In our previous blog post, we covered on the different skin types and how important it is to know your skin type in order to choose the right products for your skin. We’re hoping that you’re reading this now after learning your skin type by yourself or with the help from the previous post.
Either way, we’re happy that you’re here and are glad to provide some help so you can pick the best products for yourself. If you still haven’t discovered you skin type yet, we highly recommend that you read “How to Find out Your Skin Type.”
As mentioned before, it is crucial to be familiar with your skin type since it can help you make better decisions when it comes to selecting the best products for your skin. Across various textures of products (powder, liquid, serum, gel, lotion and cream), is your favourite texture to put on your skin really suitable for your skin type?
Choosing the Right Products for Your Skin Type
Here is a summarized guide for you to follow conveniently:
- Normal Skin: All product textures suit your skin. People with other skin types are often jealous of you because you have the freedom to choose any texture of product based on your personal preference. But, to remain beautifully “normal”, make sure your products contain no irritating ingredients that could possibly degrade your skin to a sensitive skin type.
- Oily Skin: Your skin constantly secretes more than enough sebum to prevent moisture loss, so you do not need to overly layer it with moisturizing products. Lightweight products that have the texture of liquid and gel that arte loaded with skin-friendly ingredients are best for you (and I believe are your top preferences too!). To keep your shine under control, use a powder-textured product or a product with an absorbent ingredient such as Methyl Methacrylate as the last step of your skin routine during the day or night.
- Dry Skin: Your skin has less active secretion of sebum to moisturize itself. Nourishing products with appropriate concentration of oils are your best friends. Usually, in your skincare routine, one “rich” product is enough. The other products you use should be lightweight. In other words, avoid using a super moisturizing toner (which can be sticky in liquid-gel texture), creamy serum, cream moisturizer and oily sunscreen, layer by layer together in a skincare routine. Instead, try using lightweight toner, serum, sunscreen, and other products together with an excellently-formulated cream or lotion. This is perfect enough to keep your dry skin hydrated while also not clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
- Combination Skin: For extreme combination skin (certain areas are so dry and flaky, and certain areas are real oily), you definitely have to use two different types of products depending on each area, for best results. For mild combination skin, your best option is to layer lightweight products. I personally have combination to dry skin, and I love applying a liquid based toner and a lightweight serum over my entire face, then a lotion-type moisturizer over my dry cheeks and chin only, avoiding my oily forehead and nose. This way, my dry areas get enough moisture, and my oily areas are not pressured with extra moisture.
Regardless of the texture, all products in your routine should contain skin-friendly ingredients (skin-repairing, anti-irritants, cell-communicating, antioxidants) that target the universal need for all skin types. All products in your routine should never contain irritating ingredients, such as fragrance, high amount of alcohol and skin-hating plant extracts (lavender extracts, witch hazel extracts, peppermint extracts and the like).
So, if you have dry skin, you should not only look for a cream moisturizer, but a cream moisturizer that contains the universal beneficial ingredients and are free from the irritating ingredients mentioned above. The best product is the one that has a wonderful combination of appropriate texture for your skin, along with the inclusion of the good ingredients and exclusion of bad ingredients.
If you are still not very familiar in differentiating good ingredients from the bad ones when selecting products for your skin, no worries. Our Worthee Cosmetics Sci-Comm writings will have more articles related to the topic of skincare ingredients to share with you soon!
Your Sharing: What is your skin type? Do you have any personal preference when choosing your skincare products?