Whether you’re a fully committed makeup diva, or you are obsessed with the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look, or you prefer to rock a bare-faced beauty – one thing should remain non-negotiable: a skincare routine that is appropriate for your specific skin type.
The Most Basic Skin Care Ritual to Follow
Finding ‘THE ONE’ isn’t what matters most; it all depends on a combination of various ingredients that lead to healthy, hydrated skin all the time. However, there’s a simple four-step ritual that you can count on to work regardless of your skin type.
Daytime: Cleanse – Tone – Moisturize – Sunscreen
Nighttime: Cleanse – Tone – Cream/Serum/Essence – Moisturize
Your daytime regimen should focus on protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays as well as other environmental pollutants and elements. At night, it’s all about providing your skin with the right treatment while it undergoes repair and rejuvenation process.
Skincare Must-Haves for Every Skin Type
You’re already following the basics for taking care of your skin and you have also found the most radiance-boosting tools and devices for proper absorption of products – nothing to worry about because you’re already giving your skin some major TLC already.
But if you’re worried that your specific skin type isn’t getting what it deserves, and you need to delve a little bit deeper within the skincare regimen rabbit hole, here’s what you need to remember:
For Acne-Prone Skin: Skin care products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfur are your skin’s BFF to combat against zit-causing bacteria and to reduce inflammation and breakouts
For Dry Skin: Skin care products containing hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and ceramides are lifesavers to lend your skin that dewy, glowing look.
For Oily Skin: Skin care products containing salicylic acid, lactic acid, and clay are your first defense for preventing your oil production working in overdrive.
The General Skincare Rule for Everybody
The most expensive hydrating serums and gels can’t do so much for cracked, flaky skin if you’re always chronically dehydrated. So guzzle down beyond the recommended 8-10 glasses every day.
Don’t forget the lips
Dry pucker? Avoid habitual licking and lather on some softening balm every night so you can wake up to lips that are refreshingly supple and luxuriously soft to the touch.
Exfoliate once a week
This will remove build-up of dead skin cells, boost lymphatic drainage, and help better absorption of all products you’re using.
There’s no universal fix
The first thing you have to do is determine the type of skin you have – and then start incorporating the basic skincare regimen on a regular basis.