I have combination skin and at the moment I’m using a soft cleanser and I’m very happy with it. I’ve been using this one for two years now. They have a foaming version of this cleanse, but it tends to make my skin feel dry. You have to test a few things till you find what really works for you.
How to Put Together a Skincare Routine?
The first thing you need to do it’s to know your skin. Who doesn’t want great-looking skin? Start by knowing your skin type. Then you’ll know how to take care of it.
There are 5 types of skin: Dry Skin (flaky, scaly, or rough), Oily skin (shiny, greasy, and may have big pores), Combination skin (dry in some spots like your cheeks and oily in others like forehead, nose, and chin), Sensitive skin (may sting, burn, or itch after you use some makeup or other products), and finally Normal skin (balanced, clear, and not sensitive). Now that we got that figured we can pass to the first step.
STEP 1 – The Products You Need and Why
Let’s start with the Cleansing your skin.
What is this for? A gentle, water-soluble cleanser removes debris, oil, and makeup.
Why do I need this? Rinsing with water is not enough to clean your face. When your face is clean, it allows the other products you use to work even better, morning and evening.
What results will I see? Your skin will look and feel healthier, smoother, and be ready to receive maximum benefits from your other products.
For Normal/Combo Skin
Don’t just grab whatever soap is in the shower or at the sink to wash your face. You don’t have to buy fancy, expensive products. You just need to find skin care that works for you. Use a gentle cleanser or soap and wash. Please don’t scrub your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water, then pat dry. If you find your skin dries out or gets oily, try a different cleanser.
For Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t have alcohol or fragrance. Those ingredients can dry your skin out even more. Gently wash your skin, then rinse with plenty of warm water. Don’t use hot water because it removes the natural oils from your face faster. Try exfoliating once a week to get rid of flaky skin cells. It will make your skin look clearer and more even.
For Oily Skin
If your skin is oily, use an oil-free foaming cleanser to wash your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water. You may want to use a toner or astringent after you’ve washed your face, but be careful because it might irritate your skin. They can remove extra oil, making your face less shiny, and help keep skin clean.
For Sensitive Skin
If your skin is sensitive, wash it with a very gentle cleanser and rinse with warm water. Be sure to pat don’t rub your face to dry. Exfoliating may irritate sensitive skin. Try not to use products that have alcohol, soap, acid, or fragrance. Instead, look on the label for calming ingredients like aloe, chamomile, green tea polyphenols, and oats. The fewer ingredients in a skin care product, the happier your face may be.