Many Ladies i have met have claimed they have oily skin even when i later discover that they have dry skin. Some even complain that they use makeup & after a few hours they look like they put nothing on. Anyway,there are several skin types namely:
- Normal Skin
- Oily Skin
- Dry Skin
- Combination Skin
- Sensitive Skin
- Hyperpigmented Skin
- Clean/wash your face & apply no product or just do this after having a bath.
- Get a 1-ply or 2-ply tissue
- Blot your skin(Chin,Center of cheeks,Outer cheeks,Centre of forehead,Outer Forehead & Nose)
Do you see oily residues in the area of the nose & forehead?
Then you may have Combination Skin.
Do you see oily residue everywhere?
Then you may have Oily Skin.
You do not see any oil at all,but see flaky skin residue.
Then your skin is Dry.
No oil or flaky Skin Residue.
Your skin may be Normal.
PORE SIZE: This matters a lot as well.
SMALL PORES = DRY SKIN
LARGE & VERY VISIBLE PORES = OILY SKIN
Characteristics to note:
NORMAL (the lucky lot)
You have few or no break outs.
Your skin feels or looks supple with or without moisturizer
You can use any product without irritation.
Your skin tone is even all over.
You are prone to blemishes, blackheads & white heads.
You have large pores.
Your face is shiny in the t-zone esp. when you wake up.
Foundation wears off after a couple of hours.
USEFUL TIP: (Use an oil-free gel or cleanser - removes oil without dehydrating the skin; Steaming & facials also help)
Your skin may even flake off if it has not been properly moisturized.
Your skin feels itchy or tight esp. after cleaning.
You made it through adolescence without acne.
Your complexion looks dull.Useful Tip: (Use a Glycerine soap & Please Moisturize)
You have medium pores, smooth texture,healthy facial color & a good complexion
Your cheeks feel dry but your t-zone is oily or covered with acne.
You're oily in some areas & dry in others(unbalanced).
You can use products on one side, but the other gets irritated.
Useful Tip : Treat each area of your face with regards to Type.
You sunburn easily.
You're allergic to certain products.
Your skin is often red when you are exposed to sudden temperature changes.
Useful Tip: (Use hypo-allergenic & fragrance free products OR visit a Dermatologist).
You have dark spots from bugs, bites, pimples that remain stagnant.
You freckle easily in the sun.
You have dark moles/growths.
Useful Tip: (Identify what skin group you fall into & please visit a Dermatologist)
With Regards makeup not lasting as Long as you want, I recommend a good Facial Primer which acts as a barrier between your face & the makeup & creates a good base for your foundation.
Also, i discovered People have misinterpreted what a TONER means, they actually buy it woth the intention of getting lighter skin, but the product called an ASTRIGENT is actually an Alcohol-containing type of toner, meaning that there are also Non-alcoholic Ones.
So, here are benefits of a Good Facial Toner:
- Removes Dirt & Makeup Residue
- Complements the cleansing process.
- Makes skin feel fresh & clean.
- Refines pores & tightens them temporarily.
- Removes excess oil from the skin.
- Increases Blood Circulation
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines.
- Promotes the sloughing of dead skin cells.
- Reduces oil secretion.
- Improves skin tone.
** Include the use of a GOOD Sunscreen Lotion in your beauty regimen & remember the Higher the SPF, the greater the protection you get.
** Please drink lots of water, that can't be emphasized enough.
** Get plenty of rest. Ask ex-beauty Queen Nike Soleye about this part, because i concur!!
** And as much as possible, let your skin breathe, you don't have to use heavy makeup all the time, you know urself,lol!!
Have fun & if you have any questions,don't hesitate to send me a mail - firstname.lastname@example.org & PLEASE leave a comment!!