Having a Skin Care Routine Is a Form of Self Care


Going to luxurious hotels aren’t just the form of self care a person needs. Although it helps, and you can read more about it on, but having a skin care routine definitely helps. Nowadays, makeup trends and hacks are all over the internet and these trends in the makeup community go hand in hand with skin care. Wearing makeup can be heavy on the skin and may cause irritation. Breakouts are unavoidable but it can be prevented. How? Yes, you got it! Skin care. We’ve been seeing a lot of makeup products that double as skin care everywhere. Of course, to have healthy skin is a must in applying makeup products, right?

It can be confusing to read and research about it and you may be wondering what we meant by that.  Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.

Being the body’s largest organ, a lot of people invest in their skin care routine today. It may be overwhelming to others as there are a lot of choices available today. Skin care industries are on a roll and it looks like it’s not stopping anytime soon. New products are launching and trending left to right. Men also show interest in skin care products causing companies to create a new line of products that are focused on them.

Creating your own skin care routine can be time consuming and not to mention, lavish. Not all of us have the privilege to sit back, relax, turn on the television, and slap on a face mask and wait for fifteen minutes. However, in this case, more is not always better. You don’t have to buy all those “must haves” items on the beauty corner. You don’t need to have a fancy ten step skin care regimen to have a healthy looking skin. We narrow it down to these three essential skin care products that you need to have on your regimen to achieve the skin that you deserve given that everyone’s skin is different.

1. Cleanser


The first step is cleansing. You probably know by now that washing your face with water is not enough. There are a lot of options for facial cleanser depending on your skin type. Cleansers are used to remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and make up. Your skin can only absorb all the benefits of the products that you’ll apply once your skin is cleansed. Finding the right cleanser is a trial and error process but knowing your skin type can help you choose the best products for your skin.

2. Moisturizer

Moisturizers should be applied after washing to bring back moisture on the skin. Choosing the best moisturizer, much like the cleanser, also depends on your skin type. It may be simple but hydrating your skin without causing skin irritation is the challenge. Applying moisturizer daily can lessen the possibility of skin dryness or oiliness. It also aids in keeping the skin’s natural glow. Using the right moisturizer can help maintain your skin’s balance. If the skin is too oily or dry, acne starts to pop up. Moisturized skin can also reduce wrinkles and blemishes.

3. Sunscreen


The most important skin care step is applying sunscreen. Sunscreen is the best and the easiest to maintain. Wearing it regularly can lessen the risk of premature skin ageing and skin cancer. Countries with soaring temperatures should never neglect this part of skin care because heat waves are tough on skin.

According to dermatologists, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen can protect you from UVA and UVB rays. UVA and UVB are both ultraviolet rays that can damage our skin cells. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin causing it to age and wrinkle. UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and skin cancer. Using sunscreen can protect you from these harsh UV rays.

Picking sunscreen is not complicated. Those products that are labeled as broad-spectrum can protect our skin against UVA and UVB rays. Applying an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30 can block about 97 percent of UVB rays. Dermatologists suggest wearing sunscreen everyday and always reapply sunscreen every two hours.

Whether you have three or ten products, the best and most effective way is to apply it in the correct order. Whatever your skin concern is, you’ll always want to start with a clean face, followed by moisturizing, and last but not the least, an SPF.

Remember that products work depending on your skin type. The basic skin types are normal, dry, oily, sensitive, and combination. Applying the wrong products can cause you skin problems like acnes, blemishes, and even redness. It’s best to first determine your skin type and then build your routine around it. Our skin changes over time. It adjusts to a lot of factors like hormones, age, and climate.



Identifying normal skin is simple. A person with normal skin has smooth texture, even skin tone, and fine pores. Skin is not too oily and not too dry. With that being said, this type is the easiest to take care of.


This skin type produces less sebum than the normal. You can say that a person has dry skin if the skin feels tight and rough with red patches and visible fine lines.


One’s skin is oily if there are visible pores and a glossy shine. This is because of the overproduction of sebum. You should also know that having oily skin, you are more prone to acne, blackheads, and whiteheads because of clogged pores.


This type reacts differently wherein a normal skin has no reaction. It is also referred to as delicate or irritated skin. One wrong ingredient on your regimen can set off irritation quickly.


Just like the word itself, combination skin is a combination of skin types. It is usually an oily T-zone and normal to dry cheeks.

Good skin care is what we need to fight those common issues like acne and sun damage. Honestly, building a routine from ground zero may be a bit of a challenge. Being consistent and dedicated is the key. The good news is investing early on your skin will benefit you over time. After all, it is your first line of defense.

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