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Choosing Skin Care Products

Choosing skin care products depends much upon your skin type. The five most common skin types are acne/oily, aging, dry, normal and sensitive. Once you know your skin's type, you can find products that are made specifically to treat any problems associated with that type. All skin types follow a modified cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine according to specific needs. It is also generally recommended for all skin types to use a moisturizing product with an SPF in order to delay the onset of premature aging.

How to Determine Your Skin Type
Wash your face and pat it dry. Wait one hour and note whether your face feels tight or looks shiny or flaky. Press a separate piece of tissue or blotting paper onto each area of your face, including forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.

  • Acne/Oily: Visibly oily skin with oily residue on the blotting paper indicates an oily skin condition which may or may not be accompanied by clogged pores or blemishes. If the blotting papers have oily residue specifically on the T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin), you may have combination skin.
  • Aging: Visible wrinkles are often accompanied by dryness and indicate aging skin. Little or no oil may be apparent on the blotting papers.
  • Dry: A tight feeling with no oil on the blotting paper or possibly visible flakes on the face indicates a dry condition.
  • Normal: No oily or flaky residue on the tissue or on the face indicates normal skin.
  • Sensitive: Sensitive skin is not always visibly apparent. It can be characterized by skin that is often delicate, easily sunburned and prone to react to chemicals or ingredients.

    Various factors contribute to skin type, including genes, diet, emotions, weather, stress, hormone fluctuation medication, and age. With so many variables affecting skin type, it's important to regularly assess your skin's needs and customize your skin care routine accordingly.