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How To Care For Your Skin: Expert-Approved Tips On Choosing The Right Soap Based On Your Skin Type

Pinays with sensitive skin, take note.

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Everyone wants to have good skin. But, unfortunately, you have probably found yourself researching products and different routines to the point of confusion. Skincare is work. Still, it does not always have to be a hassle. To start your glowing skin journey, one must familiarize themselves with their skin type. From there, you can choose the suitable soap to use to achieve beautiful and healthy skin.

Fret not, because we talked to an expert to guide you on figuring out your skin type. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Claudine Rae E. Lagman-Javier gave us a step-by-step process to determine skin types. She also listed essential tips to keep your skin nourished and glowing amid the stressful work-from-home setup.

Determining your skin type

Dr. Lagman-Javier said the first step in knowing your skin type is cleansing. Using a gentle cleanser, wash your face and pat it gently with a clean towel. Observe how your skin looks in the first few hours after your cleanse, note the changes and sensations you will feel.

If your skin feels neither tight nor irritated after washing, you have a normal skin type. Meanwhile, dry skin will feel rough, flaky, and dull. It will also feel tight after washing, plus little to no oil will be found on your face.

The indication for combination skin type is an oily T-zone but dry on the cheek area. The T-zone composes of the forehead, nose, and chin. Oily skin will look matte at first, but it will look greasy and shiny in the next few hours. On the other hand, sensitive skin will sting, burn, or itch after wash.

Choosing the right soap

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Talking about what kind of soap works best for every skin type, "For every skin type, I would prefer a mild, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, pH balanced cleanser," Dr. Lagman-Javier said.

For the sensitive skin troupe out there, try Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar. It is fragrance-free with a hypoallergenic formula, ideal for a sensitive skin routine. Like its fellow Dove beauty bars, this variant also has 1/4 moisturizing cream that keeps your skin smooth and healthy-looking.



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The classic Dove Beauty Bar has a mild formula with 1/4 moisturizing cream to give soft, smooth, and glowing skin. This beauty bar cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time.

Don't let the delicate blush color fool you. Dove Pink Beauty Bar also has the classic moisturizing formula with 1/4 moisturizing cream, leaving the skin smooth, soft, and radiant.


Dove Relaxing Lavender will not only moisturize your skin from within, but it will also relax you with its lavender scent.



Overall care

Dr. Lagman-Javier also said that to have glowing and nourished skin, keep the skin clean, hydrated, and protected from UV light.

No matter what skin type you have, Dr. Lagman-Javier's advice to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy is to cleanse, moisturize, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays with SPF 30 or above. She also added to keep hydrated and avoid smoking.

Moisturization is vital when it comes to achieving healthy and nourished skin. Dr. Lagman-Javier said that moisturizing is not just for skin moistening. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces scaling, and helps wound healing. Skincare is a breeze when you're aware of your skin and the right, gentle products to support you in your quest to have nourished and glowing skin!

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Disclaimer: The doctor agreed to this interview to educate the public on Skincare and not for marketing or endorsement of any product.

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