June 23, 2024

5 basic skin care tips that Cleanse, Exfoliate, tone, treat, moisturise for Nigerians

Cleanse your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and impurities. Choose a product suitable for your skin type, like a hydrating cleanser for dry skin or a foaming cleanser for oily skin. 

A product like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is perfect. Use this gentle cleanser twice daily to remove dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping the skin’s natural moisture. Available at Nectar Beauty Hub 

    Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Use a chemical exfoliant containing AHA or BHA for a gentler, more effective exfoliation. COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid works well.

    Apply 2-3 times a week to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells for a smoother complexion.

    Use a toner after cleansing to balance your skin’s pH and prepare it for better absorption of subsequent skincare products. Look for toners with soothing ingredients like witch hazel or rose water.

    Use La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution daily after cleansing to balance the skin’s pH and prepare it for subsequent treatments.

    Apply targeted treatments such as serums or spot treatments to address specific skin concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines. Ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, or hyaluronic acid can be very effective.

    Apply The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%  to target blemishes, control oil, and improve skin texture.

    Moisturize daily to maintain hydration and protect the skin barrier. Choose a moisturizer suited to your skin type, such as a lightweight gel for oily skin or a rich cream for dry skin.

    Use Medix 5.5 Vitamin C + Turmeric Firming + Brightening Cream daily to hydrate, brighten, and firm the skin while evening out skin tone.

    Following these steps will help you achieve a balanced and healthy skincare routine.

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