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Use The Right Skin Care Product For The Right Skin Type

May 16, 2008
You can buy the most expensive skin care products from the most exclusive brands but when you don't buy the product that will fit to your own skin type you can do more harm than good. It is very important that you use the right product because it is necessary for a healthy and beautiful skin.

You can divide the human skin in to several types:

- normal
- sensitive
- dry
- oily
- combination

Before you can buy a product that fits you personally you need to find out what skin type you have.

1. Normal

People with a normal skin have no flaked dry spots, shiny faces, both these symptoms or irritations spots in their face. This kind is less strenuous than the following skin types, you just need a good cleanser for normal skin and do daily maintenance.

2. Sensitive

You know that you have a sensitive skin when you see allergic reactions in your face and neck after using some skincare product. (and even some times from shampoo or sun screen) When you have a sensitive skin you need hypoallergenic products. You should avoid scented or colored products and most people benefit the most from products that are natural, botanical and/or organic. Always try to get a sample before you buy the full product to make sure that it combines well with your skin.

3. Dry

The one most important thing when you have a dry skin is moisturize, every morning and every night clean your face with a cleanser for dry skin and moisturize, if you have a very dry skin you can apply a deep moisturizer once a week at night.

Alcohol and smoking can dry out your skin, as well as the wind in cold climates. When you have a dry skin this will probably be on your whole body and not just your face, If this is the case you should moisturize your arms. legs and other dry parts from your body too, you can use a body cream.

4. Oily

Excessive sebum or grease makes you look shiny and that is exactly what people with a oily skin experience, because of the excessive sebum they have a greater change of clogged pores, acne and other skin blemishes. The right kind of skincare product are a toner or cleanser for oily skin and wipes to clean the excess sebum.

5. Combination

More than 50 percent of people have a combination skin. The oily parts are most often the so called T-zone and the best way to treat this zone is with products for oily skin. The dry parts are most often the sides of the face and the cheek bones and should be treated like dry skin. There are skin care products for a combination skin but you will notice that most of the time they will not work as good as the combination of two types of skin care products for the different zones of your face, this makes having a combination skin more expensive.

Knowing your skin type is extremely important for the proper care because it dictates which products you should use.
About the Author
Julia Schwartz loves to write about skin care. Some of the subjects she mentions on her website are a natural skin care book and some good skin care companies .
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