There are five different types of skin: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Needless to say, we must practice skin care suited for the kind of skin we have. This is a crucial beauty ritual. Good skin is already a big plus. Check out these skin care recommendations designed to help you practice the proper skin care, as well as choose makeup that’s best suited for your skin.
Normal skin. Those with this type of skin can pretty much use any beauty product. As long as you don’t overdo it, you’ll be fine. Your skin just requires the usual cleaning and moisturizing. Choose alcohol-free products and use a water-based moisturizer to hydrate the skin on your face and a mild lotion for the rest of your body. You should also periodically exfoliate your skin to make sure that dead skin cells no longer clog your pores.
Dry skin. This skin type requires more careful attention since it is prone to flaking and irritation. If you have this kind of skin, you should use only natural skin care products, such as homemade herbal oils. You should moisturize your skin twice a day. You should use makeup that contains hydrating ingredients like Aloe Vera or vitamin E. You can also use cream-based products such as cream cleaners. You should stay away from foaming cleansers and alcohol-based products since they will only make your skin even drier.
Oily skin. With this type of skin, you should be consistent about removing excess oil from it, cleaning enlarged pores, as well as preventing or treating acne. Thus, you should use makeup that does not contain any talc or other substances that may clog up your pores. You have to exfoliate once a week to get rid of excess oil and use toners regularly.
Combination skin. This skin type is oily in some areas and dry in others. Thus, it may be more complicated to take care of. You need to identify your oily and dry areas and then use the products that are most suited for them. It’s ideal for you to use double purpose products such as tinted foundation/sunblock. Such a product would moisturize dry areas as well as control the oily discharge from your pores.
Sensitive skin. Among all skin types, this is the most critical. Prone to breakouts and rashes, this type of skin should be cleansed with a mild soap and water. When it comes to makeup, hypoallergenic is the way to go.