Saturday, October 4, 2008

Skin 101: what's yout type

Okay Ladies now that we got the hair looking fly its now time for the face/skin. The key to taking care of your on skin is prevention and consistency. By taking care of you skin properly now (i.e washing, using the correct type products, sunscreen) you will save a ton of money!! Prevenation is better the cure. Before I can suggest any products for you we will need to adress your skin type so we can properly address your skin needs.

Skin mostly fall under oily, dry, combination, sensitive & normal. A lot of people have a mixture of skin type or type may adjust throughout the year, so I suggest you asses your skin twice a year ( in winter and summer)

Here's the breakdown:

Oily: skin appear "oily" even after washing, has frequent breakouts, foundation wears off after a few hours, large pores

Oily skin should look for products with the words: Foaming, gel ,oil free, mattifying, water-based or oil controlling.

Dry: feels tight, flakey, itchy after washing, rough patches rarely breaks out, "dull" complexion

Dry skin should look for products with the words like moisturizing, cream, non alcohol, refresher.

combination: oily in t-zone (forehead, nose & chin) but dry on cheeks

Combination skin should look for words like skin-balancing.

Sensitive: easily, irritate, red blotchy, allergic reactions to products, sunburn easily

Sensitive skin should look for words like fragrance free hypoallergenic

Normal: few break outs can use almost anything on the skin with no irritation, even tone

Normal should look for any thing that works for them,LOL.

Now that the basic characteristics out the way there's some things that every skin type can do to improve there skin. Number one is the easy and cheap thing to do, drink plenty of, if you think water is too bland there's those 5 calorie flavor packets now so no excuses!!!!! Number two baby your skin, never sleep in make and remember to cleanse ( removes impurities) tone ( restores pH) and moisturizer ( to lock in moisture even if you are oily) every day twice a day. Add a weekly regime like a facial or at home peel to deep cleanse your skin and remove top dead layers of skin. And last but not least wear sunscreen everyday!!!!!!!! Even us sistas can get skin cancer!!!! Ambi has a nice one that has 30spf and can double as your moisturizer. If you follw these simple tips I'm sure you can whip your skin in to shape in no time!!!!!!


Diamond~Star said...

Great tips!

Da_Kween said...

Yes, nice tips indeed. I have eczema and only wash my face with Cetaphil. I use medicated, I'm good.