5 Steps to an Easy and Effective Skincare Routine
We all get it – having a quick and balanced daily skincare routine is a smart move. But with so many creams, serums, and skincare videos on TikTok flying around, where does one even start? And let's be real, who has time (and money) to spend hours in the bathroom? Don't worry, we've got your back! From which toner to get, to offering insights to streamline your face care routine in just a few minutes, Punto Suave's products aim to maximize results with minimal effort. Our skincare line is designed to get straight to the point, drawing inspiration from natural, organic, sustainable, and low-pollution ingredients.
Here's the lowdown on creating an easy skincare routine that leaves your skin clean, refreshed, and ready to face the day each morning, and well taken care of every night.
Step 1: Facial Cleanser
Make washing your face the cornerstone of a basic skincare routine. Whether you've got a hot minute or a bit more, giving your skin a quick cleanse twice a day sets the vibe for an easygoing skincare routine, morning and night.
Grab a solid cleanser, like Punto Suave’s Elysian Renewing Soap or the Enzymatic Oil Cleanser by Emely’s Naturals, to kick out the dirt, grime, and even makeup residue without making your skin feel like a desert. This sets the stage for the other products you will be applying on your face to work even better. Running late in the morning? Grab a facial cleansing wipe while your coffee brews.
The process of facial cleansing serves two primary purposes:
- Eliminating dirt and grime: Over the course of the day, your face accumulates various impurities such as dirt, grime, sweat, and pollutants. These elements can accumulate on your skin and congest your pores, leading to lackluster skin accompanied by redness and blemishes.
- Minimizing acne-causing bacteria: Without using a face wash, you risk retaining harmful bacteria on your face. Allowing these bacteria to linger can spell trouble, giving rise to issues like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and other undesirable facial acne.
Step 2: Toner
Consider using a toner to prepare your skin for moisturizer application.
The decision to tone or not is a matter of personal preference, but we find it beneficial to swipe a saturated cotton pad across the skin. This helps eliminate excess oils and dead skin cells, leaving our skin feeling refreshed and content. Toners with ingredients like Witch Hazel, known for tightening pores, and soothing Chamomile can add a pep to your skin. If you're pressed for time, reserve this step for the evening to wipe away any remaining traces of makeup at the end of the day. Our choice of toner is Remedio del Bosque’s Astringent Toner Aloe + Green Tea.
Why use a toner?
Toner plays the essential role of removing lingering dirt and impurities from your pores post-cleansing, making it a valuable addition to your daily skincare routine. Regular use can significantly enhance the appearance and firmness of your pores, which is particularly beneficial for aging skin. Toner also restores your skin's pH level, smoothens rough patches, and contributes to an improved skin tone – offering a range of benefits.
Step 3: Serum
Revamp your basic skincare routine by introducing a serum to achieve that radiant skin you’ve always wanted. Serums are concentrated products armed with active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamin C that amp up your skin's game and cater to its specific needs.
If your skin is currently in the drought of hydration and is missing its radiant glow (seriously, I could swear it was there a minute ago?), consider giving Santa Madonna´s Pure Collagen facial serum a try, it features hyaluronic acid that helps regenerate tissues naturally, recover elasticity, smoothness and firmness. We also recommend Remedio del Bosque’s Peptides + Bamboo Eye Contour Serum to help with puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles around the eyes.
Step 4: Hydrate
Hydrating is the essential final touch in your daily skincare routine.
A good moisturizer is your skin's protective shield against moisture loss, ensuring it stays supple and plump. Opting for a subpar moisturizer may leave your skin feeling tight and dry, potentially leading to breakouts as your skin tries to adapt. Keep an eye out for key ingredients such as Vitamin E, Glycerin, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Borage Seed Oil, all excellent choices to keep your skin moisturized. Here we recommend our best-selling Elysian dermo-regenerating cream. With its rich list of ingredients, it helps to fade wrinkles, freckles, sun spots, acne scars, minimizes pores and balances oily areas, leaving the skin with a more homogeneous tone.
Step 5: Mask & Exfoliate
Now, for a little extra pampering: some tips for those spare moments in your routine. While not an everyday part of your skincare ritual, these additional steps can be a treat for your skin when you have a bit more time – and trust us, your skin will thank you for it!
Consider a deep-cleansing volcanic clay mask, for all skin types due to its light texture and restorative properties. It not only helps reduce the appearance of pores but also works to eliminate impurities and dead skin cells. And how about an exfoliator?
Exfoliating involves using tiny particles, like rice powder, to delicately buff away dead skin cells, unveiling a brighter complexion underneath. When exfoliating, pay attention to your hairline, especially around your neck and ears, as skincare products and makeup can sometimes accumulate in these areas.
The key here is moderation – incorporate these skincare steps once or twice a week, starting slowly to avoid any irritation to your skin. This approach will help maintain a calm, soft, and smooth feel.
For a delightful everyday indulgence, you might also want to try a sheet mask. It's a moisturizing marvel that not only helps you unwind after a hectic day but leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft. Double win!