Hello ladies! As promised, I’ve done a little bit of the leftover homework on the skin care regimen according to different skin types. I’ve been a fan of Clean and Clear’s products and every time they come up with a new variant, I try using it if it suits my skin and it did but mind you I have a combination skin, I used the oily skin product, and it sure was powerful. I gave it to my sister then as it was being too good to me. 😛
As mentioned in my earlier blog post, I’ve proposed a few products according to different skin types from Clean and Clear’s Arabia range. I got these products as a gift from one of my friends in Dubai which I distributed among my friends that suited each of our skin types. But I kept 2 of them for my skin. The oily and the combination skin products. I assure you they’ve helped us all. You’ve got to be really sure of using the right product as it might act harshly on your skin.
Different types of skin demands different types of skin care products and makeup. Choose product suited for your skin and you will experience how your skin becomes more balanced, controllable and left cleaner, fresher and beautiful just – as you deserve.
Products for normal skin
If you have a normal skin, you don’t need as much to treat it as those with one of the four other skin types. Still, you need to do the basic care as you for example want to reduce and prevent wrinkles and generally to keep it normal. Products designed for oily skin will be too drying for you, but products designed for dry skin will on the other hand be too greasy. That being said, you have the freedom to choose among a huge range of different products. Things you need to do is of course to by a cleanser to remove your makeup every evening and crème to moisten your skin on a daily basis.
Products for combination skin
As you experience both dry and shine skin, you need products that counters both excess oil and soothes irritated and dry skin. Spot-treat your skin in a way that you choose different products on different parts of your face, such as oil-absorbing products for your T-zone and lotion for the drier parts of your face.
Products for oily skin
The first step in caring for your oily skin is to take a look at your current skin care products. As this skin type can be a little bit difficult to control, you’ve probably already experimented with a lot of different products only to find that some of them are too harsh for your skin and others can’t control the oil. Choose product with shine control such as the ones offered by Clean & Clear suited for oily skin. When cleansing your skin, use a water-soluble cleanser, an alcohol-free toner and exfoliate with a product containing salicylic acid, also known as BHA. (Too much of technical information 😛 )
One of my friends tried using this product before she analyzed her skin and it made her skin extra dry as this product is for oily skin and she had a combination skin. So please, get the right products as there’s a reason they are made for various skin types and they actually work.
A small tip to follow if you are wearing makeup; never go for a foundation with oil and try to stick to powder and blush if possible.
Products for dry skin
The easy fix for treating dry skin would be to apply heave moisturizers several times a day. While this may show positive results in the short run, it will only decrease the skin’s production of oil even further and make you more reliable on skin care products in the long run. Instead, use a proper facial wash 1-2 times a day, followed by a moisturizer and daily cream. Most importantly, never forget to use a night cream before going to bed as dry skin needs extra moisture than other skin types. No matter what kind of skin products you use, always go after the ones containing oil.
Products for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is called sensitive skin for a reason. The wrong products can be really bad and have the risk of messing up your skin even further. Be careful with the products you use on your skin and look for soap-free and fragrance-free labels on all of your products with no exceptions. Before committing yourself to a product, you should always start by testing in for a two weeks period. When choosing makeup, go for products containing moisturizer, BB or CC cream, those with low pigment and which contain sun protection.
I hope I’ve covered most of the essential elements of various skin types. If you’ve missed out my previous blog, do read it here