A skincare routine doesn’t have to be as complicated as your girlfriend’s one; in fact we’ve simplified it to just 3 steps to properly take care of your skin. You also need to know your skin-type to choose the right products that will balance and enhance your skin. Read on for a better-looking complexion, free of imperfections…
Step 1: Cleanse
Our skin gets hit with excess oil, sweat and pollution on a daily basis. This is why it’s best to wash your face at the end of your day to prevent a build-up of dirt clogging our pores, which leads to blackheads and breakouts. Washing your face once a day is good enough, unless you have oily or combination skin. In this case you need to cleanse twice daily, in the morning and night, to keep your skin matt and avoid a build-up of oil in your pores.
Normal/Combination: Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser
Oily/Acne-Prone: Pevonia Phyto-gel Cleanser
Dry: Pevonia Dry Skin Cleanser
Step 2: Exfoliate
Our skin naturally produces new skin cells while shedding the old. A build-up of dead skin cells causes ingrown hairs, acne and blackheads. Imagine a layer of skin covering your pores and hair follicles, blocking naturally occurring sebum and hair growth. This is why it’s essential to use a face scrub, only 2-3 times a week as you don’t want overly scrub and irritate your skin. A scrub is also great on your beard to grow out without irritation and ingrown hairs. Your skin will feel super smooth and using it consistently will brighten your complexion.
Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub
Step 3: Moisturize
Skipping this step is a mistake, whatever your skin-type may be. If your skin is dehydrated or surface dry it responds with producing more oil to compensate, so keeping your skin hydrated actually controls sebum production. Moisturizers help with skin texture, keeping your skin matt and can contain loads of beneficial ingredients. Oily skin-types prone to breakouts should stay away from moisturizers that contain oils, look for a water-gel based product instead. Dry skin-types have probably already rushed out for a moisturizer; look for ingredients that help hydration like oils, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Many moisturizers also contain SPF in it, which helps maintain an even skin tone in sunny weather.
Normal/Combination: Jack Black Clean Break Oil-free Moisturizer
Oily/Acne-Prone: Pevonia Mattifying Oily Skin Cream
Dry: Bio Kernel Brightening Cream