Makeup is all about achieving a flawless look. The eyeshadow should be blended, the brows precise, the foundation smooth and blemish free— however, what is often swept under the rug is that the key to having that smooth and perfect foundation base may very well be a healthy skin care routine.
Not everything can be covered up. Because of that, it is important to realize that skin care should be a vital part of your routine.
IDENTIFYING YOUR SKIN TYPE
There are five different types of skin: normal, oily, dry, combination, and sensitive. Here is a run-down of each, so that you may identify which one you have.
- Small, fine pores
- Smooth texture
- Appears shiny
- Larger pores
- May be prone to acne and/or whiteheads and blackheads
- May appear scaly or flaky
- Tight feeling
- Possible itchiness
- If you have a combination of the above traits (e.g. oily skin across the T-zone (forehead and nose area), and normal skin upon the cheeks), you have combination skin
HOW TO ACCOMMODATE FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
Regardless of your skin type, it is important to stay hydrated: drink water (Your skin cells will not only thank you, but it will help flush toxins out of your system!) and utilize a good moisturizer.
If you have normal or combination skin, just stay away from anything that is too drying. Normal skin is pretty easy to care for, as most products should be just fine! For combination skin, a tip is to perhaps consider using different products for different areas, or maybe placing a focus on balance.
If you have oily skin, don’t try to completely strip the oil away! You need some of that still to keep your skin in check! Furthermore, stripping away all the oil will simply cause the skin to produce more oil in response. Just remember to cleanse in order to get rid of excess oil, moisturize, and avoid oil-based products.
If you have dry skin, put emphasis on moisture. Consider a rich moisturizer, and perhaps exfoliate in order to rid your skin of the dead skin and give way for healthy skin to come through. Avoid using hot water as well.
If you have sensitive skin, avoid scented products. Scented products may lead to irritation, due to the chemicals used to give the product the perfumed smell. You should also avoid harsh cleansers and toners, and stick with gentler things in order to not upset the skin.
If you have any questions, please call Avalanche Salon at 610-489-2049!