It’s the classic skin-care mantra: Customize your skin-care routine for your skin type. Using the wrong products for your type could leave your skin dry, irritated, red or even too oily! Fear not: we’ve got Kristals skin care tips to help you figure out what skin type you have and how to care for it best.
One way to determine your “type”: Wash and dry your face. Don’t apply make-up or other products. Wait 30 minutes, then check the mirror. Here’s what to look for, with expert advice on how to care for the skin you’re in.
Kristals Skin Care Tips: Know Your Skin Type — and the Best Care Approach for Each
If your skin is: Free of oil and dry, flaky spots
You’ve got: Normal Skin
Best skin-care approach: Pamper what you’ve got. Ahh, the joys of normal skin! You don’t have to worry so much about break-outs, clogged pores and dryness. Choose products that protect your beautiful skin against sun damage, age-related loss of firmness and against cell-damaging free radicals and that enhance your natural glow.
A gentle cleanser, a daily SPF product (such as a moisturizer or foundation with built-in sunscreen), a gentle exfoliant to remove dull, dead skin plus a moisturizer, serum or other product to maintain hydration and to ‘feed’ your skin with antioxidants and other key ingredients to protect skin structure are key.
If your skin: Is shiny or feels sticky
You’ve got: Oily skin
Best skin-care approach: Choose gentle products to control and minimize oil. Focus on a gentle cleanser – harsh ingredients that strip away oil can irritate skin, triggering the release of even more oil! Products containing low concentrations of salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid can help remove oil and provide a very light, peeling effect to remove dead skin debris that can get trapped in oil.
Choose a gentle toner for your skin type, along with oil-free foundation that will minimize shine and sunscreen formulated for oily skin.
Read about 4 ways to tame your oily skin here.
If your skin is: Dull, flaky or feels “tight”.
You’ve got: Dry skin.
Best skin-care approach: Moisturize and protect. Dry skin craves hydration – and often has been damaged by harsh products, too much scrubbing or too much time in the sun, cold, wind or dry air. Gentle cleansers, rich moisturizers and serums brimming with skin-protecting antioxidants and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and a daily sunscreen are musts.
Read about 5 natural remedies for dry skin here.
If your skin is: Shiny in some areas, flaky or normal in others.
You’ve got: Combination skin
Best skin-care approach: Customize by zone. The classic combination skin situation: An oily “T zone” comprising your forehead, nose and chin, surrounded by dryer skin or more normal skin on your cheeks and outer corners of your eyes. This common skin type can be a challenge – products that tackle oil can dry out other areas. Moisturizers for dry spots can leave that shiny T zone extra-oily!
The solution is to have two sets of products for your skin’s double personality. We know, it sounds like extra work – but it’s worth it! Stick with gentle cleansers and an alcohol-free toner that won’t irritate any area of your face. Use a lightweight moisturizer on your cheeks if needed and choose moisturizing products that prevent and even reverse wrinkling at the outer corners of your eyes. Choose products that discourage clogged pores for your T zone and carry pads or blotting paper to control shine during the day.
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics specializes in formulating leading-edge skincare products using gemstone-infused technology. Kristals skin care bioenergized formulas blend the holistic health benefits of amber, ruby, sapphire, rock crystal, and other precious and semi-precious stones with proven skincare ingredients such as peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to help promote gemstone-based beauty rooted in organic ingredients.