This post is all about the ultimate skincare routine guide.
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At a basic level, there are 5 different types of skin: normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive. Your skin might change throughout the years and even seasons, so it’s vital that you observe it and listen to your body. Creating a skincare routine that provides your skin with everything it needs its vital.
You might need to adapt your routine depending on the season, the weather where you live etc, but the basics stay the same. I change mine depending on the new products I want to try, collaborations or if my skin doesn’t like a product anymore, but I try to keep all the steps the same and being really consistent with it.
A good skincare routine isn’t everything you’ll need to look and feel good, exercise, diet and drinking a lot of water play a huge role in maintaining your skin fresh and glowy.
Each guide is designed for a specific type of skin and all of them have 7 steps. Every step has 3 different products with different prices, going from cheapest to most expensive, a link to the product and a little explanation so you can make an informed decision.
Let me give you some tips to make the most out of your new skincare routine:
You’ll need to focus on your moisturiser, the thicker and greasier, the better. I have dry to combination skin and use my moisturiser twice a day, after my serum in the morning and after my toner at night.
A steamy shower feels good, but that hot water is not a good idea for your skin; hot showers strip your body of its natural oil barrier, and you need that barrier to help trap moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist.
To know more tips and products download our Skincare routine guide for Dry Skin.
Cleansing your skin twice a day is a must for you. Choosing oil-free and water-based products will make a huge difference as well. Acne treatments and exfoliators will reduce oil and also improve the look of large pores.
Foundation can feel heavy for you, especially in hot weather. An oily foundation will melt and clog your pores, producing even more oil. Try a moisturiser with silicone, it will create a shield over the skin, keeping the makeup where it belongs.
To know more tips and products download our Skincare routine guide for Oily Skin.
This can be a really confusing skin type. Use a gentle, oil-balancing cleanser, make sure it doesn’t have denatured alcohol, which will dry out and harm your skin. Exfoliating can help to prevent your pores from becoming clogged by excess oil, making it a go-to skincare routine step for anyone with combination skin.
Dermatologists recommend salicylic acid as an ingredient for taming oily skin. Salicylic acid can help to clear your pores of excess oil, preventing acne blemishes from forming.
Combination skin types tend to suffer from makeup slippage around the nose, chin, and forehead so you might want to try a mattifying primer during your beauty routine.
To know more tips and products download our Skincare routine guide for Combination Skin.
When using a new product, always, always test it on a small patch of skin – like behind your ear – before using it on your face. Wait 24 hours for any signs of irritation or redness.
Sensitive skin is even more vulnerable to the elements and will benefit from a proper skincare routine. Moisturise both morning and night to protect skin from water loss and to maintain a healthy barrier.
Choose a cleanser that is formulated for sensitive skin but isn’t so gentle that you need to scrub really hard to remove makeup.
To know more tips and products download our Skincare routine guide for Sensitive Skin.
Congratulations!!! I am really jealous. Everything is working as it should, does that mean you don’t have to take care of it? Hell no! Skin can change and we’ll have to prevent that from happening.
Focus on avoiding irritants such as alcohol, essential oils, mint and peppermint, Sodium lauryl sulfate, etc.
You don’t have to focus on other problems such as acne or irritation so keep your efforts on avoiding wrinkles and expression marks with good moisturisers and always, always use sunscreen protection.
To know more tips and products download our Skincare routine guide for Normal Skin.
These guides have been created as a collaboration between my mum – who is a Beauty specialist with more than 25 years of experience – and me. If you have any other questions, need advice or anything related to your skincare routine, we are more than happy to help you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reply asap.
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