Skin care: Know your skin type

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Your skin can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely to have normal skin than older people.

Everyone’s skin is normal to them, but in order to care for diverse skin types, we often group people into 4 major categories. Ascertaining your skin type is an important first step in knowing how to treat your skin, or what products to use, and how to have perfect skin.

How to care for your face:

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Step 1

Wash your face to remove makeup. Wash with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. This cleans away oils and dirt that may have accumulated during your day, giving your skin a fresh start. Do not over wash though.

Step 2

Wait for 30mins. During this time, your skin should return to its natural state, the characteristics of which will determine your skin type. Act normally and don’t touch your face.

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Step 3

Dab your face with a tissue. Pay attention to the ‘T-zone’-the area of your forehead and nose.

Skin types are:-

Normal skin

Oily skin

Dry skin and,

Combination

Normal skin: not too dry, not too oily. It has no or few imperfections, no severe sensitivity, barely visible pores, a radiant complexion.

Dry skin type: Almost visible pores, dull, rough complexion, red patches, less elasticity and more visible lines. When expose to drying factors, skin can crack, peel or become itchy, irritated or inflamed. If your skin is dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms and legs. Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.

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Oily skin: Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a shine. Enlarge pores, dull or shiny and thick complexion, black heads, pimples or other blemishes.

Combination skin: can be dry or normal in some areas and oily else where such as the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin). It can produce overly dilated pores, black heads and shiny skin. Knowing your skin type goes a long way to dictate the kind of products and care required the skin. Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere

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You must  administer the right cream,  oil and soap to your body in order to have an excellent result.

Some people complain about soap and cream not working on their skin due to the failure of their skin therapist to know the kind of skin they have and thereby know what to sell.

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