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Know your Skin Type and Best Care for it

When it comes to beauty and skincare, people use specific products based on your skin type. The first process of ensuring effective skincare is understanding your skin type which requires different levels of care and products. Skin categories vary depending on water concentration, oil composition, and sensitivity levels. Listed below are different skin categories and the best techniques and products to manage them.

Normal skin

Normal skin has small pores, a good balance of moisture, and an even tone. Majority of people have normal skin, and they should count themselves lucky as it requires minimal care and attention. For care practice, people should ensure that they exfoliate their faces at least twice a week using products such as the Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub

Dry skin

Dry skin is characterized by cracks, ashy, or fine lines on the skin, a rough complexion, and skin tightness, especially after baths. Fortunately, most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental factors such as too much sun or wind. To control dry skin, one should take cool showers periodically using neutral soaps and cleansers such as Dove. Exfoliate your face once in two weeks and use creams and oils such as Nivea Soft Moisturizing Crème and Avene Hydrance Optimale Riche hydrating cream

Oily skin

Oily skin occurs as a consequence of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. Characteristics of oily skin include enlarged pores, a shiny complexion, and are prone to have pimples and blackheads. In order to manage oily skins, you should wash your face at least twice a day using neutral soaps such as the African Black Soap. Additionally, people should exfoliate their skins every week, and desist from cracking the pimples and blackheads. Also, you should always pat the face dry after washing, and use light products labeled non-comedogenic such as the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Fresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel, as they do not clog pores. One can also use blotting papers as they lift off excess oil and reduce the shiny appearance from the skin.

Combination skin

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Combination skin can be dry, normal, and oily in some areas of the skin.  In most cases, the T-Zone (nose, forehead, and chin) is often oilier than the rest of the face. If one has a combination of oily and normal skin, they should manage and care for themselves using products designed for the former. If you have a dry skin combined with normal skin, you should use care tips for the dry skin. Additionally, people can use products such as Avenue Hydrance Optimal Riche hydrating cream and African Black Soap.

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin may portray the characteristics of dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin, but also reacts to sensitivity by turning red, irritation, and a burning sensation. To manage this skin type, people should use pure, natural, organic, and hypoallergenic products such as the African Black Soap and Neem tree soap. 

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