Your skincare routine based on your skin type

I'm sure a lot of you have done some sort of skincare research before settling down on the routine you are using. If you're anything like me, the information online gets extremely overwhelming and sometimes I feel like I'm reading a paid advertorial instead of a real review. 

This article will give you a general breakdown of what type of products you should include in your skincare regime based on your skin type. 

Let's start off with.. 
 
Combination skin

Day time: 
- Cleansing gel or face wash
- Toner
- Lightweight moisturizer
- Lightweight sun block

Night time:
- Cleansing gel or face wash
- Toner
- Lightweight moisturizer
- Lightweight serum

If you are prone to dry and oily skin on your face, this is probably you! For your everyday routine, it's not necessary to target those areas extensively. Choosing a lightweight cream, moisturizer and serum will help to balance it out. But if you are talking about face masks, you should definitely differentiate between the oily t-zone to the rest of your face!

Normal skin

Day time:
- Cleanser or face wash
- Toner
- Moisturizer or serum
- Sunblock 

Night time:
- Cleanser or face wash
- Toner
- Moisturizer
- Serum

If you don't have major skin problems (i.e. acne, pimples), not particularly dry or oily, you are so lucky! A general routine will work well for you. 

Oily skin

Day time: 
- Cleansing gel or foam
- Toner
- Lightweight serum
- Lightweight sunscreen (oil-free)

Night time:
- Cleansing gel or foam
- Toner
- Lightweight serum
- Oil-free moisturizer

If your skin feels oily or gets shiny throughout the day, you've got oily skin type. Try to stick with oil-free products so that your skin can stay 'dry' but hydrated throughout the day. If you use makeup, you can try sebum-free powder as well to get more of a matte finish. 

Dry skin

Day time: 
Cleansing lotion
- Alcohol-free Toner
- Moisturizer or toner
- Sunblock

Night time:
- Cleansing lotion
- Alcohol-free Toner
- Moisturizer
- Serum

If your skin is prone to cracking or constantly feels dehydrated, you will be categorized under 'dry skin' type. Try to avoid alcohol in products as it will dry out your skin even more. Look for products that are more mild and full of hydrating power to keep the moisture in your skin!

Sensitive skin

Day time: 
- Cleansing lotion
- Alcohol-free Toner
- Alcohol-free Moisturizer or serum
- Sunblock

Night time:
- Cleansing Lotion
- Alcohol-free Toner
- Alcohol-free Moisturizer or serum

Do you feel your skin getting irritated easily or red patches appearing when you try new skincare products? If this sounds like you, you just have porcelain skin! Try to avoid using harsh cleansers (i.e scrubs) as they might irritate your skin further. Use alcohol-free products to soothe your skin while keeping it hydrated. Always test a patch on your hand before putting it directly on your face! 

I really hope this article has helped you figure out what you need to use, if not you can always write to us! A shameless plug.. Souffle beauty carries 3 products because we want to bring you the essentials first. All our products are natural, alcohol and parabens free and suitable for all skin types! It's very lightweight and easy to use. 

Psst... Don't forget to moisturize your neck and put face masks at least once a week. (this is a reminder to myself too) 

XOXO, 
Souffle

*these are some tips we are sharing with you. Everyone has their own regime and routine and that's okay - you have to find what's best for YOU!

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