Friday, February 1, 2013

What's your skin type? Tips & Tricks

heyy girls,

knowing your skin type is important because when it comes to take care of it or just to choose the right foundation your skin type can makes a big different on how it'll look. There are 5 types of skin: oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, normal skin and sensitive skin. I'm not a dermatologist. This is just a little guide to help people.

Oily skin

You know that you have oily skin when your face gets very shiny during the day, especially on the T-zone. You also might have enlarged pores and be prone to breakouts because of the overproduction of sebum. A lot of time, teenagers and young adults have oily skin due to hormonal changes.

Tips & Tricks
1) wash your face twice a day
2) moisturize your face with an oil-free and noncomedogenic moisturizer
3) try to not touch your face during the day
4) use a scrub or a masque your face once to twice a week
5) choose a foundation oil-free and with a matte finish, set it in place with powder

Dry skin

You have dry skin when your skin feels tight, especially after cleansing. Your skin has a tendency to flake or to have red patches. This is cause by a lack of sebum on your skin which is the opposite of oily skin. To MOISTURIZE is the key. Sometime dry skin can be sensitive. In general, people with dry skin don't get shiny on the T-zone during the day.
Tips & Tricks
1) Exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub at least once a week
2) Moisturize your face with a very hydrating moisturizer or with argan oil
3) wash your face with gentle cleanser once a day.
4) choose an hydrating foundation, try to not powder your face
5) use a cream blush instead of a powder blush

Combination skin

Combination skin is a combination of oily skin and dry skin. You have combination skin if you get slightly oily/shiny on the T-zone and that you have drier skin on the cheeks and some other dry spot here and there. Just like oily skin you might have breakouts and enlarged pores.

Tips & Tricks
1) exfoliate with a gentle scrub twice a week
2) use an oil-free moisturizer
3) you can use a moisturizing foundation and powder you T-zone to prevent shine
4) use an heavier moisturizer only on the dryer spots if you need to at night
5) use a gentle cleanser especially on the dryer spots

T-zone (Forehead, nose and chin)
Normal skin

Normal skin is pretty  much the skin that everyone whats to have. Lucky you if you have this skin type. You have this type of skin if you don't have dry skin and you don't get shiny during the day. There aren't a lot of things that you need to do in your skincare routine except to moisturize every other day and to wash your face also every other day.
Tips & Tricks
** Adjust your skincare according to the seasons.
Sensitive skin
You can have sensitive skin combined to other skin type like combination skin, dry skin and oily skin. If it is the case, your skin reacts with a lot of chemicals and this is why you might want to use oil-free and paraben-free products.
Tips & Tricks
1) use oil-free products or more natural ones
2) use foundation with more natural ingredients and fragrance-free
3) use sun screen to protect your face from the sun


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