All women want to look and feel beautiful. Having glowing and beautiful skin all starts with how you take care of your skin. Having a good skin care regimen is very important. Your skin is the base for which you apply your make up. So your finished make up look has a lot to do with how your skin looks.
There are 4 different skin types: Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination. Skin can also be Sensitive, which is more of a condition rather than a skin type. Meaning, you can be dry and sensitive skin or oily and sensitive skin. What is your skin type?
No or few imperfections
Small or invisible pores
Feels vibrant, elastic and supple
Good circulation and smooth complexion
Rough, Dull complexion
More visible lines
Almost invisible pores
Blackheads, pimples or other blemishes
This is a combination of dry and oily. It can be mild or severe combination.
Sensitive Skin Redness, itching, burning, dryness, reaction to products.
1.Cleanse your face and neck both morning and night.
2.Moisturize after you cleanse.
3.Use an eye cream every night.
4.Exfoliate 1-2 times a week.
5.Use a mask 1-2 times a month.
Dry Skin– If you have dry skin you are more prone to wrinkles and aging. Using a heavy cream or oil at night, plus an eye cream is a must! Use a cleanser that is mild, making sure it is not stripping away any natural oils you have. The benefit to dry skin? You rarely get a break out.
Oily Skin- Clay based products are your best friend! Clay absorbs excess oil without stripping, irritating, or drying you out. Do not over compensate for your oily skin. Even though you are oily, you still need to moisturize. Use a moisturizer that is ‘oil free’. If you are excessively oily, only moisturize at night. Oily skin is prone to break outs. It’s from the excess oil mixing with sweat and dirt, then clogging your pores. Properly cleansing is crucial! Use a clay based mask once a week, it will really help! The good news? You probably won’t get a wrinkle until you are 60!
Combination Skin- You will be a combination of remedies of both dry and oily skin. Apply moisturizer to the cheeks only in the morning, and all over at night. When you use a mask, apply the clay based mask to the t-zone and a moisturizing mask on the cheek area.
Sensitive Skin- There are different levels of sensitivity. It may be a trial and error to find out what you are sensitive to. The best products to use are ones that are extremely gently on the skin; without fragrance, alcohol, or harsh preservatives. Always be gentle when cleansing or applying any products.
What products to use?
I have normal to dry skin and it’s slightly sensitive. My husband has extreme combination skin. He can get dry flaky skin on his cheeks while his t-zone is a water slide. I have changed both of our skin care regimen so many times over the years. Some things I have loved, some I have liked, and some I did not like. It’s important to change it up once in a while and try new products. Your body gets tired of the same old thing and your skin won’t respond the same after long term use. Here is what we are currently using and loving.
For Me (dry and sensitive):
Cleanser- Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Day Moisturizer- Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer
Night time Moisturizer- Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
Eye Cream- LUSH Enchanted Eye Cream
Exfloiator- LUSH Sea Salt Scrub
Mask- LUSH Magnaminty
For my Hubby (combination skin):
Cleanser- LUSH Angels on Bare Skin <— This cleanser would work for combination or oily skin
Moisturizer (day & night)- LUSH Imperialis
Eye Cream & Exfoliator- Same as me
Mask- He currently won’t let me put a mask on him so I can’t recommend anything from experience. Anything that is a clay based mask is where to start.
Finding the correct skin care products for you can be a journey, like finding the perfect pair of jeans. The products that work for me may not work the same for you, even if we have the same skin type. This is why I always get samples of everything! I get a big enough sample to use it for 1-2 weeks at home. In this amount of time I will know for sure if I love it. Remember, if it’s liquid you can get a sample. Stores like Nordstrom and Sephora are always happy to give you a sample of anything, you just have to ask.
Taking care of your skin does take time and effort. But it’s worth your time. It doesn’t matter how much weight I gain or lose, or what I’m wearing, if my skin looks beautiful I feel beautiful!