Universal Skin Care Tips for all Skin Types

ID-100294244Whether you have sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin or a combination of one of these, there are some universal rules for taking care of your skin.  Be sure to always be following a consistent order day in and day out.  Moreover, pay attention to the customization included in these steps which take in to account your skin type for a more efficient skin care routine.

1)  Use a gentle cleanser twice a day.  A cleanser that will play well with any skin type includes creamy cleansers, cleansing balms and cleansing oils.  Any kind of cleanser that has exfoliating beads is a no-go because over time it will wear away at your fragile skin and cause it to be irritated.  This is especially true if you have sensitive or dry skin.  Cleansers that are generally foamy in nature will disintegrate the thin film on your skin that acts as a main defender.

Oily skin: look for a cleanser that contains mostly organic and natural materials.  These will be less likely to tighten skin and irritate while still removing access oil.

Dry skin: there are many cleansers designed specifically for the victim of dry skin in mind. Stick to these and also be sure to always follow up with a moisturizer after and be sure to be drinking plenty of water.

Combination skin: look for cleansers that contain botanicals so that it cleans skin deep with soothing mechanisms without leaving skin stripped and feeling suspiciously squeaky clean.

2)  Tone up.  A toner is designed to balance out the pH levels in your skin so that your skin doesn’t feel too oily on one part and too dry on the other- the balancing agent of the playing ground.  A toner will also help prep your skin to absorb any serums, moisturizers or creams that you will apply next.

3)  Oil. Our ancestors have been utilizing oils for creating radiant skin and the benefits still haven’t changed.  Whatever your skin type or necessities, there’s an oil for everyone.

Oily skin: grapefruit oil is also used to treat acne-prone skin.  It contains astringent properties in combination with healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

Dry skin: jojoba oil is the best treatment for this type of skin because it helps regulate the epidermis of skin where dryness strikes the most.

Combination skin: combination skin is a bit tricky. Because usually there are either aging symptoms, breakouts or dry skin simultaneously, the best oil would be olive oil. Olive oil anti-oxidant rich which dry skin craves. It also contains vitamins A and E which is good for aging skin and overall boosts the youthful appearance of skin.

4)  Easy on the eyes.  The skin around your eyes is the most sensitive and fragile skin on your body. For that reason, be sure to consistently moisturize and apply sunscreen to these areas.  Use your pinky finger when applying cream and apply counter clockwise around eyes as it’s proven to improve the circulation in this area.

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Christine Kinney

Christine Kinney is a mother of 3 and avid beauty and fashion blogger. She has been a cosmetologist for over 5 years and loves healthy skin. Currently she's a stay at home mom but carries her years of experience with her and gives it away online.

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