Last Updated on 24th July 2013
The best skin care routine is one that takes your skin type into account. You don’t want to treat dry skin the same way you would treat oily or combination skin. Always remember that the types of products you use change based on your skin type.
Here are some tips on finding the right skin care routine:
Combination skin is oily in some areas and dry in others. So it is best to use a mild cleanser for your face. You also want to use a lotion that is medium-weight, neither too heavy nor too light. You can apply the moisturiser more often in the dry areas, which are usually the cheeks in combination skin.
If you have dry skin, you can moisturise more often than with other skin types. You want to use a mild cleanser for dry skin and only cleanse twice a day.
Dry your skin with a towel but leave it feeling slightly damp. Now immediately put on lotion to help lock in the moisture. It is important to use a lotion that contains sunscreen if you have dry skin because it helps prevent further water loss.
For skin that is extremely dry, you might want to limit your cleansing to just once at night. In the morning, instead of using a cleanser just splash cool water on your face to increase moisture before applying lotion.
Exfoliating can be tricky for those of us with dry skin. You want a very gentle exfoliant, and even then you should not exfoliate more than once a week. A retinol treatment is beneficial for dry skin, but you have to use it sparingly in the beginning because dry skin is often very sensitive.
When it comes to oily skin it is best to limit cleansing to two or three times a day. Any more often and you will stimulate the glands that produce more oil. You should also use a gentle cleanser.
Oily skin still needs moisturising, but with a light formula. It should only be used once a day. Exfoliating should be limited to once or twice a week and never during breakouts.
The first step to healthy skin care is knowing what type of skin you have. Then you can adjust your routine appropriately. For more information on advanced skin care treatments, from dermal fillers to skin tag removal, visit Face Clinic London.