Skin types are like fingerprints: we all have them yet they’re all different and unique. Need help deciding what your skin type is? We’ll help! It’s important to know what type of skin you have so you can buy products that work the best for your unique skin.
Your skin tends to feel tight all throughout the day and may have visible flakes or a rough texture. Also, you rarely look or feel oily.
Exfoliation is key to promote cell turnover and a smoother texture. By shedding off those dead skin cells, serums and treatments will be absorbed better–allowing them to be more efficacious. It’s important to follow out with a moisturizer that has hyaluronic acid (or sodium hyaluronate), glycerin, or algae since their ability to attract water directly delivers it to the skin cells.
You don’t experience a lot of breakouts and your skin doesn’t react to new products or drastic weather changes. You probably don’t feel the constant need to moisturize or blot oil throughout the day.
To care for dry skin, seal in moisture by applying a rich or thick moisturizer daily. Avoid using harsh soaps or products containing citrus oils or lots of fragrance.
You have a mix of all the above or have trouble deciphering your skin type, it’s likely combination!
You’ll want to stay away from the same ingredients as oily and dry skin, such as alcohol-based products. The name of the game with combination skin is balance. Isolate problem areas with spot treatments and use toners or balancing cream to even out the skin.
Your skin reacts negatively to new products or ingredients you try incorporating into your routine. Your skin can easily become red, irritated, or stressed.
To take it easy on your skin when wanting to try out new products and do so one at a time. Trying a lot of new products at once can really irritate sensitive skin and make it hard to pinpoint which product is causing a rash or break out. Look for labels that identify formulas as non-irritating/soothing and free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, DEA or TEA, as these ingredients can result in redness and itchiness.
Our skin’s needs can change over time. Check in on your skin regularly to determine whether any adjustments to your current regimen are needed to keep it balanced and beautiful.