Your skin is one of the most valuable things you have. In order to keep your skin looking young and healthy there is a certain routine you should follow. Some things are fairly basic, such as washing your face at least twice daily. You should also wash your body at least once daily, either through a sponge bath or shower. Where it may get confusing is figuring out which types of soaps or body washes to use.
Using regular body soap is fine, but it can include some harsh detergents which can strip the oil from your skin. However, not all soaps are like that, so you really have to pick and choose which one is best for your skin type. To figure out what skin type you are you can simply look in the mirror during daylight hours. If you have shiny skin then chances are you have an oily complexion, especially if it is shiny in the T-zone which is the forehead, nose, and chin areas. This is where your oil glands are the most prevalent, and where you get the most acne breakouts. If you have dry skin, you may notice a dehydrated appearance to your skin. It could feel tight and it may look dull or flaky. If you have normal skin then you have a more uniform texture and you will notice that you only break out occasionally. Still yet, some people have combination skin which means that it has both oily and dry patches.
When it comes to picking the right soaps, here are some suggestions:
For oily skin: ?choose soaps that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide
For dry skin: choose gentle soaps which contain moisturizers such as pure glycerin soap
For sensitive skin: choose hypoallergenic soaps and avoid soaps that are perfumed or have antibacterial qualities
For normal skin: choose plant based soaps that are made for the face to avoid clogged pores
By deciphering your skin type and using the right types of soaps or washes, your skin should clear up and look healthy. Continue to wash your face at least twice a day and apply moisturizer when you are done for the best skin you can have.
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