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ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST RESULTS FROM YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN?
Committing to a skincare regimen that works for you is essential to taking care of your skin and will yield the best results from your products. What works for one, doesn’t always work for all. Your skin is unique and your lifestyle habits, genetic makeup and environment all play a huge roll in choosing what products are best for you.
Before developing a skincare regimen, it’s important to understand your skin type. Normal, oily, dry and combination skin are the four most common skin types. Understanding each will give you an idea of which products will effectively give you the best results.
Individuals with normal skin typically are thought of to have the ideal skin type. The skin is not too oily or dry, and it appears smooth, clear and healthy. Normal skin has a nice balance of moisture, and good elasticity. The pores are minimally visible, and the skin has an even tone. It requires minimal care; to maintain a healthy glow, all that is needed is using a gentle cleanser to wash your face at night and a mild moisturizer to lock in and retain moisture.
Oily skin is marked by large pores and a shiny, thicker feeling layer of moisture. It produces more than enough oil so hydration isn’t the issue, but blackheads and pimples usually are. People with oily skin struggle with keeping shine down during the day, and usually feel the need to wash their face often. Oily skin can be caused by hormonal changes, cosmetics, genetics, diet or certain medicines. One benefit of this skin type is that it usually ages at a slower pace because of the extra moisture, keeping skin hydrated and less prone to wrinkles. Additionally, you should exfoliate regularly and use a cleanser both in the morning and at night.
Dry skin isn't usually serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly depending on the severity. Serious dry skin conditions can sometimes be upsetting. Fortunately, most dry skin is caused by environmental factors that can at least be partially controlled. Dry skin is normally characterized by a feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming, skin that feels and looks rough, itching (caused by eczema) or slight to severe flaking or cracks. Other than washing your face in the morning and at night with an oil cleanser, you should use a moisturizer with sunscreen daily. It should be reapplied often especially when a lot of time is spent outdoors.
Combination skin is simply having oily skin in some area of your face and dry skin in other areas. Typically, theres a mix of oily and dry areas on different parts of your face, with the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being slightly to very oily. Use a gentle cleanser twice daily, paying specific attention to the zones where oil builds up. Sunscreen is also important.
Skin care can be simple. Washing your face doesn't have to be a 10-step process, and you don't have to spend a lot of money filling up your medicine cabinet. The simple truth is that good skin care involves three basic steps:
Along with these four basic types of skin, there are other skin factors you might have to deal with, based on your genetics, age, and overall health. Below are three more skin factors that affect the method and products you should use to care for your skin.
Most people think of sensitive skin as skin that is easily irritated. You may find that certain products or environmental factors cause inflammation and even break-outs. However, there are a few medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Rosacea, eczema and allergic contact dermatitis are commonly mistaken for sensitive skin. Your dermatologist is your best resource to determine the cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to get and maintain clear skin, no matter the cause.
Aging skin becomes more sensitive, has elasticity and thus is prone to wrinkles. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for a long time may lead to wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and even cancer.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Effective treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.
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The product developers at House of Reine, llc specialize in customizing beauty and skincare products that fit the needs of individuals with harsh to normal skin types. This includes topical lotions, skin creams, serums, cleansers, and a number of other products. Get more skincare tips and tricks by following House of Reine on Facebook and Twitter!
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