Not sure if your using the right cleanser or moisturiser
In two very simple but important steps I show you how to determine if you’re using the right cleanser & moisturiser. Did you know the average Australian women spend $3600 per year on beauty products. So stop wasting money on useless skincare products.
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Ist step Cleanser Test
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser about a 10 cents size. Do this first thing in the morning. Pat dry with soft towel. Now sit down where it’s not too hot or cold for about an 30 to 60 mins. Then look and feel your skin.
- Normal skin – has no oiliness or flakiness
- Combination skin – has oil on your T-Zone, large pores and dryness
- Oily skin – has oil on most areas & large pores. Foaming or Gel cleansers are great for N/C/O/A
- Acne Prone skin – has breakouts, oiliness, redness, sensitive and or dryness. Use AM a gentler cleanser. Then PM a more deeper cleanser.
- Dry Skin – has some flakiness, tightness and small pores. S
- Sensitive skin – has some redness, rashes or itching. Always use a Sunblock
- Mature skin – is usually over 40 yrs, fine lines, wrinkles and or sagging skin. Also can be slightly oily/dry/sensitive. Cream or Lotion Cleansers are ideal for N/D/S/M skin types
Basically if your skin feels ok you have normal skin. If it feels tight it’s probably dry. Or if it tends to feel oily or looks shiny its oily skin. But if you have both then you might have combination skin. Dont forget Summer and Winter your skincare routine will change.
2nd Step Moisturiser test
Next apply your moisturiser usually about a 10 cents size. Again basically if your skin feels ok it’s normal. For Mature skins check out 3 most important Anti-Ageing ingredients your moisturiser should always have
- Normal skin – your moisturiser should not feel heavy or leave you feeling tight
- Oily skin – it shouldn’t leave a greasy feeling. Gel or Non-Comedogenic moisturiser are ideal for O/C/A skins
- Combination skin – it shouldn’t feel greasy on your t-zone or tight in other areas. Apply less to your oilier areas and more to drier areas
- Acne Prone skin – similar to combination skin not a heavy feeling on oilier areas or tightness on drier areas. First apply your acne treatment before your moisturiser.
- Dry Skin – it should absorb straight into the skin & relive any dryness.
- Sensitive skin – it shouldn’t leave skin irritated, stingy or red. Spritz throughout the day with a Moisturising Spray
- Mature skin – Similar to normal skin type your moisturiser should not feel heavy or leave you feeling tight. Ideal to use a treatment serum first. Mature skin can also be slightly C/O/D/S as well
If after your 2nd step you’re still not certain of your skin type. Book yourself a Salon or Mobile Facial Treatment. Then your therapist can diagnose your skin type. If you’re having a facial before a special occasion coming up allow a week before your Beauty Treatment. Espically if you have allergies or sensitive skin. Or having extractions done.
Don’t forget your Eye and Lip Treatments
Remember your Eyes and Lips need attention too. A good Eye or Lip treatment is vital. As your skin is the thiniest on your eye area. Always lightly cleanse your eye area. For small bumps under the eyes use a gentle scrub. When using your face scrub always include your lips.
Moisturising only ever use an Eye Cream. To soften fine Lines and wrinkles try an Eye or Lip Mask. Include your lip area when moisturising your face. If you have dark circles just give yourself a regular mini eye massage to increase blood circulation. For those thin top lips try a good Lip Plumping product to increase the volume