There are so many skin care products for sale these days that it’s not always easy to figure out where to start. Well, before you go out and spend bookoo bucks on a skin regimen, you need to make sure that it’s the right one for you. One of the most important and most overlooked rules of skin care is, KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE! There are five, yep, five different types of skin: normal, dry, oily, combination, and problematic.
“Normal skin” speaks for itself. It’s glowing, blemish-free, smooth, etc. I’m sorry to say folks, less than 20% of us have it.
“Dry skin” will feel tight. You’re probably familiar with that immediate need-to-moisturize-right-after-you-wash feeling. (Heads up – this type ages the fastest, so be sure to read these 5 Practical Tips on Dry Skin Care).
“Oily skin” … Well, oily, is oily, is oily. It’s that uncomfortable, greasy feeling that makeup seems to disappear right into. This skin type tends to have a lot of blackheads, whiteheads, and large pores.
The fourth type, “combination skin” combines dry and oily. It tends to stay directly on what it called the “t-Zone,” making it hard to hide.
And lastly, “problematic skin.” Unfortunately ladies, (and gents) this generally comes with a vengeance, especially when stressed. (And honestly, what twenty-something do you know that is stress-free?) This type of skin is acneic, or, acne prone. It comes with large pores, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, and even scarring….the whole enchilada. Most times this results in seeking out a skin-care professional, or dermatologist.
All in all, before heading to the beauty store, be sure to know which product will work for you and your skin! 🙂