In order to maintain skin in tip top condition we need to be able to recognise what skin type we are and use products specifically designed for taking care of it.
So do you know your skin type?
If not then remove all your slap:), take a closer look in the mirror (preferably in natural daylight) and see if any of these guidelines help:
- Normal Skin
Your skin is smooth to the touch, soft, supple and flexible. It should feel warm to the touch and have no visible pores or small pores. Normal skin will also sometimes have a tendency to be either slightly on the dry side or slightly on the greasy side.
Light cleansing creams, lotions or face wash
Toner with 10-20% alcohol content
Light moisturiser cream or lotion
All kinds of foundations - cream, mousse, oil-based liquid, cake, all in one and gel
- Dry/dehydrated Skin
Low alcohol content toner or no-alcohol if prone to sensitivity as well
Paraffin wax or non-setting mask
Cream, oil-based liquid foundations
- Oily Skin
Cleansing lotion or milk, facial wash or foaming gel
Toner with 20-50% alcohol content
Cleansing grains or peel
Water-based liquid, medicated liquid and non-oily block/cake foundations
- Combination Skin
Use products specifically designed for combination skin and adjust accordingly. For a greasy T-zone follow oily skin recommendations and for dry cheek areas follow dry skin recommendations. If the cheek area is normal then follow normal skin recommendations.
Cream, water-based liquid and cake foundations.
- Sensitive Skin
Remember to check for known allergies to products.
Look for hypo-allergenic products
Have you found what works for your skin?