The Skin-E: Know Your Skin Type

I read a study recently that over 50% of consumers don't know their skin type. With all the information out there, I find that absolutely surprising.


Your skin is the largest organ in, and on, your body, so it's no surprise that different regions of your skin may be different types. My back (especially) in the winter months can get extremely dry; while the remainder of my skin tends to be fairly oily. My face is definitely combination.


One way to test out whether your skin is oily or dry is to use blotting paper. Gently pat blotting paper on areas of your body. If it picks up little to no oil...you're most likely a dry skin sufferer. Another way is to cleanse your skin with a non-harsh cleanser (or simply water). Do not apply any moisturizer. If your skin begins to feel tight and pulled, most likely you have dry skin. If you begin to notice a shine...then you most likely have normal/combination skin. So what's best Bathe blend for your skin?



DRY SKIN

Dry skin will feel tight throughout the day. Dry skin is largely due to genetics, environmental factors such as lifestyle & diet, hormonal changes, and climate. It's important to note that harsh soaps and detergents can also effect your skins moisture, so it's extremely important to read those labels. Even if you have normally oily skin, dry skin can effect anyone at anytime. I recommend Jada's Magical Blend or Scrubz Blend for dry skin.


OILY SKIN

Bet you think having oily skin would by great. Not so fast. An excess of oil production can sometimes leave the pores congested and clogged. As we all know, clogged pores cause breakouts, and those of you that think that only applies to the face are lucky to never have experienced back acne...or "backne."Overly oily skin can feel greasy even hours after a thorough cleansing. The causes of oily skin include genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While you can’t necessarily get rid of oily skin, you can take steps to make your skin less oily. I recommend the Detoxify Blend or the Scrubz Blend for oily skin.

NORMAL/COMBINATION SKIN

Normal/Combination skin tends to have the optimal level of natural moisture (sebum); however, that doesn't mean people with normal/combination skin don't experience dryness. Normal/Combination skin tends to have different needs depending on the area. I recommend any of my Bath Blends for normal/combination skin.


SENSITIVE SKIN

Special care must be taken for sensitive skin. Like I do with my daughter, you should only introduce new products one at a time; That way it will be easy for you to determine what is good for your skin or not. I also don't introduce new foods to my daughter during the time I'm testing products, because her skin condition is also triggered by food allergies. Know the triggers and again, read those labels.






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