Dry, Oily, or Normal: The Best Routine for Your Skin Type

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Ok, so it probably comes as no big surprise that we’re total skincare junkies. Skin looks and feels its best when it sticks to a daily skincare routine. Why? Because it can take time to see results from any given skincare product, especially when trying to improve a skin issue you’ve been battling forever. Think of your skincare routine as the perfect diet for your face to keep it looking its best. Stick to a balanced regimen for your skin type (dry, oily, or normal/combination), then add in trendy, seasonal products once you’ve got the basics down.

What’s Your Skin Type?

The first step in finding your dream skincare routine is to find your skin type. Which of these sounds most like you?

1. How does your face usually feel?

A. Dry and tight all over

B. Oily

C. Dry cheeks with an oily nose, forehead, and chin

2. What skin issues do you experience most?

A. Dull and uneven complexion with fine lines and wrinkles

B. Slick skin that’s prone to breakouts and blackheads

C. Fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes with clogged pores on your nose and chin

3. If you wear makeup, how does it look by mid-day?

A. Flaky all over

B. Shiny all over

C. It still looks pretty good!

If you answered mostly A…

Your skin type is DRY.

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Dry skin can be genetic or a product of its environment. For example, colder weather can dry out skin. If your complexion feels constantly thirsty and flaky, try this hydrating and moisturizing routine:

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

DAILY

Cleanse: Bright Young Thang™ Face Wash

Serum: Never Grow Up™ Face Serum

Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème

Moisturize: Never Grow Up™ Face Crème

 WEEKLY

Show Me the Honey™ Face Mask

BONUS

Block It Like It’s Hot™ SPF 30 Face Crème

WHY

Dry skin needs products loaded with long-lasting moisture and hydration. Bright Young Thang Face Wash features macadamia oil, rich in fatty acids, plus ginseng to brighten a dull complexion, common for dry skin types. Follow your face wash with a serum like Never Grow Up, loaded with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and glycerin, which works to attract hydration to the skin’s surface. For the delicate area around your eyes, use Prize on the Eyes by gently patting in 3 dots under the eye and on the outer corners where fine lines appear. Finally, a dime-sized amount of Never Grow Up Face Crème helps lock in soft, smooth skin with shea butter and olive oil.

HOW

Treat your skin to a face mask once or twice a week. We love Show Me the Honey for dry skin types because it nourishes micro-tears, which dry skin is especially prone to, and soothes with propolis and royal jelly. Apply a thin layer and leave on 5–10 minutes to soothe and nourish dry skin.

WHEN

Use Block It Like It’s Hot in the morning, at least 15 minutes before going outside. It hydrates and brightens skin, and you can layer it with your moisturizer for double the benefits. Plus, sunscreen helps prevent photoaging, to which dry skin is especially prone.

If you answered mostly B…

Your skin type is OILY.

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Oily skin types can be more likely to experience clogged pores and imperfections, but oil also helps keep skin looking young by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dryness. Here’s how to control the slick for a more balanced complexion:

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

DAILY

Cleanse: BFF: Best Face Forever™ Exfoliating Face Wash

Tone: Well Adjusted™ Balancing Toner

Serum: Nothing Phases Me™ Anti-Gravity Face Serum

Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème

Moisturize: Under Control™ Hydro Gel Crème

WEEKLY

Cackle Spackle™ Face Mask

BONUS

Bare It All™ Face Wipes

WHY

Oily skin types benefit from the toning effect of grapefruit oil and peppermint in scrubby BFF, plus exfoliating regularly helps keep pores clean. Next, rebalance oily skin’s pH by swiping Well Adjusted Face Toner over clean skin. Follow with a dropper of Nothing Phases Me to fight environmental toxins that can clog pores, thanks to activated charcoal, while defying gravity with vegan cholesterol (it erases the appearance of fine lines). Add a few drops of Prize on the Eyes on the sensitive skin near the eye area. Finish with a dime sized amount of Under Control, a mattifying and lightweight hydro gel that controls oil and improves your complexion.

HOW

To deep clean excess oil and gunk from your pores, use Cackle Spackle 1–2 times per week. Charcoal helps adsorb impurities while kaolin clay balances oily skin. Be sure to only leave it on for 5–10 minutes; if the mask dries to the point of cracking, you’re overdoing it and drying your skin, which can make it overcompensate with even more oil.

BONUS

Bare It All is great for taking off makeup at night before you cleanse and tone. Plus, its gentle formula is perfect for swiping away excess oil throughout the day and after the gym.

If you answered mostly C…

Your skin type is NORMAL/COMBINATION.

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Normal/combination is the most common skin type, with dry cheeks and an oily T-zone. You get the best, and worst, of both worlds, but when you customize with this routine, skin stays looking balanced and fresh:

Skincare Routine for Normal/Combination Skin

DAILY

Cleanse: BFF: Best Face Forever™ Exfoliating Face Wash

Tone: Well Adjusted™ Balancing Toner

Serum: Never Grow Up™ Serum

Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème

Moisturize: Moisturize 911™ Caffeinated Face Crème

WEEKLY

Ice Queen™ Purifying Gentle Peel-Off Face Mask

BONUS

Block It Like It’s Hot™ SPF 30 Face Crème

WHY

BFF: Best Face Forever is the perfect face wash and face exfoliator for normal/combination skin because it’s gentle enough for daily use. After cleansing, swipe Well Adjusted™ Balancing Toner across face and neck to rebalance pH. Following with 3 pumps of Never Grow Up Serum ensures drier areas get the antioxidant boost they’re craving, but its lightweight, aloe-based formula is perfect for your T-zone, too. Treat the corners of your eyes and under eye area, which are prone to fine lines and wrinkles, with Prize on the Eyes—formulated with moisturizing cocoa butter—and wake up wishy washy skin with a dime-sized amount of brightening Moisturize 911. It contains caffeine to help dry skin look fresh, plus glycerin to lock in hydration without a greasy feel.

HOW

Normal/combination skin types benefit from a weekly refresher with Ice Queen, a gelatin-free peel-off mask that gently removes impurities with volcanic water while waking up skin with peppermint and eucalyptus. Apply a thick layer and let it sit for 20 minutes, then peel off in one clean sheet.

WHEN

Don’t forget the sunscreen! Keep skin safe from the harmful effects of UVA/UVB rays when you use Block It Like It’s Hot on the daily.

Mind Your Manners

Using specifically formulated products for your skin type helps keep your face looking its best. Here are a few more ways you can be polite to your skin:

  • When using multiple types of moisture for your face, like moisturizers, crèmes, and serums, layer from lightest to heaviest

  • Before trying a new skincare product, test it on your inner wrist or elbow to make sure your skin doesn’t have a sensitivity to it

  • Never use a bath bar or body butter on your face

  • Cleanse your face in circular motions working upwards from your jaw to your hairline

For more targeted skincare solutions, take our pampered reading quiz and fine tune your skincare routine!