The steps to healthy skin is a consistent skin care routine!
Regardless of the skin type, this should be completed 2x daily.
The purpose of cleansing your skin is to remove, makeup, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and anything else that can clog the pores. When pores are clogged it can cause acne, or other skin conditions.
When choosing a facial cleanser it is important to use a product for your skin type (normal, combination, oily, dry). The more bubbles that form the more drying it will be to the skin. The skin naturally has a protective layer called the acid mantle that is made of proteins and fatty acids. You want to stay away from using bar soaps. Bar soaps can be very harsh on the skin because they have a high pH which removes this protective layer. Removing this barrier leaves the skin dull, hyper-sensitive and susceptible to infection. I would recommend avoiding products with the word "soap" on it and if you are choosing a bar soap make sure it has a neutral pH.
*adding exfoliation to the skin care routine can enhance the appearance of the skin. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. The frequency of exfoliation is dependent on the skin type.
Toning works with cleansing to remove any access dirt, oil and/or makeup. This step is the most overlooked process in skin care. The benefit of using a toner is it soothes and hydrates skin while restoring your skins pH balance.
Its comes in a liquid form that can be sprayed on, applied with your hands,or cotton swab. Toner should be used after the skin has been cleaned and applied with clean hands or cotton swab/cotton ball. Toner does not need to be washed off.