A step-by-step guide to building a hassle-free skincare routine

A step-by-step guide to building a hassle-free skincare routine


The secret to healthy skin lies in daily habits and choosing the right skincare. Here you’ll come across some key elements essential to build a skincare routine.

In the skincare world, there’s no such thing as an ideal solution, because skincare is subjective. What may work for one may not necessarily work for someone else and vice versa. At Foxtale, we strive to make your skincare experience as effortless as possible which is why after thorough research and various rounds of testing, our products are made to effectively address your concerns.

In today’s day & age, abundant information is disposable with few clicks, it becomes difficult to make the right choice. So, how do you chalk out a regimen and get the most benefits out of it? Rest assured, we’ve got you covered! To avoid all the guesswork and confusion, we’ve rounded up a list of key elements to help you figure out where to start and what to keep in mind while building an appropriate skincare routine.

Begin with the Basics. You’re probably aware of the three-step ritual –  Cleanse, moisturize, and protect! As simple as it seems, it works well if followed thoroughly. Take our word for it!

Clean it up with our Daily Duet Cleanser

The most essential step is to wash your face as it helps to get rid of the accumulated dirt and other impurities.

The right cleansing formula will ensure it’s gentle on the skin, doesn’t dry out or take away the essential oils and makes the skin feel refreshed. Our Daily Duet Cleanser is formulated to check off these marks. You can begin your AM & PM routine with this one before applying any kind of actives.

Clear Picture for oily/acne-prone skin –

While The Daily Duet is made to suit all skin types, Clear Picture is formulated to target acne-causing bacteria and excess oil. With Salicylic acid being the main character here, this cleanser helps to decongest pores and gently exfoliate the skin.

Our Ceramide Supercream, your Moisturizing Superhero –

What does it do? Exactly what it says! The presence of hydrogenated olive oil and rich ceramide content ensures you get the plumpest skin with a healthy barrier.

Moisturizer is an underrated element in skin care and is often overlooked. However, the right moisturizer can work wonders if used consistently. Generally recommended during AM, followed by sunscreen.

Combat dryness with Comfort Zone moisturizer

Let’s call this a holy grail for those with dry and dehydrated skin! The product is well-formulated to address skin conditions like xerosis or rosacea. One can inculcate this in both AM as well as PM routines.

 Cover up with our Matte finish / Dewy Sunscreen –

It’s the most non-negotiable step in every skincare regimen, regardless of your skin type, age, geography, or gender. High-standard UV protection (SPF 70) and a unique oil-control formula, Matte Finish is suitable for oily and combination skin.

On the other hand, if a dewy look is all that you desire, we’ve got covered (quite literally). What makes Dewy Sunscreen special is its ability to blend in easily, leaving a subtle golden-hour glow, and providing protection at the same time. Sunblock is the last step in your AM routine and you may want to re-apply after every two hours especially if you’re on the go.

 Indulge in an ‘Eye like it’ moment with our Eye firming gel –

An excellent blend of peptides, red & brown algae extracts, and D-panthenol, the eye gel helps in reducing puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Think of it as your morning chai (you wouldn’t want to miss out on this) and don’t worry, it can be used during PM too. Apply a small amount around the eye contour area after cleansing followed by moisturiser or other essentials. For best results, we recommend combining this with an appropriate amount of sleep regularly.

Make way for clearer skin with our acne spot corrector gel –

Think of this as your pimple patch but only better! A potent mix of glycolic acid, azelaic acid, niacinamide, and salicylic acid, this spot corrector gel helps to reduce active acne. It also prevents blemishes and provides relief from redness & irritation. Typically recommended for PM usage but one can safely use it during the day as well.

Keep Calm Daily Hydrating Serum –

The primary purpose of hyaluronic acid is to hydrate the skin. But remember, Hyaluronic acid is a humectant and if not used correctly, you could possibly end up with drier skin than before!

So, what’s the right way to go about it? After cleansing, while your skin is still slightly damp, apply the Daily Hydrating serum using your palms and pat gently. Avoid rubbing it onto the face, by all means. And lastly, follow it up with a moisturizer to lock the hydration and unlock the goodness!

To exfoliate or not to exfoliate? That is indeed the question!

Here’s to our smooth Sailing serum –

Incorporating chemical exfoliants into your skincare regime can be daunting, especially if you’re a beginner. This is why we recommend starting with mild ones like our Smooth Sailing – AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum. It gently peels away the dead skin cells, resulting in an even-toned complexion. It also works to control sebum production. Be careful and take it slow so that your skin gets adjusted to it. The product is meant for PM usage and we recommend performing a patch test.

While this list serves to be your general guide to building a skincare routine, it is important to note that healthy skin is influenced by a lot of factors. Timely consultations with the right professionals, monitoring the intake of fluids & foods, exercising, and a restful, regenerative sleep are a few things that definitely contribute to glowing skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and also a reflection of our overall well-being. And that’s why it is important to take a holistic approach to wellness along with a suitable skincare routine.

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