5 Tips on Starting a Skincare Routine

Remember that it’s not a one-size-fits-all kinda thing!
Dec 13, 2021
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5 Tips on Starting a Skincare Routine

Ever wondered how people with uh-mazing skin get their skin that way? It’s not just genes, girl! You may be born with nice skin, but you need to know how to take care of it to keep it that way. And most of the time, people with great skin know how to do just that.

So, unlocking beautiful skin is all about finding the right skincare routine for you. We repeat, for you. A skincare regimen is only good when it’s personalized and addresses your skin concerns—it's not a one-size-fits-all kinda thing so if what works for others may not work for you.

Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Don't worry, we got you! Here are five tips to help you out:

Learn about your skin type.

Your skin should fall under these five types: normal, oily, dry, sensitive, and combination skin. Each has different concerns and needs, so you need to adjust your skincare routine to your skin type to get the best results. Try answering quizzes or consulting with your derma to find out your skin type.

Understand that some products may work for others but not for you.

Nobody has the same exact skin as you. Not even family members, twins, or even people with the same skin type have the same exact skin. So, you need to really observe what works for you and what doesn’t.

It helps to see what works on people with the same skin type as you, though that’s just a guide. Try the product, and if it doesn’t work, move on to the next one.

Be patient while waiting for results.

If you’re starting a new skincare routine, it’ll take, on average, three to four months for the full effects to show. But here are signs that they’re working: your skin looks hydrated and not oily (oily looks and feels grimy), isn’t itchy or irritated, and it has an even color all over.

Aim for healthy skin, not perfect skin.

Your skin will automatically look radiant when it’s healthy, so aim for skin health and not just appearances. Aiming for “perfect skin” can pressure you to do things that can actually hurt your skin in the long run. So, focus on skin health!

Build a routine that contains all the skincare essentials.

The skincare essentials that should be in any routine are your cleanser, toner, treatment, and moisturizer. These are the basics. Applied in the correct order and you’ll be on your road to skin success!

Below is a four-step routine using Careline Skin’s Korean-formulated Skin Hero Set (P395) that you can try. What’s great about this routine is that it’s gentle and accommodates all skin types:
First, wash with the Captain Cleanser, a super hydrating wash perfect even for sensitive skin. Second, reduce excess oiliness and unclog pores with the Fighting Toner. Third, treat blemishes and acne with the Super Serum treatment. And finally, moisturize with the Wonder Moisturizer. It’s non-comedogenic, which means that it won’t clog up oily skin.

Skin Hero Set (P395)

Here are other Careline Skin skincare essentials you use to build your routine: there’s the soothing Gentle Jelly Cleanser (P285), a wash made from aloe vera and Centella Asiatica, the Micellar Tonic (P220), a toner that helps brighten skin, the Acne Drying Lotion (P275), a treatment that helps dry up nasty zits, the Skin Peeling Solution (P375), a chemical exfoliator that helps dissolve dead skin cells to reveal a smoother complexion, Primer Mask Watermelon Moisturizing Sheet Mask (P90), a refreshing sheet mask that preps skin for makeup, and the Lip Bomb (P165), a moisturizing and repairing universal lip saver.

Gentle Jelly Cleanser (P285)

Micellar Tonic (P220)

Acne Drying Lotion (P275)

Skin Peeling Solution (P375)

Lip Bomb (P165)

Primer Mask (P90)

There you have it! Follow these tips and watch your skin transform into its best self.

Careline Skin products are available at Careline counters in Watsons, SM Department Stores, Robinsons Department Stores, and other leading department stores nationwide as well as online on Shopee and Lazada.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with CARELINE.

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