The struggle is real when it comes to deciphering what our skin type may be. What does knowing your skin type do for you? Well, that is the trick for skincare; it allows you to select products that will promote the right repair for you.
Your skin feeds off a multitude of things, but diet and water intake is crucial to getting healthy skin. The appropriate water intake can be a life changer, causing you to look glow-y and radiant. Water flushes the toxins from your skin, clearing dirt and bacteria helping to promote an acne-free complexion. A facial roller also helps with flushing out your lymphatic system keeping everything cleared.
Now before we head down the road of caring for each skin type let's find out what you are. Here's a quick and easy way to determine your skin type:
1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. DO NOT apply anything to your skin (moisturizer, makeup, sunscreen, etc.).
2. Let your face do it's thing for 1 hour and then examine your skin.
|Normal Skin||Dry Skin||Oily Skin||Combination Skin||Sensitive Skin|
|Skin will feel completely fine, no dryness, redness, itchiness||Skin will feel itchy and lacking moisture||Skin will feel greasy, could look wet and shiny||T-zone will be oily, Cheeks will be dry||Redness and itchiness will occur|
Welcome back! What did you discover after those 60 minutes? Which of the 5 skin types are you?
Let's start with the easiest of skin types to maintain. Normal skin needs a good face cleanser and moisturizer. Let's not forget sunscreen, but if you keep your skin well cleansed and moisturized you should have beautiful skin that will mature well, and not age prematurely. Dry skin lacks hydration from a water intake level, and a facial moisturizer level. It will remain dull until it is sufficiently hydrated, meaning up your water intake and find a facial moisturizer you can use day and night. You technically don't NEED a face mask for dry skin, but if you're looking for a pick-me-up try our pink clay face mask with jojoba oil. Oily skin needs a face cleanser, toner, sunscreen, and a sebum (oils of the face) reducing face mask. Our RK clay mask mixed with water is the perfect sebum reducer. Oily skin requires a bit more care because balancing the facial oils is a daily battle. Extra oil on the skin can cause an increase in bacteria build up, and thus acne. However, it minimizes wrinkles (so you have that to look forward to). Combination skin like mentioned before has patches of dryness and greasiness. The best way to maintain a gorgeous combination complexion is with a cleanser, exfoliant, moisturizer, and (again) sunscreen. Four steps, but three products when you try our moisturizing sugar scrub as your facial exfoliant and moisturizer. It is infused with coconut oil which is full of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, perfect for keeping your skin blemish free. Lastly, we have sensitive skin. Find a gentle face cleanser and pair it with a gentle moisturizer. You can also utilize a face mask to soothe any irritation like our oatmeal and lavender face mask.
Some final rules of thumb for all skin types that will overall just be a benefit.
1. Drink Water
2. Wear Sunscreen (E V E R Y D A Y)
3. Don't Touch Your Face, just don't do it
Comment and share your skin type! What regimen works for you? I'd love to hear!
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My morning routine:
1. Foaming Face Wash (rinse with COLD water)
2. Face Toner
4. Facial Roller (I use Rose Quartz)
5. Sunscreen, Mineral Sun Butter