Dec 2021

Before start following a skincare routine it is important to determine your skin type. If people confused about their skin type here is a simple way to determine it:
Normal Skin -
This type skin feels balanced.
It is neither too oily nor too dry.
It is also not excessively sensitive and does not react to anything applied to it.
Oily Skin -
If people have shiny and greasy T-zone then they have oily skin.
Oily skin have larger sebaceous glands that produce excess oil.
It is also acne-prone.
Dry Skin -
If skin feels tight and itchy especially after washing face then people have dry skin.
This type of skin feels patchy and itchy.
It is also prone to premature aging.
Combination Skin -
If T-zone area of face or cheeks is oily and rest of the face are dry then people have combination skin.
Sensitive Skin -
If skin reacts to any product and gets irritated easily especially after sun exposure then people have sensitive skin.

Normal skin is balanced skin and does not have issues like other skin types. The aim of skincare routine should be not to upset the balance.

Cleansing -
Cleanse your skin with a gentle sulfate-free cleanser.
Sulfate-free cleansers do not dry out the skin
Do great job of getting rid of any excess oil that may have settled into skin pores.

Toning -
Avoid toners that contain alcohol.
These products are not only extremely harsh on skin, but they also dehydrate it and lead to dryness.
Use toners with natural ingredients such as rosewater and any other hydrating ingredient such as hyaluronic acid.
Moisturizing -
Use moisturizer with SPF 30+ will help to hydrate skin and protecting skin from the sun.
Use moisture whose SPF value of 30 or more.
Choose products that are non-comedogenic.
Sunscreen -
Moisturizer contains SPF but do not forget to apply sunscreen.
Use sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 and PA + rating.
This ensures skin is protected from both UVA and UVB rays.
Cleansing -
Use the same cleanser that use in the morning.
Cleansing help to remove all the dirt, makeup, and dust from face
Using cleansing oil and then use the other cleanser to wash face.
Toning -
Tone your face with toner
toner help to keep skin hydrate
Use same toner used in morning.
Serum -
Use an antioxidant-rich serum to provide additional nourishment to skin.
Check for ingredients like algae extracts, resveratrol, and vitamin C that keep skin healthy and shiny.
Eye Cream -
Apply eye cream that is specific for issues such as dark circles or puffy eyes.
Moisturizing -
Go for a moisturizer with a creamy formula to provide deep nourishment to skin.
People may exfoliate skin with glycolic acid serum.
Glycolic acid is gentle on skin and deeply penetrate skin.
It dissolves and sloughs off dead skin cells and leaving skin brighter and feeling smoother.
People may apply yogurt to skin.
They can take yogurt for oral consumption and for topical beneficial for the skin and helps to keep skin healthy.

Oily skin produce excess sebum.
The daily skincare routine should minimize oil and maintaining hydration levels.

Cleansing -
Oil-free cleansing gels or foams.
Prefer sulfate-free products as these will control oiliness while cutting the risk of skin drying.

Scrubbing -
Use mild scrub to cleanse the skin pores.
Oily skin is prone to whiteheads, blackheads, and clogged skin pores, and scrubbing ensures that skin is cleaned properly.
Avoid using a harsh scrubber.
People may use gentle exfoliates thrice a week.
Toning -
Alcohol-Free toner with ingredients like sodium PCA, witch hazel, or geranium is the way to go dealing with oily skin.
These astringent ingredients clean skin and refine skin pores without damaging or dehydrating your skin.
Moisturizing -
Moisturizing is crucial for oily skin types.
Dehydrated skin can kick sebaceous glands into overdrive, leaving skin in a worse condition than before.
Look for oil-free moisturizers.
Water-based lotions are good option for oily skin.
These products feel light on skin, keep skin hydrated, and leave it with a matte finish.
If people have extremely oily skin then they can choose to invest in a good hydrating gel.
Sunscreen -
Sunscreen may not seem appealing if you have oily skin this is because people probably have not been using the right products.
Sunscreens with zinc oxide can make a world of difference to skincare routine.
These products leave skin with a matte finish while also preventing breakouts.

Cleansing -
Apply same cleanser that people use in the morning.

Toning -
Tone your face with the same toner use for your morning routine.
Serum (AHA/BHA) -
Oily skin people has usually large pores
AHA/BHA serums help to minimize the skin pores.
If people have acne-prone skin, look for ingredients like tea tree oil and salicylic acid.
Serum (Retinol) -
Use serum with retinol.
This serum is beneficial for oily skin
Helps to minimize the appearance of pores with continued use.
Night Cream -
People may use a water-based, oil-free, and non-cosmetogenic night cream,
A water-based moisturizer is ideal for oily skin.
Use face oils and clay masks as additional treatments for oil control and keeping skin healthy.
Clay masks help absorb excess oil and keep skin clear while face oils provide additional moisturization.
Use clay masks once or twice a week.
Pick any clay-like Multani mitti or Bentonite clay.
Make a paste using water or rosewater and apply it to skin.
People may also use lemon juice diluted with water on skin once in a while.
It contains vitamin C that helps reduce UV-induced skin damage such as photo aging and dark spots/pigmentation issues.

the skincare routine for dry skin focus on hydration.

Cleansing -
Use mild cleanser that does not form foam or lathe.
It is gentle on skin and gets rid of dirt without stripping it of moisture.
Toning -
Look for extremely mild ingredients in toner.
Toners with ingredients like cucumber and aloe Vera help to clean face while keeping it hydrated.
Serum -
An antioxidant rich serum will reinforce skin defense.
It also helps curb collagen breakdown.
Use vitamins A, C, and E rich serum.
Moisturizing -
A moisturizer gives skin the hydration it needs.
Pick a moisturizer that has a thick consistency and contains hydrating ingredients such as dimethicone, ceramides, and glycerin.
Use oil-free and non-comedogenic moisture.
Sunscreen -
Choose sunscreen that has a serum-like formula.
The rule of sun protection remains the same use SPF 30 and PA+ rating.

Cleansing -
Use the same cleanser that use in the morning.
Toning -
Tone face with the same toner that use for your morning routine.
Serum -
A retinol serum will penetrate skin and slough off dead skin cells
All while revealing a healthier layer of skin.
It will also help to prevent the formation of fine lines.
Eye Cream -
Since dry skin is prone to aging and fine lines using an eye cream can keep skin looking youthful and healthy for a long time.
Use eye cream that contains peptides help in boost collagen activity
Improving skin cell turnover.
Moisturizing -
Apply night cream with a high hydrating value.
Moisturizers that contain sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, cranberry oil, phospholipids, borage oil, or rosehip seed oil are good options as
They act as the natural lipids in skin.