A silky-smooth texture, a vibrant glow, and a rich, even color are hallmarks of beautiful skin. If that’s what you’re after, you must develop a rock-solid skincare routine that involves choosing the right products. Though intimidating at first, with a little bit of knowledge you’ll find yourself whizzing through the world of skincare like a pro.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT SKINCARE PRODUCTS From fancy creams and serums to masks and ointments, selecting skincare products can seem overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what you’re looking for or where to start. Your skin is as unique as a fingerprint, and caring for it means learning how to build your own routine with the right products to support your skincare goals. Use these tips to get started.
KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE Getting to know your skin type is the best place to start when you’re considering building a skincare routine. Figure out your skin type — oily, dry, sensitive, or combination. The goal is to add products to your regimen designed for your specific skin type.
Let’s say you have dry skin and you choose a product meant for oily skin. You’ll make your already dry skin worse. It’s impossible to choose the right products without knowing what type of skin you’re working with, so do your homework first.
KNOW YOUR NEEDS Take some time to think about your skin’s needs. Perhaps you have fine lines that you want to diminish. Maybe you have persistent acne that isn’t responding to your normal routine, or large pores that you want to minimize the appearance of. The products you choose need to effectively address the issues you’re most concerned about.
KNOW THE BASICS Regardless of what type of skin you have, the four skincare commandments form the basis of every good regimen. Follow the commandments:
CLEANSE No matter what type of skin you have, you should choose a basic cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin. You may not think about it, but your skin accumulates dirt, bacteria, and other pollutants throughout the day. A good cleanser removes built-up oil, dead skin cells, and other impurities and leaves your skin feeling fresh.
HYDRATE Well-hydrated skin not only looks more plump, vibrant, and healthy, it’s more resilient to issues like wrinkles. That’s why a quality moisturizer should be a part of every skincare regimen. The upper layers of your skin rely on a steady supply of water. When you’re on the hunt for hydrating products, look for key ingredients like hyaluronic acid that attract moisture to the skin and keep it there.
PROTECT From sun damage to extreme humidity, mother nature can wreak havoc on your skin. Weather can not only make your skin appear dull and lifeless, but may also irritate skin sensitivities and cause damage that accelerates aging.
No skincare regimen is complete without a product to protect your skin from the elements of the daily grind. Fail-safe ingredients like antioxidants and essential fatty acids help your skin remain radiant day in and day out. A broad-spectrum SPF of 30 is essential.
TREAT Ingredients are key! A good high quality product consists of a high concentration of compatible active ingredients. Liposomes are a superior carrier for vitamins and other active ingredients, providing increased absorption.
DR BAUMANN Using nature as our inspiration, our original line of Bionome skincare products contains multi-layer liposomes with the same composition as human skin cells. Liposomes allow the essential ingredients required by the skin to penetrate to the lower levels of the epidermis. Providing your skin with substances it already produces makes for naturally beautiful and healthy skin, without the use of chemical preservatives, perfumes and fragrances or mineral oils.