How To Use The Ordinary

Beginner´s Guide to The Ordinary

Deciem has just released some brand new regimens/routines and lots of information to help us learn how to use The Ordinary. November is now not only Black Friday month with 23% off but a whole month of learning all about skincare with Deciem.

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What’s included in this page so far;


Signs of Ageing Routine

How to use the ordinary

Hydration Routine

How to use The Ordinary - Hydration Routine

Signs of Congestion Routine

Explanation by Deciem all about congestion


The Ordinary Antioxidant Support Routine


Simplistic Routine


The Brightening Routine for Dull Skin

the ordinary routine for dullness

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Skin Types

You can watch Jack & Joe from Deciem talking in a lot more depth about the 4 main skin types. Go to 28´on this Deciem video.

Normal SkinDry Skin
This is the rarest of skin types.Lacks natural moisturising factors and lipids
Smooth appearance
No visible pores
Even complexion
Dullness
Flaky skin
Tight skin
Fine lines
Oily SkinCombination Skin
Produces excess sebumIs oily & normal/dry in different places
Large pores
Congestion
Shiny appearance
Oily t-zone, normal/dry cheeks
Normal/dry t-zone, oily cheeks

Skin Concerns

Jack and Joe from Deciem go into more depth about these different skin concerns at 60mins/1hour on this You Tube video.

Dry Skin & Dehydrated Skin

DRY SKINDEHYDRATED SKIN
Caused by lack of natural moisturising factors and/or lipidsLacks water typical due to external factors
Look & Feel
Flaking skin
Dullness
Rough surface texture
Itchy skin
Look & Feel
Tightness
Dullness
Surface dryness
Excess sebum production
Deciem recommend
NIOD MMHC2
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
Hylamide Low Molecular HA
Rose Hip Seed Oil
Squalane Oil

Sensitive Skin & Signs of Congestion

SENSITIVE SKINSIGNS OF CONGESTION
When your skin becomes easily irritated as a result of habits or environmental factors.Buildup of dead skin cells, debris and excess sebum inside pores.
Look & Feel
Redness
Itchiness
Irritation
Inflammation
Flaking skin
Look & Feel
Blackheads
Whiteheads
Blemishes
Excess sebum activity
Deciem recommend
NIOD MG
The Ordinary 100% Borage Seed Oil
Hylamide Sensitive Fix
Deciem recommend
Azelaic Acid
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc
100% Niacinamide Powder

Textural Irregularities & Skin Fatigue

TEXTURAL IRREGULARITIESSKIN FATIGUE
Skin feels rough or uneven skin and doesn’t feel smooth to the touch.Many effects of excessive stress from internal and external aggressors.
Look & Feel
Bumpiness
Roughness
Flaking Skin
Scarring
Look & Feel
Lackluster skin
Uneven skin tone
Enlarged pores
Visible fine lines and wrinkles
Dry/dehydrated skin
Deciem recommend
Exfoliators
Salicylic Acid
NIOD NAAP Non Acid Acid Precursor
Deciem recommend
Antioxidants
Vitamin C
Hylamide C25 Vitamin C highly recommended by Jack from Deciem

Uneven Tone & Signs of Ageing

UNEVEN TONESIGNS OF AGEING
Irregular pigmentation of the skinLoss of collagen and elastic. Skin begins to lose its structure
Look & Feel
Hyper-pigmentation
Uneven tone
Age spots
Sun spots
Look & Feel
Fine lines
Wrinkles
Loss of elasticity
Loss of volume
Dehydration
Deciem recommend
Vitamin C
The Ordinary
Hylamide C25
NIOD ELAN
Deciem recommend
Peptides
The Ordinary Buffet
NIOD CAIS 2:1

How to use The Ordinary FAQS

It´s so confusing

It is very confusing when you first hear about The Ordinary. The names are simply the ingredient names. You will see HA on a lot of the products. This stands for Hyaluronic Acid. The acronyms (particularly for NIOD) and the % make it all seem far more confusing that it actually is.

How much product do I apply?

2 -3 drops of each product and a pea-size amount of cream is all you need. However, if you feel you need more, apply more.

How long do I wait between layers?

There’s no specific time to wait. Just make sure the product is fully absorbed before applying the next.

Do I have to use the Squalane Cleanser?

If you have a favourite cleanser, feel free to it. Cleansers are a really important as it’s the foundation of your skincare routine. You don’t want anything that is going to leave your skin dry.

How do I know my skin type?

You can find what skin type you have here – The Ordinary products for every skin type or see above.

What do all The Ordinary products do?

On the Deciem website on the Regimen Page it does say what each product targets. I have created a page with different skin concerns + The Ordinary products here.

Are there any other routines?

Yes, you can find lots more routines here and also lots of personalized routines here.

What does it mean when it says products conflict?

If you are going to use one of the above routines, you do not need to worry as these have been prepared by Deciem and do not have any conflict.

Basically, there are quite a few products that cannot be used together and some products that could cause irritation. The general rule is not to use retinol, pure vitamin c and acids in the same routine. But there are quite a few other products that shouldn’t be used together like Pure Vitamin C and Niacinamide, Peptides and Pure Vitamin C. If you wish to read more about this you can read all about the products you can and cannot mix.

How do I layer the products?

Once again, if you follow one of the routines, you do not need to worry about layering as you can see the morning and evening routines in order of application. The way you layer products is important. It´s so the products are able to penetrate the skin.

The general rule is starting with water-based products – the thinnest clearest and finishing with your creams the thickest/opaque. Here’s a guide on how to layer your skincare products.

I have quite sensitive skin – what if I am allergic to the products?

Before using any products you should patch test them first.

Best places to learn about skincare

If you are completely new to skincare, try not to overwhelm yourself with too much information all at once. It’s also important you follow the right people when looking for information. Personally, when using Deciem products I would follow the advice given by Deciem. Then, once you have more knowledge you can make your own decisions. Deciem are on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and of course use their website.