The first step on your way to beautiful, radiant skin is determine your skin type. Knowing what your skin is sensitive to allows you to tailor your skincare routine and pick the products that will be most beneficial to you. After all, how can you fix a problem if you don’t know what it is?
The simplest way to figure out which kind of skin you have is to do an easy test:
1. Tonight before you go to bed, skip your normal skincare routine. Instead, wash your face with a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip your face of natural oils, such as my Aloe Herb Cleanser.
Quick Tip: An easy way to know if your cleanser is gentle or not is whether it is non-foaming. Soaps that lather easily tend to be harsher in stripping your skin of oils, whereas those that don’t lather wash away dirt and toxins but leave behind good oils.
2. Pat your face dry and do not apply anything else
3. When you wake up in the morning, evaluate how your skin feels. Does it feel tight and dry? Does it feel oily?
If you need extra help evaluating your skin, do the Tissue Test: Take tissue paper (or a tissue that has no added lotion) and, with clean, dry hands, lay the tissue flat on your face and pat it gently against your skin.
If the tissue has no oily spots, you likely have dry skin.
This means that you would most benefit from products that have extra moisturizing properties.
If the tissue is oily everywhere, then you have oily skin.
If the tissue has oily spots in your t-zone (your nose, forehead, and chin) then you have combination skin.
You would most benefit from using products that are formulated to fight oil on the oily regions of your face and also to moisturize the dry areas of your face.
If there is an extreme difference from the t-zone to the other areas of your face, you may even benefit from using two different products, each on the proper region of your face.
Once you know your skin type you can take special care to protect the sensitive areas of your face and only use the right products for your skin. Before you know it, your skin will be more radiant than ever!
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