Skin Care Routine: How to Take Care of All Skin Types
A basic skin care routine is essential for healthy, glowing skin. Our skin is biologically designed to protect itself from harm during the day and repair itself at night. Still, with the heightened influx of free radicals in the environment, a greater threat from sun exposure, and all the cosmetics we use, our skin needs more help these days. CBD skin care products are designed with your skin’s needs in mind. Today, we’ll cover your daily skin care routine for all types of skin so you can put your best face forward. We’ll also make some CBD product recommendations by skin type.
Read on to learn:
- Skin care routine order
- Best skin care routine for your skin type
- Skin care routine steps and tips
- CBD skin care for your skin with product recommendations
Skin Care Routine Order
For all skin care routines, the ordering of the products is the same. So, let’s establish that before we get into the different types of skin care and how that applies to your skin type.
- Masks or scrubs
- Toning and refining pores
- Moisturizing day & night
- Sunscreen (daytime)
For each skin care routine, no matter your skin type, you’ll perform your skin care routine twice a day, morning and night. Daytime skin care products and CBD skin care are designed with your skin’s daytime activities in mind. They are focused on skin protection. Similarly, the nighttime skin care or CBD skin care products are designed with your skin’s nighttime activities in mind to repair and restore your skin’s natural balance.
Best Skin Care Routine for Your Skin Type
Of course, choosing the products you use in your daily skin care routine depends on several things: your skin type, age, skin needs or sensitivities, personal preferences, and goals for your skin. Let’s address what you’ll need to know to choose the best skin care products for your skin.
Determining Your Skin Type
Healthline has a great article that details how to determine your skin type, which you can do for yourself at home. You can try their quick 30-minute method or the traditional one:
- Cleanse skin & pat dry in the morning.
- Do not put anything on your skin, and avoid touching your face until lunchtime.
- At lunchtime, analyze the skin for appearance: Look for shiny areas and notate where those are.
- Use oil-blotting sheets or tissues to blot different areas of the face and determine where the most oil is on your face.
- Also, look for any flaky areas or where the skin feels uncomfortably tight. These can indicate dry areas. (Also, dry skin can take on a different tone like pink or red.)
You may be surprised at your skin type. Many people think their skin is oily, for example, when it may not be. Or they may not realize their skin is naturally dry. It’s hard to tell sometimes because we put so many things on our skin, affecting our skin's natural balance. Skin type is based on the natural sebum (oil) production of your skin. General skin types are normal, oily, dry, and combination. Then, more specialized skin types address specific skin tendencies like sensitivity, aging, and maturity, acneic, or uneven textured skin.
For this article, we won’t get into skin conditions that can sometimes require the expert knowledge of a dermatologist. We’ll focus on the four main skin types, and for anything that requires further care, we recommend you speak with a dermatologist for advice and care options.
Choosing Products for Your Skin Type
After you determine your skin type, you'll need to choose products best suited for your type of skin. Some skin care lines make it simple by putting the skin type right on the label, but these are general guidelines. If you understand what works best for each skin type, you can choose the best skin care for your skin.
Skin produces less sebum than normal. Can appear or feel tight. Can have areas of flaking or redness.
Choose products that:
- Provide more hydration.
- Won’t “strip” the natural skin oils.
- Work gently and are nurturing for the skin.
- Contains sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and premature aging (for your daytime moisturizer)
Most importantly, a really good night cream is essential for these skin types.
Skin produces excess oils and may appear shiny. Makeup may rub off easily on these types of skin.
Choose products that:
- Provide a lightweight moisturizer (to help balance skin).
- Do not over-strip the skin of moisture and over-correct, which makes the skin produce even more oil.
- Contains sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and premature aging.
- A night cream is also helpful, but you should choose a lighter one that absorbs easily.
Skin has dry patches (usually on cheeks) and oilier areas, typically in the “T-zone,” including the forehead, nose, chin.
Choose products that:
- Provide gentle cleansing.
- You may want to use separate masks, one for dry areas and another for the T-zone.
- Lightweight moisturizer for the whole face and possibly a thicker moisturizer for the dry areas that provide more moisture support where it’s needed.
- Provide sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and premature aging.
Skin has no noticeable dryness or extra oil. Skin is supple and appears normal.
Choose products that:
- Help maintain the natural balance and health of your skin: nurturing but not overly “strong.”
- Provide gentle cleansing without over-cleansing the skin (stripping the skin of oils and making it feel dry).
- Provide lightweight moisture that doesn’t make the skin feel greasy.
- Gentle overnight moisturizing cream to maintain your skin’s health and beauty.
- Sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and premature aging.
Consider Other Important Factors
Your primary skin type is only part of the equation. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have aging or mature skin?
- Is your skin susceptible to product ingredients?
- Do you have lots of congestion in your pores?
- Do you have differences in the coloring on your skin or in the texture?
Answering these questions can help you determine what types of specialty skin care products you may need for your skin. It may influence the frequency of other products you are using or require that you use specialized skin care products you get from your dermatologist.
Skin Care Routine Steps
For any skin care routine, you’ll want to follow specific steps, in order, for the best benefit to your skin. Here are the steps and how you do each one.
Wet the face with tepid water and apply a small amount of your cleanser to your face. Using gentle, circular motions, work the cleanser on your skin, avoiding the eye area. Rinse carefully with your eyes closed until your skin feels smooth and cleanser-free. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
Tip: If your skin feels very tight and dry after cleansing or appears red or irritated, then the cleanser could be too powerful for your skin. Try a gentler formula.
Special Care (Masks or Scrubs)
Skin care masks help keep your pores clean and refined, polish the texture of your skin, and prepare your skin for moisturizer. Most skin care masks are for weekly use, but some are more gentle and can be used more frequently. Apply the mask to dry skin with your fingertips in gentle strokes, avoiding the eye area. Follow the packaging instructions for how long to allow the mask to dry. Rinse well with tepid water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
Some masks come in a sheet form. For these, you will arrange the mask onto your dry face, carefully placing the eye holes over your eyes. Follow the packaging instructions for how long to leave it on your face and whether or not you should rinse the product off after you remove the sheet.
For scrubs, gently apply a small amount of the product to your skin. Read the product instructions to see if your skin should be damp, wet, or dry when you apply the product—using gentle circular motions with the tips of your fingers, moving the product around on your skin. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with tepid water until all of the product is removed from your skin. Pat your face dry with a soft towel.
Toners help to refine your pores and remove any excess product or oils before applying your moisturizer. These can come in liquid form, which you can use with a soft cotton ball or in a spritz form. Do not rinse after toning.
Serums need to be applied before your moisturizer or night cream. They provide ingredients targeted at things like skin texture or tone, moisture balance, or providing anti-aging ingredients for your skin.
Apply a small amount to your face (usually only a few drops for serums) using the tips of your fingers and smooth the product over your skin with gentle sweeping motions. Avoid the eye area. Do not rinse off.
Moisturizers come in a wide variety of forms, weights, and strengths. There are daytime moisturizers that are more focused on protecting your skin (most contain sunscreen) and nighttime ones (called night creams) that target skin repair, collagen production, and nourishment for your skin.
Apply moisturizer in gentle sweeping motions and avoid the eye area. Do not rinse off.
There are specialized moisturizers for the eye area called eye creams, made with gentler formulas for the delicate eye area. You should pat on the product with the pads of your ring fingers under the eyes, around the brows, and upper lids.
If your daytime moisturizer does not contain sunscreen, you’ll need to apply facial sunscreen. Apply the same way you would a moisturizer. Some sunscreens go on before your moisturizer and some after, but either way is ok. You can try it both ways to see if your regular moisturizer causes the sunscreen to “slip” when putting it on.
The most effective way is to use a daily moisturizer that already contains sunscreen formulated for everyday facial use. For extended periods in the sun, you will want a thicker sunscreen with a higher SPF. Here are some tips for applying thicker sunscreens for your outdoor fun in the sun.
CBD Skin Care for Your Skin
We mentioned CBD skin care earlier in this article because we know how beneficial our skin care products can be for your skin, no matter what type of skin you have. They include ingredients that benefit your skin with calming care that skin just loves. If you have heard about CBD skin care and have always wanted to try it, here’s a bit of what you need to know before choosing what products to try.
CBD Skin Care Benefits
Without getting super-complex, your skin has endocannabinoid receptors that allow it to process CBD and other cannabinoids. CBD products use this natural bodily system to deliver benefits for your skin. While research is still ongoing, most people find CBD calming for the skin and moisturizing in a gentle and nourishing way. We may not know exactly why, but skin loves it!
CBD Skin Care for Your Skin Type
For all skin types:
Cleanser: Creamy Facial Cleanser is sulfate-free for gentle cleansing that works well for all skin types, even sensitive and dry ones. Made with coconut-derived coco glucoside that gently cleanses, and with sunflower oil and shea butter which protect skin from drying. Tightens pores to keep your skin looking clean and refined, without creating a tight or drying feel. If your skin is unevenly textured, you can try the Exfoliating Facial Cleanser to give your skin that polished and radiant look. Both contain sunflower oil for non-clogging moisture balance, and the Exfoliating Facial Cleanser is infused with antioxidants from extracts of lemon, orange, and apple. Also contains alpha hydroxy acids which gently removes dead skin cells, creating more glowing and youthful-looking skin.
The Exfoliating Facial Cleanser can be substituted for the Creamy Facial Cleanser:
- One or two times a week for normal to oilier skin types
- Two or three times a week for uneven skin textures and maturing skin
Toner: Moroccan Rose Moisture Mist is the perfect toning spritz that won’t dry out your skin or make it feel tender. It’s perfect for all skin types. Moroccan Rose and aloe vera extracts soothe skin while also removing oil and dirt, so it doesn’t dry out your skin like other toners you may have tried. This refreshing mist helps refine your pores, maintain your skin’s balance, and protect against harmful free radicals that can amplify the skin’s aging.
Serum: For the perfect serum for any skin type try the Facial Serum, which is packed with nourishing oils, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid for natural moisture retention, and algae and sacha inchi extracts to keep skin supple.
Day Moisturizer: Daily Moisturizer is a lightweight daily CBD facial lotion for all skin types. It will hydrate your skin without that greasy feel.
Eye Cream: Brightening Eye Cream is gentle enough for everyday use and for all skin types. Use this to keep your eyes bright and radiant.
Night Cream: Night Shift night cream is the perfect formula for nighttime moisture for all skin types, but especially for drier skins. Night Shift provides the extra care of CBD, sunflower oil, shea butter, and rosehip seed oil for deep moisturizing and extracts of green tea, sacha inchi, and rosemary to nourish skin.
Normal to dry skin types:
Mask: Rose Clay Mask is perfect for a weekly deep hydrating CBD face mask. It is packed with skin-nourishing ingredients, like oils of Moroccan rose, sunflower, argan, coconut, shea, apricot, and olive to replenish your dry skin’s moisture. Aloe vera helps to soothe your skin and hydrate it with lightweight moisture.
Serum: Follow the Facial Serum with The Everyday Oil, our signature face oil, which is infused with natural, clean ingredients such as rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, apricot oil, and more to enrich your skin to glowing perfection. This extra measure of soothing moisture can help to nourish your dry skin while also helping to protect your skin from further drying damage.
For skins that need more balance:
Exfoliant: A weekly Exfoliating Face Mask helps to keep your skin radiant and to encourage the cell turnover that improves skin’s texture.
Mask: Rose Clay Mask is perfect for a weekly deep hydrating on the drier areas of your face to help balance the skin. The Exfoliating Face Mask can be used two or three times a week. It is infused with salicylic acid which peels off dead skin, exfoliates, and flushes pores. Fennel and Moroccan rose oils soothe and hydrate. Both refreshing masks can be used to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant.
For aging or mature skin types:
Serum: Maturing skin needs extra help to maintain a youthful glow, which you can encourage with the Facial Serum, which is packed with nourishing oils, antioxidants, Hyaluronic acid for natural moisture retention, algae, and Sacha Inchi extracts to keep skin supple. Follow-up with The Everyday Oil, our signature face oil, which is infused with natural, clean ingredients to enrich your skin. This extra measure of soothing moisture can help to nourish your maturing skin while also helping to protect your skin from free radical damage.
And for aging or mature skin types, as well as dry and aging skins, we recommend using all three of our moisturizing formulas so your skin is bathed in protection and hydration around the clock.
Day Moisturizer: Daily Moisturizer is a lightweight daily CBD facial lotion that will hydrate your skin and deliver powerful nutrients for your thirsty maturing skin’s needs.
Eye Cream: Your eyes show aging sooner than most areas of the face, so keeping the eye area pampered with moisture is key. Brightening Eye Cream is gentle enough for everyday use to keep your eyes bright and radiant. Make sure to dab it on gently around the eye area.
Night Cream: Night Shift night cream is a necessity for aging skin types. This much-needed nighttime moisture helps your mature skin restore its natural radiance with the extra care of CBD, sunflower oil, shea butter, and rosehip seed oil for deep hydration. Extracts of green tea, sacha inchi, and rosemary nourish the skin while you sleep.
A Simple, No-Fuss Skin Care Routine for All Skin Types
Want to keep your skin care super simple? Try this three-step easy skin care routine that’s perfect as a no-fuss, quick care method for all skin types:
KISS Method: Keep It Sweet & Simple
- Cleanse with a gentle cleanser.
- Pat dry with a clean towel.
- Moisturize. (Use a night cream in place of your daytime moisturizer before you go to bed.) \
Healthy Skin and Your Skin Care Routine
For healthy and glowing skin, remember that your skin’s two most essential functions are protecting itself during the day and repairing and restoring itself during the night. If you aren’t sure when to use a particular CBD skin care product or how to order your skin care steps, focus on the two skin functions to keep it simple. You can also bookmark this article for future reference or chat with one of our CBD professionals on our website. Our team is always available to answer your questions.
For the best skin care routine for any skin type, consistency is key. What you do regularly is really important for your skin to be well-balanced and glowing. This is true no matter what your skin type.