Knowing the type of skin you have is important, but knowing exactly how to take care of it is even more important. Here, we list down how you can really answer your skin’s needs.
Signs: Oily t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), large and visible pores, frequent breakouts, and excessive shine. The excess oil on your skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands. Stress, genes, and hormones are usually the culprits.
What to do: Choose a facial wash that contains salicylic acid—it will clean your pores and prevent breakouts. For toner, pick one that is alcohol-free to suck out dirt. Don’t even think about skipping moisturizer—it make things worse. Your skin will end up naturally producing more oil. Instead, go for oil-free and mattifying moisturizers. Cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day for best results.
Once a week, treat yourself to a facial mask that contains sulfur to help ward off acne.
Signs: Uncomfortable tightness (especially after washing), flakiness and dullness, roughness, and invisible pores.
What to do: Be sure to eat right and keep yourself hydrated. For facial wash, opt for one with a gentle formula that won’t strip off your skin’s natural oils. Layer on moisturizing products to keep your skin supple. Before hitting the sheets, apply a facial oil and finish off with a night cream. If you sleep in an air conditioned room, turn on a humidifier to prevent your skin for drying out.
For facial masks, look for ones that contain aloe and Vitamin E because those are very hydrating. Products labeled “Intense Moisture Repair” are your best bets, too!
Signs: Oily t-zone and dry spots on cheeks and under eye.
What to do: You’ll have to address the needs of your different facial areas. Go for mild-formulated cleansers with glycolic acid to remove dirt on your skin, but won’t make your dry spots worse. Use lightweight moisturizers—they won’t make you greasy and they’ll take care of your dry spots.
Signs: Can either be dry or oily, prone to redness or stinging from weather conditions or cosmetics, and irritable. Sensitivity is usually caused by skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or allergies.
What to do: Because your skin gets easily upset with anything that it comes in contact with, be very selective with what you put on it. Look for the words mild, non-perfumed, non-comedogenic, and alcohol-free when choosing your products.
Don’t share your makeup and other beauty products. If your skin starts stinging and red bumps appear, go to your dermatologist and ask what you can do. Most of the time, they will prescribe specially formulated products to take care of the needs of your sensitive skin.
Signs: Smooth-feeling with small pores and no excessive dry areas or shine. Basically ~*flawless*~ and even skin. You are #blessed.
What to do: Keep your skin flawless by chugging down as much water as you can and eating right. Go for vitamin-rich foods and stay away from too much fried stuff. Foaming cleansers and lightweight moisturizers work best for normal skin.
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