What’s the first thing you notice in people? Their clothes? Shoes? How about skin?

I’m here to tell you that having good skin is one of the first things I personally notice about a person. Although many people don’t know this, beauty and skin care go hand in hand. Even if you cake on foundation, taking care of your skin is still important. Although it may seem like a daunting task to have a daily skin care routine, it will do wonders for your skin. Here are a few foolproof steps to an ideal skin care routine!

1. Always double cleanse

When you wash your face, you want to make sure that the first time you wash it, you remove extra makeup and oils on your skin. The second time round, focus on your pores —  your skin will be perfectly and completely cleansed. For acne prone skin, I would recommend a tea tree based face wash because it can be lighter on your skin.

2. Don’t exfoliate too much.

Don’t get me wrong, exfoliating your skin is very important, mostly when you are out in the sun or doing lots of activities. The problem is, when you exfoliate too much, you risk damaging your skin and getting rid of the good oils that your skin has to rejuvenate itself. A good time frame would be to exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on how sensitive your skin may be.

3. Always wear sunscreen

Sun damage is one of the difficult skin problems to treat. Excessive sun exposure can cause wrinkles and age spots. Protect your skin from damage with a good base sunscreen. There are many sunscreens that work well under makeup or even tone-up sunscreen. I would recommend the Perfect UV Gel from Senka because it is very light.

4. Drink Water!

Although this seems like the most obvious step, water is one of the most important things when it comes to having good skin. Drinking water will help keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh. I would recommend bringing around a bottle and drinking at least 6-8 cups a day.

If you follow these simple steps, I can guarantee that you will see results soon! Take care of your skin now to prevent damage later!