It’s common knowledge that establishing a skin care routine based around one brand isn’t necessarily the best way to get the most out of the products we put on our skin. In fact, many skin specialists today would argue that mix-matching brands can help you create a more customised routine, but did you know that shopping for products outside of your skin-type can also be an effective way to target problem areas? Read on to learn more about the benefits of thinking (and shopping) outside of the box when it comes to your beauty routine.
Dry skin types most commonly associate a good skin care product with rich moisturising properties, but dehydrated skin is actually far better treated with regular exfoliation. Why not purchase a face wash with AHAs and BHAs to gently exfoliate the skin and minimise bacteria caused inflammation?
Anyone with oily skin can tell you: the more oil you strip from your face, the more your pores will produce! Balance the oil act by reaching out for jojoba oil, which is commonly found in the dry skin types section. This oil will help regulate moisture and sebum product in your pores, making it the perfect balancing act for your skin.
Those of you with combination skin already dream of scoring every single shelf at the pharmacy for the right products to treat individual parts of your face. If only everyone could afford such a luxury! However, there is a new trend in town that involves applying different mask products to specific parts of your face for maximum face mask effect. Here’s how it’s done: combine a hyaluronic acid based mask to your t-zone and multi-acid peel (or mask) to the dry areas of your face, such as your cheeks.
Sensitive skin types are often left with mild, colourless and scentless products which at times feel like they do nothing other than not cause skin irritations! In fact, salicylic acid, an ingredient found in products that treat acne prone skin are far more effective at dealing with irritations in the long run. This is because salicylic acid is as good at calming inflammation as it is is at killing bacteria in the skin. Just be sure to not go over board and stick to products with low levels of acid, anything from 0.5% to 2% will do justice to your skin.
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