Basic Skincare Needs: Everything You Need To Know

Did you know the average woman spends about $313 per month on skincare?

As the winter season approaches and with all of life’s stressors, it’s easy for your skin to reflect how you feel on the inside. If you think it’s time to improve your skin routine, you came to the right place.

Read on to learn about these basic skincare needs you need to add to your life.

What Is Your Skin Type?

If you want to step up your skin routine, the first step is to determine your skin type. Because everyone has a different type of skin, you have to give it the nutrients it needs.

According to dermatologists, there are four skin types: oily, dry, sensitive, and combination.

Oily Skin: If you’ve noticed your skin gets shiny and oily throughout the day, you have oily skin.

Dry Skin: If you moisturize your skin, but it feels tight or flaky, chances are you have dry skin.

Combination Skin: Those with combination skin have areas of their face that are oily, and some are dry.

Sensitive Skin: Those with sensitive skin experience redness and irritation of certain areas.


The first step to having great skin is to remove all of the dirt and oil from your skin. During the day, your skin accumulates bacteria from makeup, pollution, and other contaminants you encounter.

Make it a routine to cleanse your face with a cleanser appropriate for your skin type.

Once you find the right cleanser, you need to use it morning and in the evening. Also, make sure you get enough sleep, so your face glows and reduces puffiness. Heres How To Maximize Your Beauty Sleep.


Your skin slowly loses moisture throughout the day, especially if you are in a cold or dry environment. To supplement the moisture, your skin loses during the day, you need to use a moisturizer.

Besides getting a moisturizer right for your skin type, you also need one with ceramides or hyaluronic acid.

Having oily skin shouldn’t discourage you from using moisturizer. In fact, your skin will produce more oil to make up for the lack of moisture.


Many people believe they don’t have to use sunscreen on their face unless they’re going to the pool or the beach. However, dermatologists recommend you wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin from damage.

Aside from protecting you against skin cancer, sunscreen will help prevent premature wrinkles and dark spots.

If you don’t want to add another layer to your skin routine, you can get a moisturizer that combines SPF. Ensure whatever sunscreen you get contains SPF 30 or higher.


While these skincare basics can help your skin look its best, you can add other enhancers to take it to the next level.

If you’re experiencing redness, spots, or blemishes, you might want to give toners, exfoliators, or acne treatments a try.

Follow These Basic Skincare Needs

Now that you know about these basic skincare needs, it’s time you add them to your routine.

The best way to improve your skin routine is by identifying your skin type, getting a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

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