Skin Care for Dry Skin
Many people suffer from dry skin on other parts of their bodies. Below are the best tips for the skin care and cleansing of dry skin:
Apply lotion after a shower
Moisturize after showering when your skin is still slightly damp. This can help prevent the skin from losing any more moisture. Additionally, the skin better absorbs lotions (or serums) better when it is damp.
Read lotion labels
Use moisturizers that contain humectants such as hyaluronic acid or ceramides, as these ingredients attract moisture from the environment to hydrate the skin.
Skip the scented lotion
Avoid any products with too much fragrance, as these can irritate the skin even further.
Skin Care for Oily Skin
People with oily skin are those who usually have to deal with other skin conditions such as acne. However, managing oily skin shouldn’t be about completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils. If you have oily skin, make sure to incorporate these tips into your skin care routine:
Don’t skip moisturizer
Even if your skin produces excess oil or sebum, that doesn’t mean it’s hydrated. This is why moisturizing should still be a part of your skin care routine even if you suffer from oily skin. Also, please note that when the skin is not well hydrated, it produces more sebum or oil to compensate.
If you have oily skin, an oil-based moisturizer may not be compatible with your. Consider choosing a water-based moisturizer.
Pick the right cleanser
Cleansers that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help with excess sebum production, and may even treat acne or other blemishes. If you find that these dry out your skin too much, it can be beneficial to use a cleanser with these ingredients only 1-2 times a week. You can use a gentle cleanser for the remaining days.
Don’t forget about blotting paper
If you’re concerned about the sheen on your face while you’re in public, blotting papers may be an option. However, be sure to purchase blotting paper that is non-comedogenic (won’t block your pores) and fragrance-free.
Taking care of your skin is a big part of taking care of yourself. However, skin care doesn’t have to be complicated. For the best results, it is always wise to consult with a dermatologist in order to determine what your skin really needs.
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