Recently, I’ve managed to enjoy the perks of knowing what your skin type is and using the right products. Researching actually made me open 10+ tabs on my browser and I’ve suffered numerous crash because some sites have a lot of flash or something like that. LOL.
Anyway, you don’t have to worry now my beautiful flowers because I’ve created everything that you need to know about your skin types. I’ve also included the signs of each type and the right products to use! Yup, you’re very much welcome. 🙂
First things first, how do you know your skin type?
You need to wash yourself first with a mild cleanser and prepare tissue papers or oil blotting sheets. What for an hour and dab your tissue and blotting paper over your face.
First is the oily skin type. This is the most hassle skin types of all. With the constant grease coming and breakouts coming out of your face. The key to this is to not over-wash your face because it would produce more sebum or oil, making your face look and feel greasy all the time.
Look at yourself in the mirror and see if your pores are large or if you have acne and pimples even if it’s not the “time of the month” then look at your tissue or blotting sheets and see if you have oil on every part of your face. If yes, then you have this skin type.
Please take not that oily skin type is very different to oily skin condition. If you have an oily skin condition, then it could be a sign of some health problems like a congested liver or endocrine disorders. And you’ll know that you have this condition if you just can’t stop secreting oil even if you’ve used products that are suitable for your skin type. The treatment for this? Go Organic!
If your oil-blotting sheet or tissue paper have absolutely no oil, you have either normal or dry skin type. But what makes you have a dry skin type is if your face is flaking. Or if your pores feels tight and you just can’t see them in the mirror. To treat this, you have to use oil-based moisturizers, which are abundant in the market especially in the Philippines. Careful though, because this type is the most prone to wrinkles and sagging. Ugh.
The last time I checked, I have a combination skin type. Which means that I have an oily/dry/normal skin. This is funny because I’ve always have a normal skin type in High school. Then the nightmare started when I’ve began to use products that are not suitable for those who have normal skin. Don’t worry though, if you have this, because this is actually the most common skin type in the world.
If your chin, nose, and forehead are the only ones that are oily, then you have a combination skin. Look at yourself closely in the mirror and you’ll see open pores on your face. Open pores are smaller than large pores and larger than small pores. This is the trickiest skin type for me because I actually use two products. We’ll get to that soon.
If you have this skin type, then you can consider yourself lucky. You have this skin type if your face isn’t flaky or oily. And it feels supple or smooth. Careful though, because this type have a tendency to be a combination-type. (Just like what happened to me.)
There are other skin types aside from these four. It’s the Sensitive Skin Type and the Acne-Prone Skin Type. If you have acne all over your face or if you have a frequent breakouts, then you have an Acne-Prone skin. And if your face turns red or itchy or develops rashes right after using a product, then you have a Sensitive skin.
If you already know your skin type, then you have to follow these rules in order to improve your skin condition.
For Oily Skin:
- Use a gentle cleanser and wash your face twice a day. Don’t ever use harsh soap because that dries the oil out of your skin so your body’s instinct will be to produce more oil.
- Use gel moisturizers. These are better than oil-based and cream.
- If a gentle cleanser isn’t enough, use products with these acids: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid. These are the common ingredients for acne products, so even if you have no breakout, if you have an oily skin type, then this will definitely do you good.
- Use oil-free products. There are different products in the market nowadays that are oil-free so go and grab them!
For Dry Skin:
- Still, you have to cleanse gently if you have this skin type. If you’re using soap, choose the mild one that is fragrance-free.
- Say no to hot water! you can wash your face with warm water if you want, but not with hot water.
- Moisturizers will be your best friend! If you’re not into organic products, then you have to look for moisturizers with Ceramides, Dimethicone & Glycerin, Hyaloronic Acid, Lanolin, and Petrolatum. These ingredients will do your dry skin a favor.
For Combination Skin:
- Look for products that are Oil-free and dermatologist-tested.
- Use gel-based moisturizers.
- Here’s the tricky part, we all know that I’m in love with Human Heart Nature’s Sunflower Beauty oil, right? So here’s what I’m doing: I’m using HHN’s beauty oil on my cheeks, and use gel-based moisturizer on my T-zone.
For normal Skin:
- Seriously lucky girl, all you need to do is be gentle with your face with a gentle cleanser and avoid products that are NOT suitable for your skin condition.
Other than this, you have to consult your facial care center or dermatologist every once in a while. *wink*
For girls with oily skin, I recommend using Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. Follow it with Celeteque’s Oil control toner and Human Heart Nature’s Acne Defense Solution Gel. All of them are available At Mercury Drug, and any Human Heart Nature Outlets Nationwide.
For those with Dry Skin, the key, as I’ve said earlier, is to moisturize! Always opt for a strong moisturizer that isn’t harmful to the skin like my all-time favorite Sunflower Beauty Oil from Human Heart Nature!
If you happen to have a normal skin, you need to take care of it. Moisturize with the trusted Nivea Creme and always choose products that are organic and all-natural. Don’t be afraid to splurge. Your skin is your best asset!
And the last but not the least, for all the girls out there who has a combination skin just like me. Oil and cream moisturizers are a big no-no! So choose the gel-based instead like Pond’s Flawless White Dewy Rose Whitening Soft Gel that I’m currently using.
It’s still best to consult your dermatologist about your skin condition. Being a make-up artist and a beauty enthusiast, I share the sentiments of women when it comes to failed beauty products. I realized later on that the key to achieving beauty product success is choosing your skin care regimen based on your skin type.
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