We’re shining the spotlight on skin care for different skin types! First up, we’ve got skin care for normal skin—how do you make sure your skin stays healthy?
There’s no single way of doing skin care right, especially since people have different skin types. Each skin type requires its own special care, and will respond to products differently. We’ll start looking into each skin type and share tips on how to care for each properly. First up, we’ll be looking at normal skin.
People with normal skin are those with skin that is neither too dry nor too oily. Basically, this is the skin type that won the genetic lottery—people with normal skin do not experience any excessive skin conditions. If you have a normal skin type, your skin has the perfect balance of moisture, giving you a radiant complexion. You also have pores that look smaller than the other skin types.
People with normal skin are lucky in several ways. They’re the ones who can get away with using almost any skin care product, as long as the products don’t cause any severe reaction to their skin. And because normal skin is balanced and generally healthy, they also rarely react to products, unless a product is formulated too harshly.
Because people with normal skin don’t have issues with skin getting too dry or too oily, you can focus on maintenance—keeping your skin in the same balanced state.
You should follow the basics of skin care for every skin type, for starters:
Because people with normal skin are lucky enough to not have too much to fix and maintain, you can follow a basic skin care routine:
Cleanse. Use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture and oils. A sulfate-free cleanser is recommended—it’s gentle enough not to strip your skin of the oils that protect it while still cleansing dirt and makeup.
Moisturize. Dermatologists recommend moisturizing two times a day: once during the day and once at night. And while you don’t necessarily need two separate moisturizers, it helps if the moisturizer you use during the day has additional SPF protection. Apply generously as well—doing two applications ensures your skin stays hydrated and protected during the day. At night, use a creamier moisturizer because skin becomes more dry when you sleep. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, dimethicone and panthenol are recommended—these are humectants that help your skin retain moisture.
Boost repair. An antioxidant serum will help nourish and repair your skin so that you don’t ever experience extreme problems with oil and dryness. It also helps slow any signs of skin aging. A serum with brightening ingredients like vitamin C or revitalizing ingredients like rosemary and peppermint will do the trick.
At the end of the day, your final skin care routine will depend on trial and error—and the good news is you have a lot of room for that. Try out what combination of products work on your skin, and practice your skin care routine regularly to maintain your skin’s good health.
Make sure to come back to learn more about the other skin types because up next, we’ll be talking about oily skin.