When it comes to taking care of your skin, there are a range of skincare routines that you can follow. The most well known, and probably the most common option, is the cleansing, toning, and moisturising routine. But what is this and why should you consider making this part of your regular skin care plan?
What is a cleansing, toning and moisturising routine?
This skincare routine is a three step process which involves cleansing the skin to remove impurities, toning to restore the skin’s pH balance, and finally moisturising to keep the skin hydrated.
Cleansing is the first step and this helps to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin, to unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and remove dead skin cells. Cleansing also helps to prepare the skin for the next steps in the routine, making it more receptive to toners and moisturisers.
Toning is the next step in this three step process and this helps to restore the skin’s pH balance. When the skin’s pH is off, this can cause dryness, sensitivity, and even breakouts. By applying toner to restore the pH balance of the skin, the skin can become more resistant to external damaging factors, while also tightening pores, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Finally, moisturising is the final stage of the process. Well moisturised skin appears plumper, smoother and more youthful and regular moisturising can prevent dryness, flakiness, and other signs of aging. Moisturising can also help to protect the skin from environmental factors that can damage it, such as pollution and harsh weather conditions.
What are the advantages of a cleansing, toning and moisturising routine?
There are a number of advantages and benefits to regularly following a cleansing toning and moisturising routine. These include:
Healthy skin- Cleansing, toning, and moisturising as a regular skincare routine can help to keep your skin healthy. This is because they work together to remove impurities, balance the pH of the skin, and keep it hydrated. This means that your skin is less likely to develop problems such as acne, dryness, and wrinkles.
Maintaining a more youthful appearance- While ageing is a natural process it can be accelerated by external factors such as pollution, UV rays, and smoking. With a good cleansing, toning and moisturising routine you can protect your skin from these external factors and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Improving skin texture- Cleansing and toning help to improve the texture of the skin by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores. This makes the skin appear smoother and more radiant. Moisturising can also help to improve the texture of the skin by plumping it up and filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
Reducing skin breakouts- because skin breakouts are caused by clogged pores and the buildup of oil, dirt and bacteria on the skin, a cleansing, toning and moisturising routine can help to prevent these breakouts. This is because this routine will help to keep the pores clean.
Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. We are proud to stock a range of SkinCeuticals, of which we are an Approved Retailer. Why not take a look at the range of cleansers, toners and moisturisers we can offer, to take your skincare to the next level?