How to Choose the Best Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type (Yes it Matters!)

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How to Choose the Best Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Choosing skincare is a lot like shopping for jeans. The right selection makes you look and feel great, and gives you a boost of confidence. But choose the wrong stuff, and you are left with something you don’t like and never use. Here’s how to jettison the guesswork and set up the best skincare routine for your skin type.

Yes, taking skin type into account is that important. Even for those with normal skin.

Skincare creators design products to balance oil, infuse skin with moisture, tone down irritation, ward off breakouts, and everything in between. Why wouldn’t you want to get in on that kind of tailor-made goodness?

Tired buying skincare for your skin type with not-so-hot results? Let’s do a bit of trouble shooting and set you up with the perfect skincare routine for your skin.

Skincare Routine for Normal/Combination Skin Types

Why are normal and combo always lumped together? When we talk about normal skin, we mean a complexion that is relatively balanced in oil (not too dry, not too oily) with few issues (like sensitivity or acne). Combination skin is oilier in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and may show clogged pores in this area as well, but normal on cheeks and neck. When putting together a routine for combination skin, choose items for normal skin overall with a few oil control products to use on the T-zone.

Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator

Products to try:

Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser
Dr. Alkaitis Herbal Toner
Josh Rosebrook Active Infusion Serum
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30
Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator
Odacite Discover Kit for Combination Skin

Skincare Routine for Dry/Mature Skin Type

Again, these two skin types are often grouped together for a reason. Mature skin tends to experience moisture loss, and dry skin can look wrinkled and saggy. Skincare formulated for dry skin works well on mature skin types to hydrate and plump, but those looking to treat the appearance of aging should incorporate products that support collagen and elastin production, and repair discoloration and damage. A night treatment is also beneficial for this skin type.

May Lindstrom Skin The Youth Dew

Products to try:

Josh Rosebrook Moisturizing Cleanser
MUN No. 11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner
May Lindstrom Skin The Youth Dew
Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Lotion
Kypris Beauty Beauty Elixir I

Skincare Routine for Oily/Acne Prone Skin Type

It’s true, not everyone with oily skin has acne. But most people battling acne do have oily skin. Blemish-prone skin is benefited by controlling oil (without stripping) and clearing pores, both key to balancing oily skin too. For acne types, adding in products with astringent ingredients to keep breakouts at bay is also essential.

Indie Lee Blemish Stick

Products to try:

Tammy Fender Spearmint & Alfalfa Purifying Cleansing Gel
Odacite Mint & Green Tea Pore Purifying Toner Mist
May Lindstrom Skin The Problem Solver
Dr. Alkaitis Day Crème
Indie Lee Blemish Stick
Odacite Discovery Kit for Oily/Acne Skin

Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin Type

This skin type can include those who have issues like rosacea or eczema to those who tend toward mild sensitivity. The bottom line – gentle, soothing formulas that keep redness in check are key to keeping this skin type happy. Mild hydration and fragrance options are often best. Another thing to keep in mind when creating a sensitive skin routine, the fewer products the better.

Lavera Neutral Face Fluid

Products to try:

Lavera Basis Cleansing Milk 2-in-1
Lavera Neutral Face Fluid
Lavera Neutral Face Cream
Lavera Neutral Intensive Face Mask

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