It can be difficult to come to terms with your skin type. We all want to have "normal" skin. But truly, using the right skin care products for your own unique skin type and skin concerns will bring forth your best, most radiant, and healthiest complexion.
The first step in deciding how to care for your skin is determining your skin type: Normal/Combination, Oily/Acne, Dry/Mature, or Sensitive.
Why are certain types lumped together?
Normal skin is balanced and hydrated with few breakouts. But even normal skin can become dull, dry, oily or broken out. Often those with normal skin types will have an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), considered Combination skin. With combination skin, what works on cheeks and neck could leave the rest of the face greasy and vice versa.
Those with oily skin types often see more acne than their friends with normal to dry skin. But a life with oily skin does not have to mean constant breakouts. And the upshot to having oily skin...fewer wrinkles as you age. Using products to manage oil production, without stripping away skin's natural oils, is the top way to keep oily skin clear.
Dry skin types usually don't have to battle acne in their youth. The flip-side? Dry skin tends to show wrinkles and fine lines sooner than oilier skin. Keeping skin clean, clear and hydrated by using rich (not greasy), emollient products will help to maintain a supple, youthful appearance.
Sensitive skin types are very individual and should be looked at closely before selecting skincare. Whether you have sensitive/dry, sensitive/oily or sensitive/normal, choose products with mild ingredients made specifically for sensitive skin.
The next step in constructing an effective skin care regimen is to determine any issues that need to be addressed -breakouts, dry patches, dullness. Just because skin is predominantly dry does not mean you will never have to deal with breakouts. And oily skin can develop dry patches due to diet, weather conditions and other factors. The key is knowing how to deal with these issues.
Lavera FACES Skin Care is designed for specific skin types. While FACES makes it easy to choose the products best suited to your skin type, they are also created to mix and match.
FACES Calendula is perfectly suited to those with Normal/Combination skin, regulating oil levels while offering appropriate moisture and anti-aging benefits. While Calendula Balancing Cream is created for normal skin, its oil-balancing properties make it an ideal night time treatment for those with oily skin.
FACES Wild Rose contains powerful, yet gentle, protective ingredients to nurture and hydrate dry and mature skin. The Wild Rose product line includes a mild exfoliating cleanser, highly effective in keeping dry skin fresh, clear and glowing. Wild Rose Liposome Face Mask works well on dry and normal/combo skin, and is even gentle enough for use on most sensitive skin. Wild Rose Eye Gel may be used by all skin types to reduce puffiness and hydrate delicate skin. For those with normal and combination skin who are looking for an extra boost of nourishment and hydration, try Wild Rose Liposome Intensive Night Cream and wake up with a soft, smooth, refreshed complexion.
Young FACES Mint offers antibacterial action while it calms inflamed areas and restores natural moisture balance. The line includes cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing essentials for oily and acne skin types. Mint Exfoliating Mask can be used on normal or combination skin types as a deep cleansing treatment. Mint Blemish Stick — Concealer is a spot treatment and concealer in one and can be used on normal and combination skin, as well.
Faces Aloe Vera is formulated for those with sensitive skin. Soothing, cooling ingredients pamper and protect. And always make sure not to aggravate skin by over-cleansing and exfoliating, or using too many products on irritated skin. The simpler you keep your routine, the better.
Following the line that coordinates with your individual skin type is a cinch, but don't be afraid to think outside the box on certain skin issues. Keeping skin happy and healthy doesn't have to be difficult. You just have to give it what it wants.