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Dry Skin:

If your skin has a strong tendency toward dehydration, lacks oil, and has few breakouts if any at all, it is considered dry. In more extreme cases, dry skin lacks elasticity and can be extremely sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold temperatures. Wash your face once a day with a rich, creamy cleanser and warm water.

Treatment Tip: Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Use toner to help with that tight and flaky feeling of dehydration. Avoid toners and makeup that contain alcohol as alcohol-based products have a drying effect on skin. Use a cream-based lotion to hydrate your skin and keep it rejuvenated.



Oily Skin:

If your skin is oily, it usually has a lot of shine to it very soon after cleansing and the pores are generally slightly enlarged. It is more prone to pimples, blackheads,and whiteheads than other skin types and is coarser in texture.

Treatment: Your skin tends to attract more dirt than dry skin, so wash your face twice a day with a gentle non-foaming cleanser and warm water. Rinse with warm water. Use an alcohol-free, hydrating toner to help remove additional residue. Oil blotting sheets through out the day can help control shine, and it takes as little as 3 minutes after lunch. Although your skin's oily, you still must moisturize it with a light moisturizer daily, or your skin will become dry underneath and overcompensate by producing more oil.



Normal Skin:

Some consider normal skin to be combination skin, but it is not. If your skin is oily in the "T zone" and your nose while dry and taut on the cheeks, it is considered normal. It's also considered normal if it changes with seasons (dryer in winter, oilier in summer). Normal skins can also be 'Normal-To's' as in normal to oily or normal to dry.

Treatment: Wash your face with cleansers that are designed for your normal/normal-to skin type. Wipe an alcohol free, hydrating toner all over the face. Apply moisturizer more frequently to dry skin.



Combination Skin:

Combination skin is comprised of two extreme skin types on one face. These situations occur when there is acne and a lot of oil in one area when the rest of the skin is generally dry (no oil). Two common examples are dry skin with papular and pustular acne on the cheeks or a normal skin with inflamed papular and pustular acne in the chin and mouth area.

Treatment: Tend to each area appropriately as described above. If the acne is severe, consult a dermatologist or esthetician.



Sensitive Skin:

Please note that you may have sensitive skin and normal, oily, or dry. If your skin has allergic reactions to beauty products and is usually sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold weather, it is sensitive. Sensitivity can show up in rash, redness, inflammation, acne, and dilated capillaries.

Treatment: Look for cleansers, toners, makeup, and moisturizers that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Cleanse, tone and moisturize with gentle products everyday. The idea for your skin is to always choose products with a soothing benefit. Some common ingredients to look for are: chamomile, azulene, bisabolol, allantoin, lavender, camphor, calamine, rosemary, thyme, aloe vera, coconut oil etc.



TIPS

• Oil blotting sheets can help absorb oil through the day so you are not tempted to re-apply powder or foundation, or overwash your face.

• Avoid touching your skin with high force or avoid scratching your skin as much as possible.

• Avoid stretching or pulling on the delicate skin near your eyes when putting on creams or cosmetics. This delicate area shows age markings like wrinkles much sooner than it should when subjected to too much rough handling.

• Washing your face with a mixture of brown sugar and a few drops of milk (enough to form a mud-like consistency) washes away dirt and excess oil, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. This scrub can be left on your face for as long as you like.

• Wash all cosmetics off as soon as you know you will not be going out again and avoid wearing cosmetics whenever possible to give your skin a rest.

• You may be able to improve your skin by taking care of your body such as with good hygiene, nutrition and exercise. Practice good hygiene such as taking showers with mild soap to reduce microbe count on skin. Occasionally use a strong bar soap strong enough the get rid of most microbes and rinse off soap well. Use exercise such as walking to reduce cellulite and improve muscle tone.

• Washing your face with mild soap during the day cleans your skin from the dirt that causes black heads and pimples, although washing a lot may cause dryness. Note that you should visit a dermatologist to check your face if mild soap can be applicable to your skin.

• Make sure you drink a lot of water so your skin won't look dry.

• Never pick at a blemish. Many poor results come of picking at breakouts, such as scarring, infection, or permanent enlargement of the pore. You are also more likely to get another breakout in the same place over time.

• If you're sunburned, apply some plain yogurt mixed with aloe vera gel on your skin. That will smooth the irritated skin.



Exfoliate

Exfoliate your face about three times per week to keep it in the best condition. Try using a facial scrub. If you’ve got sensitive skin, try using an exfoliator that’s moisturizing.

Through exfoliation you can open and unclog pores, as well as remove dry, dead skin. Your skin will glow when you exfoliate it.

Bristle brushes are great for exfoliation. This cleans off the dead cells and allows the new, fresh skin cells to shine. The process of exfoliating can also rid your body of toxins, leading to smoother, healthier skin.



Close Pores

Washing your skin with lemon juice can be a way to close pores and eliminate excess oils and pimples. Use it once or twice every week to close pores and get rid of excess oil.

Moisturizers work much better on the skin when they are warm. Warm moisturizer is absorbed better into the skin. Just put it in the microwave for 15 seconds. A bowl full of warm water is another way to warm the cream inside.

TIP! Stay well hydrated each and every day. The most important benefit is that it allows your skin to stay hydrated and supple.

Prevent sun damage.Sunscreen is the real fountain of youth. Get into the habit of applying sunscreen or a lotion with minimum SPF 15 to 30 protection daily. Remember that the sun's rays can still be damaging in winter months as it reflects off snow. If you don't like taking the time to put on both moisturizer and sunscreen, buy a moisturizer with sunscreen.

However, spending time outdoors in the sun will improve acne problems. Eat your lunch outdoors, or look for other ways to spend more time outside on a daily basis. The rays of the sun allow your body to make more vitamin D, an essential vitamin for healthy, beautiful skin.

TIP! Don’t over do it!



Eczema

Eczema does not have to control your life. While the symptoms are sometimes unpleasant, try the following tips to reduce their impact on your life. First, avoid perfumed detergents and lotions. Second, make sure that you are only wearing clothes made out of cotton. Fabrics like wool or synthetics like rayon could worsen your eczema. Choose natural products, for instance makeup without dyes. By following these tips, you can avoid irritating your skin.

TIP! Extract of jasmine is a great way to moisturize. It will also impart a healthy, vibrant glow.

If you are experiencing redness, look at all of your skincare products. It is best to choose skin care products with as few ingredients as possible. If your skin is sensitive, more ingredients may make things worse. The product might actually increase your redness. It may even cause you to break out.



Avoid Tanning

It is important to avoid tanning salons when you want to maintain good looks. While many individuals use tanning beds as a way to look younger by staying tan, this actually results in skin on the other end of the spectrum. Tanning leads to skin damage and even premature aging. If your goal is younger, more vibrant skin, avoid tanning booths.