Do you ever look at someone and wonder how they have great skin? You might be surprised to learn that it's not a secret potion or expensive cream that they're using. People with great skin have developed some good habits over time. If you're interested in improving your own skin health, check out the seven habits below.
- They know their skin type and what products work best for them
- They always remove their makeup before going to bed
- They cleanse, tone, and moisturize every day
- They use sunscreen, even on cloudy days
- They eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, and water
- They exercise regularly
- They get enough sleep every night
Sounds easy enough, right? The biggest challenge, besides the self-discipline to follow these basic steps, is learning your skin type to ensure that the products you choose will work best for you.
Do you know what skin type you have? If not, it's time to find out! Your skin type will determine what kind of products and ingredients are best for you. There are four main skin types: normal, dry, oily, and combination. If you're not sure what skin type you have, there are a few ways to figure it out.
First, take a close look at your skin in the mirror. Does it look balanced, with no areas that are excessively dry or oily? If so, you probably have normal skin.
Next, feel your skin. Is it generally soft and supple, or does it feel dry and tight? If it's the latter, you probably have dry skin.
Now, look at your pores. Are they large and visible, or are they small and barely noticeable? If they're large and visible, you probably have oily skin.
Finally, think about how your skin reacts to different products. Do you generally need to use heavy, oil-based products to keep your skin feeling hydrated, or do lighter, water-based products work better? If it's the former, you probably have dry skin; the latter, oily skin. And if you have areas of both, well, that’s combination skin.
Once you've considered all of these factors, you should have a pretty good idea of what skin type you have. From there, you can start tailoring your skincare routine to your specific needs!
How to tailor your routine for your skin type
If you have normal skin, congrats! This is the easiest type to take care of. You don't have to worry too much about your skincare routine. Just cleanse, tone, and moisturize every day with products made from high quality ingredients, and you'll be good to go.
If you have dry skin, you might need to put a little more effort into your skincare routine. Make sure you're using a gentle cleanser, and follow up with a hydrating toner and moisturizer. You might also want to use a face oil or a hydrating serum, like Glow Natural After Sun Serum, to help lock in moisture. And don't forget to exfoliate regularly!
If you have oily skin, you might be used to feeling like your skin is always greasy. But did you know that oily skin can actually benefit from using oils? Choose a light, non-comedogenic oil, like our Glow Natural Facial Oil, rich in squalane, camellia and jojoba oil, and apply it after cleansing and toning. You might also want to use a light moisturizer to help control an overproduction of oil.
If you have combination skin, you probably have areas that are dry or oily. The key to managing combination skin is to treat each area accordingly. For example, you might use a light moisturizer on your forehead and nose, but use a layered approach with a facial oil plus moisturizer on your cheeks and jawline. And don't forget to exfoliate regularly!
Now that you know your skin type, it's time to start tailoring your skincare routine accordingly. With the right products and ingredients, you can achieve healthy, beautiful skin!