Skincare is a very personal journey. Have you ever read or gotten a piece of advice from someone that to understand your skin better, you have to “listen to your skin”? Then it got you thinking, how can you practically do it? While your skin cannot whisper to you how it’s doing, there are some things you can do daily to be able to listen to your skin.
Listening to what your skin needs may sound a little off at first, but it is imperative. It will help you save a lot of money, time, and stress from skincare trials. Let’s figure out how to do it so you can give the best skin of your life a shot.
Feel The Texture Of Your Skin As You Cleanse Your Skin
Does it feel soft or smooth? A well-hydrated and healthy skin feels soft and smooth to the touch (although a few textures are typical too). Do you feel any bumps or textures on your skin, such as whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, flaky, etc.? If your skin concern is acne, look for products with Salicylic Acid (BHA), AHA, Retinoid, Centella Asiatica, etc. Additionally, if your skin concern is dryness or dehydration, look for products with Hyaluronic acid, Ceramides, Snail Mucin, etc.
Does Your Skin Feel Comfortable Throughout The Day?
Does your skin feel normal or look plump and glowing throughout the day? Or is it too greasy, dull, and oily? You can always do something about it at night or the next day.
Take Some Time To Observe Your Skin Early In The Morning
Does your skin has a healthy glow, or does it feel dehydrated? Does your skin feel too greasy? Do you notice any hyperpigmentation or any abnormal structure or moles on your skin?
Adjust Your Skincare Routine Based On What Make You And Your Skin (Also, Budget) Feel Comfortable And Healthy
Yes, your skincare routine doesn’t have to be expensive.