Beginner’s Skincare Routine

So you want healthy skin huh? and that skincare routine? you don’t have one? Well now how will we get to where need to be with our skin?

As cliche as it may sound you have to be consistent.

I posted this video to all my online platforms and asked how I got my skin like that, and there’s a total of a three-year difference between the pictures/videos. And how? Consistency, trial and error until I found what works for me. Boring, I know. I saw changes after a few months, so it’s achievable. It took time, hundreds of YouTube videos to watch and money. I worked hard for it, and you can too.

Disclaimer: I am not an esthetician nor am I a dermatologist by any means. I am just a girl who absolutely enjoys exploring the skincare world. Especially the Korean skincare scene, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, that’s for the next skincare blog.

STEP 1 – Your Skin Type

For you to try any products, you need to now what type of skin you have because you may react and it could cause more damage than anything. The different types of skin include

  • Dry
  • Oily
  • Normal
  • Combination
  • Sensitive

Everyone’s skin is unique, what works for me may not work for you, in fact you may react really badly which is why you have to take everything with a pinch of salt, you have to c careful, at least do a patch test first this will help you have a personalised regimen. Here’s how to find out what skin type you have by Dr. Shereene Idriss:

I used to have extremely oily skin over time it changed to normal (I wasn’t aware that could happen either) but still I continue with my routine.

Step one is the first and only step you need to focus on. Skincare can be overwhelming, when my skin broke out, it didn’t just affect me physically but mentally too, which is why mental health and skincare go hand in hand.

  • Find a cleanser for your skin type
  • Find an serum for hydration (this one is for everyone) as it’s for everyone my recommendation would have to be the COSRX Snail mucin. I have been using it for years and can advocate for it.
  • Find a moisturiser for your skin type

Having a skincare routine is about you, finding what works for you. It’s about what makes you feel good. Skincare is a journey, like many things, not a destination; most of all; it’s about having fun. Don’t compare your journey to that of others. If you are still struggling to create one, there are many dermatologists across the globe more qualified in this, and I promise no matter how disheartening or frustrating it is, you’ll get to be exactly where you need to be.
Here’s to healthy skin!

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