Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

3 HOURS AGO Tell us how you feel in our survey about smoking: http://t.co/6Q9EeXv0yg

3 HOURS AGO 5 fun fitness guru videos: http://t.co/ltFmHhPXLG

4 HOURS AGO 5 book babes who had #awesomesauce summer jobs: http://t.co/fbg3ePO9v9

 

sponsored links

Demystifying skin types


 
I'm confused about what kind of skin I have. What tells me if I have oily, dry or combination, and which types of products should I use and avoid?

 

There are so many skin products out there that it’s sometimes hard to figure out which ones are right for you. Knowing what type of skin you have—oily, dry, or a combo of the two—is essential for picking the perfect skin care products to get your face looking phenomenal!


Discover your skin type 
First go with your gut feeling. If you’ve noticed that your skin feels tight, dry or flaky, you most likely have dry skin that needs a little TLC. The same goes for oily skin. If it feels greasy, it probably is. If your skin feels oily on your forehead and nose (the T-zone area) but dry on your cheeks, then you probably have a combo of oily and dry skin, which is the most common type. Once you’ve discovered what type you are, avoid products that do not list that skin type on the label.


If you’re on the oily side…
Be sure to use gel-based cleansers, which will help stop your skin from producing more oil while getting rid of gross greasy residue and blackheads. Oily skin is the type that’s most likely to cause acne, but using a mask once or twice a week will prevent those breakouts from happening.
 

If you’re on the dry side…
An oil-free moisturizer will be your best friend, making tight, dry skin feel (and look!) a whole lot better. Applying moisturizers and creams often, especially in the morning and before going to sleep, will definitely be great for your skin and give it the moisture that it needs. And don’t forget to drink water too—it’s soooo important!


If you’re a little bit of both…
Don’t freak! Even though you may feel both oily AND dry, combination skin is the most common type and can easily be taken care of with some extra attention. Use moisturizers and creams around your eyes and on your cheeks, while being sure to clean and wash those oily spots, like the T-zone, frequently and thoroughly.


Sure, taking care of your skin may require a little extra effort before school and bed, but having great skin is definitely worth it—trust me!
 
 

BY CASEY LIEBERMAN ON 6/15/2011 9:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 
What excites you most about going back to school?



 
 
30
:
23
:
59
:
59
DAYS
 
HOURS
 
MIN
 
SEC

Acid reflux is only a problem for adults.

Uncover the Secrets...


 
The Chatswood family tree has many branches—and even more secrets. CLICK HERE to unravel the clues (and score a free excerpt!) of Secrets of the Manor, a spellbinding new historical fiction series.

 

It's FINALLY our 20th birthday! To celebrate, we've rounded up our all time fave (and all time best) fashion and beauty tips 'n' tricks, amazing boy/bestie/life advice plus room DIYs, amazing recipes and top 20 lists exclusively for you right here on girlslife.com.

To join the fun, 

CLICK HERE

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links