Your Definitive Guide of Summer Skincare Routines starts right here. People often ask me what I use for my skin. I’m always happy to divulge and share my favorites but I always tell people that what works for me may not necessarily work for everyone because we all have different skin types which come with different requirements. Also skincare routines alter slightly due to the season and change of temperatures as well so I wanted to create a cheat sheet on products and a routine for every skin type based on personal experience as well as first hand knowledge about the ingredients in specific products that have benefits for each skin type. Below please find your definitive guide of summer skincare routines below for every skin type.
Oily Skin: People with oily skin are blessed with a double edged sword. On one hand the excess production of sebum slows the aging process and keeps you looking youthful but on the other end, you constantly feel like an oil slick and during the warmer seasons, it becomes even more difficult to manage for many. The key to caring for oily skin is balance. Below is a tried and true regimen for those struggling with oily skin who seek to minimize the constant need to blot. PS using oils is key to balancing oily skin
Exfoliate: Recommend 2x per week Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator
Hydrate: Aphorism Clear Sailing
Dry Skin: People with dry skin oftentime feel like no matter what they do, their skin is always thirsty and feel an impulse to slather on heavy creams to battle. Dry skin tends to age a bit faster than other skin types due to the lower levels of natural oil production. The key to hydrating dry skin is exfoliation and layering moisture. Here is one of our favorite routines for dry skin
Exfoliate: 1X per week Shiva Rose Saffron Rose Facial Scrub
Treat: 2X per week Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask
Combination Skin: Combination skin is one of the most common skin types. Dry/normal on the cheeks, and oily in the T-zone. Some people treat the 2 areas of their face with different products which isn’t necessary. The key here is balancing the amount of product used in each area which will keep your complexion much more uniform
Cleanse: Morning + Evening; Earth tu Face Facial Cleanser
Exfoliate: 1-2x per week Bella Skin Beauty Manuka Honey + Coffee Face Scrub
Hydrate: Bristol & Sussex Balance Moisturizer
Treat:1-2x per week Dr. Alkaitis Organic Universal Mask
Sensitive Skin: People with sensitive skin can also veer on the dry side as well as the oily side. Skin sensitivity can come from a variety of external factors as well as genetics. The key for people with sensitive skin types is a combination of the products used as well as how they are applied in order to avoid reactions
Cleanse: Morning + Evening Mun Akwi Purifying Cleanser
Exfoliate: 1x per week; Malaya Organics Herbal Facial Polish
Treat: 1x per week Ursa Major Bright and Easy 3 minute Flash Mask
Mature Skin: Mature skin refers to skin that is 40+. Typically the body and the skin changes slightly every 10 years but once most people reach 40, there is a dramatic reduction in natural collagen production which can sometimes make the skin look older than it actually is. Here are some products designed with more mature skin types in mind that can help increase cell turnover which slows down as we live longer.
Exfoliate: 1-2x per week Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator
Treat: 1-2x per week. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Flower Mask
Normal Skin: What does this even mean and who are you people? Seriously, I feel like people with “normal” skin are basically unicorns. You’re the kind of people who can get away with just splashing water on your face morning and night and your skin never reacts to anything. I’d like to take a poll and see how many people identify with having normal skin. Shoot us an email whoever you are at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you use!