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How to Determine Your Skin Type

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How to Determine Your Skin Type

Skin Types Ranging From Normal, Combination, Dry &Amp; Oily

How to Determine Your Skin Type
So let’s be honest. We’ve all been stumped at this question regarding our skin type at one point of our lives. For some including myself, it was during my teens, and in fact, sometimes I even wonder if my skin has changed so drastically that I might even be a new skin type. However, a quick trip to my dermatologist confirmed that my skin is still combination, but with age, my skin has become dehydrated and requires more maintenance. Fabulous! What do I need to buy now? Well hopefully this information that my dermatologist shared with me will also help you!

Normal skin is characterized by medium pore size. You’re neither excessively oily or dry. Also, you rarely have any acne breakouts. Best way to take care of this skin type is weekly exfoliation. I have also included a vitamin C serum into my regimen. It’s called Murad Active Radiance Serum, and it helps to smooth, firm and brighten skin.

If you have combination skin, then you have large pores in your T-zone and smaller pores on the outer areas of your face. By midday, you will be shiny in your T-zone area. You are also more prone to breakouts. Also, the outer areas of your face are drier, so please don’t skimp on moisturizer. Ideally, you want to control the oil, so you avoid breakouts. However, you also want to hydrate the drier areas of your face. Solution! Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion hydrates and minimizes oil.

Dry skin is easy to recognize – no oil! Be gentle to your dry skin, especially when cleansing. Try using a gentle, milky cleanser such as Bare Escentuals Purifying Facial Cleanser. I got hooked on this product when I stayed at my friend’s house, who is an avid user of BE products. I was amazed that it took off my waterproof mascara and was still extremely hydrating. Another favorite of mine is Dermalogica’s Multi-Active Toner, which is actually great for all skin types and sets makeup beautifully.

Oily skin is the devil of them all; mostly because it comes with problems such as acne. If you have oily skin, you have larger pores in general. In order to control the oil, try a mattifier that has willowbark or salicylic acid.

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I love Vit C products! They really help to brighten up my skin tone! This comment has been removed.
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So helpful! Thanks!! This comment has been removed.
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Interesting--I've actually never saw that direct connection between pore size and skin type (oily or dry) until reading this article! Thanks for the insight. This comment has been removed.
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