Caught up on some skin care questions with clients tonight. Many have asked how they can determine their skin type. I came across this awesome skin type chart. Hopefully this helps everyone understand their skin type a bit more. Props to whoever put this together!
Type 1: Oily Skin tends to be shiny and it prevents the skin from drying. It may be prone to blackheads and acne.
Type 2: Combination Skin has a smooth texture, healthy colour and is prone to medium pores. This type of skin tends to be dry on the cheeks and oily in the T zone; that is the forehead, nose and chin.
Type 3: Dry Skin tends to feel tight especially after washing. There may be wrinkles and the skin appears dull.
Type 4: Sensitive Skin is delicate with fine pores. Flushes easily, often allergic and can have rashes.
Type 5: Ageing or Sun Damaged Skin also feels tight and has wrinkles. Dull skin especially around the cheeks and jaw line.
April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple & Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me
Have normal to oily skin? Can’t seem to find a skin care regimen that fits your combination skin type? Look no further…I am about to introduce you to these great products that deep cleanse, balance oil production, keep your skin looking hydrated, are less expensive than big cosmetic chains, and have great ingredients.
Every skin care regimen starts off with cleansing. I usually like to cleanse twice. Cleansing twice removes dirt and oils, and if you are a makeup wearer, it removes all traces of that as well. Pure Cleansing Gel Deep cleanses and clarifies pores. An enzyme from papaya called papain frees pores of oil, dead cells, makeup, and pollution, clearing the way for refined, healthier-looking skin. Pure Cleansing Gel is soap-free, foaming formula balances oil without over drying, leaving skin fresh, clean, and energized. And the best part…its only $13.40 for a 5 fl. oz.bottle.
Toners are very important in your skin care routine. It not only balances the pH in your skin, it also balances the oil production in your skin and keeps your pores cleaner. PH Balance Mattefying Toner features strawberry extract which is rich in polyphenols, potent antioxidants known for calming the skin, helps to produce a smoother, more refined complexion. Pores seem tighter and diminished in appearance. This bi-phase toner suspends oil-absorbing mineral powder to give an instant matte finish and control shine. It’s also 5 fl. oz. and $12.10
Sunscreen is so important! Even if you are just back and forth to your car from the office, daily exposure to sun rays cause premature aging. Moisture Restore Day Protective Mattefying Lotion SPF 15 is high-performance lotion that hydrates, protects, and promotes vibrant, healthy-looking skin all day, every day. Added UVA/UVB protection helps fight against premature aging caused by the sun. Perfect for combo to oily skin types, this 3 in one product that’s a moisturizer, mattefying hydrator, and SPF protectant is only $29.10.
Don’t want to feel all goopy at night; NaPCA Moisture Mist has become my favorite night time (sometimes daytime) moisturizer. It’s oil-free, moisturizing, and in an easy to use spray. Each spray is a cool breeze of intense conditioning. You can conveniently carry it with you wherever you go! It can be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin since its 100% Fragrance Free. Forget expensive hylauronic serums, this mist is not only non-clogging and hydrating to your skin, but it also makes an impressive static-fighter for your hair. Can’t go wrong with 8.4 oz. at $9.80!
Smooth your skin’s surface by releasing dead cell buildup and pore-blocking impurities by using the Exfoliant Scrub 1-2x weekly. This is perfect for those that have issues with blackheads or dry patches on their skin. Keep that tone and texture flawless! This product will last you more than a month. You will definitely not find a scrub that will not scratch up your skin’s surface for $12.80!
Enhance your skin care routine with a Clay Pack Deep Cleansing Masque once a week. This mask draws out excess oil and pore-clogging impurities, leaving skin smooth and soft. It also deep cleanses the skin and creates a clearer complexion leaving your skin refreshed and thoroughly cleansed. This mask is only $12.80. To give your skin a mini spa treatment and enhance the Clay Pack’s ability to draw oils and impurities from the pores, try steaming your face before applying this product. The warm steam helps open pores, maximizing the deep cleansing benefits of Clay Pack.
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