If you are unaware of what you should be doing for your specific skin type, Reasons to Be Beautiful has implemented various methods for your routine to receive the best results.
Skin Type is determined from important factors, such as answering the questions: how prone to acne breakouts is your skin? How irritated do you get when using a certain product? Do you have eczema or redness on your face? What is the level of your skin’s firmness or elasticity? And, how dry or itchy is your skin on a daily basis?
Different Skin Types & What You Should Do
Normal skin is determined if:
- You are not having any major problems, like sensitivity or redness.
- You are not getting too many acne breakouts and are working towards maintaining your skin’s firmness for an overall healthy appearance.
- Your skin appears best when using a three step system to keep your skin in balance,providing the essential antioxidants.
Caring for normal skin:
Cleansing with a mild cleanser or foaming cleanser would be best. Some great examples are “Neutrogena Cleansers, Philosophy Purity Cleanser”
Toning is not necessary but an toner such as Rosewater would be great Twice a week
Moisturizing is key to helping your skin gradually become healthier in the future. Use moisturizers that have SPF for added benefits. Some great examples are “Olay Total Effects Moisturizer, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion”
Oily Skin is determined if:
- You tend to breakout on a more frequent basis if you do not take proper care with a acne-fighting skincare routine.
- Your skin produces more sebum and you tend to look shiny around the cheeks and nose especially.
- Try to avoid creamy based skincare or makeup and always looking for product that claim to be “Oil-free”.
Caring for your Oily Skin:
Cleansing with acne fighting ingredient such as a small percentage of Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide would be great. Some great examples are “Neutrogena Deep Clean, Clinique’s Acne Solutions System as a whole, Proactiv system, Clean & Clear Face Wash”
Toning is very important for oily skin types. Using a toner designed for oily skin is best. There are many available with acne fighting ingredient Salicylic Acid so look out for that key ingredient. The Clarifying Lotion of the Clinique’s 3 step program is great as well as Clean and Clear’s Deep Cleaning Astringent.
Try using a gel based moisturizer to avoid getting any further breakouts. Lotions and cream based moisturizers can cause your skin to get irritated. Some great examples are “Clinique’s Dramatically different Moisturizing Gel and Clean and Clear’s Oil free Dual Action Moisturizer”
As a PM treatment
Use an acne fighting gel or tube to fight pimples overnight. Best examples are “Clearasil Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream, Clinique’s emergency gel intensif, and Neutrogena Spot Treatment”
Dry Skin is determined if:
- You need a good amount of hydration for your skin
- If your skin is constantly thirsty, leading to wrinkles and other complications.
- Ingredients such as Shea butter, squalene, glycerin, and other emollients help lock in that moisture needed for your skin type.
Caring for your Dry Skin:
Cleansing with creamy formulas and milk cased cleansers are best for drier skin types. Having the most moisture is the best. Some examples are “Avene cold cream emollient cleansing gel” or “Clinique’s Extra Mild Bar Soap for very dry skin”
For drier skin types there is no need to tone, so you can skip and get right to moisturizing your skin. It is important to lock in moisture so your skin does notfeel deprived of essential water. You must protect your skin’s natural barrier. Some great examples are “100% percent pure red wine nourishing cream” or “ Moisture Surge Thirsty Skin Relief by Clinique”
Use Eye cream and Sunscreen
Dry skin types tend to get problems near their eyes, therefore keeping that area hydrated becomes just as necessary. Using an sunscreen is very important to help block uva/uvb sun rays. For an Eye Cream, try “100% percent pure caffeine eye cream” and for sunscreen “Avene High Protection Mineral Cream- SPF50”
Sensitive Skin is determined if:
- Your skin tends to get irritated easily.
- Without proper care you get red patches on your skin and sunburn.
- You have to be very careful of what products you use and check the ingredients.
Caring for your Sensitive Skin:
Cleansing with the most mild form of cleansers. Some great examples are “Aveena Ultra Calming Facial Cleanser” or “Vichy Absolute Softness Cleansing Milk”
Always make sure you read the labels and the ingredients which state that they are formulated for sensitive skins. Some examples are “Olay Complete All day UV Moisturizer-Sensitive Skin” or “Olay’s Definity Defense Hydrating Cream”, as for eye cream, try “Olay’s Definity Illuminating Eye Cream”
The less the ingredients, the better for your skin type. Look for products that are usually fragrance free, hypoallergenic, paraben free, sulfate free, soap free and lack other harsh chemicals or alcohols.
Optional Added Treatments Weekly:
Masks – Limit to Twice A Week
Exfoliation – Limit to Once or Twice a Week