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Skincare For Beginners: What You Need To Know

Beginning your journey in the world of skincare can be both exciting and overwhelming. With so many different types of products, formulations, target areas, routines and benefits to keep track of, it can sometimes feel like you’re drowning in a luminous sea of well-hydrated options. But skincare doesn’t have to be overly complicated or laborious - and with the right key products, even the most basic skincare routine can lay the foundation for healthy, radiant skin. This skincare for beginners guide from Armani beauty will offer a step-by-step skin care routine that prioritises simple skin care without compromising on your desired results.

Skincare for Beginners

Skincare can be simple

Contrary to popular belief, the steps in skincare routines do not necessarily need to be overly complicated or riddled with a multitude of products and techniques. It may sound like a paradox, but sometimes a basic skincare routine can be just as effective as a more complex alternative. The answer to this is simple: the key to healthy, hydrated and radiant skin lies in listening to its bespoke, individual needs.

Simple skin care is therefore about understanding your face and which products - including their formulations and ingredients - are most suitable and will, in time, be most effective. By incorporating high-quality products, Armani beauty ensures that even a minimal routine can yield remarkable results.


Armani beauty’s skincare routine for beginners

For skincare beginners, less is often more; fewer products, fewer steps, fewer things to consider and stress about. Beginners can find power in simplicity through a basic skincare routine that utilises a few essential steps to address the fundamental needs of your skin.

Armani beauty’s basic skincare routine steps include:

  1. Cleanse: use a skin type-specific cleanser to remove dirt, makeup and other impurities from your skin.
  2. Moisturise: hydrate and replenish your skin with a moisturiser that will not clog your pores.
  3. Protect: shield your skin from the harshness of the sun’s rays with an SPF and source an antioxidant-rich treatment to protect from pollution and free radicals.
  4. Add steps as required: consider adding treatments or specialised products to your simple skin care routine that target problem areas and other concerns.
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Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing is the pillar of a healthy, radiant face - and so any skincare routine for beginners should consider a cleanser that will remove dirt, makeup and other impurities that accumulate on your skin throughout the day. Here’s how to choose your perfect Armani beauty cleanser:

  • For balancing and smoothing: Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Cleansing Moisturiser offers the twin benefits of supreme clarity and hydration. Its oil-in-gel formulation removes even the most resistant makeup residue and retextures rough skin.
  • For a foam-like texture: consider the Crema Nera Supreme Foam-In-Cream Cleansing Moisturiser. Fortified with the power of plant technology, both cleansers are suitable for all skin types - including those with more sensitive skin.
  • For something a little lighter: Armani beauty’s Velvety Cleansing Milk is a luxurious alternative. This lightweight, velvety cleansing milk works to gently remove impurities while leaving the skin to feel perfectly soft, supple and comfortable.

cleansing should be done twice a day, in the morning and evening, to maintain a clean canvas for the rest of your basic skincare routine.


Step 2: Moisturise

Hydration is fundamental to healthy skin and simple skin care - regardless of whether you lean more oily or dry. A great moisturiser will therefore help to lock in moisture, prevent water loss, and maintain the skin’s natural barrier throughout the day. Here are our top picks:

  • For lightweight, glow-giving hydration: Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Neocream is a concentrated yet lightweight liquid cream that immaculately infuses into the skin. Its benefits are abundant; day-long hydration, smoothed skin texture, a more luminous skin complexion and plumped skin.
  • For anti-ageing: Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Supreme Reviving Cream is a nourishing anti-ageing moisturiser that will bring new life to your skin’s appearance. Formulated from the resurrection plant Myrothamnus Flabellifolia, adding this face cream to your basic skincare routine will support your skin to be firmer, smoother and more radiant, all while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Moisturiser products should be applied twice daily, morning and night.

Step 3: Protect

Protecting your skin is essential for every simple skin care routine. This means that sun protection is non-negotiable. Whether you’re out at the beach, enjoying a quick lap of the park, or driving to work in the morning, shielding your skin from exposure to UV radiation will help in preventing premature ageing and sun damage. Our favourite skin-protecting products include:

For daily sun protection: Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Supreme Defense Fluid SPF 15 boasts all the same characteristics and benefits as the Crema Nera Supreme Reviving Cream, in addition to complete protection against pollution and long UVA, UVA and UVB rays.

For defence against pollutants and free radical damage: consider Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Acqua Pantelleria Antioxidant Treatment Lotion. Enriched with grapefruit extract for a sophisticated freshness and vitamin E for its antioxidant properties, this lotion delivers instant hydration and comfort for luminous, revitalised and protected skin. This treatment lotion should be applied prior to moisturising.

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Add to your simple skincare routine as needed

Now that you know the three most essential steps in skincare routine for beginners, you can start gradually introducing additional products to address specific concerns that might require more support.

For example, Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Volume Reshaping Eye Serum is a gorgeous addition to your basic skincare routine if you’re searching for a product to nourish and boost the delicate skin around your eyes. Its gel-to-oil texture provides long-lasting nutrition and helps impart an instant lifting effect.

Alternatively, the Crema Nera Light-Reviving Eye Cream works as a contouring anti-ageing eye cream that delicately combats puffy eyes and dark circles.

If the visible signs of ageing are evolving into a concern, Armani beauty’s Crema Nera Supreme Reviving Serum is a simple addition to any skincare routine for beginners. Its pearlescent ‘double silk’ texture absorbs beautifully into the skin, helping to reduce redness, tighten pores and provide a smoother, softer complexion.

Remember, the key is to introduce new products one at a time and observe how your skin responds, helping you identify any products that might cause irritation or sensitivity.

Now that you understand the fundamentals of simple skin care and have your basic skincare routine sorted, learn how to layer your night skincare routine.

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