Know your skin type

Cloth shopping is easy because you have a good idea of what you want, but when it comes to buying skin care products it could get very confusing. This is because it does not have a standard fit and with so many options available it can get very difficult to choose what will best suit your skin type.

Before you buy a skin care product make sure that you know the facts of your face. Read this review to know the importance of getting your skin diagnosed and how to find products that are suited for your kintype.

Thick or thin skin

Your skins density will reveal how your skin will look when you age. Those who have thick skin will have more laxity and also drooping of skin. Those who have thin skin will tend to have dilated capillaries and premature wrinkles and lines. Thick skin is strong but the ideal is one that is neither too thick nor too thin.

Pinch your cheeks with the thumb and the forefinger on the fleshy part. The separation will be 0.5-1 cm if the skin is thin, 1-1.5 cm is ideal for those with medium thickness and above 1.5 cm have thick skin.

If your skin is thin then look to buy products that are high in retinol which is an active ingredient that helps to plump and strengthen your skin. It also helps to strengthen the epidermis. Retinol helps to improve the thick skin because it stimulates the production of elastin and collagen and this makes the skin tight and firm.

Oily or dry sin

If your skin has an excess of oil and sebum then it can clog your pores and cause inflammation and acne. Ifthereisless or lack of sebum then it causes dryness and wrinkle formation. Thus, it is important that your skin is kept in balance.

First, wash and dry your face and then use a tissue to blot it. Press the tissue gently over the face. If your skin is oily then it will soak up the extra sebum and stick. If your skin is dry then it will not soak up any oil.

Use a face wash that contains salicylic acid if your face is oily. Clean for a full minute and then wash it off with cool water. Use oil-free products and use less of cosmetics because they could promote the release of excess oil.

If you have dry skin then you need to hydrate it. Increase the intake of fluids and also food that is high in water content. Apply products that have retinol that helps to stimulate the skin.