Have you always found glowing skin to be just out of reach? Do you want to learn more about how your skin type affects your skincare routines? If so, then you need to start by learning all you can about the skincare items you should be using.
Doing so can help you learn all about your skin type, how to properly care for your skin, and the current mistakes you might be making with your skincare routine.
See below for an in-depth guide on proper skin health and many different tips on choosing skincare items you invest in from this day forward.
Know Your Skin Type
If you’re going to streamline your skincare routine and capitalize on the skincare products that you choose, you’ll need to start by identifying what your skin type is.
You always hear people talk about dry skin and oily skin, especially the skincare advertisements that you see on TV. However, you might be surprised to find out that there are actually five different skin types.
- Normal – Naturally glowing, lacks many imperfections, and isn’t sensitive to many things
- Oily – Naturally shiny skin; blackheads and pimples are more common
- Dry – Skin can look rugged at times; red patches are common, skin lines are more prevalent
- Combination – Mixture of dry and oily; skin is naturally shiny; blackheads are far more common
- Sensitive – Doesn’t glow, but isn’t rugged; itchy skin is common; easily irritated by certain triggers (everyone has different triggers that cause swelling, itching, and redness)
As you’ve undoubtedly seen, these different skin types play a role in the skincare products that you may or may not be able to use.
This is especially true in the case of those with dry or sensitive skin. Some of the ingredients found in store-bought products might be triggers for your skin, causing itchiness and redness. this is obviously the polar opposite of the results you’re looking for.
Test It Before You Buy
You wouldn’t purchase a brand new car without taking it for a test drive first. You wouldn’t buy a house without having seen it and/or toured it a time or two beforehand, right?
Yes, those are larger purchases, but here’s the thing that a car, house, and skincare products all have in common: they’re long-term commitments.
Ideally, you want to find skincare products you can entrust for the long haul. Whenever you run out of one item, you simply order a new one of the same brand.
For that reason, it’s vitally important that you test out skincare products before you purchase them. Products made of natural, healthy ingredients can get up there in price, so using a sample or two before you buy can help you have more confidence in your purchase.
Take the sample and apply it to your current skincare routine. Take a few days to observe the results. Does it clog up your pores? Does your skin become irritated in the areas that you’ve applied it? Is the product even doing what it claims it will do (such as hydrating your skin)?
Know the Toxic Ingredients
Most people sabotage their skincare routine from the get-go when they purchase items from the bigger brand names in the industry.
Some (not all) of these brands are more focused on mast distribution and meeting the demand than they are on the safety of their products. They opt to include toxic ingredients such as sulfates, paraben, and even formaldehyde to be able to make the skincare product in larger quantities.
Regardless of what brand you purchase, where you purchase it from, or what claims they make on the label, be sure to check the ingredients for any of the ones we just listed. If they do contain them, then cross them off of your list.
Remember, skincare is a long-term play. The choices and mistakes that you make today will have a direct effect on the health of your skin ten, fifteen, and twenty years down the line. Be sure to invest in the skin care essentials to get things trending in the right direction.
Reprioritize Your Skincare Routine
For many people, skincare isn’t a daily undertaking. Many people neglect their skin or only perform a skincare routine once every week, which will offer you mixed results at best.
Take it upon yourself to reprioritize your skincare routine. From this day forward, you will make skincare part of your morning and nightly routine.
If you take care of your skin each day, you’ll witness better results and won’t have to take as much time looking into it. Better yet, only invest in the skincare items that will help your skincare routine thrive.
The skincare routine is one of the most diluted industries out there. Any brand can claim that they’re the solution to your self-care routine, but how are they backing up that big talk?
They prioritize making beautiful packaging and getting your favorite actor or actress to be their spokesperson; don’t fall for it.
Instead, be a results-oriented customer. Take samples and use them before you buy, read through online reviews on the products you’re considering, learn all that you can about any item you wish to add to your skincare routine.
Use These Tips for Buying the Right Skincare Items
Now that you have seen an in-depth guide with several tips on choosing skincare items, be sure to use this information to your advantage.
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