Knowing and Caring for Your Skin Type
With the millions of skincare products available in the market, it can be quite difficult to figure out which items are right for you. All skin is different but most of it fits into a few general types like dry, normal, oily, and combination skin.
In determining your skin type, a simple method is to cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser and gently pat it dry. Leave your skin free from moisturizers, serum, or any treatment. After 30 minutes, check your cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead for any shine. Wait for another 30 minutes and check if your skin feels parched, especially if you smile or make any other facial expressions.
- If your skin feels tight, your skin is likely DRY.
- If you see a noticeable shine on your nose and forehead your skin is most likely COMBINATION type.
- If there is a shine on your cheeks, in addition to your forehead and nose, then you most likely have OILY skin.
Caring for OILY skin is as simple as avoiding heavy products and sticking to lighter formulas. Stay clear of creams and go for lotions instead. Look on the bright side; you will less likely to develop wrinkles.
Caring for DRY skin needs heavier skincare products like creams. Apply moisturizers immediately after bathing or washing. Wear lip balm to prevent cracked lips & avoid scented products.
Caring for COMBINATION skin requires consistency in your skincare routine to let your skin get used to the regimen. Moisturize the dry areas of your skin and reduce the excess oil on the oily areas. Don’t treat your whole body with one product.
Knowing your skin type can simplify the process of picking products to use for your skincare routine. No matter what type of skin you have, always keep in mind that a skincare routine is incomplete without Tempovate
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