Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Matching Your Skincare Routine To Your Skin Type

Your skincare routine isn’t something to be taken lightly. The right mix of products and knowledge can ensure you always have flawless looking skin. And who doesn’t always want flawless looking skin? The difficulty is, there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to a skincare routine. To make things a bit simpler, I’ve put together this handy guide.

Matching Your Skincare Routine To Your Skin Type

What is your skin type?
Before we start looking at the right routine for you, it’s a good idea to know what your skin type is first. Fortunately, I’ve already put together a guide that covers the different skin type traits. Simply match how your skin looks and feels with one of the types. From dry to sensitive! You’ll then have a better idea of which routine is going to work on your skin.

Normal Skin
If you have an even complexion and rarely get breakouts then you’re one of the lucky ones. Normal skin is hard to come by, but super easy to look after. You don’t want to cover your face in product if you have very few imperfections and oily or dry patches. A simple cleansing lotion and regular moisturising will keep it looking fresh.

Oily Skin
If you have large pores and a shiny complexion then you probably have oily skin. Those with this skin type will find that they’re more prone to breakouts of acne and blackheads. With this in mind, you need the right kind of routine to stop that from happening. Face scrubs are great for clearing out any dirt from your pores and preventing breakouts. You should also opt for a gel based cleanser to balance out the oils on your face. Finally, use a light moisturiser so as not to add to the shininess.

Dry Skin
This is a rather common skin type, especially as we age. If your face feels tight or is prone to flaking, then you probably have dry skin. You should use gentle products on your face to help remove any of the drier, flakier parts of skin. Every now and then visit one of your local microdermabrasion clinics to have a more in-depth exfoliation. This can remove dead skin that doesn’t come away easily. Always use a rich moisturiser that can help soften up the dryness.

Dehydrated Skin
Some people confuse dry skin with dehydrated skin. In fact, they’re two completely different types. You’ll find that dehydrated skin seems to soak up any product you put on it, remarkably quickly. It can feel both tight and oily, at the same time. It will likely look dull and tired too. Make sure you’re getting enough water (8 glasses a day) to help your skin out. Use gentle products to help revive your face.

Sensitive Skin
Those who find most products sting when they put them on, probably have sensitive skin. This can be one of the most difficult types to find the right routine for. Look for products that have been specifically designed for sensitive skin. Most will be free from harsh chemicals and fragrances. This is all about trial and error, so find the one that works for you.

You may find that you have a combination skin type, which means you’ll need to use a different routine for various parts of your face. Play around with these tips and find which works best for you. You’ll have flawless skin in no time!

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