Skincare Routines Worth Fixating Over

Posh skincare routines

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 routine. Why? Because it can take time to see results from any given 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; then add in trendy, seasonal products once you’ve got the basics down.

What’s Your 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

D. Balanced all over

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

D. Sensitive areas due to breakouts

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

A. Flaky all over

B. Shiny all over

C. Flaky on cheeks and shiny on nose and chin

D. Still looks good!

If you answered mostly A…

You have DRY skin.

Posh Dry Skin

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:

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

Pearlfectionist™ Exfoliating Face Mask

Hot & Gold™ Firming 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. 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 multimasking once or twice a week with exfoliating Pearlfectionist. Exfoliating is especially important for dry skin because once dead skin cells are removed, moisturizing ingredients can work deeper to soften skin. Apply a thin layer and leave on 5–10 minutes while pearl powder and sea buckthorn berry—a super fruit—exfoliate and condition dull, dry skin. After rinsing, follow with Hot & Gold. Colloidal gold is believed to help firm skin and leave it glowing, resulting in a radiant, younger looking complexion.

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…

You have OILY skin.

Posh Oily Skin

 

 

Skin that’s oily 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:

 

DAILY

Cleanse: BFF: Best Face Forever™ Exfoliating Face Wash

Serum: Never Grow Up™ Serum

Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème

Moisturize: Serves You Bright™ Super C Crème

WEEKLY

Cackle Spackle™ Deep Cleaning Face Mask

Sleep On It™ Overnight Moisture Mask

BONUS

Bare It All™ Simple Micellar Tonic

WHY

Oily skin benefits from the toning effect of grapefruit oil and peppermint in scrubby BFF, plus exfoliating regularly helps keep pores clean. Follow with 3 pumps of lightweight Never Grow Up Serum to help hydrate with aloe and a few drops of Prize on the Eyes on the sensitive skin near the eye area. Finish with a dime sized amount of Serves You Bright for balanced moisture plus orange and carrot extracts for a glowing, not greasy, 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 oil. 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. Follow your OFF mask with Sleep On It instead of your nightly moisturizer, with moisturizing meadowfoam and non-greasy apricot kernel oil.

WHEN

Bare It All can be swapped any day you need a break from your exfoliating cleanser and is great for taking off makeup at night. Plus, its gentle formula is perfect for swiping away excess oil throughout the day and after the gym.

If you answered mostly C…

You have NORMAL/COMBINATION skin.

Posh Normal/Combination Skin

 

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:

 

DAILY

Cleanse: Bright Young Thang™ Face Wash

Serum: Never Grow Up™ Serum

Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème

Moisturize: Moisturize 911™ Caffeinated Face Crème

WEEKLY

Whole Lava Love™ Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

All I’ve Avo Wanted™ Hydrating, Nourishing Face Mask

BONUS

Exsqueeze Me™ Super C Toner

WHY

Bright Young Thang Face Wash gently cleanses and invigorates skin with ginseng without drying your cheeks. 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

Exfoliating regularly benefits both dry and oily skin. 1–2 times a week, gently massage skin with Whole Lava Love, made with eco-beads to scrub dull, dry skin away and tea tree oil to help clear clogged pores on your nose and chin. After rinsing, apply an ON mask like All I’ve Avo Wanted to help add moisture back into your skin with creamy avocado and olive oil, plus a touch of milk, which contains lactic acid for a clearer looking complexion.

WHEN

A quick spritz of Exsqueeze Me after your cleanser, but before your serum, helps skin look balanced by brightening dull spots with a burst of citrus fruit, which also helps control shine your forehead, nose, and chin. You can even use it throughout the day to refresh your complexion.

If you answered mostly D…

You have SIMPLE/YOUNG skin.

Posh Simple Skin

 

Younger skin tends to be a touch on the oily side and can be more sensitive, so it needs a gentle routine to keep it feeling fresh and looking clear, promoting even skin tone and visibly reduced imperfections.

 

DAILY

Cleanse: Show Off™ Foaming Face Cleanser

Tone: Set the Tone™ Balancing Toner

Moisturize: Gel Yes!™ Gel to Water Face Moisturizer

WEEKLY

Pore Chores™ Pore Treatment Face Mask

Cheat Sheets™ Cucumber Under Eye Sheet Masks

BONUS

Zit Zapper™ Blemish Crème

WHY

Get a simple clean with an ultra-mild cleanser that won’t strip your skin as it gently foams. Show Off can be used morning and night, plus it’s filled with citrus oils to help your skin feel fresh. Follow with toner on a cotton pad to help promote an even looking complexion. Aloe helps hydrate skin so it feels soft while willow bark keeps skin visibly clear. Lastly, apply a dime-sized amount of Gel Yes!, a super unique moisturizer that soothes skin in a gel-to-water formula.

HOW

Treat skin weekly with Cheat Sheets, sheet masks shaped for under the eye area and packed with soothing cucumber to help brighten dark circles and reduce the appearance of puffiness. While your eye mask does its moisturizing magic, apply a little Pore Chores to your nose and/or chin. Illite clay helps absorb impurities while seaweed works to reduce the appearance of pores for flawless looking skin.

WHEN

Whenever an imperfection pops up, dab it with Zit Zapper to soothe with glycolic acid, witch hazel, tamarind, and tea tree, helping reduce its appearance fast.

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 product ideas and skincare tips, check out the Pink Ink catalog, and make 2018 the year for flawless skin worth fixating over.