Knowing your skin type can help you minimize irritation and cosmetics-related acne. So, before you begin, give yourself the quick skin-type test so you’ll know the right products to use.
Wash you face with a non moisturizer soap like Neutrogena and pat dry. Take a few pieces of rice paper or lens-cleaning tissue paper, and press them on different spots on your face. If your skin is oily, the paper will stick, pick up oily spots, and become translucent. If the paper doesn’t stick and leaves no oily spots, your skin is dry. If it sticks in the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but not on the cheeks, your skin is combination (or normal). Most women (about 70 percent) have combination or normal skin.
You can expect your skin to change at various points throughout your life, so recheck your skin type periodically and fine-tune your regimen in different climates and at different times of the year. (For example , most women need less moisturizer in the summer, when the oil glands are more active.) However, this does not mean you need to run out and buy separate products for the oily and dry areas of your face, for day and night, or for travel across time zones. Not at all. The beauty of a good skin care regimen lies in its simplicity.
SKIN TYPES AT A GLANCE
Your skin type is determined by how much or little oil your skin produces. What determines that? Begin by thinking of genes, diet, stress level, medication, even your skin care regimen and the products you choose. The amount of oil your skin produces naturally will determine the amount of oil you need in your products.
- Shiny skin.
- Enlarged pores.
- Prone to blackheads and blemishes.
- Some tightness.
B. Kamins Clear Control Anti-Blemish Pads 30pads, CLICK on image for product details
Acenic blemished skins. Occasional breakouts. Anti-blemish pads contain a combination of proven, acne-fighting pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. These anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic ingredients help rid the skin of germs and microbes. To gently clear blemishes, blackheads, and spots by fighting acne-causing bacteria. Oil, color, and fragrance-free Convenient, easy-to-use pads apply just the right amount of product to affected areas.
- Medium pores.
- Smooth and even texture.
- Good circulation.
- Healthy color.
- May tend toward dryness on the cheeks, may be oily in T-Zone.
Dermalogica Normal/oily Skin Kit , CLICK on image for product details
Cleanse, condition and hydrate skin on a daily basis with a collection of Dermalogica products designed to control excess oil production in the T-zone without over-drying the rest of the face. Cleanse with Special Cleansing Gel to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Spritz on critical hydration with Multi-Active Toner, with Balm Mint and Aloe to soothe the skin. Skin Prep Scrub removes dulling debris, leaving skin with a smooth healthy finish.
- Skin may appear thin delicate.
- Fine pores.
- Flushes easily.
- prone to broken capillaries.
- Frequently allergic, can be rashy.
CosMedix After Care Kit : Benefit Clean, Pure Enzyme, Rescue, Reflect, CLICK on image for product details
The After Care Kit is a three to ten day program that includes a blend of products designed to complete the resurfacing process This sustaining regimen is intended to help comfort, protect and care for post-treatment skin to ensure that your renewed complexion endures Features This post-treatment therapy kit includes: Benefit Clean: this gentle cleanser calms and protects the skin while aggressively targeting free radicals.
- Feels tight.
- Especially after cleansing.
- Fine wrinkles.
- Red patches on fair skin individuals.
- The more pigment there is, the more skin will appear ashy or dull from buildup.
A-D-E Creamy Cleanser, CLICK on image for product details
Natural Fruit Oil Cleanser pH 5.5 For Dry/Sensitive Skin A gentle cream cleanser formulated with natural fruit oils to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without the dryness of soap. Moisturizes as it cleans to leave your skin soft and supple with no greasy build-up. Contains special plant sterols and vitamins to leave skin radiantly fresh and healthy looking. Contains no artificial colors, mineral oil, soaps, harsh preservatives or irritating petroleum products. Will not clog pores.
AGING OR SUN-DAMAGED
- Feels tight, visible wrinkles.
- Slack skin tone especially around cheeks and jaw line.
- Leathery texture, broken capillaries.
Babor Anti-Age Direct Beauty Fluid – 3 Ampoules X 2 Ml, CLICK on image for product details.
Lends a fresh and glowing appearance to every type of skin in minutes, especially tired skin. Sesame proteins lie over the skin like an invisible net. The perfectly rounded micropearls light up the complexion. This effect lends the skin a glowing and even appearance. Firmer looking and velvety smooth skin immediately Directions: Apply in the evenings, after cleansing with Babor products. Shake the ampoule and place a tissue around its neck.
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