Beauty products are needed for every skincare routine. We need to get the help of these products in order to look good, feel good, and maintain the health of our skin. But, do you know how to properly select your beauty products? How about facial products? If you’re experiencing some issues with the skin on your face, then the products you use may be one of the causes. In the following lines, we will talk about how to correctly choose the beauty products you use.
Do you know your skin type?
Knowing your skin type is very important if you want to be able to choose the right beauty products. It is even more essential for facial products, as they may help or create issues. For example, if you are using a moisturizer for oily skin, but you have dry skin, you’ll never get the level of hydration your skin needs. So, the first step in taking the best of care of your skin is to know what skin type you have. Only after learning your ski type and characteristics, you will be able to choose right for your skin. Also, it is worth mentioning that the needs of your skin can change over time. So, if something worked for you a few years ago, it may not deliver the same results today. Thus, you need to keep an eye on your skin and see how it behaves and reacts.
Making the difference between skin types
There are clear characteristics for every skin type, so it won’t be too hard to get to know your skin type. You just need to pay attention to the signs of your skin. Thus, dry skin is usually dull, feels tight most of the time, and may even present skin flakes. Oily skin is, on the contrary, glowing, especially on the forehead, hose, and chin. It is also the skin type most prone to developing acne, due to its enlarged pores. Normal skin is the balanced type of skin and the easiest to maintain, presenting no sort of issues. It is always smooth, hydrated, and has a healthy color and glow. Finally, there’s the mix skin type, meaning that there will be oily patches, on the forehead, nose, and chin, and dry patches, on the cheeks.
Does it matter to use beauty products dedicated to a skin type?
The answer to this question is yes. It does matter because if you use the wrong products, you may not get the care your skin needs. When it comes to facial products, it is important to find the right moisturizer, toner, and cleanser. If you don’t use adequate products, you can end up having serious skin issues. For example, a dry skin can get too dry and become irritated, sensitive, and itchy. An oily skin can develop severe acne and clogged pores issues. And mixed skin can have a bit of everything. So, always do proper research when choosing your beauty products. People with oily skin should be particularly careful when choosing makeup products as well. The powders and dust used for makeup can seriously affect the enlarged pores of an oily skin, by blocking them. Thus, directing your attention toward non-comedogenic products is best. This means that these makeup products will not cause pore clogging, being more suitable for oily skin.
Pay attention to the quality of the beauty products
It is enough to pick any beauty product of your choice of a store shelf and read its label. You will see that there’s a long list of ingredients that have a very hard to pronounce names. These are all chemicals that can turn out to be dangerous and toxic in the case of long-term use. Ideally, you should pick organic skin care products and vegan makeup products, as they are not this toxic. It is true that these are a bit more expensive, as they contain reliable ingredients, but it is worth the effort for the health of your skin. If organic products are too much for your budget, buy at least the most essential products of higher quality. The moisturizer, for example, would be great if it a product made responsible and with safe ingredients.
A proper skin care routine can do a lot
Besides using adequate beauty products and facial products, it is highly recommended to have a well-established skincare routine as well. This means to never go to bed without cleaning your face. Cleaning the skin should also take place in the morning. Also, do not leave the house without applying a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Ideally, you should use a UV protection product as well, of SPF30 or even higher. UVs are very damaging to the skin, especially for the skin on your face. They can trigger wrinkles, age spots, and premature aging, so it is worth protecting your skin.