There are four general skin types: oily, dry, normal and combination. In addition, it is possible to have sensitive skin along with one of the four general types.
If your skin has a strong tendency toward dehydration, lacks oil, and has few breakouts if any at all, it is considered dry. In more extreme cases, dry skin lacks elasticity and can be extremely sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold temperatures. Wash your face once a day with a rich, creamy cleanser and warm water.
Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Use toner to help with that tight and flaky feeling of dehydration. Avoid toners and makeup that contain alcohol as alcohol-based products have a drying effect on skin. Use a cream-based lotion to hydrate your skin and keep it rejuvenated.
If your skin is oily, it usually has a lot of shine to it very soon after cleansing and the pores are generally slightly enlarged. It is more prone to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads than other skin types and is coarser in texture. Oily skin is often prone to breakouts due to sebum build up in the skin. However, oily is skin is known to benefit from slow ageing process.
Your skin tends to attract more dirt than dry skin, so wash your face twice a day with a gentle non-foaming cleanser and warm water. Rinse with warm water. Use an alcohol-free, hydrating toner to help remove additional residue. Oil blotting sheets throughout the day can help control shine, and it takes as little as 3 minutes after lunch. Although your skin is oily, you must moisturize it with a light oil-free moisturiser daily, or your skin will become dry underneath and overcompensate by producing more oil.
Some consider normal skin to be combination skin, but it is not. If your skin is oily in the “T zone” and your nose while dry and taut on the cheeks, it is considered normal. It’s also considered normal if it changes with seasons (dryer in winter, oilier in summer). Normal skins can also be ‘Normal-To’s’ as in normal to oily or normal to dry.
Wash your face with cleansers that are designed for your normal/normal-to skin type. Wipe an alcohol free, hydrating toner all over the face. Apply moisturizer more frequently to dry skin.
Combination skin is comprised of two extreme skin types on one face. These situations occur when there is acne and a lot of oil in one area when the rest of the skin is generally dry (no oil). Two common examples are dry skin with papular and pustular acne on the cheeks or a normal skin with inflamed papular and pustular acne in the chin and mouth area.
Tend to each area appropriately as described above. If the acne is severe, consult a dermatologist or aesthetician.
Please note that you may have sensitive skin and normal, oily, or dry. If your skin has allergic reactions to beauty products and is usually sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold weather, it is sensitive. Sensitivity can show up in rash, redness, inflammation, acne, and dilated capillaries.
Look for cleansers, toners, makeup, and moisturizers that are fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic. Cleanse tone and moisturize with gentle products daily. The idea for your skin is to always choose products with a soothing benefit. Some common ingredients to look for are: chamomile, azulene, bisabolol, allantoin, lavender, camphor, calamine, rosemary, thyme, aloe vera, coconut oil etc.
1. Prevent sun damage. Sunscreen is the real fountain of youth. Get into the habit of applying sunscreen or a lotion with minimum SPF 30 protection daily. Remember that the sun’s rays can still be damaging in winter months as it reflects off snow. If you don’t like taking the time to put on both moisturizer and sunscreen, buy a moisturizer with sunscreen.
If you live in tropical climates, it is essential you use sunscreens of higher SPF due to the magnifying effect of the sun rays in those regions. Fab Empire stocks natural titanium sunblock which are highly effective in these regions. If you are lightening your skin to treat acne spots, fade permatans, treat hyper pigmentation, it is essential you protect your skin in order to prevent darkness from reoccurring.
2. Cleanse your face gently. Don’t clean so much you dry it out. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin radiant and smooth. Whether it is bikini season or you just want soft, clean skin, exfoliating from head to toe will get you glowing.
Many women exfoliate their faces but forget about other body parts. As the weather heats up you should exfoliate all over. Exfoliation is also important when rejuvenating sun-weary skin. Remember, if you are lightening your skin, it is mandatory you include the exfoliation step in your skincare routine in order to aid penetration of skin lightening products. Fab Empire stock variants of exfoliating products from scrubs to peels to cater for your skin care exfoliation needs.
3. Exfoliation. Items you need for exfoliation include:
Exfoliating cleanser, Loofah, Body brush or Exfoliating gloves, Pumice stone, Body lotion.
How to exfoliate:
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