Now that summer is here, it's time to put down the self-tanning products and go outside. There's nothing quite like the sun-kissed glow achieved from the summertime sun. If you've spent all winter slathering on sunless tanner, however, you may…
Identifying Your Skin Type
Being able to identify your specific skin type can be helpful in so many different ways. It can often help you select skincare products that are 100 percent appropriate for your individual needs. People who have dry skin don’t have the same needs as those who have oily or combination complexions, and vice versa. If you want to treat your skin right, the first thing you have to do is figure out whether or not it’s dry, oily or perhaps even somewhere in the middle.
There are many helpful online resources that can help people pinpoint their specific skin types. Answering several questions about the state of your skin can often give you invaluable insight. If you take a quiz on the Internet and indicate that you regularly experience flaking and rough patches, it may inform you that you have excessively dry skin. If you take a quiz online and indicate that stubborn acne is a big problem for you, on the other hand, it may suggest that your skin is on the greasy side.
Blotting paper can come in extremely handy for people who want to figure out what type of skin they have. If you don’t already own blotting paper, there’s no need to fret. It’s readily available at drugstores everywhere these days. If you want to use blotting paper to assess your skin type, thoroughly wash your complexion. Go to sleep for the night. Refrain from the use of any kind of skincare product. After you wake up in the morning, grab the blotting paper and look into your bathroom mirror. Gently dab your face using it. Focus on the area below your eyes, your forehead, your jaw, your cheeks and your T-zone. If your blotting paper is full of oil, you likely have oily skin, unsurprisingly enough. If your blotting paper is a combination of oily and dry, you probably have combination skin. If its oil distribution is rather consistent, your skin is probably in the ‘normal’ category. If you barely see any oil on the paper, there’s a good chance you have skin that’s a blend of sensitive and dry. Blotting paper can make a quick and easy assessment option for people who are uncertain about their skin types.
If you want to accurately identify what skin type you have, you can sometimes do so simply by looking at it. Once the middle of the day rolls around, head to the nearest mirror. If your face looks mostly shiny, it’s probably oily. If your T-zone and T-zone alone appears shiny, you probably have combination skin. If nothing appears to have changed with your skin since the day began, it’s likely normal. If you notice significant dryness, last but not least, your skin is probably both sensitive and dry. People who have sensitive and dry complexions tend to experience considerable redness, roughness and peeling.
Shopping for high-quality tanning products from St.Tropez can be a lot of fun for anyone. It’s important, however, to always have a strong grasp of the tanning products that are most suited to your skin. One St. Tropez product may be most appropriate for people who have drier skin types. Another one, however, may be most fitting for people who have rather normal complexions. You don’t want to make the mistake of purchasing a tanning product that won’t accommodate your individual needs the right way. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for a tinted body lotion, a bronzing mousse, a tanning oil or anything else. Your priority should be to choose tanning products that perfectly cater to your skin’s highly specific requirements.