SKINCARE 101 – Atlantic-Pacific

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Welcome to Skincare 101. My personal thoughts on all things skin care. One of the things I love most about social media (and the internet in general) is that I can dig deep into topics that I don’t know much about and learn all about them. I don’t consider myself a beauty or skin care expert, but over the years I’ve tried to educate myself on the basics.

Since you spend a lot of time and money on your skin care and beauty regimen, you want to make sure you’re using your products effectively and correctly. Ideally, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Today I’m putting together a little guide – Skincare 101 – filled with everything I’ve picked up over the years through his saved IG posts and great articles. birdieand follow knowledgeable experts online.

I’m also working on a Beauty 101 that I’ll be posting soon. I cover everything from beauty expiration dates to my favorite products. stay tuned!

my skin care routine

At the beginning of Skin Care 101, we’ll discuss the order in which you should complete your skin care routine. These steps are different for daytime and nighttime routines. Some may argue that one step is better than another, but this is just a general guide of what works best for me.

My daytime skin care order

  • cleanser
  • toner
  • spot treatment
  • serum
  • retinol
  • eye cream
  • moisturizer
  • face oil
  • SPF

Personally, I never use toner, retinol, or face oil. Therefore, we will skip these steps. I’ve used face oils in the past and add them to my routine when my face feels particularly dry, but I’ve generally never needed oils in my daily life. When I apply the oil to my skin every day, I get acne easily, so I use it as needed.

As for retinol, it’s a great product if it works for your skin. If you have any concerns or are introducing something new to your daily routine, especially when it comes to using retinol, be sure to consult your dermatologist. I incorporated retinol into my routine years ago, but it fell by the wayside. I recently did a spot test and wanted to reintroduce this into my routine, but unfortunately my skin had a bad reaction. Again, retinol is scientifically proven to be effective, but unfortunately it is not effective for all skin types, especially those with very sensitive skin, allergies, and/or other skin conditions. Not that there is.

Below are the products I currently use in my daytime routine. If you want to know more about my favorite moisturizers, take a peek here.

my nightly skin care order

  • Makeup Remover
  • cleanse
  • exfoliation
  • toner
  • treatment
  • moisturizer
  • eye cream
  • face oil

Again, I skip toners and face oils, and I do exfoliate, but only about twice a week. When it comes to facial care, it’s also important to make sure to wash your sheets and pillowcases weekly, as they can attract bacteria and germs.

know your skin type

When shopping for skin care products, it’s important to understand your skin type so you can be informed and purchase the right products. Below are five skin types.

  • oily skin: Skin becomes shiny, smooth and oily. These features are even more pronounced in the nose, forehead, and chin areas. Breakouts and clogged pores are more likely to occur.
  • dry skin: Skin appears flaky, dull, hard, and/or cracked. Simply put, unlike oily skin, your skin doesn’t produce enough oil.
  • combination skin: This is very simple, but your skin may look dry in certain areas, such as your cheeks, but oily in other areas, such as your forehead.
  • normal skin: Well, well, well, it’s a big hit. This usually means that your skin is balanced and there are no ongoing skin issues.
  • sensitive skin: The skin may become inflamed and red, and may react more aggressively to products and the environment than normal skin. There are different types of sensitive skin, such as oily skin, sensitive skin, and dry sensitive skin.

Once you’ve identified your skin type, you can learn more about which products are best for you. It is also interesting to note that skin type can change with age, environment, hormonal changes, changes in medications, etc. So don’t be surprised.

How quickly do skin care products take effect??

Once you know your skin type and have decided on a routine that you like, it’s always good to know when the skin care products you’ve invested in will start to take effect. This information is actually most useful to me because I abandon things quickly. Armed with this knowledge, I continued to use expensive products that didn’t seem to work right away.

  • vitamin C: This product aims to brighten the skin, reduce redness (through increased collagen) and provide more beneficial effects. To feel the effects, vitamin C must be used continuously for three weeks.i use This vitamin C I love!
  • hyaluronic acid: To improve fine lines and wrinkles, use twice a day for immediate results. That’s what we want to hear, right? However, for deep lines and wrinkles, it may take several weeks to see results.Currently using This one But I’m tempted to try This one Based on reviews and price.
  • retinol: Retinol usually starts working after six weeks, but many dermatologists claim it can take longer, even months, depending on your skin type. If you’ve never used retinol before, it’s important to be aware that your symptoms may get worse before they get better, and to always consult a professional about how to use them. You may experience some peeling or irritation after the first few uses. It’s important to stay out of the sun and use plenty of strong SPF. If you’ve never used retinol, start with a low dose of retinol and apply just a small amount to the test area.Again, I don’t currently use retinol in my daily life, but some of my girlfriends swear by it This one.
  • AHA and BHA: These start working immediately after application, but best and maximum results are achieved after 12 weeks.
  • serum: Serums vary greatly by formula, but typically take 6 to 8 weeks to see results.I’ve been using This one It’s only been about 10 weeks and I’m impressed with the results so far.


Now, let’s finally talk about one of my favorite parts of my skincare routine: masks. Experts have different opinions on how much you should mask, but my goal is to mask once or twice a week. To be honest, it doesn’t happen all that often, but that’s my intention.

Masking is a great way to address specific issues you have with your skin. You should purchase masking products based on what needs improvement.I feel very disappointed because it was just sent. this amazing anti-aging mask It’s one of my favorite brands and has been a nice addition to my routine. You can see some of my other favorite masks below!

skin care 101

Well, I guess I’m a big fan of fashion and style here in the Atlantic Pacific, but if you’re new to skincare, I hope you find this skincare 101 useful. Please send any questions or DMs directly to me!

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