A little skin lesson we have today for you, to help make your pictures perfect!
Just because skin is oily doesn't mean you should nix moisturizers altogether. Most teens aren't aware that when the skin's dehydrated, it's water - not oil - that's lacking. Oil is a sealant barrier, but not moisture itself. It may sound counter-intuitive for a person with oily skin to be putting on lotion, but it's essential. When you forgo moisturizers completely, skin produces more oil to try to hydrate itself - leaving you with slicker conditions than you started with. If you're worried about shine, opt for oil-free formulas and top them off with a mattifying gel.
It can be frustrating to find products if you have combination skin when you have parched cheeks and an oily t-zone. Skin has two separate needs. Prioritizing treatment of oily areas, as they tend to be difficult to tackle and require more aggressive treatment. Use an oil-removing cleanser and follow with an alcohol-based toner on the whole face. Finish by applying a water-based moisturizer on dry patches only. A daily chemical exfoliant (such as gels that include fruit acids, versus grainy scrubs) will also help make the skin smoother and reduce clogged pores.
First and foremost, start with a gentle cleanser, such as the ones from Simple or Dove. Test products in your typical skin-care regimen and use a process of elimination to determine which ones might be irritants. With the fragrances in hair products, there can be breakouts along the hairline. Also, Ladies - sensitive or not - shouldn't use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid if they have acne; they're harsh, so use only one. Once your find that product that suits your skin, stick to it.
See you next time,