Edited: January 30, 2021
Every redhead’s skin is different. Some have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and/or very sensitive skin. But, we all want healthy, glowing skin. The secret to great skin is having a thorough and consistent morning skin routine. There are certain steps we all must follow in the morning in order to look our best.
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This is a must! Cleansing keeps the skin softer and gets rid of dirt, bacteria and impurities. Always remember to rub in soft circular movements to avoid hurting your skin and to prevent redness. Also, the circular movements will stimulate blood circulation, resulting in healthier skin.
Tip: It may be tempting to wash your face in the shower, but the hot water can cause redhead skin to have rosacea and even inflame. Always wash with warm water and rinse with cool water.
‘Redhead Friendly’ Cleanser Recommendation: REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk Cleansing. Cleansing milks are super soft and gentler than foaming, gel or micro-bead cleansers. They function like a regular cleanser (minus being foam free) and act as a moisturizer, without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
For some redheads, the word “toner” may not exist in the skin routine because it may seem like a waste of time. And, for those redheads with extremely sensitive skin, “exfoliators” may be your worst enemies because most contain micro-beads or large amounts of alcohol, which only creates redness and dryness. But exfoliating and toning are actually a crucial parts when keeping the skin beautiful. Once you find the right products and use them religiously, you’ll notice the instant removal of impurities and polishing of the skin.
‘Redhead Friendly’ Exfoliator/Toner: Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. It has everything a redhead needs — clean ingredients and great results. Most importantly, it’s an exfoliator and toner in one. Another handy product for every redhead on the go.
This is a can’t-leave-your-house type of step. Every redhead needs a good moisturizer to help the skin stay soft and hydrated. Even the oiliest of skin needs moisturizing. It is always advised to pick a moisturizer according to your skin type ( Oily, Dry, Combination, Sensitive). Rest assured, if you use a moisturizer on a daily basis, your skin will look healthier and refreshed. It is also a good idea to find a moisturizer with SPF in it.
‘Redhead Friendly’ Moisturizer: Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentré. It hydrates all skin types and can also be used as a makeup primer because it helps makeup products stay in place and gives the skin a healthy glow.
You know it would be on the list. Sunscreen protects skin and is a must when focused on anti-aging. Find a moisturizer with an SPF in it or apply a sunscreen after your moisturizer. Make sure to re-apply throughout the day!
‘Redhead Friendly’ Sunscreen for Everyday Use: EltaMD Broad Spectrum Daily Sunscreen, SPF 40. It contains hyaluronic acid with UVA/UBA protection. Also gentle on redhead skin and you will hardly feel like you’re wearing SPF.
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