Finding the perfect skincare regimen can be a long, expensive process with no guarantee of good results. It's a challenge that becomes more difficult once you realize that some products that work well on some women might not be as effective for you. Regardless of your skincare routine, these steps are nonnegotiable in your quest for younger-looking skin:

1. Cleanse your skin.

Cleansing is the best way to remove dirt and makeup that can clog your pores. It also washes away excess sebum, making you less prone to acne. Look for a gentle cleanser that's a good match for your skin type, and choose one with brightening benefits, like SkinWhite Naturals Papaya Milk Soap, for a healthy glow. 

2. Exfoliate regularly.
Regular exfoliation removes dead cells on your skin's surface, letting your products work more effectively. This habit also keeps your skin looking healthy by giving you an immediate glow. Limit this step to once or twice a week to avoid over-exfoliation, which can dry out and irritate your skin.

3. Use an alcohol-free toner.
Think of your toner as an extra cleansing step. It removes excess oil, as well as traces of makeup your soap hasn't washed away. Choose one that suits your skin's needs: Hydrating toners add extra moisture to dry skin, while brightening toners can give dull skin a boost.

4. Apply moisturizer.
Keeping your skin hydrated can make you look younger in the long run: It aids in skin repair, preventing wrinkles from forming faster on your face, neck, and chest. Use a soothing moisturizer on your face, and look for a rich lotion with brightening properties, like SkinWhite Naturals Papaya Milk Lotion, for your body.

5. Use sunscreen daily.
Frequent sun exposure can make your skin dry and patchy, resulting in wrinkles and dark spots in the long run. The sun is also a major cause of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer out there. Avoid these skin concerns by generously applying sunscreen all over your face and body. You can also use SkinWhite Naturals Papaya Milk Lotion, which has SPF 10, for sun protection. Make sure to reapply in the middle of the day, especially when you're outdoors for long periods of time.

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This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with SkinWhite.