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How To Build A Skincare Routine For Every Skin Type At Any Age. (7 Steps)

It is never too late to mend anything. No matter what your age is you can still build up your skincare routine(the right way) with an eye of having the skin of your dreams  

Planning to build a healthy skincare routine may seem to complicate. There is a prodigious amount of skincare products, methods, ingredients that prove to treat your skin but picking up the right ones and building up a routine out of it may be overpowering.

Don’t fret I have created a brief step by step guide for you to help you out to choose just the right product and method to treat and replenish your skin.  

After all the largest organ of the human body (skin) needs some care.  

Before jumping on the steps lets take a look t the basic thing you should do before you build up a skincare routine.  

Also, don’t forget to check out things to avoid in order to maintain healthy skin. (16 Rejuvenating Detox Water For Skin, Body, And Mind.[With Recipes])

KNOW YOUR SKIN.

How To Build A Skincare Routine For Every Skin Type At Any Age.

Above all else knowing your skin type is the chief thing you should do before you plan to build up a skincare routine for yourself.

You choose products according to your skin type. It’s better to know your skin type rather than bringing home a product that will worsen your skin concern.  

If you still don’t have an idea what your skin type is then here is a quick guide to it.  

If your skin feels rough or tight after bathing, showering, swimming, and also has flaking or scaling you have a DRY skin type.  

If you notice the slight shine on your T-Zone like nose and forehead you tend to have a NORMAL/COMBINATION type of skin.  

If you have shine all over your face or on your nose, cheeks, and forehead you have an OILY skin type. (9 Best Primer for Oily Skin)

KEEP THINGS SIMPLE.

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As it is said simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Keeping your skincare routine is another thing you must have in your mind when to plan to build your skincare routine.  

I have experienced the more products and methods the more you tend to skip on your routine.  

You may motivate yourself and build up a complicated skincare routine stick to it for a couple of days.

But keeping your routine simple and sticking to it for a good span of time is what will give you results. I always choose dedication over motivation. (9 Best Turmeric Face Mask for All Skin Types)

The less the products to apply the less you tend to forget to use them.  

GIVE IT A LITTLE TIME.  

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As I already mentioned dedication is what will give you results. You won’t see the results overnight. Every good thing takes time and so does your skin.  

Give your skin time to get familiar with the products and their ingredients. Let your skin get used to the products and only then you will see some noticeable results.  

Don’t change your products frequently take time, give the time that is all you need to know when it comes to skincare.

 

1. CLEANSE YOUR FACE.

How To Build A Skincare Routine For Every Skin Type At Any Age.

Don’t ever get confused with these two terms cleanser and face wash. They are not the same.  

Use cleanser when you have your makeup on mostly in your nighttime skincare routine.  

What is a cleanser?

A skin cleanser is a product that is used to get rid of makeup, dirt, oil, pollutants off your face. It helps to prevent acne by unclogging the pores.  

When to use?

Use a face cleanser when you have your makeup on or after a workout or you can even use it when you feel excessive oil on your face.

How to select?  

Choose an oil-based face cleanser for better results as it works best for normal to oily skin. It also helps to moisturize your skin. Oil-based cleansers are gentle and better for your skin.  

For oily skin.                                    

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Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Oil

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For dry skin.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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For normal skin.

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L’Oreal Paris Bi-Phase Micellar Water

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 2. WASH YOUR FACE.  

How To Build A Skincare Routine For Every Skin Type At Any Age.

Ah!The most known part of skincare without which you can’t go further with your skincare routine.  

Obviously, nobody wants to tone and moisturize a dirty, oily skin. Washing your face in skincare is like a primer in makeup a base without which you can’t step ahead.Read my blog top 9 primer for oily skin to know more about primers.  

What is face wash?

The face wash is a cleansing product that foams up and cleans your face to get rid of excess oil, dirt, filth, etc. It gives you a matte finish.  

When to use?

Everyday! Yes! There is no day where you can skip fo wash your face with a good foaming cleanser.

Before bed, after a workout, before you start your day basically times when you feel like washing the dirt off your face and feel fresh.    

How to select?

Choose your face wash with utmost care. Know your skin type and your skin concern and choose a product with a formula that will suit your skin type.  

For oily skin.  

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La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser

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For dry skin.

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CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash

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For normal skin.

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Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Gentle Foaming Cleanser

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3. TONE IT UP.

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Toner a must-have product when you build up a skincare routine. If next time you feel shilly-shally to use a toner in your skincare routine remember it is going to minimize the appearance of your pores.  

What is a toner?

A toner is an absorbing liquid that helps to reduce traces of oil and dirt from your face. It also helps to balance the pH level of your skin.  

When to use?

Use a toner after washing your face and before moisturizing it. It’s like a bridge between the 2 steps washing your face and moisturizing it.  

How to select?

Choose your toner according to your skin type. If you have oily skin go for an alcohol-free toner. Someone with dry skin should choose a toner that helps hydrate the skin and allows moisturizer absorption.  

For oily skin.  

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Avene Thermal Spring water

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For dry skin.  

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The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Toner

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For normal skin.

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Plum Chamomile & White Tea Calming Antioxidant Toner

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4. DROP SOME SERUM.

How To Build A Skincare Routine For Every Skin Type At Any Age.

Serums work magic for skin concerns as they have a higher concentration of active formulas and ingredients that trigger your skin concern and heal them.  

What is a serum?

Serums are products with lighter and thinner formulas. They have a high concentration of active ingredients with thinner formulas that penetrate deep into the skin.  

When to use?  

It’s mostly advised to introduce serum in your routine in your mid-20s. Use serums just after cleansing and toning but before moisturizer and sunscreen.  

How to select?

Select a serum that will do just what you need it to do. As serums trigger your skincare concerns choose a serum with a formula that will claim to heal your skin issues.  

Folks with oily or acne-prone skin can go for serums based on retinol or salicylic acid. For dry skin, you can choose a serum with Vitamin C.

For oily skin.

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Dot & Key Zit Zapping Skin Clarifying Serum

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For dry skin.

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WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skin Face Serum

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For normal skin.  

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The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Serum

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5. GLIDE ON EYE CREAM.

How To Build A Skincare Routine For Every Skin Type At Any Age.

Do you know which part of your face is most sensitive? It’s your under-eyes.  

You should never forget about your eyes because the skin under your eyes is the first to show your age and fatigue.  

What is an eye cream?  

Eye creams are products that some of the issues like puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles.  

When to use?

Use an eye cream after applying the serum. Use it if you have dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, or wrinkles.  

Include it in your skincare routine to trigger your concerns or you can simply omit this step.

How to choose?  

Choose an eye cream based on your skin type. Pick an oil-free solution if you have oily skin. Go for a moisturizing formula if you have dry skin. Pick your eye cream for your concerns such as puffiness, dark circles, pigmentation.  

For oily skin.  

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Dot & Key   Puffiness + Shadow Minimizing Under Eye Sleeping Mask

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For dry skin.

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L’Oreal Paris Revitalift   Laser X3 Transforming Eye Cream

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For normal skin.

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StBotanica Moroccan Argan Oil Anti Wrinkle Rejuvinating Under Eye Cream

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6. MOISTURIZE IT.  

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If you think you should consider applying moisturizer only if you have dry skin then you are assuredly wrong.  

Moisturizers ensure to keep your skin healthy, supple, soft, and free from fine lines.  

Don’t just leave your skincare routine halfway. Moisturizers are essential when it comes to building a skincare routine.  

You need to end it at the right note and for the very same reason, you need to incorporate moisturizer in your skincare routine.

What is a moisturizer?  

The name itself describes what it does. It is crucial to maintain the skin’s healthy cells. Keep the skin hydrated and supple. It also helps to slow down the aging process.  

When to use?  

Moisturizer is probably the last step of your skincare routine but comes before sunscreen.  

Moisturizer locks all the products you applied prior to it while doing your skincare regime.  

How to choose?  

Be very careful when it comes to choosing a moisturizer. This is the product that should entirely be based on your skin type.  

Otherwise, you will end up making your oily skin look more greasy.

Choose a gel-based formula for oily skin. Opt for a richer lotion-based formula for dry skin.  

For oily skin.

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L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti Shine Icy Gel

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For dry skin.

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Cetaphil Moisturising Cream

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For normal skin.  

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The Face Shop Chia Seed Hydro Cream

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7. SEAL IT WITH SUNSCREEN.

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Well, its time to finish it up. But do not complete your skincare routine without a sunscreen.  

Sunscreen helps you in endless ways. From protecting your skin from UV rays to get rid of discoloration.  

What is sunscreen?  

Sunscreen is a product that protects your skin from harmful UV rays, sunburns, discoloration, and skin problems caused due to sun rays.  

When to use?

Sunscreen comes the last. After cleansing, toning, moisturizing comes sunscreen. Conceal your skincare routine with good sunscreen even if you are not going to step out of your house.  

How to choose?  

There are endless options when it comes to choosing a sunscreen. The formula ranges from lotion, stick, gel, spray, and foam. The list is long.  

Choose a good sunscreen that compliments your skin type and also protects you from the harsh sun rays.  

For oily skin.  

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Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser SPF 15

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For dry skin.  

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L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Super Aqua Essence

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For normal skin.

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Avene Very High Protection Spray SPF 50+

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As by now, you have a clear picture of how you should build a skincare routine. Now, let’s take a look at the things you shouldn’t do in order to maintain your skin and take care of it.  

  • Don’t squeeze your face and irritate your pimples.  
  • Don’t sleep with your makeup on.  
  • Avoid cleansing your face with wet wipes as wet wipes are proven to be a bed for germs.  
  • Don’t over-exfoliate or over wash your face.

I anticipate this article helps to build a skincare routine for your skin type and is an answer to the question (how to build a skincare routine).  

 

 

 

 

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