By Amber Garcia
Want healthier, smoother skin? Reach your skincare goals by learning how to create a skincare routine that’s right for your skin type.
The practice of caring for your skin enhances its appearance and supports your skin’s elasticity and longevity.(1) It can also help to soothe skin conditions, such as sensitive skin, Rosacea, and Eczema.
Healthy skin care practices can include the use of hydrating ingredients like humectants and emollients. Eating a healthy diet and avoiding excessive sun exposure are also important for achieving healthy skin and maintaining its youthfulness.
Creating a skincare routine that fits your skin is important for the following reasons:
- Keeps your skin glowing and youthful
- Helps shed dead skin cells while cleansing
- Can help prevent acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation
- It helps your skin look and feel healthy
Self Care Routine
The benefits of sustaining a skincare routine can also positively affect mental health by boosting your self-confidence and helping you feel more radiant. To get started, you’ll want to establish a skincare regimen that includes these steps:
1. Daily Cleansing
2. Weekly Masking
3. Weekly Exfoliating
4. Daily Toning
5. Daily eye cream
Journey to Achieve Radiant Skin
Layering your skincare products facilitates flexibility in your routine and allows for each product to maximize its purpose and benefits. As the famous dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross once said, “There’s a first time for everything. Spill your skincare stories below.” (3)
Here’s mine. I earned my beauty business management degree at FIDM in 2022. Before starting my skincare journey with ORS, I suffered from dryness and flakiness on my skin. The itchiness felt so unbearable that it would interrupt my daily routine throughout my day. Since I found ORS, a plant-powered skincare line that focuses on dryness and reducing redness, my skin and my moisture barrier feel healthier.
Dr. Dendy Engelman, a dermatologic surgeon and renowned dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, explains “When the body is in a deep, restful sleep, the skin’s metabolism increases and cell turnover escalates, so we want to support that crucial renewal process.”(4)
ORS has helped my skin renew itself while I’m sleeping. Here’s my morning and night skincare regimen.
- Cleanse with Purifying Black Facewash
- Tone with the Clarifying Toner
- Protect & renew with The Ultimate Cocktail Facial Serum
- Moisturize with Herbe Sois Calming Moisturizer
- Deep cleanse my pores and exfoliate weekly with the Pumpkin Mask
Skincare Routines by Skin Type
When it comes to skincare, it is important to know your skin type as this will help determine which skincare regimen is right for you. Common skin types are normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Once you determine your skin type you will know which skincare products to include in your skincare routine.
If you know your skin type, you can skip down to it. If you don’t, you may get a better idea by reading through all of them. I’ve included recommendations for my favorite Organic Radiance Skincare (ORS) products for each skin type as well.
Normal and Combination Skin
For normal skin and combination types, you’ll generally want to follow the same skincare regimen. Normal skin is not dry or oily, and it has an even texture.
Combination skin has both dry and oily areas, with the T-zone producing the most oil. The T-zone is the area across the forehead, down the nose, and to the chin.(2) This type of skin does well with a gel cleanser, a lightweight hydrating serum, and a richer moisturizer at night.
For both of these skin types, your skincare regimen should include the basics. Daily use of a gentle cleanser, a non-irritating AHA or BHA exfoliant, a toner with skin-replenishing ingredients, and a nutrient-rich moisturizer. Some of my favorite products from ORS for this type of skin are the Purifying Black Face Wash, Clarifying Toner, The Ultimate Cocktail Facial Serum, Herbe Sois Calming Moisturizer, Lavender Cream Exfoliator, and the Pumpkin Mask.
Dry skin shows fine lines and wrinkles the most because it needs hydration. It can feel tight, itchy, red, raised, or flaky. Your skin needs a balance of oil and water to keep your moisture barrier hydrated and healthy.
Dry skin types would do best using the Lavender Micellar Water for very gentle cleansing, the non-drying Lavender Cream Exfoliator, the pH-balancing non-drying Clarifying Toner, The Ultimate Cocktail Facial Serum, and Herbe Sois Calming Moisturizer.
My skin type is sensitive. I experience redness, rashes, and flakiness due to excess wind and sun or products with harsh ingredients. ORS helps my sensitive skin reduce the irritation in my skin and keeps my moisture barrier healthy. I use the Pumpkin Mask, Purifying Black Face Wash, Clarifying Toner, Ultimate Cocktail Serum, and Herbe Sois Calming Moisturizer. These have really saved my skin!
Lastly, there are oily skin types that produce a shiny sebum coating and an increased potential for breakouts. Washing with a gel cleanser twice a day, especially after exercise, is very important for preventing clogged pores and acne. Use a toner to pH balance your skin, normalize sebum production, and remove dead skin cells. Apply the Cocktail Serum in the morning instead of a moisturizer. If you’re experiencing breakouts, a glycolic acid mask like the Pumpkin Mask can help.
Steps to Achieve Radiant Skin
Now you’re ready to take your skincare game to the next level! You’ve got some tips and tricks to help you reach your skincare goals, recommended skincare regimens for your skin type, and calming organic skincare products that are easy to order directly online.
By using the Mask, Facewash, and Exfoliator, they’ll help deep cleanse your skin and release dead skin cells from its surface, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Use the Toner, Serum (not pictured), and Moisturizer will to nourish and restore your skin and maintain its youthful longevity. These are your secret weapons to prevent premature aging and support your skin through encounters with impurities and stressors.
Taking your skin care regimen to the next level will help you keep your skin healthy, boost your confidence, and love your skin! ORS products will help you along this journey toward achieving radiant skin. Shop these products online and get them shipped directly to your door.
What’s your skincare story? Do you know your skin type? We’d love to hear about your skincare journey in the comments below!
- Why Should You Have a Skincare Routine? September 19, 2019 https://availdermatology.com/why-should-you-have-a-skincare-routine/
- Learn about the different types of skin. https://www.almirall.com/your-health/your-skin/types-of-skin
- Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.de/pin/849491548437894209/
- I asked a dermatologist to critique my skin-care routine — here’s what I learned, plus products she recommended. Mara Leighton Apr 1, 2019 https://www.businessinsider.com/guides/dermatologist-skin-care-routine-tips-recommendations