Taking good care of your skin can help you feel confident and beautiful each day. Treating your skin right means using products that soothe and nourish your body’s outer barrier. But which products are right for your skin? Finding the right skincare products for your specific needs depends on your skin type.\nIf your skin tends to be both dehydrated and prone to acne, you may be struggling to find products that cater to both needs. Everyone’s skin is slightly different, which means finding the right skincare routine for you might take some trial and error. With that being said, using skincare products made with botanical ingredients is a great place to start.\nBefore we dive into some helpful tips for designing a skincare routine, let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why skin can become dehydrated or break out.\n \nWhat Can Cause Skin Dehydration? \n\nIf your skin has always been on the drier side, it may be caused by your genetics more than any external factors. However, if you’re experiencing more skin dryness than normal, it could be happening for multiple reasons, including:\n\nHard water\nToo much washing\nEnvironmental irritants\nWeather\nHarsh hygiene products\n\nWhile some of these causes can be modified easily, factors like the weather where you live and the type of water that comes through your pipes are not as easy to change. Additionally, many skin problems, including dehydration, can be a side effect of health issues or medications. \nLuckily, making healthy lifestyle choices and following an effective skincare routine can result in soft, radiant skin. \n \nWhat Can Cause Acne?\nAcne is one of the most common skin issues that people of all ages can experience. Though nearly everyone has experienced acne on their skin at some point, pinpointing the specific causes of breakouts can be difficult because many different factors can play into it. \nLike dehydration, acne-prone skin can be a result of genetics. This is especially true for those who experience cystic acne. Hormone shifts can also play a huge role, which is why many people experience their worst breakouts during puberty, pregnancy, or other health changes that involve the endocrine system.\n\nOutside of genetics and hormonal changes, acne can also be caused by: \n\nClogged pores\nStress\nExcess oil buildup\nMedications\nDiet\nPollution in the environment\n\nDetermining the cause of your acne can be difficult. Small breakouts once in a while are common for almost all skin types, and over-the-counter treatments are usually effective at getting rid of them. However, if you have to treat acne on a regular basis, getting the help of a dermatologist is recommended to pinpoint the causes of your acne and treat it effectively. \n \nCreating a 6-Step Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type\nBuilding the right routine for your skin is all about meeting your skin’s various needs. When it comes to treating dehydrated and acne-prone skin, your primary focus should be to keep your skin clean, clear, and hydrated without overloading it with heavy products. \nChoosing the right products for your skin is overwhelming, especially with so many products on the market. This is why we created an easy, step-by-step process to follow for a personalized skincare routine you’ll love. \n1. Find a Great Cleanser\nFinding a cleanser that makes your skin feel hydrated and fresh is the key to treating your unique skin type. A good cleanser should be powerful enough to remove excess dirt and oil from your pores without making your skin feel stripped and dry after use.\nThe Revitalizing Cleansing Oil with Bakuchiol from Whish Beauty perfectly balances effective cleansing and gentle moisturizing. This product easily removes makeup, oil, and other pollutants while still keeping your skin feeling fresh and soft, thanks to the retinol-like benefits of all-natural Bakuchiol. You should use your cleanser in the morning and evening for optimal results. \n\n2. Use an Alcohol-Free Toner\nThe typical skincare routine follows up the cleanser with a toner, which removes any leftover traces of grime from your skin and creates a tightening effect to reduce visible signs of aging. While toners can be effective for optimal skin appearance, alcohol-based toners can make the symptoms of dehydrated skin even worse. \nIf you choose to use a toner, choose a water-based option instead to avoid additional skin irritation. In some cases, a toner may not be necessary, especially if it only makes your skin feel more dried out or flaky. \n3. Choose a Light but Effective Moisturizer for Nighttime\nFor people with dry skin, a hydrating moisturizer is vital. However, when your skin is as acne-prone as it is dehydrated, a moisturizer that’s too heavy or thick can cause clogged pores and breakouts. \nThis is why choosing a moisturizer that’s powerful yet lightweight is essential. Our Recovering Night Cream with Bakuchiol makes your dry skin feel soft and hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy. It works hard while you sleep to deeply moisturize your skin and help reverse signs of aging in a gentle yet effective way. \n4. Replenish Moisture Throughout the Day\nYour nighttime moisturizer pulls a lot of weight when it comes to keeping your dry skin hydrated, but what about during the day? You don’t want your skin to feel coated or uncomfortable as you’re going about your routine, which is why the Moisture Replenishing Day Cream with Bakuchiol from Whish Beauty is the ideal solution.\n\nUsing natural ingredients and a gentle formulation, this product can give you all-day hydration without clogging your pores or changing your complexion. Not only will this day cream keep your skin feeling soft and healthy, but regular use can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. \n5. Treat Yourself to a Weekly Moisturizing Mask \nYour daily practices are crucial for an effective skincare routine, but what about the once-in-a-while treatments that go the extra mile to moisturize your skin? \nOur Blue Matcha Restoring Mask is designed to be used once or twice per week to provide an extra level of hydration while also soothing your skin with the natural healing powers of blue matcha, green tea, and mango butter. \n6. Add a Luxurious Body Butter\nIf the skin on your face tends to be dry, chances are other parts of your skin are susceptible to dehydration, too. If your skin is feeling rough and needs some support, a body butter or body oil is a great option. \nBody moisturizers come in many different forms and provide various levels of hydration. Our body butter is available in several fragrances, including pomegranate, lavender, lemongrass, coconut, and more. We also offer specialized hand cream to keep your hands and knuckles feeling supple and soft even in the dry winter months.\n\n \nSkincare Habits to Avoid for Dry, Acne-Prone Skin\nNow that you understand a bit more about how to create a skincare routine for your skin type, you’re on your way to soft, radiant skin. As you’re trying out some effective new products, make sure to avoid these common skincare practices that can be more harmful than helpful.\nDon’t Exfoliate Too Often\nWhen you have a buildup of dead skin, using an exfoliating product can help to remove it and leave your skin looking and feeling smooth. \nHowever, doing this too often can lead to irritation, as the exfoliation process can be abrasive. If you do exfoliate, make sure you follow it up with plenty of moisturizer and avoid doing it more than once every few weeks. \nAvoid Thick Moisturizers\nIf you have dry skin that gets flaky or irritated easily, having a light moisturizer for daily use and a hydrating product for nighttime can make a huge difference. If your skin also tends to break out, using moisturizers that are extra thick or creamy can leave your skin feeling heavy and cause your pores to become clogged. \nIf you do use a thick moisturizer for extra hydration, make sure to use it sparingly and wash your face thoroughly with a softening cleanser. \nDon’t Use Oily Sunscreens\nSunscreen helps to protect your skin from UV damage, which is one of the primary causes of wrinkles, fine lines, and spots. Just be careful which sunscreen you choose, as many sunscreens can be made with excessive oils that make your skin feel blocked. \nA lightweight sunscreen with moisturizing power is recommended for those with acne-prone, dry skin. \n \nCreate a Skincare Routine You’ll Love at Whish Beauty\nHealthy skin that looks as great as it feels is only a short skincare routine away. You’ll love how luxurious and comfortable our products feel on your skin. No matter your skin type or skincare goals, we’ve got the natural skincare you need at Whish Beauty.