How to choose your skincare products according to your skin type

 

The key to getting your skincare regime right is choosing the correct products, according to your skin type. Knowing your skin type the initial task at hand. There's normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin, which one do you have?

Normal Skin Type is not too dry and not too oily. Normal skin has:

  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores
  • A balance sebum production

The best possible way to care for normal skin is to use a gentle, effective cleanser, a non-irritating hydrating AHA or BHA exfoliant, a toner loaded with skin-replenishing ingredients, and a superbly formulated moisturiser with skin-restoring ingredients and skin-soothing ingredients.

Dry Skin can be cracked, peeled, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it's very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.

You may have:

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Easily irritated
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Your skin is less elastic
  • More visible lines

The best possible way to care for dry skin is to use products containing shea butter and lactic acid. Use cream-based moisturisers that contain Jojoba Oil, Glycerin, and Hyaluronic acid. These ingredients provide an exfoliating effect and hydration, which is the key to keep dry skin radiant and dewy. Use mild, non-drying and gentle cleansers. Take shorter showers and keep moisturising throughout the day.

Our VITAMIN ACE SERUM provides adequate hydration and a soothing effect to the dryness.

Our Body Butter range provides essential hydration and baby soft skin.

Oily Skin is when your skin produces more sebum than needed for natural hydration of the skin.

You may have:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull or shiny, thick complexion
  • Acne
  • Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

How To take care of oily skin:

  • Wash it no more than twice a day and after you sweat a lot.
  • Use a gentle cleanser and don't scrub.
  • Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. They'll take longer to heal and leave dark spots and acne scars.
  • Look for products containing alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic acid or salicylic acid), benzoyl peroxide, and hyaluronic acid.
  • Look for the word "noncomedogenic" on skincare products and cosmetics. This means it won't clog pores.

Combination Skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have various types, it may need slightly different care in different areas.

Combination skin can have:

  • Pores that look larger than normal, because they are more open
  • A refreshed T-zone but dry cheeks
  • Blackheads and blemishes
  • Shiny skin

Caring for combination can be a bit tricky but once you know what to do, it's a piece of cake.

  • You need to hydrate your skin but selectively
  • Don't over-cleanse or over-exfoliate. It rids the skin of its natural moisture, causing irritation and redness.

Sensitive Skin is less of a skin type and more like a skin condition. It can be caused by various factors like skin disorders, allergies, or contact to irritants present in certain products. Hence, it's very crucial to pick products that are meant for sensitive skin.

Symptom of sensitive skin:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Large pores but only as a reaction to an irritant
  • Frequent breakouts

If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. Look for products that are good moisturisers and prevent irritation like aloe vera, oatmeal, and shea butter.

The 6 Basics of Skin Care

No matter what type of skin you have, these tips will keep it looking its best.

  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Avoid direct sunlight, and wear a hat and sunglasses.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wash your skin gently but thoroughly every day and never wear makeup to bed.
  • Moisturiser

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