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Beginners Guide to Understanding Your Skin Type

 

Before you can give your skin some loving it rightfully deserves, you have to first know your skin type to provide what it really needs. You also have to take into consideration your complexion! It may be taxing at times with all the things you have to keep in mind, but hey, healthy skin equates to absolute beauty!
Here’s an easy way to identify your skin type:

 

Normal Skin


Some people are blessed with normal skin and you can easily identify these privileged beings! Aside from being blemish free, their faces are a sight to behold with its clearness and smoothness. Yes, they have barely visible pores! They have a skin that is in equilibrium between oily and dry and have very few discolorations or variances in tone.

Skin Food: Natural Cucumber Toner or CleaRx Exfoliating Cleanser to maintain a bacteria-free exterior.

 

Dry Skin


Wrinkles are this skin type’s worst nightmare. Aging lines are a threat too! Because of the lack of moisture, people with dry skin find themselves looking dull. Sure their pores are tight! But how tight is TOO TIGHT? Worse, dry and red patches start to appear!

Skin Food: Chamomile Moisturizer or CleaRx Rejuvenating Moisturizer to help hydrate itchy and dry skin.


Oily Skin


When it looks as if your face indulged to kilos and kilos of bronzer, chances are you have an oily skin. People with oily skin tend to look shiny unnecessarily. Their pores are also big and visible, thus, making them prone to acne and blackheads.

Skin Food: Astringent, Citrus-Based Cleanser, or CleaRx Exfoliating Cleanser to control the grease and CleaRx Blemish Cream to prevent acne from progressing.


Sensitive Skin


Sensitive skin isn’t always bad. It just needs more TLC than usual. If you are prone to rashes and irritation at the slightest trigger and find yourself getting an itching or burning sensation, you may be too precious for comfort. The appearance of blotchy patches and redness spots can be observed as well.

Skin Food: Green Tea Extract or CleaRx Rejuvenating Moisturizer that specializes in sensitive skin.


Combination Skin


Your skin can both be dry and oily and you have to watch out for that to ensure that you handle this properly. Usually, areas around the chin, forehead, and the nose (a.k.a. the T-spot) may be oily. While areas around the jaw lines, eyes, and just near the hairline can lean more to dryness. Blackheads are also a curse to this skin type as they have larger pores.

Skin Food: Rosemary Extract for skin softening, CleaRx Exfoliating Cleanser to get rid of bacteria on the pores and CleaRx Blemish Cream to control breakouts.

If you are still left unsure of your skin type, you can easily identify it by first washing your face and gently patting it dry. After cleansing, leave your face without any beauty products or make up on for a few hours. Using an oil blotting paper, dab on one area of the face at a time and check which areas leave an oily residue. You just have to remember that some areas of the face are naturally oily such as the forehead and the nose, so rest easy on them.
Know more about your skin type and consult a dermatologist if you are still left uncertain! Don’t forget, too, to find a skincare regimen that your skin rightfully deserves!

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