Skincare Routines For Your Specific Skin Type

by Lisa D'Mello on December 10, 2019


It’s important to create healthy routines in your life so it becomes a normal part of your day. Your skin being the largest organ of your body and one of the most important barriers between the external environment, it’s essential that we take good care of it. We tend to only think about our skin when we start to age or see problems with it, like dark circles, puffiness and acne, but all this can be prevented if we have a simple daily skincare routine in place. Not only will this keep your skin looking healthy, it will actually help stop the acceleration of aging that can happen when you don't take care of your skin.

So we have come up with different routines based on your skin type because let’s FACE it we aren’t all made the same. 


Oily Skin 

All you oily skin gals and boys out there, don't fret, we know what it’s like to have super oily/ acne prone skin and we’ve tried and tested everything there is to come up with this routine for you. Having oily skin is actually a blessing in disguise because your skin is always naturally moisturised which actually makes you less susceptible to premature aging and wrinkles. So why do you need a skin routine you may ask? Because it’s important to give your skin the nutrients it needs to be healthy and also help with controlling excess oil production. 


1. Cleanse- If you have acne prone skin a salicylic acid face wash could help. If you just have oily skin a lovely tea tree or aloe face wash could work miracles.


Youth To The People Kale Superfood Cleanser Gentle Gel Face Wash With Spinach And Green Tea




Seba Med Acne Cleanser

2. Tone- Toning not only rids your skin of the excess dirt, it also helps tighten skin whilst giving it nutrients from the natural ingredients in it. You can tone by using a cotton swab and dosing it with the toner and then sweeping over your face. 


Kal Hans Hydrating Rose Mist with Witch Hazel and Hibiscus 

3. Essence/ Serum- A water based essence rich in nutrients is perfect to add an extra layer of hydration that doesn't lead to greasy skin. (Optional but a great addition) 

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum
4. Moisturizer - Yes, you still need to moisturize with oily skin, however it  would be with a water/gel based moisturizer. Anything that does not have oils/ butters that can clog pores are a winning product for you. It’s important to note that a lot of oils tend to sit on your skin and form an occlusive- which can work for dry skin but end up being a disaster for oily skin since it blocks pores.  



Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel


5. Massage- Not only is this one of our favorite steps because it’s super relaxing but it also helps with blood circulation to your skin- bringing nutrient rich blood to your skin's surface.

Kal Hans Kansa Wand 

6. SPF- is always a must. Any non oil based SPF will do. 


Normal Skin 

You are the lucky lot that have the ideal amount of sebum (skin's natural oil) being produced in your skin. This means your skin is neither oily nor dry and moisturized the right amount. Your routine just needs to incorporate product rich in nutrients that can enhance your skin's defenses and take care of areas that do not produce sebum like your under eye area. 

1. Cleanse- We suggest using a gentle cleanser that does not strip away an excess amount of oil. 

Mamonde Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser
2. Tone- Tone with a light moisturizing toner that is great for combination skin if you have an oily T Zone. 
The Face Shop Chia Seed Hydro Toner
3. Moisturize- Use a moisturizer specifically made for normal skin to balance your skin out. 
Kama Ayurveda Eladi Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream
4. Massage- Nothing keeps wrinkles at bay the way good blood circulation does so make sure to massage skin after your routine. 

5. SPF- Make sure to put some SPF out before you leave for the day. This step will save you from damaged skin, skin disease, wrinkles etc. 


Dry Skin 

Dry skin is caused when your skin does not produce the required amount of oils and lipids in your epidermis. This can be made worse with environmental factors and can cause premature aging if not looked after properly. Incorporating a few skincare essentials can keep skin plump and hydrated through the day.

1. Cleanse- Make sure that you use a mild cleanser that does not rip your skin off excess oil, which can lead to excess dryness. A light natural cleanser with moisture boosting ingredients can work well here. 

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser - Kashmiri Saffron & Neem
2. Tone- Again use a light/ gentle toner. Try avoiding toner that have alcohol in them as they tend to make skin dry. You can use a bi phase toner or a toner with oil in it to remove excess dirt and keep skin moisturized.

Innisfree Green Tea Foam Cleanser
3. Day/ Night Moisturize- You want to use a moisturizer that gives skin essential nutrients whilst also keeping skin hydrated. We would suggest an oil based moisturizer here 


Laneige Water Bank Moisturizing Cream


Kal Hans Rejuvenation & Repair Night Serum 


4. Massage- Make sure to stimulate skin. This is especially important with dry skin because it helps the nutrients form your moisturizer absorb better as well.

5. SPF- An essential for all skin types!