You walk into Sephora in search for skincare products only to find rows upon rows of product unable to decide which one is the best fit for you. There are so many choices out on the market now more than ever and it can be overwhelming to choose just one. Here are a few strategies help you decide what product to buy that best matches your skin type.
Products that are oil-free or drying will help even out the balance of oils in your skin. A lot of products with clay will be helpful for those will an oily skin type, as well as, those who breakout often. Toners will also help take off any excess oil and restore the skin’s pH balance, which will help with the imbalance of your natural oil.
Any products that are extremely hydrating will help with the dry skin type. Oils like coconut, rosehip and chamomile oils are calming and hydrating for the skin. Gentle cleansers like gel or oil cleansers are also good to use daily as it does the job of taking excess dirt off without drying out your face. Serums are also a good way to add in extra nutrients and hydration back into the skin.
Depending on what your skin needs, you may want to mix a couple types of products to use for your face. However there are a lot of products on the market that are specific for combination skin types.
Look at the ingredients list on the back of the product. The shorter the list and the more natural the ingredients that safer it is for your skin.
Test it out in the store. Most stores like Ulta and Sephora have testers displayed in their store. Put a pea size of the product on your wrist and wait 10-15 minutes. At the end of the 15 minutes check to see if your skin reacted in any way to the product. If you’re still not sure you can ask to take home a sample. Use the product for a few days on an area that is not your face to see how your skin reacts. I was sent to the emergency room because my face was swollen from a face product and I do not want that happening to you! Always test on a part of your arm first or a place you’re able to handle it does break out.
STILL NOT SURE?
Visit your dermatologist and esthetician to see what specific products you need for your skin type.