Skin care products that work great for your friend may cause you to break out or irritate your skin. You may have already experienced that at one time or another. You are unique. That’s why it’s important to understand your skin type and the substances that best suit it.
Talk to a Pro
Often, people discover their skin type through a blog post. But it’s important to receive expert advise to rule out other skin conditions like rosacea or acne or eczema that affect things in other ways. So it’s best to have a dermatologist evaluate your skin and give you some general ideas of which skin care products should be included in your skin care routine.
Skin care products for…
1) Oily Skin
Stay away from petroleum jelly, mineral oil, alcohol or sodium sulfate. Also watch out for isopropyl palmitate, an emollient that can clog pores. Instead, focus on skin care products containing oil-free ingredients (look for dimethicone in the ingredients list) or hyaluronic acid, an excellent moisturizer. Also, try a skin cleanser with glycolic acid, which can help reduce excess oil and clogged pores. If you have oily skin, Kristals Cosmetics Rose Quatz Oil Free Clarifying Action Toner is just for you.
2) Combination Skin
What an annoying duo: dry spots over here and oily ones over there! The best rule of thumb is to focus on different areas with specific problems and treat them accordingly. This means applying a richer lotion or cream to the dry spots of your face, and an oil-free product for the oily areas. You may want to consider salicylic acid to exfoliate, but in different forms: gel or liquid for oily areas and lotion for the dry areas. It’s an added expense, we know, but combination skin seems to require a combination of solutions.
3) Dry Skin
Retinoids can be too harsh despite their benefits. Alcohol is another problem ingredient, as are products loaded with fragrances, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide—they make dry skin worse. Instead look for moisturisers that contain glycerin, plant oils, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and peptides. You may want to also pass on toners, because they generally contain alcohol that get rid of water in the skin and make it look dull.
4) Normal Skin
Lucky you! No major problems, but watch out for mineral oil and petrolatum because they can clog pores. In terms of alcohol types, watch out for SD alcohol 40, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol—these all dry out the skin.
Kristals Cosmetics focuses on using gemstone powder infused skin care to help all different skin types. Gemstones used include diamonds, gold, pearls and sapphire, just to name a few. If you enjoyed today’s blog post, you may want to read Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 5 Skincare Secrets That Beautify .