You likely have oily skin if your face begins to produce new skin oils within a few hours after washing your face in the morning. Although oily skin is more resistant to sun exposure, it is more prone to blemishes and acne outbreaks. However, it is easy to care for since moisture loss is not your problem. However, moisturized skin does not have to be shiny or excessively oily. Here are some tips for cleansing and caring for your oily skin:
☺ Avoid oil-based skin care products and heavy makeup usage.
☺ Use a gentle cleanser in the morning and evening, everyday.
☺ Use an alcohol-free, salicylic acid medicated face toner after every wash. Try Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads®.
☺ Use a daily moisturizer that is oil-free and at least 30 SPF. Try Neutrogena Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 35®.
If your skin feels dry just a few hours after applying moisturizer, or shows visible signs of flaking, you likely have dry skin. Fortunately, dry skin is simple to treat so long as you have some dedication. Here is what you should do if you have dry skin:
☺ Use a gentle face cleanser. Avoid maximum strength and abrasive formulas. Instead, opt for a soft cream or foam cleanser.
☺ Only wash your face with cleanser at night before bedtime. In the morning, just rinse with clean water to retain more moisture in your skin.
☺ Apply a hyaluronic acid product before you apply your moisturizer. It is essentially a booster to your moisturizer.
☺ Use moisturizers that contain phospholipids, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids.
☺ For anti-aging purposes, use a quality retinol product in the morning and evening, like Retinol Pro Advanced Regenerating Formula®. This can irritate sensitive skin, so be cautious when using.
☺ Always test new products cautiously to see if they dry out or irritate your skin. Immediately discontinue use if they cause more dryness or irritation.
If you have combination skin, you can take comfort in knowing that it can be the easiest skin type to care for. Combination skin care is all about finding the happy mediums with your skin care products, including makeup. Regular cleansing, spot treatment for acne or blemishes, and proper moisturizing is all it takes to maintain healthy combination skin. Here are some more tips to keep in mind:
☺ Use a gentle cleanser in the morning and evening.
☺ Try not to wear makeup for many hours. Wash off makeup as soon as possible. Never sleep in makeup!
☺ Use an alcohol-free, salicylic acid medicated face toner 3 times per week. Try Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads®.
☺ Spot treat acne breakouts with a gentle acne cream like Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment®.
☺ Use an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30 in the morning, and a thicker moisturizer cream in the evening.