A Complete Skincare Routine For Normal Skin

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In case you missed my first post in the skincare for your skin type series, I know how hard it can be to find good recommendations based on skin type. To help you out, put together a complete skincare routine for normal skin. Don’t have normal skin? Don’t worry. You can check out my recommendations for oily skin and dry skin.

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If you have normal skin, you want to make sure you have a face wash that will help control the oil but does not strip the skin. 

In the morning, use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oils, or overnight treatments.

If you wear makeup regularly, you may want to consider doing a double cleanse in the evening. To do a double cleanse, start with a cleanser to remove any makeup you are wearing. Then follow with a second cleanser to get the face nice and clean.

Not into double cleansing? Just make sure your face is clean before moving on to the next step in your skincare routine.

try these:  cleansing balm // drugstore cleansing balm // cream cleanser // affordable foaming cleanser


I’m going to let you in on a secret. You don’t HAVE to use a toner. But if you want to use one, you can tackle a number of issues with the simple swipe of a cotton round. Toners can do everything from adding hydration to shrinking pores.

try these: hydrating toner // exfoliating toner // k-beauty toner


If you are a skincare maximalist, you could add an essence to your skincare routine. Want to keep things minimal? Skip to the serum.

So what is an essence? Essences typically have a thinner consistency than a serum but they still pack a lot of punch. The thin water-like texture helps all of the active ingredients sink into the skin.

try these: fresh essence // k-beauty fermented essence // exfoliating essence


The serum is the workhorse of your skincare routine. Make sure to pick a high-quality serum that addresses your top skin concern.

During the day, you could use a hydrating serum or a Vitamin C serum. At night, reach for a retinol or aha-based serum to help with aging.

try these: drugstore hydrating serum // vitamin c serum // entry level retinol // drugstore retinol


With normal skin, you can pick from a wide variety of moisturizers. It is a good idea to have one lighter moisturizer and one that is a bit more hydrating. You can use the lighter moisturizer during the day and the more hydrating one at night.

try these: lightweight cream // soothing moisturizer // rich cream // sentitve skin moisturizer

Eye Cream

Some beauty influencers will say that you can use the same moisturizer that you use on your face under your eyes. For some people that might be true. However, the skin around your eyes may be more sensitive or even drier than the rest of the skin on your face.

try these: good for dark circles // super hydrating night eye cream // retinol eye cream // for sensitive skin


You need to be wearing an SPF of at least 30 on your face and neck, every day.

try this: sheer mineral sunscreen // lightweight chemical sunscreen // hydrating SPF fluid

Face Masks

Face masks are not a necessary step in a skincare routine, but they are a fun part. You can treat all different types of skin issues from acne, congestion, or dry skin. Really anything goes.

try these: pha exfoliating mask // k-beauty black tea mask // no mix clay mask // indian healing clay

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