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How to Build a Skincare Routine

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The Main Categories of a Skincare Routine Include :

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Serum
  • Eye Cream
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF (Sunscreen)

    Even though these products can make up your entire routine, all of them may not be necessary. Usually, the least amount of products the better. You want your skin to absorb what you put on it. You don't want to pile product after product so that your face is caked in the end. Just remember... The fewer products, the better!



A cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne. ... These thickeners can clog pores, leading to acne. Having a good cleanser is important in a skincare routine. Cleansers can come in many different forms. There are cleansing wipes, oils, or liquid cleansers.



Toner removes any last traces of dirt, grime, and impurities stuck in your pores after you wash your face. When added to your daily skincare routine and used regularly, it can have a major positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores. Toners can shrink pores, restore your skin's pH balance, add a layer of protection, act as a moisturizer, refresh your skin, and can prevent ingrown hairs.



Serums give your skin an extra boost. They are designed to nourish, protect, and hydrate your skin. Serums are made of very small molecules, so the skin absorbs them quickly and deeply. "The thicker, heavier ingredients in creams form a barrier on your skin," Wilson says. "That's great for locking moisture in. But it can also lock active ingredients out.


Eye Creams

Eye Creams prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Eye creams can address fine lines and wrinkles that come from both sun damage and your skin making less collagen as you age. Collagen helps maintain skin's elasticity. Vitamin C, peptides, and retinol have boosted collagen production, studies of skin creams show. Eye Creams aren't exactly necessary in everyones routine.

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Moisturizers prevent and treat dry skin. Even though it treats dry skin, you still want to have some type of moisturizer in your routine. They can also protect sensitive skin, improve skin texture, and mask imperfections. You may need to try various products to find the right moisturizers for you. If you have oily skin just make sure you use an oil-free moisturizer. Moisturizers are essential in a skincare routine.


SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Basically … sunscreen. SPF is important to protect your skin from the sun. Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent. Help prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. You only need to put on SPF in the morning of course. It is not necessary at night because you're obviously going to sleep.


Face Masks

Face Masks are also included in some skincare routines but usually, they are not for everyday use depending on your skin type. Face masks are the perfect skincare treatment to help you with your skincare concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, and help improve the appearance of your pores. They're also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Most people only use them about 1-2 times a week.


In order to have a routine, you have to be consistent. You should wash your face every day. Most people see better results in their skin when washing their face twice a day (morning and night). If you are consistent with washing your face and doing your skincare routine you should start to see certain positive results depending on your choice of products.


When you have a skincare routine, patience is key. You may not see results within your skin for 2 or 3 weeks once you start using products consistently. As long as you are doing everything right and staying consistent, you will eventually start seeing results. Don’t get discouraged if you start breaking out, or if you don't have clear skin in a day. Changes in your skin take time.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Camryn Jenkins

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