed and deprived of moisture.    

3. Booster for your skin 

After toning, you can incorporate a booster into your skin care routine. Boosters are highly effective mixtures of active ingredients that concentrate on one main active ingredient. You can tailor a booster specifically to specific skin needs, for example with the aim of providing moisture, firmer contours or revitalization. Since boosters are lighter than serums, you should use them before other care products in your facial care routine. By the way, you don't have to include boosters in your skincare ritual every day, you can use them as needed.  

4. Serums as an important step in the skin care routine

Once you have incorporated your booster, you can use a serum that suits your skin morning and evening. Its consistency is thinner than that of day and night creams and has a higher concentration of active ingredients. The light texture of the serum penetrates deep into the skin and can develop its full effect there. Simply put a few drops of the serum on your palms and massage it gently into your facial skin. Wait until the serum is completely absorbed, then you can move on to the next step.  

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5. Eye cream for an awake look 

Do you suffer from dark circles or have swollen eyes in the morning? Adding an eye cream to your skin care routine can help! Creams for the eye area are specifically made to meet the needs of this sensitive area of ​​skin. Apply your cream to the sensitive eye area morning and evening and pat it in gently with your ring finger. This way you don't use too much pressure and don't put additional strain on the skin. Be careful with swollen eyes: In this case, it is best to only use your eye cream in the morning, as the slowed blood circulation overnight means that the active ingredients are less absorbed and the cream is hardly effective.  

6. Skin care routine basic: day and night cream

One of the essential basics of your skin care routine is a moisturizer that is used after serums and eye cream - morning and evening. It seals the skin and locks in the previously incorporated active ingredients. Make sure your cream contains plenty of moisture and be sure to also apply cream to your neck and décolleté. If your skin has special needs, you can also use specific day or night creams. Night creams are usually a little richer in order to provide your skin with optimal care during the sleep phase and to stimulate regeneration.  

 7. An absolute must in your facial care routine: sun protection

Do you only use sunscreen on a beach vacation or on a relaxing summer day at the lake? You should change that quickly because: Hardly any step in your skin care routine is more important than your daily sun protection! Even in winter or rainy weather, UV rays hit your skin and can cause lasting damage. The first signs are premature skin aging, wrinkles and pigmentation disorders - skin cancer can develop in later years.  

That's why you should definitely apply sunscreen generously to your face, neck, ears and décolleté after moisturizing in the morning. By the way, face creams with added sun protection factor are often not very effective because it is usually too low. You only get effective protection with a high sun protection factor of at least 30. Sunscreen is therefore one of the best Anti-aging tipsthat we can give you.

Are you already suffering from sun-damaged skin and wrinkles? Then a professional can Microneedling Berlin Mitte Immediately improve your skin and make it appear more youthful again.

8. Facial oil as an effective add-on

Your skin is rather dry and you want to pamper it with a good dose of care? Then a facial oil can be the right add-on to your skin care routine. It nourishes the skin and includes active ingredients in it so that they can develop their effect ideally.  

If you have dry skin, you should use a moisturizer before using facial oil. If you first use an oil-based product and then apply a water-based cream, it cannot penetrate the skin because it is blocked by the oil. However, if you have an oily skin type, you should eliminate oil-based products - apart from a cleansing oil - from your skin care routine.

By the way: A weekly oil massage supplies your skin with essential fatty acids and oils, stimulates blood circulation and relaxes your muscles. 

9. Exfoliating your skincare routine 

You should integrate a peeling into your facial care routine once or twice a week. Why? It gently removes dead skin cells from your skin and provides immediate shine, supple, radiant skin and an irresistible complexion. 

Peels work either mechanically or chemically: Mechanical peels work with coarse particles: The peeling is worked into the skin in circular movements and removes dead skin cells by rubbing. Chemical peels, on the other hand, contain acids that gently remove dead skin cells from the skin without friction. Especially if you have sensitive skin, you should avoid additional skin irritation caused by mechanical peeling. It's better to use a mild chemical peel and test its tolerance on a small area of ​​skin before using it on the entire face.  

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Professional facial treatments are also particularly effective and will give your skin a new shine. For example, treat yourself once a month Aquafacial Berlin Mitte or one Microdermabrasion Berlin Mitte. Dead skin cells are professionally removed here and your skin is provided with a good dose of moisture.  

10. Masks as a facial care routine extra

Do you want to do something good for your skin on a regular basis? A face mask not only provides your skin with an extra dose of care, but also brings the spa experience and a round of relaxation into your own bathroom. Depending on your needs, you can even incorporate a face mask into your skin care routine several times a week.

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  • Sanft & Schön -Tip: Use a peeling before your mask! This ensures that all dead skin cells are removed and the pores are opened. This allows the active ingredients in the mask to penetrate deep into your skin and work effectively.  

For oily skin, we recommend a charcoal-based mask that regulates sebum production and soothes the skin. An AHA face mask is suitable for dry skin, as it supplies your skin with a lot of moisture and has a firming effect.  

Depending on what type of face mask you use, you can skip any boosters, serums or night cream after use - especially if you have applied a particularly intensively nourishing mask. 

Skin care routine: Pay attention to the ingredients

No matter how good your facial care routine is, if you use products whose ingredients don't suit your skin, you won't have a convincing effect. In addition, many creams and serums contain ingredients whose effectiveness has not been scientifically proven. However, retinol, for example, has a proven care effect, Vitamin E and vitamin C

Therefore, always research in advance which ingredients are suitable for your skin and target your 'problem areas'. Be sure to avoid products that contain alcohol, as these can have an irritating effect. In addition, fragrances should always be at the end of the ingredients list - this means that only a very small proportion of them is included. Ingredients such as parabens, silicones or mineral oils, on the other hand, should ideally not be used in your care product at all.  

Do's and Don'ts of your facial care routine

  • DO: Be sure to match your products to your skin!
  • DO: Wear sunscreen every day – even in winter! This keeps your skin youthful and healthy.  
  • DO: Give your skincare routine a chance! You don't see any immediate effect or you don't know whether individual products even work? Be patient: Your skin has to get used to the new care and generally needs 30 days to renew itself.  
  • DON'T: Exfoliate too much! If you exfoliate every day, the skin's own lipids are removed, which can permanently disrupt your natural skin barrier.  
  • DON'T: Skip washing your hands! Do a facial care routine with unwashed hands? Better leave it alone. Wash your hands thoroughly so that dirt and bacteria do not get on your skin or in your cream jars.  

Conclusion: skin care routine in 10 steps

Regardless of whether it's basic care in three steps or a sophisticated facial care routine: with the right products, used in the correct order, your skin will shine. 

It is important that you give your skin time to get used to the new skin care routine. You will notice a lasting effect after four weeks at the latest - but only if you use the right products and ingredients for your skin. Get detailed information and always layer your facial care from thin to thick.  

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