How To Determine Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type can revolutionize your skin care routine, because when you’re using the right products, your skin will respond in the right way. Find out if the OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask is perfect for your skin type. Go through this guide and find where you fall on the spectrum so you can better care for your beautiful skin!

Let’s start off with texture. All skins types are determined based on the amount of sebum that your skin produces. The sebaceous glands in your skin produce an oily substance called sebum to lubricate the face. Too much sebum production can result in acne and/or oily skin, while too little results in dryer skin.

Oily

You most likely have oily skin if you have:

  • Increased sebum production throughout the whole face
  • Larger, more visible pores
  • Frequent acne and blackheads

How to treat this skin type:

  • The OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask contains charcoal powder, which removes excess sebum from the skin normalizing the skins sebum’s levels.
  • Although you may be tempted to overly cleanse this skin type to get rid of the oiliness, too much cleansing can actually cause an over-production of sebum, which can make your condition worse.
  • Use products that contain activated charcoal and salicylic acid to control oil production, clear out the pores, and prevent acne.
  • Mattify the skin throughout the day with blotting papers and translucent powder.

Dry

You most likely have dry skin if you have:

  • Mild sebum production
  • Dry or flakey patches around the face
  • Tightness
  • Visible lines or wrinkles
  • Itchiness or irritation
  • Minimal visibility of pores

How to treat this skin type:

  • Avoid harsh soaps that can further strip your skin.
  • Regularly exfoliate to sloth away dead or flakey skin.
  • Use products that will hydrate and moisturize.
  • Keep the skin bright and plump throughout the day by using hydrating misting sprays.

Normal

You most likely have normal skin if you have:

  • Moderate sebum production
  • Neither overly oily or overly dry skin
  • Minimized pores
  • Little to no acne
  • Little to no sensitivity

How to treat this skin type:

  • Utilizing Sea Algae which is high in antioxidants, the OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask helps fight fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Keep the skin hydrated and healthy with oils and serums.
  • Always stay protected by regularly using sunscreen.

Combination

You most likely have combination skin if you have:

  • Moderate sebum production
  • Dry or flakey patches on your cheeks, temples, or jawline
  • Oiliness in or around the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin areas)
  • You may have more of one type than the other, but you definitely have symptoms of both

How to treat this skin type:

  • Avoid products with sulfates and alcohol, since they can dry out the dry areas and cause too much oil production in the oily areas.
  • Try multi-masking. This is when you use different masks throughout the face to treat the symptoms in various areas. A mask containing hyaluronic acid or glycerin will work wonders for the dry areas.

Acne-prone skin

You most likely have acne-prone skin if you have:

  • Frequent breakouts and blemishes
  • An oily skin texture
  • larger, more visible pores

How to treat this skin type:

  • Unclogging pores and absorbing the skin’s impurities, the OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask is great for acne prone skin.
  • Use products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help control acne production.
  • Don’t pick or pop blemishes.
  • Exfoliate and utilize oils and serums to help the skin regrow and get rid of acne scars.

Sensitive skin

You most likely have sensitive skin if you have:

  • Breakouts after using new products
  • Frequent itchiness, irritation, or redness
  • Trouble finding products that don’t inflame or irritate your skin

How to treat this skin type:

  • Check if you are allergic to anything in your environment, such as laundry detergents or ingredients in your beauty products.
  • Always use sunscreen.
  • Opt for beauty products that contain more natural ingredients than harsh chemicals.
  • Avoid hot showers and scrubbing the face.

No matter what skin type you have, here are general skin care tips that are always beneficial:

  • Monitor your diet. The food you eat plays a big role in the appearance of your skin. Stay away from greasy and fatty foods and try to intake your required amount of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Drink lots of water. This is known to clear the skin of blemishes and give it a hydrated, supple appearance.
  • Always wear sunscreen. Even if you’re not tanning on the beach, it is still necessary! Use a daily moisturizer that contains at least SPF 30.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! This keeps your skin radiant and prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming. It is never too early to prevent the signs of aging!

Have you figured out what your skin type is? How do you like to treat your skin? Let us know!

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