Having beautiful skin begins with knowing your skin type and choosing the best skin care regime that caters to your specific needs. Many people do not know their skin type and for this reason, they use the wrong types of skin care products. For instance, the care that goes into treating dry skin is very different from the care that goes into treating oily skin. Treating the wrong skin type can lead to irritated skin, breakouts and premature aging. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your skin type is essential for making your skin appear youthful, healthy and the best it can be.
There are six common skin types: Normal, dry, oily/acne prone, combination and sensitive. We have put together a list of these skin types and their characteristics to help you easily determine which one suits you personally. Continue reading “The Importance of Knowing your Skin Type”
If you have accumulated cosmetic products over the years, it may be time to clean out that cosmetic bag. According to a survey conducted a few years ago, 68% of makeup wearing women said that they only throw out makeup products when they run out, no matter how long it takes. There are some women out there who have had the same makeup products in their bags for over fifteen years! In addition, a whopping 72% said that they NEVER clean their cosmetic sponges or brushes. This is pretty frightening considering how often these products and tools touch our skin. Just like spoiled food, expired cosmetics are a breeding ground for many types of fungi and bacteria that can cause irritation or even serious infections. Continue reading “What Could be Lurking in your Cosmetic Bag?”
Have you ever started using a new skin care product that promises clear skin just to find a plethora of new breakouts a few days later, leaving you a bit confused and doubtful of the product’s effectiveness? Is your skin rejecting the new product or is it just evidence that it’s actually doing it’s job? There is a high chance that you may be experiencing skin purging. Purging is a term commonly used to describe the skin’s adjustment period after you began using a new product, specifically for ones that expedite the exfoliation process, when your skin appears to breakout more than before. Continue reading “All You Need to Know about Skin Purging”