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.


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.


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.


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.


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!

Everything You Need To Know About The OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask

OC Essentials is an innovative beauty brand that aims to source the highest quality products and put them right in your hands. Our mission is to help make those who use our products feel confident about themselves in every situation. One of the steps to feeling confident is looking good; and part of looking good is having beautiful, glowing skin.

Masks are a great way to rejuvenate the skin. Mud masks, in specific, have a thick consistency that is smoothed onto the skin and left to sit for 10-15 minutes. This gives time for the ingredients to sink into the skin, clear the pores, and remove impurities. Once it’s rinsed off, you are left with refreshed, invigorated, and deeply cleansed skin.

In addition, mud masks make for a luxurious mini spa session right at home! OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Masks contain lavender and chamomile, which have soothing and calming properties. This means they are perfect to use at night when you’re ready to unwind and relax. Treat yourself and make applying the mask apart of your weekly skin care routine.

What is the Dead Sea Mud Mask?

OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask is jam-packed with purifying minerals from the Dead Sea combined with Sea Algae and Charcoal Powder. These ingredients have great short-term benefits, like clearing blemishes and brightening dullness. In the long-term, these ingredients will help to firm the skin, preventing wrinkles, and its antioxidants and vitamins will keep the skin healthy.

The nourishing minerals found in the mud of the Dead Sea contain Alpha Hydroxy acids and beneficial essential oils. These gently remove impurities, excess oil, dead skin cells, and toxins. They also increase circulation and unclog the pores, leaving you with brighter and clearer skin!

What are some of the ingredients in the Mask?

  • Mud from the Dead Sea infused with Charcoal Powder – This absorbs impurities from the skin and reduces pore size by utilizing critical minerals such as magnesium, potassium, chloride, iron, and bromide. You will also see clearer skin and less blemishes.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids – These increase blood flow to the skin, minimizing fine lines and firming the skin. They also act as chemical exfoliants which brighten the skin by removing dead skin cells. This is gentler and more effective to use than an exfoliating cloth or scrub.
  • Sea Algae, or “Seaweed” –  High in antioxidants and essential vitamins, seaweed provides the skin with the necessary benefits for an improved skin appearance. Enjoy beautifully hydrated and conditioned skin with the help of this ingredient!
  • Vitamin C – This is a wonderful ingredient if you want to maintain a youthful and bright appearance. It helps to tighten and smooth out the skin.
  • Cucumber – It’s not only good as slices placed on your eyes, it’s also great in our mud mask too! Cucumber fades dark circles, reduces puffiness and irritation, and detoxifies the skin.

What else makes the Dead Sea Mud Mask great to use?

OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask is manufactured locally in Los Angeles, CA to the highest quality standards. It is certified/registered with the following organizations:

  • FDA Registered Facility
  • USDA Organic Certified
  • California Prop 65 Compliant (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act)
  • Natural Products Association Member
  • Professional Beauty Association Member
  • CCOF Certified (California Certified Organic Farmers)

It is important to know that many beauty brands outsource their product manufacturing to overseas factories where it is less expensive and quality standards are very different. OC Essentials takes pride in its local and high quality manufacturing based right here in our home of Los Angeles!

We are also dedicated to bringing you the best products made with beneficial and clean ingredients that will provide you with amazing results. Other face masks on the market can contain harmful ingredients like parabens, benzoyl peroxide, or triclosan, which can have very negative effects on your health. OC Essentials Dead Sea Mud Mask contains numerous certified organic ingredients like lavender, lemon, and Japanese green tea, among many others. You can rest assured that this mask will not only be safe to use, but will provide you with beautiful, glowing skin!

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Welcome to OC Essentials!

OC Essentials is a new, unique, and vibrant skin care brand that sources Southern California made products and brings them to you! We are very excited about this brand and can’t wait to share not only our amazing products but also our bada** content of blogs, interviews, playlists, and of course stunning photos with you all along the way! So what can you expect from OC Essentials:

  • The highest quality products made with certified organic ingredients
  • A refreshed, vibrant, and confident feeling after using our products
  • Entertaining/informative blog posts
  • Interviews with creative individuals all around the globe
  • Playlists ensured to bring a new vibe to your day

We would love to hear from ya on any topics/ideas/questions so give us a holla any time! In the mean time, check out our new Dead Sea Mud Mask infused with Charcoal, Seaweed, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids for brighter, healthier looking skin!