Skincare tips and tricks

When trying to find a skincare routine that works for you, there are a lot of confusing factors and questions when it comes to your skin type or products that work for you. 

If you’re trying to find a better skincare routine or trying to get into a routine, here are some tips to point you in the right direction.

The best order to put your skincare in is a cleanser, toner, or exfoliant, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and then sunscreen. You should apply your routine daily.


Know your skin type

When picking products for your skin, it’s important to keep in mind your skin type: whether you have normal, combination, oily or dry skin. If your skin seems to never be dry and always seems shiny then it’s oily. If you often struggle with flakiness, it’s dry. If you seem to be dry in some areas and oily in others, then you have combination skin. If you seem to never have dry or oily skin, then you have normal skin. This is super important to think about because if the product isn’t made for your skin type, the product won’t be effective or could further aggravate your skin. 


SPF is your best friend

Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important, and effective ways to protect your skin. It protects from harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging. So, you should be using it every day, even on the cloudiest days.

Always, always double cleanse

Double cleansing is the best way to ensure your skin is being thoroughly cleaned and cleared. Even if that means just using micellar water or a cleansing balm before your face wash. This assures that the first cleanse gets any excess oil and product from the day off your skin so your face wash can do its job and really deep cleanse your skin.


Visit a Dermatologist 

Never be ashamed to visit a dermatologist. They are the best people to talk to about any skin troubles you’re having and they have the most accurate, and best advice about your skin. So, if you’re having problems with your skin, a dermatologist is there to help. 


Don’t over-moisturize your skin

When people realize their skin is getting dry or flaky, their first instinct is usually to load on a bunch of moisturizer. But, this could actually cause more problems. When you apply a bunch of moisturizer, your skin doesn’t produce the nutrients needed for your face. This leads to clogged pores and pimples, which is the opposite of what you want for your skin.