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The skin is the largest organ in our bodies, so it makes sense to look after it. Picking high quality skin care products protects, nourishes and benefits our skin in countless ways. From showing the first signs of ageing, to being key indicators to the state of our health, the condition of our skin should be paramount.
To make informed decisions, you need to do the research based on what type of skin you have – oily, dry, combination or normal. Identifying what type of skin you have goes a long way to working out what high quality skin care products you need to take care of it.
According to Paula’s Choice, different skins require different products, consistencies and ingredients.
When you finally discover what your skin type really is you can make better decisions about the products you should be using. Although all skin types absolutely need the same essential skincare staples such as broad-spectrum sunscreens, antioxidants, skin-replenishing ingredients, and skin-restoring ingredients, the textures of those products need to be very different based on your skin type. Here’s how that works:
- If you have oily skin, you should only be using products with a light fluid, liquid, thin lotion, or gel texture. Any other texture will make your skin feel oilier and risk clogging pores.
- If you have dry skin, you should only be using products that have rich lotion, cream, or velvety serum textures.
- If you have combination skin, you may need to use a mix of products for the dry and oily areas. For dry skin, you would need more emollient products and products with the lightest weight texture are for the oily areas—but can be layered beneath products for the dry areas.
Regardless of the product type, moisturizer, toner, serum, booster, or targeted solution, the brilliant ingredients must be there but the texture is what differs based on your skin type.