Facial care routine: products and steps for all skin types

Universal skincare routines - products and steps.

Hello darlings! This week I have prepared a very important post, which will be a reference in your cosmetic care. You can now add this page to your bookmarks! This is the facial care routine: universal products and steps that you can adapt whatever your skin type.

At the time I did the morning and night facial care routine. But it’s been a lot of time since then. And although in essence my routine has not changed, in this post you will understand it much more clearly, since I explain each step and product. We are done with not knowing what products to use! I’ve got you covered!

The steps of the skincare routine are the same for all skin types. What varies depending on whether you have oily, dry skin, etc. is the specific product to use.

Steps of the facial care routine

My personal morning skin care routine is made up of the following steps.

1. Cleaning

My facial cleansing routine is a step I never skip. Neither in my day routine nor in the night. Although the products I use vary.

For example, these are some combinations that we can use for day cleaning:

  • Cleansing Milk + Tonic: Perfect for dry skin
  • Mousse / Cleansing Gel + Water: Great if you have combination/oily skin
  • Micellar water: Suitable for all skin types. Do not wash your face after micellar water, as you would drag the properties of the product.

For night cleaning, these are the most common options:

  • Eye makeup remover + cleansing milk + toner
  • Eye makeup remover + makeup remover in butter
  • Eye makeup remover + micellar water
  • Oil makeup remover (for eyes and face)
  • Biphasic makeup remover (for eyes and face)

Here are some of the most common combinations. If you don’t know where to start, a simple gel with water is enough.

Right now I’m using this cleansing and tonic milk from Nezeni, but it’s just one example.

2. Eye contour

Once we have clean and prepared skin we must start with the eye contour. This is the lightest cream of all that we are going to apply and is applied in a very small area, so it is important that it is applied first.

We must apply the eye contour by gentle touches with the fingertip. And always in movements that undo the wrinkle. That is, in the area of the crow’s foot we will apply towards the eye, not from the eye towards the temple.

3. Serum

The serum is one of my favorite steps of the skincare routine. Why? Well, because it is the product with the highest concentration of actives, and the one that acts most intensely.

In the world of serums we can find what we need for each type of skin. Look for one that suits your main need. If you’re not sure what you need, look for a moisturizing one if you’re under 40 and one with anti-wrinkle or anti-aging properties if you’re over 40. Mind you, this is just a generic recommendation!

4. Moisturizer

The next step is to apply your moisturizer. This can be a moisturizer without more if you have younger skin, or it can be a treatment cream if you have more mature skin.

Day moisturizers

In any case, make sure that it is a cream that can be used during the day (that is, it does not contain ingredients such as retinol, for example).

Also make sure it contains a minimum level of hydration, otherwise you would have to use a moisturizer on top.

By this I mean that if we use a treatment cream that dries the skin (for example an anti-acne cream), this will not provide us with the necessary hydration. In this case we would have to complete with a moisturizer. However, the vast majority of creams have a moisturizing function, so I wouldn’t worry much either. This is a bit curling the curl.

Night moisturizers

At night, use creams more specific to problems your skin may have.

The reason is that at night the skin regenerates and is more concentrated on healing and recovering from the damage caused during the day. In this way it will take better advantage of the action of the cosmetic ingredients that you are using.

If your skin doesn’t have any specific problems, use a moisturizer for the type of skin you have: dry, combination, oily or sensitive.

5. Sunscreen

This step only applies in the day facial care routine.

Always, even if it’s winter and you live in a country where the sun doesn’t reach and you don’t leave home (i.e. like me), you should always use sunscreen.

Although I mainly work from home and only go to the office once a week, I always, without exception, apply a product with SPF on my skin.

The sun, although necessary, is the main cause of all the visual effects of skin aging.

My personal recommendation is to look for day creams that contain sunscreen. So I never skip this step, no matter how lazy I am.

6. Makeup

Now that we have the skin ready and ready to face a new day, we can apply the makeup.

Products of the daily facial care routine

Now that we know what steps are the final ones to apply each cosmetic product, let’s see which products we can use for each stage.

1. Cleaning

As I said, for facial cleansing, we can make different combinations of products:

  • Cleansing Milk + Tonic: Perfect for dry skin
  • Mousse / Cleansing Gel + Water: Great if you have combination/oily skin
  • Micellar water: Suitable for all skin types. Do not wash your face after micellar water, as you would drag the properties of the product.

2. Eye contour

3. Serum

4. Moisturizer

Day moisturizers

Night moisturizers

I hope this post has given you some ideas on how to establish your own skincare routine and what products and steps to use for it.

As always, see you here very soon with a new post. Take great care of yourselves. And take care of those beautiful faces and hair!

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Deliria Rose