Need skincare recommendations!!
I've recently stepped into the vast world of skincare only about a year ago, so I'm a beginner. I'm approaching 21 years old and have combination skin (oily T-zone, normal/dry everywhere else). My concerns at the moment are dead skin, texture (little bumps), discoloration, acne scars, and hydration. I'm looking for a really good exfoliating cleanser, a heavy overnight moisturizer, and a really good day moisturizer that could be worn under makeup and would keep my oils at bay. Might even have to switch up my entire skincare routine lol. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
Re: Need skincare recommendations!!
Skin care can be a super daunting task. But I'd say it gets down to feeling it out with your skin and sticking to a routine. Getting to know your skin is something that will eventually come with time. But I don't think you'll need an extensive skin care regimen since you're so young. You should look for a cream like make up remover (I use a super basic drug store one - ponds), when you're cleansing your face that should help take everything off especially if you like playing with eye makeup. It'll just melt it right off, but be super gentle on your eyes. Set one should be getting all the makeup off before you start putting on any toners or moisturizers.
I'd recommend double cleansing that way if you start with a rich creamy makeup remover, it also acts as a great moisturizer as well. The next cleanser you should look for should be something that balances out the amount of moisture you're putting onto your skin with the first cleanser. So something like a charcoal cleanser might be nice and deep cleansing. Next you should use a toner but anything that stings your eyes is too abrasive for your skin. That's my general rule of thumb. Sometimes I'll use a toner that stings to clear up any break outs I have, like a rose water toner. I use the first aid ultra repair cream in the winter and my skin is so soft, moisturized and hydrated! Throw in some masks a couple nights and week and you'll be golden.
My saving grace has been the duo face brush by sephora. I will use it when I'm cleansing my face with the cream cleanser and it acts as an exfoliator that will literally take out all your dead skin, clear your pores and leaves your skin feeling super soft and smooth. I use it with the cream cleanser because I feel like it's not as abrasive on my skin.
In my books that is a good place to start and grow your skin care regimen as you get to know your skin.