In case you missed my first post in the skincare for your skin type series, I know how hard it can be to find recommendations for my skin type. I want to make sure you don’t have the same problem so I am putting together guides for a variety of skin types. If you don’t have normal, skin 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 your cleanser to remove any dirt, oils, or overnight treatments.
If you wear makeup regularly, you may want to consider doing a double cleanse. If you do a double cleanse, you want to start with the oil based cleanser to remove any makeup you are wearing. After the first cleanser, you will follow with a second cleanser to really get the face clean. If you are not into the double cleanse, just make sure your cleanser is removing all of your makeup.
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 different number of skin issues with the simple swipe of a cotton round.
This is another step that some people consider extra. I actually use an essence regularly. While typically a thinner consistency than a serum, essences can pack a lot of punch because they are filled with active ingredients. The thin water like texture helps it sink into the skin.
You really want to pick a serum that targets specific issues for your skin, since the serum is a workhorse. If your skin is not sensitive, you can use some powerful ingredients without destroying your skin.
You could use a Vitamin C product to help fade dark spots and discolorations. If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, pick a good anti-aging serum.
With normal skin, you can pick from a wide variety of moisturizers. In the summer you could opt for something with a gel base and in winter you could pick something more moisturizing.
Pick an eye cream based on your specific concerns. Do you want to hydrate the eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Or do you want to work on dark circles?
You can skip a separate SPF if your moisturizer or makeup has SPF in it. If not you need to apply to your face before your makeup.
try this on the face and body : everyday sunscreen
Obviously, face masks aren’t part of a daily routine, but they should be done regularly to help combat different skin issues. For normal skin, you can pick almost any mask.
A lot of time and love went into this series. I wanted to make sure to only recommend the absolute best products. Should you need more direction, please feel free to leave a comment.