Crossdressing/transgender skincare routine
Here is your ultimate step by step guide to your new crossdressing/transgender skincare routine that anyone can do.
As a biological man, you probably never had to take care of your skin before.
Unfortunately, that just won’t do if you want to transform into a convincing woman by society’s standards – pretty unfair isn’t it?
Good thing is you don’t need a PhD to have a good skincare routine. Simply follow these steps and in the exact order shown to get the best results for your skin.
Treat your skincare routine like a five-course meal in a fine-dining restaurant.
And just like fine dining, you need to apply small portions in the right order to get the best experience and result.
Here is your ultimate step by step guide to your new crossdressing/transgender skincare routine.
I have also left a few tips at the end of this article that you should not skip over.
Step 1: Wash with water
When washing your face, use warm to lukewarm water as this helps to open your pores. Cold water prevents the pores from opening thus making it impossible to remove dirt.
You can also use a cleanser to Make sure your hands are clean before applying the cleanser and rub it in a circular motion, working your way from your forehead to your chin.
This is no-brainer. Water helps to dislodge and remove dirt built up on your face.
You can also use a cleanser but try to use it sparingly, maybe a couple times a week.
Dermatologists recommend ‘Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser’ for all skin types.
Step 2: Apply toner
To use it is very easy. Simply use a few drops on a cotton pad and wipe your face, neck and even chest.
Toner has to be used after you wash your faced but before you apply any sort of moisturiser or serum. It helps stabilise the skin’s pH balance, it helps with grooming when it comes to ingrown hairs.
It does have strong ingredients, so it is advised to use toners every other day. If you have a stronger toner for oily skin or acne, then you should start by using it every 2-3 days.
Be careful if you have darker skin.
You need to be careful with toners as dark skin tends to have uneven pigmentation and toners can make that more prominent. So, look for toners with no alcohol in it as it is very drying for the skin and can make you look ashier.
Toner is safe to use after hair removal treatments, but you should stick to a really gentle version. Post treatment recommendations are not to apply alcohol, vit c or retinol.
Step 3: Serum
It is recommended that serums are applied twice a day on the face and neck.
Serums are gel-based skin care products that provide the skin with highly concentrated active ingredients that help with a range of aspects from hydrating your skin to helping your skin glow.
Applying serum before your moisturiser in the morning provides added skin protection from the sun and UV light.
There are several different types of serums; anti-aging serums, antioxidant serums, hydrating serums and colour-correcting serums.
Antioxidant serums are good for all skin types, hydrating serums are good for dry skin and colour-correcting serums are good to balance any form of hyperpigmentation on the skin.
Step 4: Eye Cream
Apply eye cream under your eyes and under your brows.
Whether it’s sun-damage, squinting, fluids that collect around your eyes, dark circles and eye bags from stress or wrinkles from ages, eye creams can help with all of that.
Because, although some of those things are acceptable in a man, unfortunately on a woman it is seen as a sign of someone who doesn’t take care of herself.
Eye creams are not hard to select from, just make sure you check your level of skin sensitivity before buying anything.
Step 5: Moisturiser
Apply moisturizer on your face.
The obvious benefit to moisturising is to combat dry skin after a shower.
But it also helps with things like fighting off wrinkles, helping your skin look young and even out the skin tone of your skin.
Step 6: Sunscreen
This is the last step to your skincare routine before you step out.
Make SURE to apply sunscreen on your face.
This isn’t something that you should only keep for summer or holidays. This should be an everyday thing that you cannot afford to skip in your daily crossdressing/trans skincare routine.
UV rays from the sun still hit your skin regardless of the weather. This leads to uneven skin tone, wrinkles that make you look a lot older than you are and, worst of all, skin cancer.
In fact, sunscreen should be used by every human being on the planet, especially those with lighter skin.
You can also find moisturisers with SPF which allows you to combine steps 5 and 6.
And there you have it.
Your step-by-step crossdressing/trans skincare routine. Honestly, this applies to all genders but if you wish to be more feminine then a good skincare routine can’t to forgotten.
I did say that I would mention a few things that you need to know in regard to your skincare routine.
Before you start buying and using any new product for your skin, it is HIGHLY advisable to do a patch test on arm to make sure it doesn’t result in any unwanted reactions
If you are under 40, you should probably be looking at hydrating gentle moisturizers.
Or if you are in your 20s, you might need a foaming cleanser if you are prone to a lot of acne.
And if you had to choose either your day or night skincare routine to shorten, always choose the day. At night, it is essential to do every step of your skincare routine as that is when your skin needs the most care after a long day of being exposed to the world or dirt, dust and decay.
And finally, look to exfoliate two to three times a week.