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Identifying Skin Type

Women especially love to take care of their skin. They purchase numerous beauty products they apply on their face day and night. A lot of women end up buying the wrong products for their skin type in hopes of having more beautiful skin. What they do not know is that certain ingredients react to your skin differently according to your skin type. What is effective to one may not be effective to the other. In order to avoid getting rashes, pimples, or further damaging your skin, we need to correctly analyze and distinguish your real skin type. There are five types that categorizes skin. These are normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive.

Normal Skin – this is the ideal skin type. Your face should feel smooth and soft. Skin care routine is low maintenance. You can cleanse, tone, and moisturize regularly. It is fine to experience a little dryness and oiliness from time to time. Normal skin type is when water and oil of the skin is balanced.

Dry Skin – when your skin feels tight, flaky, and rough. There are times when you will also notice dry patches of skin around the nose area. Thirsty skin tends to make you look old. In order to look hydrated and get that youthful glow, apply a generous amount of moisturizer every after washing your face. This replenishes the oil stripped off while washing with soap and water. Applying rich creams at night will do wonders to your skin the morning after.

Oily Skin – most skin types with oily skin are prone to breaking out. If your skin feels greasy even after washing your face, then you have oily skin. You will also notice that people with oily skin have bigger pores. Keep an oil blotting paper or tissue handy at all times. Having a healthy diet and avoiding stress will help your skin benefit from these. Cleanse your face regularly with oil-free products. You may have the option to skip applying moisturizers.

Combination – there are days when your face feels dry, other times they are oily. You have combination skin if your t-zone is oilier than the rest of your face. Because of this, it is best to apply moisturizer and use milder products only to the dry areas of your face.

Sensitive Skin – your face is easily irritated if you have sensitive skin. You will also experience itchiness and redness. You can also get rashes from newly acquainted products to the skin. If you have this skin type, you can visit a derma and ask for a specially formulated cleanser for your face. Selecting the right products for your skin may take some time.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts for your skin care:

  • Do not rub your face with washcloth. Your face is delicate.
  • Do drinks lots of water.
  • Do eat your fruits and vegetables.
  • Do not sleep with make up on.
  • Do your research and test products on hands first before purchasing.
  • Do read the ingredients of a product.

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