Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Great Skin for Spring Series: Skin Care Tips
Having great looking skin makes one's daily beauty routine go much more smoothly. There are so many types of skincare products out there and there is no one size fits all skin care regime.
Here are some basics to getting great skin:
1. Find out what skin type your are. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. After a few minutes, blot face with blotting paper or tissue. If just your t-zone is oily and the rest of your face is normal to dry, you have combination skin. If it's oily all over, you have oily skin. If it's red and irritated you probably have sensitive skin and if your skin feels dry and tight all over you have dry skin.
2. Get Skincare products suited to your skin type. Usually a three step system of cleanser, toner, moisturizer, some times a night cream or heavier moisturizer for nighttime.
3. Wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Over washing your skin can lead to dryness, irritation, or further breakouts.
4. Keep it up! It usually takes several weeks before you'll notice improvement so don't get discouraged and give up!
An extra tip: Even if you have oily skin, you still needs to moisturize! Just find a moisturizer that's oil-free and made for oily-combination skin types.
Clinque has 3-step skincare systems sold in kits, for specific skin types. If you visit their website at www.clinique.com you can take a 9-question survey and they'll tell you your skin type and which 3-step set would be right for you. There are also many other brands who have great skincare lines and if anyone has any question, feel free to e-mail me anytime! (firstname.lastname@example.org)