Whether you’re a makeup junkie or you prefer to rock your bare-faced beauty on the daily, skin care should always have a place in your daily routine. While you may feel totally comfortable with being makeup-free (you go, girl!), you shouldn’t skip out on your skin care routine if you want your complexion to look as gorgeous as possible. From cleansing to moisturizing to masking, the right skin care routine can make all the difference in the world in terms of your skin’s appearance. Of course, what works for one person won’t necessarily work for someone else. It’s all about finding the best skin care regimen for your skin type. From our best moisturizer for combination skin to our best face mask for oily skin, keep reading for simple skin care routines for every skin type along with skin careproductrecommendations.
THE SIMPLE SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR OILY SKIN
When you have oily skin, you may find that your complexion looks shiny by mid-day. For your skin type, it’s a good idea to look for mattifying skin care products, which can help reduce the look of excess shine.
Step 1: Cleanse Your Complexion
No matter what skin type you have, you should start your skin care routine by reaching for a facial cleanser. If you have oily skin, try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which leaves skin with a clean, clear look and a matte finish.
Step 2: Exfoliate with a Face Scrub
In order for all of your other skin care products to work as effectively as possible, it’s a good idea to slough away any dead skin cell buildup from the surface of your skin. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub comes in. Designed to gently smooth away dead skin cells, dirt, oils, and impurities, your skin will feel clean and look fresh as can be.
Step 3: Mattify with a Face Mask
Two or three times a week, use a face mask that provides a matte finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask. It’s formulated with three types of clay to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and excess oils from skin’s surface.
Step 4: Reach for Our Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin
Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you should skip out on applying moisturizer! Use one formulated for oily skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin, which helps provide long-lasting hydration with a matte finish.
Step 5: Apply Mattifying Makeup
When you have oily skin, steer clear of makeup with a radiant finish, as this can end up making you look even shinier—which probably isn’t your goal. Instead, be sure to stock up on matte primers, foundations, and face powders. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Primer, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder. Top it off with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder and you’re good to go.
THE SIMPLE SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR DRY SKIN
There’s nothing like dry skin to put a damper on your mood. Oftentimes, dry skin can look less radiant than you’d like. Follow the below skin care routine to help hydrate dry skin and boost your glow in the process.
Step 1: Cleanse with Micellar Water
Taking care of dry skin is all about being gentle. When you cleanse, pick up a no-rinse option, like micellar water, which doesn’t require any rinsing or, more importantly, harsh rubbing. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, which hydrates and soothes.
Step 2: Use a Smoothing Face Scrub
Dry skin can often look dull, so try using a face scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, which is formulated to make your skin look more radiant.
Step 3: Apply a Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer
All skin types require moisture—and that’s certainly something you understand if you have dry skin. Consider using a water-based moisturizer formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin, to hydrate your complexion. It’s formulated to envelop skin with moisture and provide comfort.
Step 4: Put on an Overnight Face Mask Before Bed
Make the most of your beauty sleep by adding an overnight face mask to your beauty routine if you have dry skin. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Face Mask is a luxurious, hydrating leave-on creamy face mask that forms a protective virtual mask to cradle skin. Before bed, apply the overnight face mask and leave it on for best results.
THE SIMPLE SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
If you have sensitive skin, then you know how tricky it can be to properly care for your complexion. The good news is, you can get back to basics and simplify your skin care routine. It’s time to make your sensitive skin happy!
Step 1: Choose the Best Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
Look for a facial cleanser formulated for sensitive skin. When selecting your facial cleanser, always look for labels that say “non-comedogenic” and “fragrance-free.”
Step 2: Comfort with a Face Mask
Treat your sensitive skin to an at-home spa day! Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, which is suitable for use by all skin types, helps gently cleanse stressed areas and leaves skin feeling refreshed and comfortable. Use twice a week for best results.
Step 3: Moisturize with Cica Cream
You’re not done just yet. Finish off your sensitive skin routine by applying a moisturizer formulated for your skin type. Cica cream is a good option for sensitive skin. Our best moisturizer for sensitive skin is the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica.
THE SIMPLE SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin is known for being dry in some areas and oily in others, so finding the best skin care regimen for your skin type is key.
Step 1: Opt for Micellar Water
Wondering how to cleanse your face when you have combination skin? Using a micellar water is a great idea. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, pour some onto a cotton round, and wipe the pad across your face to remove makeup and gently cleanse.
Step 2: Exfoliate with a Face Mask
Day after day, dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, leaving your skin feeling rough. Sound familiar? Enter the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, which is formulated with red algae. This face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, exfoliate dead skin cells from skin’s surface, and smooth imperfections. Immediately, skin texture appears refined and skin looks smoother. Three times a week, apply an even layer of face mask to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly and pat dry.
Step 3: Pick the Best Moisturizer for Combination Skin
As with sensitive skin, cica cream is a good option for combination skin. You may also want to think about using a water-based moisturizer—or even applying separate moisturizers to different areas of your face if you have oily and dry areas.
Step 4: Use a Peel Pad at Night
Time to get glowing! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads, which are formulated with glycolic acid, physically resurface dead skin cells from the surface of skin. Immediately, skin looks brighter and skin feels softer, while skin tone is more even and texture more refined with continued use over time. Use nightly on clean skin. Gently apply a peel pad in a circular motion to your face. Just keep in mind that glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, can leave skin more sensitive to sunlight—so make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily as directed, limit your amount of time in the sun during peak hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), seek shade when outside, and throw on a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Step 5: Don’t Forget the Eye Cream
The lest step in your skin care routine for combination skin should be to apply an eye cream. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Eye can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags with continued use over time.
THE SIMPLE SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR DULL SKIN
If you look in the mirror and notice that your skin is lacking some radiance, it’s time to address your dull skin by switching up your skin care routine.
Step 1: Wash Your Face with a Charcoal Facial Cleanser
Start your skin care routine with a facial cleanser that can help brighten the look of your complexion, such as the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser. This clay-to-mousse facial cleanser leaves skin looking revitalized with a fresh glow.
Step 2: Brighten Up with a Charcoal Mask
If you couldn’t already tell by now, we’re big fans of face masks—so if you have dull skin, listen up. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask can help draw out the buildup of dirt, pollution, and impurities and reduce the appearance of dull skin. Immediately, skin looks brighter. Use three times a week for best results.
Step 3: Moisturize
Finally, apply a brightening moisturizer morning and night to help address the appearance of dull skin. In the a.m., use the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Lotion SPF 30; in the p.m., use the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer.
You know how to tailor your skin care routine to your skin type—all in only a few simple steps! Next up, learn how to moisturize like a pro by reading our article, The 7 Commandments of Using Moisturizer.