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Your Skincare

A super popular trend right now is skin care and, I can’t lie, I love it! I love doing my skin care because it means I can dedicate time to focus on myself and treat myself. Skin care is a journey for your skin and your mental health, but the most important part of skin care is the routine. If you don’t have a skin care routine yet – here's your call. Especially in puberty our skin can be very sensitive so it's important to take care of it and give it what it needs. Today I want to give you some advice on your skin type and how to match your skin care routine. Hope you enjoy!

Normal skin

If you have a normal skin type this means that you can’t tell if your skin is partially oily, dry or sensitive. It’s at that level of health where you don’t have much to tend to, but don’t forget: your skin can always change! Make sure you're regularly cleaning your face with a cleanser (1-2 times a day) and using a moisturizer afterwards. Since your skin doesn’t have any specific needs, feel free to add other products to your routine if you‘d like too. Maybe you could add a nice serum to nourish your skin, a facial spray to give you glow and bounciness, an eye cream or even an ice roller to minimize pores and wrinkles in your future. Sunscreen is also very important to help you protect your skin from dark spots or worse sunburns, but be careful that you're using the right sunscreen, because the wrong one could cause skin cancer. I wrote another article on that so make sure to go check that out.

Oily Skin

If you have an oily skin type this means that your skin is greasy and oily most of the time. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use moisturiser; quite the contrary. Make sure you moisturize your skin regularly. This can prevent your skin from overproducing sebum, also known as this oil on your skin. Wash your face at least once a day but make sure not to over-wash it (less than 4 times a day), because this might damage your skin. Use a lightweight moisturizer to help hydrate and try to avoid touching your face. I’d also recommend using a toner after your wash and not using more than one moisturizer. Sunscreen can still be helpful to you, but like I mentioned make sure you're using the right one.

Dry Skin

If you have this skin type it means that your skin is rough and flaky. It may even be itchy at times. Wash your face 1-2 a day and don’t use any toners. Make sure you use a good moisturizer because your skin isn’t producing enough oil. Maybe even add a facial spray to your routine. Your dry skin is prone to weather changes so make sure you wear sunscreen. You may have to use more moisture in the winter. A good thing to do for your skin is also to stay hydrated in order to protect your skin from dehydration.

Combination Skin

If you have this skin type your skin is oily and dry/normal at the same time in different areas. Make sure to use products that will satisfy both skin types and maybe even treat them separately. Go and read the instructions for your skin types.

Sensitive Skin

If you have this skin type it means your skin breaks out easily and gets irritated quickly. For this skin type make sure you still follow the base steps (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, then any add-ons), but make sure that you're not allergic to any of the products you use. To test this, use a patch-test where you apply the product on the back of your hand and wait a while to see if you have any bad reactions to it. You should also pay attention to the ingredients in your products. Things like hyaluronic acid, added fragrances or perfumes and harsh chemicals are something you should avoid. Maybe look for vegan or more natural products. Try using products with soothing ingredients such as green tea or chamomile. I would avoid wearing lots of sunscreen or just use a more natural version of this product. Your environment could also have an impact on your skin. Try and match your products to the climate such as thick hydration for winter and deep hydration for summer.

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