Tuesday, 7 June 2016

What is your skin type?

A common question people ask – what skin type are you? You may think you know, but many people have no idea if they have normal skin, dry, oily, combination, acne-prone or sensitive. It is important to know what skin type you are, so you can use the right products for your skin & so we can recommend you products & treatments, such a facials according to what your skin needs.

1. Normal skin type
Normal skin is exactly what you think – not too dry and not too oily, just normal!  It has:
                Few imperfections
                No severe sensitivity
                Barely visible pores

2. Oily skin type
However, some people are prone to have oily skin, which can produce:
·      Enlarged pores
·      Shiny, thick complexion
·      Blackheads, pimples & other blemishes

If you tend to have oily skin, you may want to stay away from rich moisturizers. A great recommendation is Dermalogica’s Active Moist as it is made for skin with excess oil production, so is oil-free and very lightweight on the skin. Pick you’re one up next time you visit us at Gems!

Finding foundations for oily skin can also be tricky, as you may find that liquid foundations make your skin look shinier and enlarge your pores. A great foundation recommendation is the Bare Minerals Original Foundation, which is a weight-less, mineral powered foundation, which reduces, skin oil & pore size.

3. Combination skin type
If you have combination skin, your skin can be dry/normal in certain areas and oily in others, such as your T-zone (nose, forehead & chin).
Combination skin can create:
                Large visible pores
                Shiny skin

4. Dry skin type
If you have dry skin, your pores will be almost invisible, and you may suffer from red patches. As your skin has less moisture, it may be less elastic which makes the lines on your face more visible.

Skin can crack, peel or feel slightly itchy which may be worse in certain weather conditions like being in the sun or the cold.

Our Guinot Hydramerdie facial is great for people with dry skin, as the facial is designed to instantly make your skin feel more hydrated and comfortable. Your skin will have regained its radiance, which sometimes lacks in dry skin types.

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