At 29 years old, I’m nowhere near over the hill – but I take my skin-care regimen seriously. (How else am I going to pretend I’m still in my twenties long after I’ve hit the big 3-0?) I moisturize day and night. Slather on the sunscreen. Remove all traces of makeup before bed without fail. So when I got the chance to try AHAVA’s Dead Sea Osmoter™ Concentrate, a moisture- and radiance-boosting serum, I was in. One-hundred percent.
Determining your skin type isn’t something that comes easily. How do you know if your complexion is oily, dry/sensitive, normal, or a mix of everything? Chances are, you’re miscasting your own personal skin type. Read up on these skin classifications (and take this quiz) to figure out where your skin falls, once and for all.
Your face looks and feels oily, mainly on your chin, nose, and forehead. You notice a shiny complexion right when you wake up and in the afternoons (when oil production is at its peak, according to Women’s Health magazine). You also have larger pores, which makes you more prone to acne.
Real Simple states that moisturizing is key for oily skin types (contrary to popular belief) because it keeps your skin from overproducing oil. Elle UK recommends oil-free moisturizer: slather it on at night, then use one with SPF in the morning before applying makeup. They also recommend cleansing your face with a creamy cleanser (to eliminate excess oil buildup) and keeping your pores clear by using products with salicylic acid.
BY DR. MICHELLE COPELAND
Smooth, soft skin is healthy skin. And it’s very achievable.
Cover your head. Avoid excessive UV exposure – use Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20 for protection and Sunless Tanning Bronzer for a healthy glow.
Clean your face at least once a day. But bars of soap are too harsh no matter what the moisturizing claims. Surfactants, ingredients that produce foam in liquid products like shampoo and soap, are extremely drying. Choose non-foaming cleansers that don’t strip the top layer of oil from the skin.
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