Simple Skincare Routine for Everyone

‘Personal skin care’ is a routine, we all know the importance of ‘personal skin care’. The opinion on how-to (for personal skin care) differs from person to person. Some people believe that going to beauty parlours every other day is personal skin care. Others believe that personal skin care is just a matter of applying some cream or lotion on your skin, every now and then. Then there are people who think that personal skin care is an event that happens once a month or once a year.

Still, others busy themselves with ‘personal skin care’ all the time. However, personal skin care is not that complicated and neither is it that expensive (considering how beneficial it is). Personal skin care is following a routine or a procedure for attending to the needs of your skin.

Even before you start with a routine, you need to determine your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive, normal etc) and select the personal skin care products suitable for it (you might have to experiment with a few personal skin care products). Here is a routine that should work for most people with normal skin.

The first thing on personal skin care routine is ‘Cleansing’. The three main ingredients of a cleanser are oil, water and surfactants (wetting agents). Oil and surfactants extract dirt and oil from your skin and water then flush it out, thus making your skin clean. You might have to try a couple of cleansers before you find the one that suits you the best. However, you should always use soap-free cleansers. Also, you should use Luke warm water for cleansing (hot and cold water, both, cause damage to your skin). Take care that you don’t over-cleanse your skin and end up damaging your skin in the process.

The second thing on the personal skin care routine is exfoliation. Skin follows a natural maintenance process wherein it removes the dead cells and replaces them with new skin cells. Exfoliation is just a way to facilitate the skin in this process. Dead skin cells are not capable of responding to personal skin care products but still consume these products, hence preventing them from reaching the new skin cells. Thus removing dead skin cells is important in order to increase the effectiveness of all personal skin care products. Generally, exfoliation takes it place just after cleansing. As with any personal skin care procedure, it’s important that you understand how much exfoliation you need. Exfoliate 4-5 times per week for oily/normal skin and 1-2 times per week for the dry/sensitive skin. Exfoliate a couple of times more in hot and humid weather.

Next thing on personal skin care routine is moisturisers. This is one of the most important things in personal skin care. Even people with oily skin need moisturisers. Moisturisers not only seal the moisture in your skin cells but also attract moisture (from the air) whenever needed. Use of too much moisturiser can, however, clog skin pores and end up harming your skin. The amount of moisturiser needed by your skin will become apparent to you within one week of you using the moisturiser. Also, applying the moisturiser is best when your skin is still damp.

The last thing on personal skin care routine is sunscreen. A lot of moisturisers (daytime creams/moisturisers) come with UV protection – so you can get double benefits from them. Such moisturisers are recommended for all days (irrespective of whether it is sunny or cloudy).

Again, experiment with various personal skin care products and also with the amount you need to apply. What gives you best results is the best personal skin care recipe for you, remember what works for A might not work for B so be sure to test it for a while before you start using it. However, if you have some kind of skin dilemma, it is best to consult your dermatologist before you actually start using any personal skin care products.

Have a fantastic week ahead lovelies!!!

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    January 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Exfoliation is very important to remove the dead cells and also, a moisturiser with sunscreen together is ideal! I have very sensitive skin, so what works for other people, sometimes don’t work for me! Hope you have a great weekend!
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    January 13, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I love how simply you have put this skincare routine.So great and I should practice these ever so often.
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    Fashionably Idu
    January 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Great tips. Have a good weekend.
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    Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    January 15, 2017 at 12:15 am

    I love your blog, thank you for sharing!
    xoxo, Hadasah

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    January 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Really good skincare tips!

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    January 17, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for making this seem easy to try. Have a great day and thanks for sharing!
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    January 17, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Helpful tips, I am so grateful dear.

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    Ukpe Thompson
    January 22, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Rely helpful tips
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    Ada Beauty
    February 1, 2017 at 8:24 am

    This is so accurate, couldn’t have said it better
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    February 14, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Oh like this post! Really simple to do and would do this often. Can wait for the result on this routine.
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    November 1, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    great post. Thanks for Sharing with us.

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    November 1, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    thanks for sharing with us

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    November 5, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Nice post , Thanks for sharing. This is so accurate and you explain it very well

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    Arogya Ayurveda
    April 16, 2024 at 7:07 am

    Loved this! So easy to follow, even for someone like me who’s skincare-challenged. Thanks for simplifying it!

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