Skincare Routines for Different Skin Types

Understanding Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is crucial for selecting the right products. Here’s a guide on how to determine your skin type and recommendations for each.

  • Oily Skin: Shiny, greasy appearance, enlarged pores.
  • Dry Skin: Flaky, rough texture, feels tight.
  • Combination Skin: Oily in the T-zone, dry or normal elsewhere.
  • Sensitive Skin: Easily irritated, redness, itching.
  • Normal Skin: Balanced, neither too oily nor too dry.

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Oily skin requires products that control excess oil and prevent breakouts.


  1. Cleanser: Garnier Skin Active Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Face Wash - Use twice daily.
  2. Exfoliator: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub - Use 2-3 times a week.
  3. Moisturiser: Alya Skin Australian Native Berries Moisturiser - Apply daily.
  4. Mattifying Product: L'Oréal Paris Prime Lab 24H Matte Setter Primer - Use before makeup.

Pro Tips:

  • Use blotting papers to control shine throughout the day.
  • Avoid heavy, oil-based products.

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Dry skin needs hydration and nourishment to prevent flakiness and tightness.


  1. Cleanser: Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash - 150ml - Use twice daily.
  2. Hydrating Serum: Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum - Apply morning and night.
  3. Moisturiser: Weleda Skin Food - Apply as needed.
  4. Face Oil: Garnier Organics Lavandin Smooth & Glow Facial Oil - Apply daily for a radiant and hydrated complexion.

Pro Tips:

  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
  • Avoid hot showers that can strip the skin's natural oils.

Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Combination skin requires balancing oily and dry areas with targeted products.


  1. Cleanser: Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash - 150ml
  2. Exfoliator: ALYA SKIN Pomegranate Facial Exfoliator - Gently exfoliates and balances combination skin.
  3. Moisturiser: Antipodes Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel - Apply daily.
  4. Treatment: Neostrata Resurface Glycolic Renewal Serum - Improves texture and tone.

Pro Tips:

  • Multi-mask: Use different masks on different parts of your face.
  • Use blotting papers on oily areas and hydrating products on dry areas.

Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin needs gentle, soothing products to avoid irritation and redness.


  1. Cleanser: Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash - 150ml - Gently cleanses and refreshes the skin without irritation.
  2. Moisturiser: Simple Protect 'N' Glow Triple Protect Moisturiser SPF 15 - Provides hydration and protection, suitable for sensitive skin.
  3. Soothing Product: Antipodes Anoint H2O De-Puffing Eye Gel - Soothes and reduces puffiness around the eyes, perfect for sensitive skin.
  4. Sunscreen: Sun Bum Original SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion - 237ml - High protection sunscreen formulated for sensitive skin.

Pro Tips:

  • Patch test new products before full application.
  • Avoid products with alcohol, fragrance, and harsh chemicals.

Skincare Routine for Normal Skin

Normal skin needs balanced care to maintain its healthy condition.


  1. Cleanser: Olay Scrubs 5-In-1 Clean Hydrating Vitamin C + Caviar Lime - Use twice daily.
  2. Moisturiser: Antipodes Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel - Apply daily.
  3. Sunscreen: Sun Bum Original SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion - 237ml - Apply before sun exposure.
  4. Night Cream: L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Anti Ageing Night Cream - Use nightly.

Pro Tips:

  • Maintain a consistent routine to keep your skin balanced.
  • Use lightweight products that do not clog pores.

Seasonal Skincare Adjustments


In summer, the heat and humidity can make your skin more prone to oiliness and sun damage.

  1. Lightweight Moisturiser: Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser - 50ml - Hydrates without feeling heavy.
  2. Sunscreen: Sun Bum Original SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion - 237ml - Provides essential sun protection.

Pro Tips:

  • Use a gel-based cleanser to remove sweat and oil.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors.


Winter can dry out your skin, so focus on hydration and protection against the cold.

  1. Rich Moisturiser: Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration - Keeps skin deeply hydrated.
  2. Hydrating Serum: Antipodes Apostle Sensitive Skin Renew Serum - Provides intense hydration.

Pro Tips:

  • Use a gentle cleanser to avoid stripping natural oils.
  • Apply a rich night cream before bed to lock in moisture.

Anti-Aging Skincare Routines

Combat signs of aging with targeted products that promote skin renewal and hydration.


  1. Cleanser: Neostrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash - Use twice daily to exfoliate and brighten.
  2. Serum: Antipodes Eve Bio-Retinol Line Reduction Serum - Apply at night to improve skin texture and reduce wrinkles.
  3. Moisturiser: Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration - Use daily for hydration and firmness.

Pro Tips:

  • Introduce retinol gradually to avoid irritation.
  • Use sunscreen daily to protect against sun damage.

Have Your Say

Do you have any skincare tips, secrets, or routines you'd like to share? Leave us a comment below! We'd love to hear from you and learn about your tried-and-true ideas.

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