Skincare Basics Oily VS Dry Skin

Skincare Basics Oily VS Dry Skin

Today I’m going to go more in-depth on dry skin and oily skin. This will be focused mostly on different ways and products you can use to care for your skin.

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert so not everything here will work for everyone. Results may vary.

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PART 1: DRY SKIN

If you have dry skin your skin will feel tight and there will be flaking on your face. You will have invisible pores and possibly some wrinkles even though you’re young. I said to use soap-free cleansers and moisturizer and avoid long, hot showers and harsh cleansers. All that is true but now, I’m going to add more to the list and give you more of an explanation.

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MOISTURIZER:

If you have dry skin, moisturizing is very important. If you have dry skin, you will often have allergic reactions to products and it’s recommended that for moisturizers you should use creams instead of lotions because they contain more oil and are thicker. Moisturizer will help your skin freshen up and be more vibrant if you find the right one.

PRODUCT IDEAS

Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream

This cream contains vitamin E and jojoba oil and it absorbs and hydrates your skin fast. It also doesn’t feel super oily. I personally use this because dry skin is my skin type and it really helps. It works for all skin types as well so this can work if also you have combination skin.

Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream

This cream has 5% urea, which helps hydrate and restore your skin. Moisturizers which contain urea help reduce your skins water loss. It’s very light and not very oily. It was also featured on the Dr.Oz Show!

Avene Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream

This cream gives long-lasting hydration and helps prevent water from evaporating off your skin. It also helps restore and rebalance dry skin, which is the skin type it’s made for.

AVOIDING HARSH CLEANSERS

If you have dry skin you should try to avoid any products containing benzoyl peroxide as it reduces the amount of oil your oil glands produce.

SHOWERING

Taking showers with very hot water for a long amount of time is something you should try not to do, unfortunately. The hot water will get rid of the oil on your skin and stay in the shower for a long time will dry out the skin on your whole body! When you’re in the shower use lukewarm water and limit your time to 5-10 minutes. It saves water and your skin will thank you.

HUMIDIFIERS

Putting humidifiers in your room and in your living room can really help your skin. Humidifiers add moisture into the air and restore the humidity level, making your skin feel hydrated. Even better, they also lessen allergies, help your respiratory system and minimize your chance of catching a virus. Just remember to change the water in your humidifier every day so mold and bacteria don’t grow.

PRODUCT IDEAS

Urpower Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier

This is a portable humidifier which can also be used as an aromatherapy diffuser. It contained an LED light with 7 colors and 2 brightness levels so it can also be a bedside ‘lamp’. It has many misting mode features so you can be comfortable.

Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

This is great for night use because it can operate for 16 hours straight It also has a light in it and high-speed or low-speed mist settings. It’s ultrasonic, which means it’s not noisy and won’t disturb your sleep.

Levoit 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

This humidifier is best for big rooms and can operate for 36 hours straight. It has 3 mist settings for both the cool mist and the warm mist and is ultrasonic which, as I mentioned, means it’s quiet. It includes a sleep timer and remote control. It also tells you the current humidity level in the room and can adjust the mist based on the humidity.

Note that dry skin can lead to skin conditions like Seborrheic Dermatitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Athlete’s Foot and Eczema so watch out and talk to your doctor if you’re concerned.

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PART 2: OILY SKIN

If you have oily skin your skin will feel greasy and look shiny throughout the entire day. You’ll also feel the need to constantly wash your face. The oil clogs your pores and in turn, you get lots of acne breakouts. I mentioned to wear sunscreen and exfoliate but now I’m going to go more in depth.

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SALICYLIC ACID

Salicylic acid is an acne treatment recommended to people with moderate acne problems. It fills pores and gets rid of built-up sebum, dead skin cells and any debris that could lead to breakouts. It helps treat blackheads and whiteheads and can help remove corns, calluses, and warts.

MAKEUP

If you have oily skin you should avoid heavy products because they can lead to blocked pores. You should use products made specifically for oily skin and always remember to take your makeup off before sleeping and working out. To prevent bacteria spreading, you should clean your makeup brushes regularly.

MOISTURIZER

If you have oily skin, you should use a moisturizer that’s lightweight and oil-free so your skin is soft and hydrated. If you don’t use moisturizer your face dries out and signals the oil glands to produce even more sebum making your face even oilier.

PRODUCT IDEAS

Lotus Herbals Alpamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil-Free Moisturizer

This moisturizer contains Alpha Hydroxy extracts from plants. The extracts help replenish your skin with moisture and it provides your skin with a smooth and vibrant complexation. It also contains grape and aloe vera extracts and has “antimicrobial antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.” That means it destroys the growth of microorganisms, gets rid of redness and minimizes your pores.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

This moisturizer protects you from the sun and stays on for a long time. It “keeps your skin moisturized all day with it’s lightweight, non-greasy formula while preventing skin damage from sun exposure”. Its been allergy tested and doesn’t contain any dyes, fragrances, alcohol or extra ingredients known to cause reactions.

Natio Daily Repair Oil-Free Moisturizer

This moisturizer contains pure aromatic and essential oils, which helps tone your skin. It minimizes shine and gives your skin a matte finish while tightening your pores. It has a light consistency that spreads well and is quickly absorbed and is an ideal makeup base.

Remember not to touch your face because your fingers are oily and can make new breakouts appear or make small ones bigger. It can also create scars which are not fun, trust me. I picked at my skin a lot and now even when I don’t have any pimples it looks like I have tons because of the scars.

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There you have it! I hope you enjoyed the article and I hope it helped you! 

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