Be True to Your Skin

Be True to Your Skin

Monday, September 13, 2010

What's Your Type?

What is your skin type?  If you didn't answer that question within 5 seconds of reading it, you may be using the wrong products for your skin type.  One of the great benefits of True Skin, is the education.  Knowledge is power and when we empower our clients with the correct information for their skin type, we know they will have the best results.  Coming to us for their skin care needs is a must, but knowing how to take care of their skin between visits is essential to achieving great looking skin.

Here are some quick ways to determine you specific skin type.

Dry Skin:  You tend to have smaller pores, thinner skin, you are more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
Good News: You have few breakouts
Bad News: You age easier (so knowing the correct products to use is key)

Oily Skin:  You have larger pores, appears and feels "greasy", have thicker skin, at times unpredictable.
Good News: You age slower, and have fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
Bad News: You are prone to acne breakouts.

Normal Skin: Generally you have good circulation, even tone and texture. Your skin looks and feels healthy.
Good News: You have glowing skin that is easy to maintain.
Bad News: You could have an occasional breakout, but they are few and far between.

Combination Skin:  You have both dry and oily skin patches, your dry patches may be around the eyes and on the cheeks, your oily areas tend to be in the T-zone.
Good News: With proper products, you can achieve a healthy glowing complextion.
Bad News: Different areas of your face will require different products. 

Sensitive Skin: You tend to have dry skin which feels tight and rough.  Your skin becomes red and inflamed easily.   You may feel itchy and tingly and break out in red spots or rashes.
Bad News: This is the most difficult type of skin and it require a lot of care with the correct products.
Good News: It can easily be calmed with the correct products and treatments.

Now that you know more about the different skin types, decide which best describes your skin and keep that in mind when deciding on a home care regiment.  Remember, regular facials are a crucial part of  great looking skin!

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