What is Your Face Telling You? How to understand your skin and create a skincare routine that works

Do you feel like your skin is speaking a foreign language? You wash, moisturize, and religiously apply serums, yet it still does not respond.

The key to understanding what your skin is saying and making the right changes is key to having clear skin.

Your skin has its language and transforming what it says to an effective routine starts here.

Your Skin is talking Your Goal is to Understand it.

✔️Texture: Feeling rough and bumpy?

  • Dryness or dehydration is one of the most common causes, use a hydrating toner.
  • Dead skin cells when you don’t exfoliate regularly dead skin accumulate leading to rough skin. Use an exfoliant like glycolic acid or mandelic acid.
  • Sun Exposure: excess exposure can cause the skin to become dry or rough, especially if you experience sunburn so use sunscreen.
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  1. Hydrating toner
  2. Exfoliant
  3. Sunscreen

✔️Tightness: Does your face feel uncomfortably dry after cleansing?

  • Hash cleanser: use a gentle cleanser, possibly one without any actives to keep your skin from drying out. In addition, you can use a cleanser with soothing agents if it is active.
  • Over washing: Reduces the number of times you wash your face this is especially important for people with acne.
  • Skin conditions: if you have eczema, psoriasis or some form of dermatitis your skin will naturally be dry. This means you need a heavier moisturizer.


  1. Gentle cleanser with no actives
  2. Cream moisturiser

✔️Breakouts: Sudden breakouts

  • Hormonal fluctuations- are you a teenager, pregnant or at a certain point in your menstrual cycle? then you can expect breakouts. Use products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or retinol to keep it under control.
  • Damaged skin barrier – stop all actives use a basic routine with a gentle cleanser moisturizer and sunscreen.
  • Stress-reduce your stress with meditation, exercise or better time management.
  • Using the wrong products – see a professional to let you know the right products for your skin. Additionally, you can get books or courses to help you manage your skin like this one [ACNE FREE].


  1. Use products targeted to acne-prone skin
  2. Repair your skin barrier

This Is What You Need to do: Analyze and Modify Your Routine

Once you understand your skin’s language, here are ways to personalize your routine.

Cleanse properly:  Choose a cleanser that addresses specific concerns and your skin type. Oily skin needs gel formulas, while dry skin craves creamy cleansers.

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Moisturize the Right Way:  The right type of moisturizer is key choose the right one for your skin type.

Target Your Concerns:  For concerns like acne or wrinkles use serums or masks with targeted ingredients.

Your skin’s needs will change over time, this means that products that worked in the past may stop working. So pay attention to how your skin reacts to new and old products and adjust your routine accordingly.

You can actively participate in your skincare journey through the Clear Skin Academy.

When you learn to listen to your skin, you can create a routine that works just for you and unlocks the healthy, radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of.

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