Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type

Date: Posted on Category: Beauty, Tips/Trends

No joke, your best accessory is your skin and a skincare regimen is worth developing. You’ve got to really look after it if you hope to make lasting impressions and feel good about yourself all the way up until you reach your golden years. Knowing your skin type will assist in achieving your best skin ever. Seek the counsel of a dermatologist or a skin care expert, then follow these skin care regimes and see if in a matter of weeks you don’t notice a difference.

Normal Skin

Normal Skin - Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type //

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We all wish we had normal skin, but the truth is, we’re not all so lucky. If you are blessed and have normal skin, this is the skincare regimen you should follow.

Day:  Cleanse with a toner, avoid alcohol-based ingredients as they dry out the suppleness of normal skin. Gentle cleansers are good to use, too. Apply a moisturizer that has plenty of SPF, but remember, it’s not about the strength of the SPF, but the generous application; go for two layers.

Night:  The cleansing routine for normal skin will be the same as during the day. For nighttime moisture, find something with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and revitalizing essential oils. Go for a cream or serum to keep that normal skin glowing.


Dry Skin 

Dry Skin - - Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type //

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If you have dry skin it means you have cracks on the surface that aren’t necessarily visible to the naked eye. Through these cracks, moisture escapes. So your primary focus is to seal in the moisturizer whatever the cost. This skincare regimen will keep your skin bouncy and shiny without too much effort.

Day:  A cleaning lotion, one that doesn’t foam or lather, is ideal and the perfect cleanser would be one that has a milk base.  No matter what, do not buy or apply any products that include SD alcohol 40, denatured alcohol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol or you will be asking to dry out your skin like never before.  A daytime serum that has Vitamin E plus sunscreen will be your best friend.

Night:  Stay true to the daytime cleansing routine and don’t skip it.  To get the best out of your sleeping hours, go for a serum over a cream because the molecules are smaller and able to permeate the skin easier.  Sweet almond, jojoba, and cranberry oils all have immense powers by imitating skin’s natural lipids and sealing in moisture like never before; apply them directly or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer.  Select eye creams that have peptides to further ensure moisturizing madness that will help you achieve hydrated skin.


Oily Skin 

Oily Skin - Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type //

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It can be tough managing oily skin. Woman with oily skin has higher levels of sebum production and larger oil glands.  This is entirely genetic. While it’s not a bad skin type to have, or makeup wearer or those who suffer from acne, it can be problematic. Follow this skincare routine for optimal results.   

Day: Cleansing three times a day will help keep the oil production low and keep bacteria at bay which can be an issue for this skin type. Try cleansers that have ingredients like geranium or witch hazel which naturally cut the oil production without over drying. Do not skip moisturizing, that’s a misconception.  Go for oil-free moisturizers with sodium PCA and glycerin in the ingredients because they are humectants that will help your skin retain moisture without all the greasiness.  Also, zinc oxide sunscreen is the best choice because it will give a matte finish to your skin complexion.

Night:  Same cleansing routine as for the daytime. Apply retinol as it will reduce the size of the pores, so will moisturizers with alpha-hydroxy acids or beta-hydroxy acids.  If you’re acne-prone, ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil to keep your skin clear and brighten any dullness.


Combination Skin

Combination Skin - Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type //

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Here is where many of us fall in the skin type category. Instead of following two skincare regimes, you want to find a balance.

Day: The skincare cleansing regimen for oily skin is best suited for combination skin, but should your skin become dry, swap out the cleanser for a cleansing lotion. The toner will follow suit. For a moisturizer, go for light-weight and something with antioxidants to maintain brilliance.

Nights:  Don’t stray from the daytime skin routine. For serums and moisturizers, you will be wise to select anything that an oily skin client would use, but in some cases, the dry skin suggestions might be a better option.


Sensitive Skin 

Sensitive Skin - Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type //

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Sensitive skin is not skin that breaks out easily.  Nope, that’s not sensitive skin. It means skin that easily irritates or turns red without much agitation.  This type of skin requires delicate applications and products and avoiding anything aggressive.

DaySulfate free cleansers are highly recommended as are toners with chamomile or green tea extracts; these ingredients help soothe the skin and restore it to a good pH balance where inflammation isn’t an issue.  All products that have alcohol or synthetic ingredients, even scents or colorings, must be avoided. For sun protection, the best bet is zinc oxide SPF.

NightThe skincare regimen for the night is the exact same. Be sure to apply a scent-free moisturizer that has vitamin E to calm any irritations that may have occurred during the day.


Aging Skin

Aging Skin - Your Guide For The Exact Skincare Regimen For Each Skin Type //

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Aging skin doesn’t start at any certain age. When you see skin sagging, wrinkles and dry spot appearing, and a general dryness throughout, you’re in the aging skin range. It can start in your twenties, believe it or not. This skincare regimen is about revitalizing, regaining moisture, and boosting collagen.

Day: The skincare regimen will be the same as the dry skin type. Avoid AHA and BHA in your products. 

Night: Follow the dry skin regime, but add in a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells before they weigh down the skin and deepen wrinkles. For a nighttime serum, of course, select ingredients like collagen, antioxidants, vitamin C, peptides, and hydraulic acid. It doesn’t hurt to get started too early. Eye creams that offer peptides and fast-absorbing power are ideal. Moisturizers with retinol will help even out wrinkle lines and prevent new ones from forming.  


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  • I live for skin care tips and this is perfect! I need to try a face serum or oil ASAP.
    xo | Cindy Elena

    • You should! Let me know how that goes…

  • I have a combination skin, but sometimes it can be pretty dry 🙁

    • This is definitely one of the toughest to deal with! Hope you can find the right product for your skin!

  • Dominique

    This is such a helpful post! My skin changes depending on the season, so I’m always changing up my products xx

    • That’s a smart idea. It’s always good to listen to your skin!

  • fatou diaw


  • I’m eyeing the Rodin oil under dry skin recommendations. Love Rodin’s lipsticks, hopefully the love will extend to their skincare.

    Zauni / SIRENBLACK

    • Awesome Zauni! Let me know if you’ve been able to try it 🙂

  • This is so helpful, I have annoying combination and sensitive skin!

    • Glad to be of help, Katherine! Let me know if you adapt these tips 🙂

  • Thank you so much for these tips!!! They were really helpful and your skin looks amazing!


    • You are welcome, Adela. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Thanks for the guide! I also believe in the importance of taking good care of our skin. I follow my routine step by step every single day no matter how tired I am at night. I also don’t mind getting up really early to be able to do my morning routine properly.

    • Good for you Cristina, that is the toughest thing about a skin care regimen – sticking to it!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You look absolutely gorgeous, Jess! You are always flawless!! Thanks for being an inspiration!
    Much love, Len

    • Wow Len, you are too kind. I’m so glad to see you here!

  • Great post

    The Pink Pineapple
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  • Love it! Thank You dear 🙂

  • Perrier Émilie

    Thanks for this post ! Your skin looks great

  • What a great informative post, girl! I’ve definitely learnt some new things I should be incorporating into my skin regime (I’m combination, leaning more towards oily). Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • That is a tough one to deal with. Hope you see some improvement on your skin with these tips!

  • I am saving this info for my dry skin, these are such great helpful tips!!
    Areli’s April // On Bloglovin

    • Thanks Areli. Hope it helps!

  • You’re always welcome!

  • Thank you. Let me know how it goes with these products..

  • I am a totally oily skin gal for sure – these are such helpful tips!

    • You’re welcome, Gentry!

  • Simply Avalon

    These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing!!

    – Avalon from

    • You’re welcome. Hope you could use them 🙂

  • Kay Nguyen

    Great guide! Very informative and detailed, love your blog <3

  • Julie

    OMG beautifully written with a wealth of knowledge babe! I’m normal/dry so definitely have to look out for those pesky alcohol ingredients! Your skin is friggin flawless so I’m sure you’ve been doing your thang girl! Werk!

    Hope to see you stop by sometime for my latest travel guide: Japan in 10 days- The PERFECT itinerary for Japan first timers!

    Xx- Julie
    Haute Khuuture Blog | Instagram

    • Aww, you are so kind. I try to keep my skin as healthy as possible!

  • Great tips! I guess it also a matter of trial and error sometimes to see what suits you. 🙂

    • I agree. You have to try out what works for you!

  • Very True! Skin is an Important and Vital accessory. Awesome guide, very helpful.
    Have a Great Week. Cheers.


  • Rina Doria

    Oh gosh I belong in several categories: combination, sensitive and aging lol. No wonder my skin care regime is so complicated! I have been really focusing on taking care of my skin this year and its been a long drawn out process.. Hopefully it pays off in the end – I’m crossing my fingers =P

    Rina Samantha

    • Ooh, that’s tough Rina! It will!

  • Violette

    Such a great guide and great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    • Pleasure is mine, Violette!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    How interesting!! Great guide and thanks for sharing!
    Mónica Sors

    • You’re welcome, Monica!

  • Rebel

    Great tips! I have dry and sensitive skin, so I really want to look after if! 🙂


    • True. Neglecting your skin is a sin!

  • Ohhh I have such sensitive skin and cleansers with chamomile extract are life savers !

    ‘Share’ by August Harvest

    • Nice that you have found products you can rely on!

  • Great tips! Skincare is so important and good skin is the best accessory for sure! Thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • True – your skin is no doubt your best accessory!

  • Thank you for sharing your skin care tips, sweetie. I heard so many good things about Eve Lom. I would love to try her products.

    • You need to Miri, let me know how that goes…

  • Steph K

    Your skin is SO gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your routine, great tips!

    xo, Steph

    • Yours is too, Steph! Thanks 🙂

  • What a comprehensive guide for skincare! Thanks for sharing! Being over 40, I take my regimen very seriously.

    • That’s right Kathrine. But skin care should start at any age!

  • This is such a great post! I’m not sure what skin type I am because my face gets so oily during the day, but when I wake up in the morning it’s so dry!

    • You might have combination skin, Colleen!

  • Thanks for the amazing suggestions! I think that I need to be cleaning my skin more often!


    • Yes, I think we’re all guilty of neglecting our skin sometimes!

  • My skin is combination and I sometimes find it really hard to find the right products since it is dry and oily at the same time 😉
    Nati xx

    • That’s right – it’s tough to balance between the two.

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Yvonne

    I have combination skin which changes depending on the season! Thank you for sharing these very good tips!
    xo Yvonne

    • You’re welcome Yvonne. That’s why it is important to know your skin type so you know how to adapt with your skin care routine.

  • Keeley

    Thanks for writing this post, it’s so helpful! x