The key to flawless makeup application is what goes underneath. One of the most helpful tips of advice I have learned is that, skin care, and understanding you skin type is essential. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it is important to take care of it, as you can prevent early sign of aging, and prevent acne.
If you use too abrasive of cleansers or toners this can affect oily skin especially because now your skin dry, even though it is recommended to constantly wash and tone your face. But, this will result in your skin having to working overtime trying to reproduce the oils that you stripped away.
When you are choosing a moisturizer, if you use one that is too thick or heavy, it can clog your pores and result in a decrease in the amount of natural oils your skin can produce. This will cause you to have drier skin, and the drier your skin is, the oiler it gets.
We all want that dewy, healthy, youthful looking skin, and it is vital to take the time to understand your specific skin needs. Everyone has a very different, and unique skin type. But there is 3 main groups we can be placed into to get us to understanding our skin better: Oily, Normal/Combination, and Dry.
Oily skin can make your skin feel as if your pores are clogged and congested. These clogged pores can result in blemishes such as: blackheads, and acne. Oily skin is also susceptible to PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). What PIH means is after you have experienced a breakout it can leave dark spots on your face. You can lighten the dark spots by using a good exfoliator, this will take the top layer of skin off, polishing it, and it will produce renewal in skin cells. If you have acne prone skin, it may be helpful to looking to a exfoliant that has antibacterial properties, to help heal and prevent future blemishes from appearing. But oily skin isn’t all bad since, oiler skin has been seen to be looking more youthful, and supple, because your skin has more moisture. One of the keys points you want to understand is balance, according to Tatcha which is one of the most successful and sought after skin care brands recommends, “Daily enzymatic exfoliation is essential to promote cell turnover and prevent sebum build up in pores. A gentle physical exfoliator (that does not use abrasives such as crushed nuts or seeds that can cause tiny tears in the dermis) is also useful for balancing the tone and texture of your skin…”
Normal/Combination is an even distribution between oily and dry skin. They may often find, when the seasons change so does their skin. In winter their skin may be more dry, and in summer their skin may be a little bit more oiler. It all depends on the person and their unique skin, but they often notice their dryness is more relative on their cheeks. This is important to find the perfect moisturizer, one that is not too heavy, but apply enough moisture where they need it the most. Normal skin types really are not prone to acne, especially one the cheeks. But their T-zone retains enough moisture, where it is comfortable. According Tatcha they believe, “…Gentle, daily exfoliation is also important to keep the t-zone and cheek areas balances. Moisturizers with a gel-like texture are absorbed more quickly and less likely to cause breakouts. Start with a small amount and increase as needed to avoid over-moisturizing and stressing the skin…”
Dry skin may have a very tight and unquenchable feel, with this skin type you also notice flaking. The causes for dry skin is usually due to genetics or even due to choices you make in your everyday life, or some factors you can’t change. Your diet, climate, and changes in your hormones. One of the important things to remember about dry skin, is dehydration. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol will make a drastic difference for your skin, with the texture and appearance. Drinking plenty of water is key to managing hydration for not only your body but your skin. Tatcha also has some suggestions for drier skin such as, “…The best moisturizers for dry skin are those containing hyaluronic acid , glycerin, and marine actives like algae, because of their ability to attract water and deliver it directly to skin cells…”
With this knowledge you can treat and take care of your skin more effectively. Developing a skin care routine that caters to your skin, and treats the problems area’s you want to help, is the ultimate goal.Your skin will ensure that every time you apply makeup, you will always have more flawless and even application. Always remember to treat your skin with care!