treat yo selfie: skincare regimens for each skin type
As we learned last week, defining your skin type actually is the first giant step before starting a new skincare regimen. Why is this so important? SO glad you asked.
Understanding what type of skin you have better helps you give your skin what it needs and helps you treat areas of concern. Different skin types require different products with different ingredients. What may be even more important, is that certain skin types need to avoid products that may be the holy grail of skincare for other skin types.
For example, if you have sensitive skin and you’re throwing on glycolic acid toning pads, retinol, and using a harsh cleanser– you, my friend, are making your skin *frazzled.* If you have oily/acne prone skin and you are layering on thick moisturizers paired with gentle cleansers, you are more than likely making your face break out. Long story short, it’s time to treat yo selfie with products that benefit your skin type.
As usual, we got your back! We’ve broken down custom regimens for each of the 4 main skin types: oily, combination, sensitive, and dry.
Oily skin occurs when your skin overproduces sebum, causing your face to be, well, oily (& usually acne prone). You need products that control oil production, keep your pores clean & clean, all the while treating any breakouts you may have.
treat your selfie:
call it a night mask
Combo skin is truly doing the most, & can be hard to figure out. You may find you have dry cheeks, but an oily t-zone or the other way around. The key to combo skin? Treatment products to target specific areas of your face + universal cleansers & moisturizers.
pure + lather (if you wake up more oily)
soothe + lather (if you wake up dry)
flexin’ my complexion pads (use on areas prone to breakouts/oily areas)
glow up serum
skin milk moisturizer
eternal summer spf
Sensitive skin can be tricky because your skin can be very reactive and hard to treat– finding products that do not irritate your skin can be difficult, but the key is to keep it simple & know your skin’s limits. Don’t push it too far! The trick is to work on repairing your skin’s barrier & focusing on calming, hydrating ingredients. Keep it simple!
treat yo selfie:
hey pumpkin mask
If you have dry skin, it’s time to head to the hydration station. Often dry skin also comes with a little sensitivity as well, so it’s important to focus on balancing your skin’s moisture levels as well as texture to achieve a healthy glow.