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
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
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
While external factors could be
NORMAL SKIN TYPE
You may have normal skin if you see the following signs:
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 :
DRY SKIN TYPE
You may have dry skin if you see the following signs:
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.
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
You may have oily or acne-prone skin if you can see the following signs in your skin:
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 :
People in these areas call it a “miracle tree” and harvest the coconuts for their nutritional, cosmetic, and medicinal values.
Coconut oil is composed of 80-90% saturated fat, however, it does not contain cholesterol.