How to Build an Effective Skincare Routine for your Skin Type

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You may have watched countless videos on skincare and may have read every celebrity interview or magazine to choose your skincare products but what you may have found might not be the most effective skincare routine for you. With endless skincare trends and increasing number of products, choosing the best skincare products can be extremely confusing. It is very natural to fall into the trap of trends or best-selling products championed by influencers, but when it comes to your skin, you really have to take charge.

Skincare is a unique and self-loving activity that we do to nourish our skin and replenish its youth and natural glow. Every person has a different skin type and a unique bunch of skin concerns which cannot possibly be addressed by a few popular products. To build an effective set of skincare routine steps you need to be more mindful of your skin type, your concerns and the ingredients present in the products you choose. Let us take a look at how we can create an effective skincare routine.

Ideal steps for everyday skincare routine

Your skincare routine doesn’t have to be a 12-step procedure that takes ages to complete. While building an effective skincare routine, start small. Dermatologists all around the world have endorsed the power of a good CTM routine. CTM stands for Cleanse Tone and Moisturise. These three steps are the building blocks of any skincare routine. Once you have perfected this, you can always build it up with more products and skincare steps as required!

Moreover, skincare products work effectively on all genders so if you are looking for the best skincare routine for men, you can easily follow these tips too!

1. Cleansing

Cleansing is one of the primary steps of skincare. When you have a clean face rid of germs, oil, dirt and bacteria, you have a higher chance of attaining happy, smooth and glowing skin. When you’re looking for a new face wash, always choose a good soap-free and sulphate-free cleanser and use it twice a day. Let’s see how to choose a face wash based on skin type.

- Face wash for oily skin types:

Go for a gentle, oil-free face wash that is gel-based or water-based. Our acne-away face wash contains 2% salicylic acid, 5% niacinamide and 1% mandelic acid which together can reduce oil secretion, unclog pores, prevent acne and reduce acne scars and blemishes too.

- Face wash for dry skin types:

Look for a hydrating face wash that does not strip your skin off its natural oil and leave it dry and itchy. Calming and hydrating natural ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera are always good to have in your face wash too. Dry skin users can also opt for oil-based cleansers or cleansing milk products for a more gentle cleansing experience.

- Face wash for sensitive skin:

Always recheck for sulphate-free and soap-free options. You can also opt for micellar water.

2. Toning

While toning is not as popular as it used to be, it is a great way to give your skin a touch of relief post-cleansing with a dose of hydration. Toner or facial mists when sprayed on the face or dabbed onto the face can bring back the bouncy freshness to your skin and also help remove any remaining dirt from your pores.

Natural toners like rose water sprays or jasmine water sprays are perfect for all skin types. For a more hydrating toner option with a set of wholesome ingredients, you can choose makeO skin(formely skinnsi) happy hydrate refreshing mist which contains 0.5% GLUCONO DELTA LACTONE that gently exfoliates, 10% Aloe Vera Leaf Extract which moisturises and soothes skin and Green Tea Leaf Extract that helps in reducing pores.

3. Moisturising

Moisturising or hydrating is a key step in every face care routine. It seals the clean skin with a douse of hydration and softening ingredients that in turn keep your skin plump, nourished and soft-looking. Today, many opt for a serum before applying a moisturiser to fight several skin concerns. Serums are active ingredients in a light gel/oil based form that can be easily applied on the skin after a toner.

Dull and Dry skin: Dry skin users can choose hydrating and brightening serums like Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C along with a thick and creamy moisturiser.

Oily skin: Oily skin users will want to reduce oil and clogged pores, acne and dullness. Niacinamide, Lactic acid and salicylic acid are ingredients to look out for in serums and moisturisers. Oily skin users should look for gel-based, thin moisturisers that give their skin space to breathe.

Anti-ageing: To fight the signs of ageing, choose ingredients like retinoids, vitamin C, peptides,niacinamide and more in your serums and moisturisers.

Confused about what to choose? Check out makeO skin(formely skinnsi) range of dermatologist-backed skincare products to target every skin concern of yours. From acne, hydration, anti-ageing and brightening to sun protection and peels, you can find them all here! Once you understand your skin type and your concerns and zero in on your face care routine products, you must also make sure to follow the routine everyday, consistently to see results. You can also explore our range of derma facials for oil control, hydration and acne and anti-ageing for a more holistic skincare treatment and longer-lasting results!

Skincare Routine Steps: FAQs

What is a proper skin care routine?

A proper skincare routine follows three major steps: cleansing, toning and moisturising.

How do I start a skincare routine?

You can start a skincare routine by first visiting a dermatologist to understand your skin type and assess your skin concerns and the level of treatment required. Then you can choose cleaning, toning and moisturising products based on your skin type and concerns for good, healthy skin. The trick is to formulate the best skincare routine for your face and stick to it consistently for best results.

Is Rose water a toner?

Yes, rose water acts as a natural toner for your skin and is safe to use for all skin types daily.

What's a good morning face routine?

A daily skin care routine at home in the morning can look like this:

  • Wash your face with water and a gentle cleanser
  • Pat dry your face with a soft towel
  • Use a hydrating spray or a toner on your face
  • Once your toner has half-dried, use a Vitamin C serum and any other serum based on your concerns
  • Apply a generous amount of moisturiser
  • Use a sunscreen to protect your face
  • Use a lip balm to nourish your lips

And you’re done!

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