It's not easy out there. Your skin is exposed to pollution and other environmental toxins daily. And the skin's natural healing abilities aren't apt to face it all without assistance. That's why you need to take constant care of your skin using only the most suitable skincare products. Suitable for your skin type since you're going to be using the skincare products daily, and no harm should come from that. Ignoring your skin type can render the skincare products ineffective and be a cause of skin irritation & allergies.
Know Your Skin Type
It's hard to imagine, but your skin type changes over time. Different factors like habits or seasons contribute to this change, so you need always be attentive to your current skin type.
Different skin types:
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Combination skin
- Normal skin
Read Labels to Find Suited Ingredients
Once you know your skin type, you should start with dermatologically recommended labels for the same. So, pick up the habit of reading & understanding the ingredients label. Only go for the skincare products with ingredients best suited for your skin type. Also, remember that ingredients higher on the list are used in high concentration in the formulation, and the concentration decreases down the list.
How to Choose Skin Care Products
Firstly, excess cleansing is not the answer to oily skin. In fact, it can strip your facial skin of essential oils. Oily skin is more prone to acne and needs effective cleansing to unclog pores. Choose a cleanser with Salicylic Acid. Better yet, go with a cleanser that's dermatologically recommended, like the Laconic Cuticlear Acne Face Wash. It has an excellent formulation of Salicylic Acid (2%), Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera (1% each) for treating acne and oil control.
Use Retinol Serums for night care. It'll help you keep your skin acne & oil-free and prevent premature skin aging. Follow it up with a non-comedogenic moisturizer for hydrating your skin without clogging any pores.
For non-greasy outings, go with Laconic's Mattifying Sunscreen.
We understand that dry & flaky is so not the skin touch you want. To remedy the dryness, you need skincare products that provide ample hydration. So, your cleanser should be gentle and used in small amounts.
Vitamin C Serum should be on your checklist for its multiple benefits like skin brightening, UV protection and skin hydration. On your moisturizer's label, look for hyaluronic acid to seal in hydration and prevent moisture loss. Go with Laconic's Hydra-Q Moisturizing Cream.
Keep in mind the difficulties of tackling combination skin. The cleanser should be mild, gentle, and not cause any dryness. For it's essential that you get a balanced skincare start at the very start of every morning.
Gel moisturizer would be ideal for you to lock in moisture. It should be lightweight, though. And like any other skin type, use sunscreen daily to prevent UV harm and the resulting tan, marks & premature aging.
With normal skin, it's essential to address your skin needs in order to prevent any skin problems from occurring. So, get the basics right with a gentle cleanser that effectively fights the assault of environmental harms.
Invest in a Vitamin C Serum for its rich antioxidants contents and nourishment. Take care to use a moisturizer that's oil, fragrance & dye-free. Ideally, for sunscreen, go with SPF 30 or greater.
Tip: Always Do a Patch Test
Even when you take the utmost care in selecting the skincare products with the right ingredients, one wrong ingredient that goes unnoticed can give rise to allergies or irritations. So, sift through the bad products and get your perfect skincare regime by doing a patch test with your new skincare products.