Skin Care For Your Skin Type There are 5 basic skin types Normal, Oily, Dry, Sensitive & Combination. Determine which is your skin type, and use this beauty routine to keep it shiny and new. NORMAL SKIN You have an even-textured skin and no skin problems. Skin Care Routine • No thick, greasy products. • No harsh chemical formulas. OILY SKIN It comes with a greasy shine, usually on the T-zone area which comprises of the forehead, nose and chin. Oily skin is prone to blackheads, spots and pimples. Skin Care Routine • Use a good quality face wash twice a day. No soap. • Use a facial scrub two or three times a week. • Use an oil-free moisturizer. • Do not use harsh products or those that will over dry the skin. DRY SKINIt tends to feel tight, especially after shaving or washing; it can peel, flake and look scaly and tends to looks older due to roughness. Skin Care Routine • This skin type needs a good moisturizer. • Avoid shaving foams and soap. • Use sun protection of at least factor 15. • Drink plenty of water (beer and wine don't count!) to prevent dehydration especially if you work in an air conditioning office. SENSITIVE SKINYour skin reacts to the products you use, it goes red when touched, exposed to heat or to the sun. Certain foods and scents give you rash and itchy skin. Skin Care Routine • You need to avoid anything containing harsh chemicals or a lot of perfume. • Avoid soap. • Always try to select products designed for sensitive skin. • Try to avoid excess exposure to the sun, as much as possible. COMBINATION SKIN The oily areas include the centre of your face, the middle of the forehead, nose and chin. Dry areas are cheeks and sometimes the forehead. Skin Care Routine • No harsh products that will make your face dry. • No greasy products. • Use oil-free products on greasy areas of face and moisturize the dry areas. QUICK TIPS MOST PEOPLE IN THE TROPICAL CLIMATE TEND TO HAVE COMBINATION SKIN. SO DO FOLLOW THE ADVICE ABOVE CLOSELY. FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL NOT SURE WHAT SKIN TYPE YOU BELONG TO. JUST FOLLOW THE BELOW UNIVERSAL SKIN CARE ROUTINE THAT SURE WILL IMPROVE YOUR COMPLEXION. SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES BASIC SKIN CARE comprises of CLEANSE, TONE and MOISTURISE. Use an appropriate cleanser as stated above that catered to your skin type. Next an appropriate toner to balance out your PH value of your skin followed by a proper moisturiser. [ MOISTURISER is a must for all skin types even for oily skin. However for oily skin, an oil-free moisturiser is strongly encouraged.] Drink plenty of water daily to cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals. There is no adverse effects from excessive drinking . Sunblock lotion is a BIG MUST whenever out in the sun as prolong sun-exposure catalyst the process of skin ageing. Exercise regularly such as at least once a week as exercise improves blood circulation which in turn improves your complexion. When zits or pimples appear, squeezing or poking them is a BIG NO NO! Leave it alone or seek professional help if situation is severe. Nothing beats a well-balanced diet, especially one which serves with lots of fruits and vegetables. THE ABOVE STATED are only the very basic skin care routine. If you are a severe sufferer of skincare problem that had been haunting you for years, we suggest that you seek professional help from the doctor that could assess your situation more effectively.