11 Mar 2018

How To Create A Skincare Routine For Your Skin Type



I've always wanted to really get into skincare and learn more about the different skincare related products out there but never knew where to start. There's so many things on the shelves these days - it's very easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you aren't sure what your looking for.

I've been on a journey to delve deeper into skincare over the past couple of months and I think I finally have a decent understanding - enough to share with you all! By no means am I an expert, just someone who is interested in skincare and has finally (fingers crossed!) found a routine that works! I even helped my mum with a skincare routine that she can actually keep up with and I'm pretty proud of that.

Without further ado, here is how you can create a skincare routine catered towards your own skin type!



A skincare routine could be as simple as a three-step system or a whole 10 product routine - it's entirely up to you. The less products isn't necessarily good and a lot of products isn't always bad - it's entirely dependent on your skin. Also, the more expensive a product is, it doesn't always mean that it'll work and cheaper products honestly aren't so bad!

I've tried and tested a few different types of skincare routines in the past but never stuck to anything for more than a month or so. I recently reviewed the Clinique 3-Step System, which taught me a lot about my skin type. I always thought I had combination skin but I have since realised it is most definitely dry. Therefore, the products in the kit that I'd bought were not suitable for my skin and basically did nothing for me!

I've also shared my evening skincare routine - which has changed a lot since... I will definitely have to share an updated one if my current regime works. I'm waiting to hit the three month mark so I've truly tried it out and given it a fair chance. But so far so good - watch this space!



When it comes to creating a skincare routine I'd recommend picking and choosing the elements from the below types of products:
  1. Face Wash
  2. Make Up Remover
  3. Cleanser
  4. Exfoliator
  5. Mask
  6. Toner
  7. Serum
  8. Oils
  9. Day or night cream
  10. Eye cream

10 products may seem overwhelming but you don't have to use 10 products everyday, morning and night. They number of products can change depending on whether it is your AM or PM regime.

I thought I'd go through what a morning & evening routine could look like using majority of these products.


Morning
  • Face wash
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Serum
  • Day cream
  • Eye cream

Evening
  • Make up remover
  • Cleanser
  • Exfoliator
  • Toner
  • Oils
  • Night cream
  • Eye cream

Once a week you can add in the odd face mask too! 



There are so many good bloggers out there that share their skincare tips and advice.

Caroline Hirons is one of my favourites. She is the skincare guru of the internet! Definitely recommend having a wander around her blog to be educated on all things skincare. She has so much expertise in the area and is an expert so I can guarantee you'll find same great stuff on her blog.

I thought I'd link some of my favourite bloggers below so you can read their skincare posts:





I recently met with my make up artist who is doing my make up on my wedding and she actually used to work in the beauty industry with a lot of skincare brands. She advised that I most definitely a dry skin type and recommended a bunch of products, brands and skincare lines that would help my skin (as I recently had a huge situation with it). I also did a lot of research to figure out what would be best for my skin and I'm pleased that some of the products I found through researching, actually work!

I thought I'd share some of the things that work for those with a skin type like mine. However do bear in mind that just because they work for me, it doesn't mean they work for you! I recommend getting samples and trying where possible.



What necessities are in your skincare routine? I'd love to know!
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