Taking care of your skin is so important. If you have great looking skin you can wear less makeup, it gives you the extra confidence that you might need. Choosing the right products for your skin type can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of face washes, creams and oils that you might not know what is good for your skin.
If you don’t know what type of skin you have, here are some easy ways to tell. Combination skin, you might have some dry patches and in other areas like your T-Zone it will be oily (or you might have breakouts, the T-Zone is the nose, forehead and chin). Dry skin will have a rough or dry complexion, you might have some red patches and less elasticity in your skin. Oily Skin you will be very shiny, easily prone to acne, blackheads and have enlarged pores. Sensitive skin can be irritated by fragrance skin care, will have redness, and sometimes be itchy. Mature aging skin is when you start seeing signs of aging.
Here is an easy guide on what types of products you should be using for your skin care routine based on your skin type.
AM: use a cleansing gel, toner, lightweight moisturizer, sunscreen
PM: cleansing gel, toner, aha/bha serum, retinol serum, medium moisturizer
Extras: once a week clay mask, face oil if your skin feels dry
AM: cleansing gel, toner, antioxidant serum, sunscreen
PM: cleansing gel, toner, serum, glycolic pads, oil-free moisturizer
Extras: once a week charcoal mask or clay mask. Face oil
AM: cleansing lotion, alcohol-free toner, fragrance free moisturizer, sunscreen
PM: cleansing lotion, alcohol free toner, fragrance free moisturizer
Extra: gel mask, lactic acid serum
Mature skin/aging skin
AM: cleansing lotion, alcohol free toner, anti-oxidant serum, anti-aging moisturizer, sunscreen
PM: cleansing lotion, toner, retinol cream, eye cream, hydrating moisturizer
Extra: 2 times a week exfoliate, at home peel once a week, brightening serum, face oil