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There are plenty of skin care guides online, but not all of them will apply to your own skin. We’re all different, and various skin types need their own method of care. Get it wrong, and you could exacerbate your problems.

So, what kind of skin do you have? If you don’t know, then this brief guide can help. We’re going to introduce you to all the different skin types and reveal the best ways of looking after them. Read on to find out more and get the right treatment!


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Normal skin

Well, if you have normal skin, then lucky you! You will have smooth and beautiful skin most of the time, and it will look great in any lighting. Acne and spot breakouts will only occur on rare occasions, and you can use all sorts of products without any problems. But, you are most definitely in the minority! The vast majority of us have to look a little harder for our skin care tips and need to take constant care of our faces. If you have ‘normal’ skin, be thankful. It’s just one thing less you need to think about or maintain every day.


Oily skin

People with oily skin are just unfortunate that their faces overproduce natural oils or sebum. These natural oils can make your face glisten and look shiny, and it can get worse around the middle of the day when oil production is at its peak. It causes plenty of problems, too; not just on an aesthetic level. Your pores will block, which can lead to blackheads and whiteheads, and acne can be common. The solution?  Make sure you cleanse your face regularly – two or three times a day if necessary. Steer clear of abrasive cleaning products, though. They encourage more oil production as you strip away your skin’s natural moisture. Products with honey, turmeric, salicylic acid and tea tree oil are all excellent for oily skin.




Dry & Flaky

Dry and flaky skin can cause many different problems. You can develop red patches, eczema and little flaky patches will appear regularly. Your skin might feel rough and tight, even a short time after using moisturizer. Be careful about the products that you use – some cosmetics might cause further issues. Your best bet is to drink a lot more fluid so that your skin dries out less. Also, take warm showers, rather than hot ones so that you stop stripping your body’s natural oils. Moisturize well – and often – using glycerin or shea butter products. Finally, watch out for the sun – it can create many different problems and dries out your skin quickly.


Combination skin

Combination skin is when you have patches of oily and dry skin at the same time. It is the worst of both worlds, unfortunately. Your chin, nose, and forehead might be oily while the rest of your face gets parched. Or, you could suffer from different skin problems throughout the year. In the summer, it could get greasy while in the winter, your skin dries up completely. The answer is to use different products for the different areas – check out solutions previously mentioned. Yes, it can be expensive, but if you want your combination skin to look its best, it’s a bullet you’re just going to have to bite.

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