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What’s your skin type? by Marissa Acevedo

What’s your skin type? by Marissa Acevedo

A good skin-care regimen can make your complexion look radiant, smooth, and clear. But before you can pick the right products for your individual needs, it’s important to know your skin type. “Your skin type is determined by a combination of genetics and external factors.”  “You don’t have control over your genes, but the good news is that when you treat everything else, it can make a big difference.”  Other things can effect your skin type: hormonal fluctuations, stress, sun exposure, pollution, drinking, smoking, and medications. Today, I would like to touch on the subject of oily skin, since we are in the middle of summer heat and this can be extra annoying for our oily skin ladies!

Oily skin results when the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, giving skin a shiny appearance.  Sometimes a greasy or sticky feel remains for several hours after cleansing.  It is also characterized by larger pores than other skin types and is more prone to breakouts, clogged pores and blemishes.  Oily skin may tend to wrinkle less readily than drier skin types. The large amount of oil on the skin’s surface helps the upper layers retain water and protects the skin from environmental causes of dryness.

It may seem counter intuitive, but oily skin needs moisturizing, especially if you’ve been using acne treatments. Most topical acne creams and cleansers contain ingredients that can dry out your skin, which, in turn, can trigger inflammation and cause more breakouts. Your best bet is to use a moisturizer that doesn’t contain oil and that’s noncomedogenic. It won’t clog your pores, and you’ll be getting the moisture you need.

For Oily skin you want a product that will help control surface oiliness, leaving skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.  Deep clean pore openings of impurities and oily buildup.  This will help makeup stay fresher longer.

Love & Belief!!Marissa Acevedo

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