5 Skin Types and Their Best Oils Beautiful Women Use

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 Most people ignore the effort of understanding their skin type. This ignorance makes them use wrong oils on the skin which ends up destroying it. To better treat your skin, it’s important to accurately understand why your skin is diagnosed and understand your particular skin types.

 There are five main categories of skin type: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive.

Oily Skin

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Oily skin produces a larger amount of sebum and is often characterized by larger pores, a shiny complexion, and the heightened appearance of acne. Oily skin is less susceptible to harsh skin effects associated with aging.

Normal Skin

Those who have a normal skin type exhibit skin with few imperfections, and rarely experience breakouts. The skin is often smooth and free of blemishes and can handle a variety of products without fear of harsh reactions. Pores are barely visible with this skin type, and the skin tends to be less sensitive.

Dry Skin

Those with dry skin type may exhibit barely visible pores, and feature a dull, rough complexion. The skin may feel less elastic and sag a bit more, with more visible lines. Red, irritated patches are also commonly observed in those with dry skin types. Dry skin can easily peel and crack and may become rough and scaly, particularly on the limbs. It doesn’t produce adequate oil levels and has a hard time maintaining and retaining healthy oils. Dry skin is very prone to quick aging.

Combination Skin

Combination skin may see various parts of the face that are dry, with flaking or scaly patches, and other portions may be oily. Most commonly, these oily patches are observed in the T-zone, which includes the nose, chin, and forehead. These areas feature more active sebaceous glands that produce higher amounts of oil. A combination skin type may also refer to skin that is sensitive to seasonal changes. 

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin type can be harder to characterize because it can mean different things depending on the person. Sensitive skin is easily irritated and may have a propensity for inflammation.

Sensitive skin

The Importance of Moisturizing

It’s essential to moisturize the skin to help it combat the daily wear and tear of life and should be a part of every skincare routine, regardless of skin type. The right moisturizer can help your skin tone appear more vibrant, even out the texture of the surface of your skin, and cover up blemishes and imperfections.

For Oily Skin

Many of those with oily skin mistakenly believe that moisturizers will only exacerbate their skin’s oiliness and the side effects that present, including acne breakouts. However, using the right moisturizer can help oily skin stay hydrated and supple. Use a water-based and non-comedogenic moisturizer since 

Oily skin

For Dry Skin

Moisturizer is essential for dry skin types. Oil-based moisturizers can help keep the skin moist and supple, and heavier moisturizers may be beneficial for those dealing with cracking and flaking skin. Those with severely dry skin may need to reapply moisturizer throughout the day at different intervals.

For Combination Skin

Choose oil-free moisturizers for combination skin types. If your skin tends to go through dry and oily spells, use varied types of moisturizers to handle specific needs when necessary.

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For Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can easily become inflamed and irritated if subjected to harsh chemicals or allergens. The best moisturizers for sensitive skin types don’t contain fragrances or dyes, as these tend to be a catalyst for irritation.

10 Bad Skin Habits To Avoid:

The journey to clear skin is a long road of products, advice, routines, and more advice. Along the way we weed out the products that don't work, find products we can't live with out, and pick up some bad habits. Last week we discussed ten things you can do to benefit your skin health, and today we bring you ten bad skin habits to avoid.

    1. Do not  touch your face with dirty hands. 

      When you touch your face, whatever is on your hands transfers to your skin. Your hardworking hands come into contact with dirt, grime, and a whole lot of other unsavory stuff, so ensure that you wash your hands often and minimize their contact with your face. The same advice applies to your cell phone that you hold up to your face. Make sure you clean it regularly.

    2. Do not pick at pimples or other skin imperfections. 

      You have probably heard that popping your pimples is a fast-track solution to clearer skin, but that couldn’t be further from truth. The ooey stuff that comes out of pimples is bacteria and oil, so when you do pick at them you do one of two things: push the goo further into the infected pore, or allow it to disperse into other pores, ultimately causing more pimples. If you have a problem pimple that needs to go, visit a dermatologist or esthetician who have been trained to remove them safely.

    3. Do not leave makeup on at night. Makeup accumulation can seriously clog pores, which, over time, can lead to acne. Worse, leaving your makeup on over night does not allow your skin to repair itself. Your skin endures a lot of oxidative stress throughout the day and the resulting free radicals will do damage if not neutralized. So, get rid of your makeup and layer on the antioxidant-rich products to keep skin cells happy and healthy. Learn more about the skin care benefits of antioxidants.

    4. Do not exfoliate with harsh ingredients.

      Unlike the calluses and rough spots on your feet that require tough treatments like pumice stones or scrubs, your face requires a gentler approach. Avoid products that contain aggravating ingredients like sugar, salt, or ground apricot pits, which can cause torn capillaries, irritation, and can lead to enlarged pore size.  

    5. Do not use toxic hair products. Chances are that your hair spends part of its day framing your face. Whatever you spray or rub on your locks can very easily transfer to your skin.

    6. Do Not Rub Your Eyes.

       When you’re fatigued you can’t help but to rub your eyes. However, skin underneath and around your eye is very sensitive. It also does not produce oil. So when you rub, you stretch that skin, which can cause fine lines to form.

    7. Do Not Forget To Clean Your Makeup Brushes.

       Makeup, especially powder makeup, can quickly accumulate in your brush. Letting it linger too long can cause bacteria to form. Make it a regular habit to clean your brush using warm water and a drop of gentle, non-toxic shampoo. You will be amazed at the amount of makeup that you rinse our and how long your brush will last!

    8. Do not pack your diet with too much sugar.Sugar attaches itself to collagen in the skin causing it to become tough and inflexible. With poor elasticity, skin is unable to bounce back into place, paving the way for wrinkles and fine lines. Sugar also creates inflammation in our bodies that can manifest into rosacea, acne, rashes, and increased pore size. Read more about how sugar can affect your skin.

    9. Do not avoid oils. There is a common misconception that facial products made with oils will clog pores, make skin oilier, or irritate sensitive skin. We debunked the oil myth and encourage everyone to incorporate enriching oils like coconut, argan, jojaba, and tamanu oils into their skin care regime. skin care benefits of oils includes having your skin  moisturized all day which is a good practice for beauty.

    10. Do Not Use Products With Toxic Ingredients. Chemical ingredients like the ones that make up artificial fragrance, or mineral oil, parabens, bismuth oxychloride, and propylene glycol can affect your skin appearance and your health in a myriad of ways. Be proactive in the fight against the signs of aging by using products that include organic and natural ingredients that are nourishing, effective, and beautifying.

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