SKIN CARE PLANNING 101

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It's so important to make sure that we are using the right products for our skin type, as well as when to use them, either in the morning or night. Keep reading if you want to know if you are using the right products for your skin type!

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DO'S

  • Cleanse your skin twice a day.
  • Use products that are designed for your skin type (this is very important).
  • Be gentle! 

DONT'S

  • Use hot water! This will dry your skin out.
  • Use the same face cloth twice without washing it. 
  • Go to bed with makeup on (such a big NO NO).
  • Over cleanse, because this may cause skin irritation.
  • Pull on your skin, unless you want to stretch it...

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So now thats out the way, how do we actually clean our skin? I have separated this section for normal skin, oily skin, combination skin, dry skin and sensitive skin. I got most of my research from the Complete Beauty Bible, written by Paula Begoun.


NORMAL SKIN (Morning and Evening) - with no signs of wrinkles or sun damage

AM

  • Cleanser 
  • Toner 
  • Moisturiser (make sure there is a SPF15 at least in the moisturiser)
PM
  • Cleanser
  • Toner (optional)
  • Lightweight moisturiser (only over dry patches and around the eyes)


OILY SKIN (Morning and Evening) with no signs of wrinkles or sun damage

AM

  • Cleanser 
  • Toner (optional)
  • BHA product in gel or liquid base*
  • Sunscreen (preferably in a foundation/ very lightweight lotion base with SPF15 or greater)
PM
  • Cleanser
  • Toner (optional)
  • BHA product in gel base*
  • Moisturiser (for dry areas only, including the eyes)
  • Absorbent facial mask
*BHA- Beta hydroxy acid, also known as salicylic acid


COMBINATION SKIN (Morning and Evening)

AM

  • Cleanser 
  • Toner (optional)
  • BHA product in gel or liquid base
  • Sunscreen (preferably in a foundation/ very lightweight lotion base with SPF15 or greater)
PM
  • Cleanser
  • Toner (optional)
  • BHA product in gel base*
  • Tretinoin product**
  • Moisturiser (for dry areas only, including the eyes)
  • Absorbent facial mask over oily areas only
*BHA- Beta hydroxy acid, also known as salicylic acid
**Tretinoin can help skin look smoother and function more normally, but the process is very subtle and very different to the action of removing surface layers of skin to create a smoother texture and appearance. 


DRY SKIN (Morning and Evening) with no signs of wrinkles or sun damage

AM

  • Cleanser 
  • Toner (optional)
  • Moisturiser
  • Sunscreen (in a moisturiser)
PM
  • Cleanser
  • Toner (optional)
  • AHA product in a moisturising base*
  • Moisturiser (for dry areas only)
*AHA- Alpha hydroxy acid. There are 5 major types of AHA's that show up in skincare products, which are glycolic, lactic, malic, citric and tartaric acids.


SENSITIVE SKIN/ ALLERGY-PRONE DRY SKIN (Morning and Evening)

AM

  • Cleanser 
  • Toner (optional)
  • Over the counter cortisone cream (only if their are skin reactions)
  • Sunscreen in an emollient moisturising base (SPF15 or greater)
PM
  • Cleanser
  • Toner (optional)
  • Over the counter cortisone cream (only if their are skin reactions)
  • BHA product in a moisturising base*
  • Moisturiser 
*BHA- Beta hydroxy acid, also known as salicylic acid


Image via: dermalogica (Instagram)

Now that might seem quite hectic, but remember if we look after our skin, it will thank us later! Oh, and if I missed something, or if there is anything you want to know- just comment below! Also I have written a similar post to this one, just CLICK HERE if you want to check out.

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2 comments:

  1. Skin care is not easy. You have to know your skin type before you try out any of these steps. Knowing your skin type will make it easy for you to choose the right skincare regime.

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    1. That's right. If you struggle with identifying your skin type I've put some clues down below- hope that helps!

      Dry skin
      -Flaky patches
      -Your skin may feel "tight" after washing it

      Oily skin
      -You have some or a lot of pimples
      -Your face often looks shinny

      Combination skin
      -Dry + oily

      Sensitive skin
      -Often red
      -Not all products work for you
      -May get some reaction

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