Our Foolproof Skincare Routine for All Skin Types

Curating an effective and streamlined skincare routine, that you are realistically going to use, can be challenging. With so many different products claiming to be miracle workers it is hard to know which deserve a coveted spot in your daily face care routine. When it comes down to it, often essential face products are all you need for an effective skin care routine. Keeping it simple with a streamlined skin care routine of effective products means you’re more likely to actually be able to follow through morning and evening and stick to the ultimate rule of skincare – never sleep in makeup. Keep reading for an easy skin care routine that works for everyone, along with product recommendations from L’Oréal Paris that are suitable for all skin types.

Step 1: Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse

The first step is any skin care routine should be a facial cleanser. No matter your skin type or what cleansing product you use, this is an absolute staple to cleanse your skin and wash any grime away that may be clogging your pores. 

AM Cleansing

In the morning reach for a reviving cleanser to start your day right. The Pure Clay Eucalyptus Purifying Cream Face Wash combines the deep cleansing action of three clays and refreshing natural eucalyptus to purify skin. Simply apply to damp skin and massage in small circles while the cleanser foams and works to remove impurities. Gently rinse and towel skin dry with a clean face washer. While a tempting time saving option, avoid washing your face in the shower as the skin on your face is delicate and the hot water may strip essential hydration.

PM Cleansing

Your evening cleanse should involve a double cleanse. Your first cleanse is to remove makeup and other environmental pollutants, to cleanse away the day before you wash your skin. We love the Filler Hydrating Makeup Remover for effortless removal of even waterproof makeup, it also rehydrates and soothes skin with its fragrance free formula, making it perfect for use on delicate eyes and lip areas. After using makeup remover, follow up with another gentle cleanser to get rid of any residue such as the Age Perfect Classic Facial Cleansing Milk enriched with magnesium and vitamin C. This will help cleanse skin directly without having to penetrate a layer of grime or makeup.

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Step 2: Apply a facial serum

While a serum may sound (and feel) quite indulgent, it's an important step in your routine, to give your skin a boost, as serums are formulated with concentrated ingredients that deliver results. Your facial serum should always be applied just after cleansing to ensure maximum efficacy. If you need a streamlined routine with only a few products, you can’t go wrong with a hyaluronic serum. The Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% HA Serum is the perfect all-rounder suitable for all skin types. Super hydrating without being greasy, this serum helps skin feel hydrated, more youthful and plumped over time. It’s a no-brainer! 

If you’re opting for a concentrated eye serum you can always apply this first, wait a moment for it to absorb, then apply your facial serum. We love the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Regenerating Eye Serum for targeted results.

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Step 3: Get your hydration on with moisturiser

Just like cleansing, daily application of moisturiser is a skin care essential – no matter your skin type! While it can be tempting to avoid applying moisturiser to oily skin, every skin type needs hydration, it’s all about finding the right one for your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is the ultimate powerhouse hydrator suitable for all skin types, providing oily skin with lightweight nourishment, and dry skin with a needed boost of hydration– we love the Filler Hyaluronic Acid Revolumising Day Cream. The right moisturiser will not only make your skin appear plumped, refreshed and hydrated, but will also banish any feelings of dry tightness.

In the AM, after applying your serum, reach for a moisturiser such as Revitalift Classic Day Cream that nourishes and smoothes skin without feeling too heavy during the day. Day moisturisers are formulated to hydrate without residue to ensure you can easily apply makeup over the top. However, in the evening it’s time to give your skin the royal treatment and treat it to a rich, repairing night cream that will work while you rest. Give the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Regenerating Night Cream a try if you want to wake with refreshed and nourished skin. Make sure when putting any moisturiser on to smooth it gently on your face in an upwards motion and down to your neck – remember, the signs of ageing don’t stop at the face, so your neck and décolletage need targeted hydration too. Apply your moisturiser after your facial serum. Always hydrate skin before makeup application during the day, and as the last step in your routine at night.
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Step 4: Protect your skin with sunscreen (everyday!)

After applying your moisturiser, even if it already has SPF in it – such as the Revitalift Classic Day Cream SPF15, Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream SPF15, or Age Perfect Classic SPF15 Day Cream – you should always apply a separate sunscreen to ensure your skin is adequately protected. Especially in the Australian sun it is essential to protect yourself from sun damage not only for your health but the appearance of your skin as UV rays can contribute to premature signs of ageing.  
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Step 5: Make time to use a face mask

Now you’ve got your basic everyday routine down pat it’s time for those weekly essentials that will take it to the next level. The perfect combination of effective and relaxing, face masks can be a luxurious for your skin and help you with your ever-important self-care routine. How much you mask is really up to you and your skin! For fresh glowing skin, choose a brightening mask such as the Revitalift Triple Action Sheet Mask. Face masks are designed for different problem areas and multiple face masks in any routine. Apply hydrating masks to areas more prone to dryness, and detoxifying masks to areas which are often oilier - take cues from your complexion and multi-mask as needed! Each face mask should be applied for about 10 to 15 minutes, then rinsed off with lukewarm water.
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Step 6: Exfoliate (just enough)

Just like masks, exfoliating may not need to be an everyday part of your skin care routine. How frequently you exfoliate is dependent on the type of exfoliating product you are using – whether chemical or physical – and how tolerant your skin is. If you’re an old hat at chemical exfoliating, you skin may tolerate much higher concentrations of active ingredients. Over-exfoliating can result in skin that feels stripped and irritated, but exfoliating the right amount for your skin will leave it looking refreshed and glowing, so it’s essential to find the right product for you.

A face scrub is a physical exfoliant and uses the gritty texture of the formula to gently buff away dead skin cell. We love Pure Clay Red Algae Exfoliating Face Scrub or our natural Sugar Scrubs Glow Face Scrub, which suitable for face and lips and enriched with grape seed oil and vitamin E to nourish skin as it reveals a bright, smooth complexion. Chemical exfoliants work by dissolving the bonds that hold skin cells together, targeting dead cells to reveal the bright, fresh skin beneath. 

Now you’re armed with our foolproof skin care routine for all skin types it’s time to put it to the test and see how your skin thanks you!
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