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Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Skincare Products

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Need some new skincare products? With so many different options available, the choices can seem overwhelming. Make the wrong decision and not only will you end up wasting money, but you could also unintentionally cause damage to your skin.

However, this is where VouPre can help! Read on as we share some expert tips for choosing the right skincare products so that you can build a skincare routine that’s perfectly tailored to your skin’s needs.

Shop for Your Skin Type

Your skin type should be the biggest influencing factor when choosing new skincare products. This on its own will tell you so much about what your skin needs. 

Here are the five main skin type categories:

Dry Skin

Revitalizing Night Cream

Dry skin is skin that doesn’t have enough sebum, meaning the natural oil that the skin produces. This can leave it feeling dry, rough, and dull. 

If your skin type is dry, this is a sign that hydrating and moisturizing products, like the VouPre Revitalizing Night Cream, are the way to go. Your skin needs rich ingredients that will keep it conditioned and lubricated, which is exactly what this cream does.

Oily Skin

Clearsuds Foaming Purifier

Oily skin is the opposite of dry skin, in that it produces too much sebum. This causes the pores to quickly end up clogged, resulting in acne breakouts. It’s important that your skincare products don’t further contribute to this. This is why many people with oily skin go for non-comedogenic products, meaning formulas that don’t contain pore-clogging ingredients.

When dealing with oily skin, keeping your skin clean and grease-free should be a priority. A good cleanser, like the VouPre ClearSuds Foaming Purifier, can go a long way in transforming your complexion, keeping it matte and clear.

Combination Skin

Vita C Serum

Combination skin features elements of both dry and oily skin. Some parts of the face will be dry while others will be oily. As you can imagine, this makes choosing skincare products pretty tricky! 

The solution is to opt for products that are suitable for all skin types, just like the VouPre Vita C Serum. It’s a silky, hydrating formula that will leave your dry areas feeling more hydrated and your oily areas looking less shiny.

Sensitive Skin

Cannabis Collection

Sensitive skin features a damaged skin barrier, which can occur for a number of reasons. Either way, this damage means that irritants easily enter the skin, which is why your skin can be so reactive.

To counter this, you need gentle skincare products that won’t cause further damage but will instead leave your skin barrier feeling stronger and more resilient. This is something that the Cannabis Silk Cream from the VouPre Cannabis Collection excels at. With amino acids, peptides, hemp seed oil, and numerous plant extracts, it will leave you with skin that feels thicker and better fortified.

Normal Skin

Normal skin is the easiest skin type to work with. It’s usually very much in balance, meaning that it produces the right amount of sebum. 

This gives you more freedom when shopping for skincare products. However, avoid using products that have been designed specifically for one of the other skin types. For example, if you use a product made for dry skin, it could cause your skin to become overly oily. Likewise, use a formula for oily skin and you may end up drying your well-balanced skin out.

Encompass the Basics

Radiance Facial Cleanser

While there may be plenty of products out there that you’re tempted to try, you should always first make sure that your skincare routine covers all of the basics. Fortunately, this is easy – there are only three skincare products that you absolutely need to be using each and every day.

The first is a cleanser. Again, keeping your skin type in mind is crucial when choosing a cleanser. With that said, some formulas, like the VouPre Radiance Facial Cleanser, can be used on all skin types. 

The next must-have product is a good moisturizer. Ideally, you should have one for the day to keep your complexion safe from environmental damage, and a separate one for the evening to support your skin’s functions while you sleep. The VouPre Day and Night Set takes care of both!

Finally, let’s talk sun protection. Choosing a sunscreen can be a challenge. You need a minimum SPF of 30, as well as a broad-spectrum formula to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. The VouPre Age Defense Cream SPF 30 would be a great choice!

Learn How to Read an Ingredients List

Advanced Gold Serum

Have you ever found yourself struggling to decide between two skincare products? One way to determine which formula would be better is by taking a closer look at their ingredient lists. This is something that many avoid doing, simply because ingredient lists can often seem daunting with all of those long and complicated names!

However, you don’t need to understand every single ingredient on there. Instead, assess the first 5-10 ingredients on that list. Ingredients are listed in order of concentration, meaning that the majority of the product will consist of those first few ingredients. Ideally, you want to see some valuable compounds near the top of the list. The VouPre Advanced Gold Eye Serum is a good example. With its main ingredients consisting of peptides, sodium hyaluronate, and antioxidant-rich plant extracts, you immediately know that it’s going to be a powerful product!

Decide Which Visible Skin Concerns You Want to Target

Dark Circle Eye Cream

Shopping for your skin type is important, but what if you have other visible skin concerns that you want to target? You’ll need to take these into consideration too to ensure that your skincare routine does all that you want it to do.

Say, for example, you’re searching for a way to soften the appearance of wrinkles. There are plenty of products out there designed to do this, so use your new knowledge of reading ingredient lists to pick the best one. The VouPre Age Defy Smoothing Solution is brimming with ingredients that have been proven to help reduce the look of aging, including peptides, DMAE, sodium hyaluronate, and vitamins.

Meanwhile, if dark circles have been getting you down, look for skincare products that can brighten up the appearance of your eye area, just like the VouPre Dark Circle Eye Cream. 

This is where you should be fleshing out your skincare routine, taking it beyond the basics. Make a list of the main visible skin concerns that you want to target and ensure that the skincare products you’re using are able to do just that.

Prioritize Hydration

Hydrating Toner

We mentioned earlier that each skin type needs its own unique level of care. However, there are certain things that all skin types need, with hydration being one of the most important. 

Hydration is everything for your skin. As you know, every cell in your body requires water in order to properly function, and your skin cells are no exception. Give them plenty of water and they’ll look plump, fresh, and dewy. On the other hand, a lack of water will cause them to look deflated and shriveled, giving you a dull and sallow appearance.

Using just one hydrating product in your skincare routine will help but, ideally, all of the skincare products that you use should provide hydration to a certain extent. You can also squeeze in an extra layer of hydration into your routine with the VouPre Hydrating Toner. Although toners are primarily used after cleansing, this quenching formula can be applied in between the other layers of your skincare routine too to provide an extra boost of moisture.

Another way to ramp up your skin’s hydration levels is with a hydrating face mask. Face masks usually contain a greater concentration of active ingredients than regular skincare products. Look for a hydrating formula, like the VouPre Hydra-Glow Revitalizing Face Mask, and you’ll be giving your skin a big boost of moisture. 

Consider the Wider Impact of Your Product Choices

Of course, while your skin is likely your main concern, it’s important to also consider the wider impact of your product choices. Say, for example, you find a product that you love but it’s made with ingredients that cannot be harvested in a sustainable way. This means that each time you purchase that product, you’ll be contributing to the downfall of the environment. If you’re trying to be more eco-conscious with your product choices, the environmental impact of your skincare should be taken into account.

The same applies to the recyclability of the skincare products you use. At VouPre, we try to ensure, as much as possible, that our packaging is recyclable. With that said, many of our containers look pretty enough that you may want to repurpose them once they’re empty!

Animal testing is something else that can have severe consequences for the wider world. Go with skincare products from VouPre and you won’t need to worry about this since none of our products have been tested on animals.

Ask Your Dermatologist for Suggestions on Skincare Products to Use

If, after reading all of the tips we’ve shared above, you’re still unsure of how to choose the right skincare products, the best person to speak to would be a dermatologist. They’ll first assess your skin to decipher exactly what it needs. They’ll then be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to the products that you should be using.

A visit to a dermatologist can be particularly beneficial if you’re dealing with certain skin concerns that your skincare products are struggling to help with. Severe acne, uncomfortable psoriasis, and extreme discoloration are all issues that may require specialist products, and only your dermatologist will be able to prescribe these.

Summary

The skincare products that you choose can make or break your skincare routine, which is why it’s so important to make the right decisions. Start by identifying your skin type and ensuring that your skincare routine contains all of the basics. Then, expand on that. Consider the various skin concerns you’re dealing with, along with the ingredients you want to be using and the environmental impact of the products you’re thinking about buying. With these guidelines to follow, you won’t go wrong the next time you’re shopping for skincare!

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