|To keep your face looking as youthful as possible, you need to proper
skin care. Here I show you how to properly cleanse, exfoliate and
moisturize your skin while never leaving the house without at least 30
SPF sunscreen. I've dubbed this process "The Basic 4-Step Skincare
The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen
Step 1: CleansingSimple is key here. You need to find a good cleanser that your skin responds well to, and stick with it:
Step 2: ExfoliateExfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. But trust me, if you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. According to Berg, one of the reasons men's skin looks more youthful than women's is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave.
Step 3: MoisturizeWhile I know of at least one famous beauty editor who swore skin doesn't need moisturizer, basically everyone else I've read disagrees and is an adamant believer in it. A basic rule of beauty is that if you have dry skin, you should invest in a basic moisturizer. So how much should you moisturize? Your skin will tell you. When your skin is tight, it's crying out for moisture. Be careful not to over-moisturize -- this can clog pores.
Step 4: Apply SunscreenThe #1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it's important to use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF from your early years on even in winter and on cloudy days. A great trick is to purchase two moisturizers: One for night and one for day that includes UV protection. Don't use moisturizers with sunscreen at night, the ingredients are not meant to be used 27/7 and can aggravate skin. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it contains Mexoryl (found in my favorite sunscreen La-Roche Posay) or Helioplex, found in Neutrogena products.