Follow these tips on how to find the best skincare products for you. 

With so many skincare products available, it can be hard to know which ones are right for you. Countless women and men try out products in the hope that they’ll have better, healthier skin, but find themselves at a loss, usually because they’re using the wrong products for their skin.

It’s easy to know what types of clothing will work for you! It’s obvious when something doesn’t fit! But with skincare product it’s a little vaguer about what fits and what doesn’t. Just like size 6 jeans aren’t for everyone, super hydrating skincare products aren’t going to fit everyone’s skin type the same. SO, when you go shopping for skincare, just like you need to know your size to go shopping for jeans, you need to know your skin type and texture!

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Skin type matters

The first thing you need to know about your skin to make a good skincare purchase is what your skin type is. Most people have either dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin. If you’re not sure, you can do a little test to find out. Pick up an oil blotting sheet from your local drugstore and blot your face throughout the day. If the sheet comes back with several large oil spots or looks wet, you probably have oily skin. If it comes back with no oil spots, you probably have dry skin. If you’re in between, you probably have combination skin. If your skin burns or turns red with many skincare products, you probably have sensitive skin.

Once you know your skin type, look for products that are specifically made for your skin type. As you get to know your skin type and how it reacts to certain products, you’ll be able to narrow down your skincare product options and find one that works for you.

Oily skin

If you have oily skin, try using light, oil-free products that moisturize your skin. Moisturizing skin is so important for oily skin, though it seems counterintuitive, because it helps the skin stop overproducing oil. Try using serums, gels, or lotions rather than creams or ointments.

Dry skin

If you have dry skin, use a gentle cleanser with hyaluronic acid to remove the dirt and oil that builds up throughout the day without disrupting the skin’s tender outer layer. Use a heavy moisturizer that is nourishing to your skin yet gentle enough to not irritate your skin. Use SPF every single day to

Combination skin

With combination skin, you’re going to want to find a moisturizer that is heavy enough to moisturize those dry patches, but light enough to not clog your pores!

Sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, look for products with gentle ingredients. Avoid any products that contain alcohol! Try out products and give it a few weeks to see if they’re okay with your sensitive skin.