How to Establish an Effective Skincare Routine


There are so many different skincare products nowadays, that it can be quite difficult to find the ones that suit your skin. For this reason, it’s very important to know your skin and to establish an effective skincare routine according to its type. Here is a list of some useful and helpful tips.

Determine your skin type

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Before deciding to buy any skincare product, you have to determine the type of your skin. This is extremely important for products that don’t suit your skin will not only be ineffective, but they can even worsen the situation. 
However, there is no reason to be worried, since you can find so many tips online on how to determine your skin type, and all you need to do is follow a couple of short steps. Before you start testing it, you should know that there are several types of skin, including oily (characterized by large pores and grease on your face), dry (characterized by small pores and flakes), normal, sensitive and the combination of these types. And, now that you know all the facts, let the testing begin!

Cleanse your skin



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Cleansing your skin can be very tedious after a long day when you only want to go to bed, however, this step shouldn’t be avoided under any circumstances. Once a day, in the evening, is usually enough, unless your skin is oily, then you can clean it in the morning as well. 
It’s very important that you find a suitable cleanser. For example, if your skin is dry, oil-based ones will do the trick, but if it’s oily, stay away from them, and stick to foam-based ones. We advise you to wash your face with warm water so that your pores open up, which will allow you to clean all the dirt that accumulated on your skin during the day. Once you do this, apply the cleanser. However, after cleansing it, you should rinse your skin with cold water to close up the pores.

Find a suitable moisturizer



Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize. This is a rule of thumb for every skincare routine, especially, during the cold winter months when our skin becomes dried out easily. You should use a moisturizer once or twice a day, or even more if you have very dry skin. This step comes after cleansing in order to restore the moisture, prevent flaking and wrinkles from occurring. 
If your skin is oily, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t moisturize it, but it simply means that you have to stick to oil-free products. However, even though we encourage you to apply a moisturizer regularly, don’t overdo it, since too much of it can lead to clogged pores and, consequently, acne breakouts. 

Pamper your skin with a facial mask

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Enriching your daily skincare routine with a facial mask can be extremely beneficial for your skin. You can find an amazing face mask online which will nourish and revitalize your skin, making it radiant again. You can go for a clay mask if your skin is normal or oily since it absorbs excess oil and unclogs your pores. Another great mask which will help your pores open up is a thermal mask. However, if your skin is dry to normal, you should definitely go for cream masks which contain ingredients that will soften your skin and further moisturize it.

DIY masks 


If you’re into face masks, don’t hesitate to experiment and make the one which will perfectly suit your skin. For example, a banana face mask is great for oily skin, since it will moisturize it, without making it even oilier. All you need to do is mix a ripe banana, 1 spoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. On the other hand, an avocado mask is exactly what you need if you have dry skin. Mix half of avocado with honey, apply it to your skin, leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. As you can see, it doesn’t take a lot of effort, and yet your skin will be well-moisturized thanks to the natural avocado oil.
All in all, establishing an effective skincare routine is not that difficult. You should just get to know your skin type and buy only the products suitable for it. 


BIO
Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, graphic designer, lover of basics, white and DIY enthusiast. Design plays a huge role in her personal expression. She is also focusing on minimalism and good quality. Sophia loves sharing meaningful content that inspires women. Over the years she has written pieces for Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, LA Fashion, How to Simplify, Natural Path, Urban Naturale and many other blogs and magazines.   

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