Understanding Skin Type is Essential
Understanding what skin type you have is crucial to giving your skin the proper care it needs for healthy, radiant skin. While everyone's skin is unique, there are certain common characteristics that can help determine your skin type. These indicators include the condition of your skin barrier, which acts as a protective layer. By examining whether your skin is predominantly oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive, you can tailor your skincare routine to meet your specific needs. Remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to skincare, and identifying your skin type is the first step in achieving a personalized and effective skincare regimen.
Your Best Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin
Oily skin is characterized by an excess production of sebum, resulting in a shiny appearance. Individuals with oily skin often experience enlarged pores, frequent breakouts, and a tendency for makeup to slide off easily. Properly cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, and moisturizing are essential for managing oiliness and preventing acne.
Step 1. Cleanse
Be sure to wash your face morning and night, especially before bed to clear away any excess oil, dirt, debris, and build-up collected from the day. Washing your pillowcases and sheets regularly is also crucial to skin health. Although most articles will recommend using a cleanser with AHAs or BHAs, those are better suited for toners and serums because of its potency. Double cleansing in the evening is most ideal if you actively wear makeup. We recommend using the Replenishing Cleanser, a gentle, water-based cleanser designed with all skin types in mind.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Exfoliating one-two times a week max in the evening is ideal for unclogging pores and dead skin cells. Oily skin types crave AHAs, BHAs, and niacinamide. These chemical exfoliants dissolve excess debris without over-stripping the skin like physical exfoliants do (scrubs are a little harsh on the skin). These are most seen in liquids, peel pads, or enzymatic powders.
Step 3: Apply treatment
Generally, active ingredients may cause irritation if overused. However, the Hydra+ Vitamin Mist is a multi-tasking mist that meets every skincare need, that can be used AM and PM. High in niacinamide and antioxidants, niacinamide is a gentle, skin-balancing ingredient that targets the appearance of large pores, oiliness, fine lines, and dullness. In addition, a hyaluronic acid serum is crucial for oily skin. The Hydra+ Deep Hydration Serum is not your ordinary HA serum – it combats congested skin, fine lines, and inflammation.
Step 4: Moisturize
Lightweight, non-comedogenic, water-based moisturizers are most ideal for oily skin types. The Hydra+ Deep Water Cream has the perfect balance of hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to balance excess oil. Did we mention that it also layers beautifully under makeup and SPF?
Your Best Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin
Dry skin lacks moisture and tends to feel tight, itchy, and rough. It may appear dull and flaky, especially in colder climates or during winter months. To alleviate dryness, it's important to layer hydrators with moisturizers that contain emollients and occlusives. Be sure to avoid harsh cleansers, toners, and exfoliators that strip away the skin’s natural oils. A dry skincare routine should include nourishing ingredients such as ceramides and fatty acids.
Step 1. Cleanse
Make sure to use a hydrating cleanser that doesn’t contain any active ingredients that may strip the skin’s natural moisture. The Hydra+ Replenishing Cleanser is a creamy, yet gentle cleanser featuring nourishing ingredients such as allantoin, gardenia extract, and jellyfish collagen. These ingredients stimulate the growth of healthy cells while soothing skin discomfort.
Step 2: Tone
Many toners contain active ingredients and alcohol. However, not all alcohols are bad for your skin. The harmless alcohols, or fatty alcohols, properly preserve skincare products (cetyl, stearyl, and cetearyl alcohol). The Hydra+ Vitamin Mist is an excellent alcohol-free toner that contains niacinamide, sodium PCA, vitamin e, and chondrus crispus. Use this as a soothing toner, hydrator, or makeup setter.
Step 3: Target
Using a serum that focuses on hydration is crucial for dry skin types. This helps to prevent Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). The S-Cell Super Serum is a fast-absorbing and highly effective hydrating, pro-aging serum that features unrivaled ingredients. The perfect blend of botanicals and biotech ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, trehalose, plant stem cells, EGF, 9 peptides, Antarcticine, and collagen, targets the signs of aging and dehydration.
Step 4: Moisturize
To maximize hydration and the effectiveness of your skincare routine, it's important to seal everything in with a moisturizer. Moisturizers trap and lock in moisture to build and repair the skin's moisture barrier. For dry skin, we recommend using the S-Cell Super Cream. This moisture-rich, non-greasy, age-defying cream is the crème de la crème of moisturizers. In addition to all the skin-loving ingredients the Super Serum offers, the Super Cream also features soy and wheat proteins, sodium PCA, 9 peptides, and Antarcticine. Both the S-Cell Super Serum and Cream can be used on the face, neck, and under-eye. Experience nourished, plump, smooth, and radiant skin while locking in moisture levels. Not to mention, this moisturizer also targets uneven skin tone, texture, and dark circles.
Step 5: Protect
If your skin is still lacking moisture or you're experiencing flakiness, add the S-Cell Supreme Dry Oil for fresh, dewy skin. Adding a dry oil to your routine is a great way to boost hydration and protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Dry oils contain the highest level of antioxidants and reparative benefits, which can help to improve the appearance of your skin. Make sure to always use SPF and reapply every 90 minutes to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, even on cloudy days. The sun's UV rays can cause premature aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer. SPF helps to protect your skin from these harmful rays by absorbing them before they can damage your skin.
What About Skincare Routine for Dry Skin with Acne?
Sensitive skin is highly reactive and easily irritated by external factors such as weather, certain ingredients, or even stress. It may exhibit redness, itching, and a stinging sensation. Gentle skincare products with soothing ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile can help calm and protect sensitive skin. Keep exfoliating to only once a week and avoid retinol, SD alcohol, and denatured alcohol. Please refer to our recommendations for dry skin mentioned above.
Here are some additional skin-caring tips:
- Avoid touching your face throughout the day. This can transfer oil and dirt from your hands to your face, which can lead to breakouts.
- Use makeup that is non-comedogenic. This will help to prevent your makeup from clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
- Wash your makeup brushes regularly. This will help to remove any oil or dirt that may be on the brushes, which can transfer to your face and cause breakouts.
Your Best Skin Care Routine for Combination Skin
Combination skin is characterized by having both oily and dry areas on the face. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) tends to be oily, while the cheeks may be dry or normal. Balancing the needs of both areas can be challenging, but a skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, lightweight moisturizers, and targeted treatments can help maintain equilibrium.
A.M. Skincare Routine
For combination skin, you get to experience the best of both worlds when it comes to a skincare regimen! It is primarily caused by genetics, your environment, and hormonal changes. For your morning routine, we recommend following the oily skincare routine mentioned above. Always remember to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and protect your skin with SPF.
P.M. Skin Care Routine
An evening routine will most likely follow a dry skin routine, as mentioned above. Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, hydrate, and moisturize. Luckily, the S-Cell Super Cream contains exfoliating ingredients that combination skin craves: salicylic, lactic, malic, and glycolic acid. The Hydra+ Vitamin Mist and S-Cell Super Cream will be your skin's best friend.
What Kind of Skincare Products Will I Need My Routine?
- Hydra+ Replenishing Cleanser
- Hydra+ Vitamin Mist
- Hydra+ Deep Hydration Serum
- Hydra+ Deep Water Cream
*Your fav SPF
*Add S-Cell Supreme Dry Oil if you’re feeling extra dry or during the winter
About MIRACO Beauty
We create skincare that intersects nature, science, and biotechnology. With your health in mind, our skincare line is dedicated to non-toxic, mineral-free, paraben- and phthalate-free products for all skin types.
Our products are made with natural ingredients that are gentle on your skin. We use no harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances, and our products are never tested on animals.
We believe that everyone deserves to have healthy, beautiful skin. That's why we're committed to providing you with the best possible skincare products.