Lifestyle April 29, 2014 at 01:19 pm

Here’s Your Guide to Proper Skincare

Renarda Joy April 29, 2014 at 01:19 pm

April 29, 2014 at 01:19 pm | Lifestyle

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Beauty is a celebration of self, it starts from the inside and exudes and spills on to the outside.  The saying by most grandmothers is true, “What is done in the dark will come to light.” In other words, how you take care of yourself on the inside (i.e., drinking plenty of water and healthful eating habits, etc.) will determine how your body looks and reacts on the outside. As promised, let’s delve in to getting upclose and personal with our skin. Do you know what’s your skin type?  Don’t worry if you don’t, by the time you read this you will!

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Below is a guide to your skin type. Which skin type do you have?

 

 

SKIN TYPE

CHARACTERISTICS

DRY

Small pores, dullness, skin feels tight after cleansing

OILY

Large pores, acne prone, always shiny

COMBINATION

Forehead, nose and chin are oily while the cheeks are dry

NORMAL

Similar to Combo but less shine in the T-zone area

 

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Keep in mind even the most amazing products won’t do diddly squat if it’s not meant for your skin type.

 

SKIN TYPE

CLEANSING

MOISTURIZING

DRY

Wash with mild, creamy soap-free at night; just rinse with warm water in the am

Your skin needs creams that contains major hydrators like silicone, ceramides, or glycerin.

OILY

Use a cleanser with salicylic or alph-hydroxy acid to get rid of dead skin that cleans and clears sebum

You probably think you don’t need to moisturize but you do; get a non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)

COMBINATION

Oil-free foaming cleansers with salicylic acid helps rid the oil without giving you dryness

If the dry areas are red and/or irritated use calming creams with chamomile or aloe

NORMAL

Wash twice a day with a gentle soap-free cleanser

Use noncomedogenic lotions

 

I hope this brings clarity and points your skin in the right direction.

Please send your beauty questions to rj@renardajoynyc.com.

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