Let's go back to beauty basics! Making the right product choices for your skin care starts with knowing your core skin type. Sometimes the biggest mistakes we make when choosing our skin products is not knowing exactly what our skin characteristics are which not only leads to a hole in your wallet but can create further skin problems. ( ain't nobody got time for that! )
While we are traditionally used to categorising our skin into either normal, oily, combination and dry, during your lifetime you will most likely experience an overlap of all of them. This will depend on a host of factors from diet, change of lifestyle, stress etc. That being said, it is exceptionally important for you to understand your core skin type and know what product decisions you should be making when your skin experiences these changes at certain stages in your life.
What you're using now may be hiding your skin type!
Yes, it's true. Skincare products that contain abrasive, harsh, or contain skin-aggravating ingredients can actually trigger more problems to your skin that you normally wouldn't have. For instance if you had oily skin and used heavy emollient products it would make your skin oilier, or using stringent products for dry skin which would only agitate your skin even more and create further flakiness and irritation. So you can see that your true skin type maybe hiding underneath what you are currently using. Lets go through the universal skin rules of what to avoid in products (this goes for all skin types).
Stiff bristle cleansing brushes
Harsh over drying cleansers
Alcohol based agents (denatured or specially alcohol)
Heavy emollients (unless you have very dry skin)
Once you have stopped using these problematic ingredients and tools you will start to see your natural skin type resurface and will notice the improvements! Now you can determine your true skin type and evaluate what your skins needs are.
Follow the below steps:
1. WASH YOUR FACE
Cleanse your face with a foam cleanser and use a makeup remover to get rid of the days nasties. Do not use any toners or moisturisers
2. WAIT FOR A FEW HOURS
Give yourself a few hours to allow your skin to return to it's natural ph levels
3. WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Get in front of a magnifying mirror in a brightly lit bathroom and examine your skin's natural characteristics.
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