Skincare 101: The 7 Basics Everyone Should Have in their Beauty Cabinet

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By: Becca Glasser-Baker

Happy New Year everyone! Who else is looking forward to starting off the new year by creating new habits and following through with your resolutions or goals?! Almost every year we make similar resolutions, one being to take better care of our skin. If you’re anything like us, taking care of your skin seems super time consuming and overwhelming, but don’t worry, we’re here to make your “start a skincare routine” resolution easy. Below, we’re breaking down the steps to help you find the perfect skincare items.

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Make-Up Remover Wipes

Taking off your makeup is the first step to taking better care of your skin. If you go to sleep with makeup on, not only will it ruin your beautiful bedding, but it can also irritate your skin, which can lead to redness or even worse, a breakout!

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $12;

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Depending on what kind of skin routine you are following, you might be using one or two cleansers ( a complete K-beauty routine involves 2 cleansers). A cleanser is vital in taking care of your skin because it removes any impurities and dirt that might be left over from your makeup remover. Jelly cleansers are a great place to start when creating a skincare routine because they tend to be gentler on the skin.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, $18;

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Toners can be super scary because sometimes they sting, if the toner is hurting your skin, it’s probably not the right fit for your skin. Toner helps to even out your skin, adds some hydration, and helps get rid of dead skin cells. Who doesn’t want that?

Pixi Glow Tonic, $15;



Serums are something you should totally invest in. Most serums are water-based and can help penetrate your skin with active ingredients, which will help reduce fine lines, aging, and can even hydrate your skin. They are designed to help you target your skin’s specific needs.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, $85;

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Face Oil

Face oil sounds scary but trust us, it’s suitable for all skin types. Face oils are great for their hydrating abilities and their antioxidants. They also have acids in them that our bodies do not produce, and this helps to regulate your skin cells, leaving your skin looking incredible.

Velvette Organics Normal Skin Day Oil, $68;


Eye cream

Who isn’t worried about dark circles under their eyes? To help lighten and brighten your under eye area, you should use an eye cream. Eye creams also help reduce signs of aging, sun damage and keep your under eye looking youthful.

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream, $27;



Finding the right moisturizer will change your life. Moisturizer is made to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated. It helps with wrinkles, fine lines and helps protect your skin as you sleep and during the day, it can even help with sun damage (as long as it has SPF).

Purlisse Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, $45,


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