Everyone has different skin that needs a personalized care routine. How do you know which one is right for you?
Skincare is often neglected when life gets busy and hectic or the whole process can seem overwhelming and complicated. Let’s break it down and simplify the skin care process for everyone.
Figure Out Your Skin Type
Everyone’s skin is different and will require a personalization routine based on skin type. Start paying attention to your skin to help you figure out what skin type you have.
- Sensitive skin: is easily irritated
- Normal skin: clear and not easy irritated
- Dry skin: rough, flakey, or itchy
- Oily skin: greasy and shiny
- Combination skin: dry in some areas and oily in others
Build A Simple Skincare Routine Based on Your Skin Type
Once you identify your skin type, you can choose the skincare routine that would be best for your skin. Keep your skincare routine simple. If your routine is too complicated you won’t stick to it and less is more when it comes to skincare. Using too many products can irritate the skin. Find a cleanser, sunscreen, and moisturizer that fits your skin type, then create and follow a morning and nighttime skin routine with your products.
Follow General Skin Care Guidelines
No matter what skin type you are there are general skincare guidelines that are recommended for everyone to follow.
- Wear Sunscreen Daily: wearing sunscreen daily protects your skin from UV rays that can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging
- Avoid Tanning: this will help protect the skin from UV rays that are emitted from tanning beds that cause skin cancer and skin aging
- Avoid Touching Your Face: Our hands pick up a lot of germs throughout the day. If you touch your face, you are putting that bacteria on your face which can cause irritation and breakouts
- Check Your Skin for Cancer: Keep an eye on your skin for unusual marks or spots that may appear. Checking your skin regularly and following up with a dermatologist can help identify skin cancer early and prevent complications
- Skin care tips dermatologists use. American Academy of Dermatology. (n.d.). Retrieved September 5, 2022