Discovering and caring for your skin type – the way to healthy, radiant skin


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Here you will find a few small, but effective things you can do to make your skin soft and radiant, and most of all – healthy.

  1. Avoid consuming foods and beverages containing chocolate or cocoa.
  2. Avoid consuming fried and greasy foods.
  3. Avoid foods containing starch such as bread, cookies and pastries.

It is very important to know your skin type so that you can take the proper care for it and treat it in the way it requires. Listed below are the 5 skin types. Compare your skin against their characteristics to find what your skin type is and we will show you how to care for it.

  1. Dry skin type
  2. Oily skin type
  3. Mixed skin type
  4. Sensitive skin type
  5. Normal skin type

Caring for your skin type

Caring for dry skin

Use a specially designed cleansing lotion to cleanse your skin, but leave it on for a while before wiping it away. Splash cold water on your face to freshen it. Use heavy-duty moisturizer which will help the skin retain moisture and prevent evaporation.

Caring for oily skin

Wash your skin with cleansing foam. It removes impurities, but retains moisture. After that, rub the skin with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol-based lotion. Even oily skin needs moisturizing, but the moisturizer has to be light. Dab away all excesses with a tissue.

Caring for mixed skin

Use cleansing foam to wash your face in the morning. This will keep the oily parts clean and prevent the formation of blackheads. In the evening, apply moisturizer to calm the dry areas.

Caring for sensitive skin

Never wash your face with soap. Use hypoallergenic cleansing lotion instead. Use a nourishing moisturizer and a lotion which creates a protective barrier to prevent irritation. Make sure that your moisturizer does not contain perfume.

Caring for normal skin

Wash your face with foam. While doing that, rub the foam in, massaging the face with gentle circular motions. Cool your skin down with a splash of cold water or lotion which does not contain alcohol.

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