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HOW TO BUILD A PERFECT SKINCARE ROUTINE

November 24, 2020

When you take care of you skin, it takes care of you. Having a consistent skincare routine is the key to get an even skin tone, treat and prevent wrinkles, prevent acne, have a smooth, soft texture, small  pore size, absence of blemishes and an overall radiance! Building a simple skincare routine shouldn’t feel like a humdrum, it should be fun!

Your skincare routine is personal and exclusive

Skincare routine

 

Your routine should be tailored to your needs and it must align with your lifestyle, so that it’s easier to follow and you’ll be able to maintain it. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different and maybe you see a celebrity with an eight to twelve step skin care routine, or a friend might suggest you a product that is highly praised in the market at the moment and used by many – the same might not work for you, because your skin type determined by your genetics, your daily lifestyle and habits, and environmental conditions may be different than them. A simple and effective skincare routine can be achieved with a handful of right products. When you have a clear idea of what your skincare goals are, you can narrow down a lot of guesswork and attain your best complexion and a healthy smooth, clear skin!

Assessing your skin type

how to asses your skin type to develope your skin care routine

 

The first step to building a routine is to assess under which category your skin type falls to address your specific skin concerns and making it looking and feeling its best. Using the wrong products and popular internet DIYs can cause more damage than good and worsen your acne, oiliness/dryness, or other skin problems.

A skin type is the description and interpretation of why your skin looks, feels, and behaves the way it does. Understanding your skin type is incredibly important and you must keep in mind that it is never static – the variation of the changes you see in your skin can change season to season and sometimes even week to week. It can change and fluctuate with everything, from the weather to your stress levels. In addition, you might need to incorporate in your skincare routine some products that would treat your specific skin disorders – if you have any. Like rosacea, eczema, skin pigmentation, blackheads, blackheads, sun damage, whiteheads, precancerous conditions. You will need to choose the right products in the right order and combination in your skincare routine according to what you need to address these concerns.

Your skin type is influenced by internal and external factors.

Internal factors could be

  • Hereditary conditions (albinism, vitiligo, ectodermal dysplasias, melasma, premature aging syndromes]
  • Genetic predisposition of skin type (prone to breakouts, sensitive to certain ingredients]
  • Hormonal changes (due to pregnancy, menopause, menstrual cycle] – these hormone levels cause the skin to fluctuate from oily to dry, more breakouts and skin discoloration]
  • Medications you may be taking in your daily routine (birth control pills, for diabetes, blood pressure medicine]
  • Habits like smoking (nicotine in cigarettes delays healing and accelerates skin aging]
  • Diet (what you eat shows on your skin. An excessive amount of sugar and dairy in your diet can increase inflammation and accelerate skin aging as well.]

While external factors could be

  • the climate in the part of the world where you live (cold, warm, moist, dry, and arid]
  • weather changes
  • sun exposure according to your daily routine (unprotected and prolonged sun exposure is the major cause of wrinkles and skin discoloration]
  • pollution (free radicals in the environment can damage collagen in your skin]
  • even passive smoking!

NORMAL SKIN TYPE

You may have normal skin if you see the following signs:

  • You have little pores along the T-zone
  • You rarely experience breakouts
  • You are rarely sensitive to products
  • No apparent signs of oiliness or dryness (you see matt areas on your skin]

Any kind of formulation you put on your face – whether it's heavy or light inconsistency or a more oil-based formulation, is going to work just fine for you!

Here’s a basic skincare routine you can follow :

Morning :

  • Cleansing (AM and PM]
  • Exfoliation (once or twice a week]
  • Toner – Optional
  • Serum (Optional in AM, but recommended to use in PM]
  • Moisturizer – to provide hydration (AM and PM]
  • Sunscreen (AM)

DRY SKIN TYPE

Dry Skin skincare products

You may have dry skin if you see the following signs:

  • You may have very few pores and visible blackheads
  • Your skin feels flaky or rough and you can see dry patches (maybe your foundation looks uneven and makes it more prominent]
  • Your skin constantly feels tight
  • Your skin feels itchy
  • You cannot see any oily shine throughout the day
  • Your skin feels dull

Focus on humectant rich hydrating toners, face oils, emulsions, and moisturizing creams with emollient and occlusive properties. The goal is to restore your skin with the oil and moisture that it is lacking. Here is a basic routine that you need to follow consistently to truly beat the condition.

  1. Cleanser (AM and PM]
  • Gentle formulation
  • pH balanced
  • Cream, milk, oil-based
  • Avoid foaming cleanser and harsh products
  1. Toner (AM]
    • Gentle
    • Hydrating
    • Hyaluronic Acid
    • Glycerin
    • Avoid products containing alcohol.
  2. Exfoliant (once or twice a week]
    • Lactic acid
    • PHA
    • Mandelic acid
    • Avoid Glycolic acid
    • Avoid salicylic acid
  3. Serum (PM and/or AM]
    • Hyaluronic acid
    • Glycerin
    • Peptides
    • Ceramides
    • Use 2 layers
  4. Moisturizer (AM and PM]
    • Ceramides
    • Peptides
    • Fatty acids
    • Emollients
    • Use 2 layers
  5. Face oil (PM]
    • Safflower oil
    • Rosehip oil
    • Squalene oil
    • Marula oil
    • Sea buckthorn oil
  6. Sunscreen (must in AM]

Use hydrating exfoliants no more than twice a week. You can use a light layer of Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly on areas that are severely dry. But if you are prone to breakouts then skip.

OILY OR ACNE PRONE SKIN

oily skin type treatment

You may have oily or acne-prone skin if you can see the following signs in your skin:

 

  • You experience breakouts and blackheads quite frequently
  • You have dilated or enlarged pores across the face
  • You experience an oily shine and can feel oily residue when you touch your skin
  • You may be currently experiencing a breakout

 

An upside of oily skin is that the natural oils will maintain your skin’s barrier function, so you’ll look youthful and younger for longer!

 

Here are the products you can use in your skincare regimen to control the oiliness and maintain your skin’s natural glow :

  • Oil Cleanser (AM and PM]
    1. Use a light-weight oil or balm cleanser
    2. Micellar water can also be used but make sure that you do not leave it on the skin for too long
    3. Always rinse afterward
  • Gel Cleanser (AM and PM]
    1. Go for a gentle formulation
    2. It should be a non-foaming product
    3. pH balanced
    4. Avoid harsh cleansers
    5. Avoid cleanser containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate
    6. Avoid cleansing too many times
  • Acid toner/pads (AM and/or PM]
    1. BHA (most preferred]
    2. AHA
    3. Avoid astringents
    4. Avoid toners containing alcohol or menthol
    5. Use mattifying toners
  • Hydrating Mist (AM and/or PM]
    1. Look for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin
    2. This step will add hydration to the skin and helps balance oil production
  • Serum (PM and/or PM]
    1. A product containing Niacinamide
    2. Zinc containing product
    3. Retinoids may also help
  • Moisturizer and Oil (AM and PM]
    1. Light-weight
    2. Avoid Shea Butter, coconut oil in ingredients
    3. Use Oils rich in linoleic acid
  • Sunscreen (AM and PM]
    1. Make sure you always protect with sunscreen or the dark spots from acne will worsen and appear darker


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