With so many skin care products and options available, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed.
How can you figure out which products are best for your skin?
If you’re unsure of what to try, a minimalist routine could be your best bet. Once you’ve found your perfect trio of cleanser, toner and moisturizer and feel comfortable with them, then you can try adding facial masks, serums, eye creams and other steps to your routine.
A 3-step skin care routine works best when performed both in the morning when you wake up and right before you head to bed at night. Start by cleansing your face, then tone and follow by moisturizing. Here are some of the best 3-Step Skin Care combos for every skin type:
Because it’s not only scent-free but also completely natural and organic, Carina Organics Daily Face Wash is perfect for dry skin. There’s nothing drying about the formulation: it gently cleanses and restores your facial pH balance.
Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Toner is a light, non-drying toner that helps bring balance to your skin. If you have dry skin but are also acne-prone, this is an amazing toner for you. Plus, if you experience any irritation from cotton ball or pad application, you can transfer this toner into a spray bottle. Then lightly spritz your skin, let it dry while you brush your teeth, and then apply moisturizer.
The mineral water in Mineral Fusion’s Intense Hydration Facial Cream replenishes nutrients and the shea butter, rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid intensely moisturize parched complexions. And even though it’s hydrating, you can apply makeup easily over it.
If you have a combination or oily complexion, start with Neostrata’s All-in-One Cleansing Milk. This cleanser will not clog pores and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. The effective cleansing isn’t drying, so that your skin will feel clean and balanced rather than stripped of moisture.
Cocoon Apothecary Rose Dew Facial Toner comes in spray bottle, and so can be spritzed directly on your face for a less irritating application. It contains both rose and witch hazel hydrosols for balancing oil, tightening pores and clearing skin.
Another non-greasy, soothing and non-comedogenic formula, Green Beaver’s Green Tea Facial Moisturizing is perfect if you’re worried about moisturizer being too much or too heavy for your skin. Even if you have oily skin, it’s important to maintain moisture so your face won’t over-produce sebum. And this light formula helps!
Sensitive skin needs 1,000 roses! That’s why Andalou Natural’s 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam for Sensitive Skin is amazing. It gently cleans the most sensitive of skin and smells of real roses. Start your routine off with this cleanser if you’ve had trouble finding a gentle option.
The L’Oreal Paris Hydra-Total 5 Ultra-Soothing Toner was made especially for sensitive skin. If you find your skin is irritated by any exfoliation, transfer toner into a clean, empty spray bottle for a gentle spritz application. Then take it with you and use ti whenever you need a refreshing skin boost!
Acure Sensitive Facial Cream contains chamomile to sooth sensitive skin, and it’s also got argan oil for effective moisturization. Filled with organic ingredients, this moisturizer is perfect to use both morning and night on skin that won’t tolerate anything else.
Which are your favourite skin care products? Do you have specific skin care tips that work well with your skin type? Share them in the comments below!