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Building a skincare routine

TIPS AND TRICKS  |  JAN 15, 2020


Build your perfect skin

Nothing in life is perfect, except for the things you can build yourself, like your skin. No, we don’t mean you can “build” your skin, but you can make a perfect skin with a routine and products that are created for exactly that purpose. 

How do you get glowing skin?

Finding glowing skin is possible if you know your skin type, how to nourish it, and the skincare products you need to use for all of it. 

Different skin types

  • Normal skin - people with a normal skin type usually have small pores that are not always visible and they do not struggle from dry, oily or sensitive skin. Their skin is well balanced, and clear.
  • Sensitive skin - people with sensitive skin may feel a burning or stinging sensation when using certain products. Sometimes the irritation may be triggered by weather conditions such as heat or wind. 
  • Oily skin - oily skin refers to skin that’s shiny and more prone to acne breakouts. 
  • Dry skin - when you have dry skin, it means your skin is rough, dry and flaky. 
  • Combination skin - this refers to a combination of two or three different skin types mentioned above. This means other parts of the face can be oily, while others are dry and sensitive. 

Once you have determined your skin type, it will make it easier for you to pick up a routine that’s tailored at assisting you in building your perfect skin. 

Essentials for the perfect skincare routine

Building and maintaining a skincare routine ensures that your skin is consistently taken care of. It’s not as complicated as it sounds; you simply have to follow this five-step process below, starting with a product that’s light in consistency, concluding with a thick product. 

Step 1: cleansing 

The purpose of cleansing your face is to wash away the dirt. It also removes dull skin cells that congest your skin openings, which more often than not results in acne breakouts and blackheads.

Step 2: exfoliating 

Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, which, in turn, allows skincare products to penetrate through and create a smooth skin texture. You can exfoliate with masks or scrubs.

Step 3: toning

This process is an essential part of your beauty routine because toners refresh your skin and balance the pH levels of your skin.

Step 4: face serum

Serums have active ingredients that penetrate deep into your skin and locks the moisture in, resulting in glowing skin. 

Step 5: moisturising

Moisturisers are important for the health of your skin. They’re the key to skin hydration. They nourish and add a protective layer to your skin.

So, do skincare routines work?

For a skincare routine to work, you have to be using the best products for your skin specifically, according to your skin type, see these explained above. Below, we have listed a few beauty shops where you can start your journey into beautiful glowing skin. 

Deluxe Laser & Spa

Deluxe Laser & Spa uses advanced technology to create products that make a difference to your skin.  Their skincare services promote skin tone, texture and overall skin rejuvenation. Head on over to Deluxe Laser & Spa Canal Walk to treat yourself with a facial treatment that’s personalised to your skin needs. The spa houses Dr Grandel products like the skin correcting chemical peels.

Salon Annique

Salon Annique is the first skincare South African brand to develop Rooibos-tea infused health and beauty products. They have a daily skincare range with a variety of cleansers, replenishing night creams, colour correcting creams and moisturisers. In their treatment care range, they have a hydrating masque, a skin nutrition spray and a skin detox moisturiser, which helps protect the skin from free radicals. 


Sorbet has cemented itself as one of the best skincare and beauty brands with globally-recognised products that deliver desired results. The beauty store has different serums for different purposes like the hydrating serum that hydrates the eye area and the antioxidant serum designed to calm sensitive skin. They have a skin-balancing masquesoothing maskrevitalising toner, and more.

Century Spa

Century Spa specialises in various skincare treatments that replenish the skin’s surface to bring out the glow. From a deep cleanse with extractions, hydradermie treatments, eye logic treatments, hydra peeling treatments and skin lifts, you will walk out of this spa with your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. 

Final Thoughts

Understanding your skin’s weak and strong points will help you to find a working skincare routine that will help you nurse it back to optimal health. Skincare products play a huge role in making this a success for you. Skincare is not a one-size-fits-all approach; you have to find products and a routine that works specifically for you. Always read the instructions as they will provide indications on when and how to use the products. 

These stores above have everything you need, and the bonus is that the beauty staff are trained to give you the best skincare tips for your skin. Visit Canal Walk to kick-start your journey to a perfect skin life. 

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