The Best Skincare for Your Skin Type
You know the feeling. You just bought a new skincare product that is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. It’s free of synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. You feel good about your purchase and can’t wait to start using it. But then you get home and realize you have no idea what skin type you have. Do you have dry skin? Oily skin? Sensitive skin? Combination skin?
If you’re not sure what skin type you have, don’t worry. In this blog post, we’ll help you figure it out. Once you know your skin type, we’ll give you some guidelines for choosing the best natural skincare products for your specific needs. Keep reading to learn more!
How to Determine Your Skin Type
There are four main types of skin: dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, and combination skin. You might have one type of skin on your face and another type on your body. And your skin type can change over time due to factors like aging, hormones, weather, and lifestyle choices. The best way to determine your skin type is to consult with a dermatologist or esthetician. They can perform a visual analysis and/or conduct a series of tests on your skin.
At-Home Skin Type Test
If you can’t see a dermatologist or esthetician right now, there’s an easy at-home test you can do to determine your skin type. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and patting it dry with a clean towel. Then, wait 30 minutes without touching or applying anything to your face. After 30 minutes have passed, examine your nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin. If your face is shiny and greasy, you have oily skin. If your face is red or blotchy, you have sensitive skin. If your face feels tight or flaky, you have dry skin. And if some areas of your face are oily while others are dry or normal, you have combination skin.
Once you know your skin type, it will be much easier to choose the best natural skincare products for your specific needs. Read on for our recommendations!
The Best Natural Skincare Products for Your Skin Type
If you have dry skin…
Look for natural skincare products that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, shea butter, aloe vera gel, and jojoba oil. These ingredients will help hydrate and nourish your dry skin cells. Avoid products with alcohol or other drying agents.
If you have oily skin...
Look for natural skincare products that contain ingredients like tea tree oil, witch hazel, neem oil to name a few. These ingredients will help to prevent breakouts. Avoid products with heavy oils like coconut oil or olive oil.
If you have sensitive skin...
Look for natural skincare products that contain aloe vera, green tea extract, licorice root extract and witch hazel. These ingredients will help soothe and calm sensitive skin cells. Avoid essential oils or other potential irritants.
If you have combination skin...
Look for natural skincare products that contain ingredients like green tea extract, licorice root extract, witch hazel, aloe vera gel. These ingredients will help balance combination skin. Avoid harsh scrubs or other potential irritants.
Now that you know how to determine your skin type and what the best natural skincare products are for each skin type, it’s time to get out there and start shopping! Be sure to read labels carefully and do a patch test before using any new product all over your face. Remember, what works for one person might not work for another, so don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the perfect routine for you!