The skin is your body’s protective shield – that’s why we’ve taken over 100 years of skincare science to help you achieve healthier-looking skin with a customized skincare routine in just 7 steps.
1. Determine Your Type
The first step to finding the right routine for your skin is by determining your skin type. Dermatologists tend to categorize skin into three simple categories: Dry, oily or combination. People with oily skin will usually have excess oil production in the central part of the face within an hour after washing. People with dry skin will not. Most people seem to fall into the combination category, having dry, scaly skin in the peripheral part of the face and oiliness in the central area.
2. Note Harmful Sensitivities
Avoid harsh soaps, detergents and fragrance infused products to prevent skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin. Help maintain and protect your skin’s natural barrier by applying a fragrance-free moisturizer daily.
3. Customize Your In-Shower Routine
Maintaining clean skin is the first step to healthier looking skin. For all skin types, be sure to use warm, not hot, water to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils and be sure to customize your in-shower cleansing routine to meet your skin’s needs.
For normal, dry or sensitive skin, use a gentle cleanser that removes dirt without stripping the skin of its protective lipids. Replenish your skin with fragrance-free Eucerin In-Shower Moisturizer, packed with nourishing pro-vitamin B, which works to soften, hydrate and fortify the skin before leaving the shower.
For oily and combination skin, use an oil-free body cleanser. Since body oil can mix with dead skin cells and lead to breakouts, it’s essential to remove dead skin cells by exfoliating with a loofah or bath cloth. If skin feels dry afterwards, try Eucerin Daily Hydration Lotion to keep skin soft and smooth.
4. Keep Skin Hydrated Daily
Skin is the body’s largest organ – and it functions at its best when it’s hydrated. Along with drinking plenty of H20, here are some easy ways to keep your skin hydrated all day long:
Even oily and combination skin needs moisture to stay balanced. Eucerin Daily Hydration Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15 not only protects skin from harmful UV rays that can cause burns, the light vitamin E-fortified formula also absorbs quickly. It provides enough moisture to keep skin radiant — a difference you can see and feel.
Morning, night or both, normal to dry skin needs more intensive hydration, especially in the winter. Moisturize with Eucerin Advanced Repair Dry Skin Lotion. It quickly absorbs into the skin to soften and smooth dry skin. Helping skin retain moisture for 48 hours with a combination of Natural Moisturizing Factors, ceramide 3 and gluco-glycerol, this effective lotion combats dryness at its source by reinforcing the skin’s natural moisture barrier to promote long-term hydration.
Apply moisturizer that’s right for your skin immediately after your shower or bath to lock moisture into the skin.
5. Avoid Environmental Triggers
Environmental factors such as fluctuating temperatures, air pollution and UV rays can cause an imbalance in the skin’s pH, which could result in dry, irritated skin. UV rays, one of the most damaging environmental factors, tend to lead to wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, brown spots, dryness and skin cancer. Avoiding these factors can help you maintain healthier skin.
6. Be Consistent
Your skin requires consistent care that’s matched to the changes in the seasons. Once you find the skincare routine that works best for your skin, be sure to maintain your skin every day –you’ll see and feel the difference.