The Difference Between Skin Type & Skin Condition

Have you ever thought that skin type and skin condition were the same thing? Let's talk about the difference... Skin "type" is usually classified as normal, oily, dry or combination. We use skin type a lot in the skin care world to help determine what type of care is best for your skin. Do you have "normal" skin? You will probably want to exfoliate regularly and get on a foaming gel cleanser and medium weight moisturizer to gently strip away impurities and keep the skin hydrated and protected. Oily skin? You may want to start using a clay-based cleanser to help absorb the extra oil that the skin is producing and an oil free moisturizer to add hydration but not more oil. Also, exfoliating oil

Oil vs. Moisture

Have you ever thought that when you applied moisturizer to your skin it would make your skin more oily? Let's talk about the difference between oil and moisture. If you are not using the appropriate moisturizer for your skin it CAN make your skin feel oily or greasy. The purpose of a moisturizer is to add moisture and hydration to your skin. It can also help protect your skin from the environment, balance your skin, even help clear pesky breakouts. The key is choosing the CORRECT moisturizer for your skin type and condition. What's the difference between skin type and condition? We will talk more about that in a future post. If you are in your teens, an anti-aging oil rich moisturizer is no

Do you have hyperpigmentation from sun exposure?

What are some of your skin care goals for 2017? Do you have hyperpigmentation from sun exposure? Hyperpigmentation is a fancy word for "browns spots", "age spots", "liver spots", etc. We encounter the largest amount of sun damage in our lifetime before age 18. Our moms simply didn't know the importance of slathering us up with sunscreen when we were kids running around or riding our bikes outside non stop when we were little. That sun exposure causes an over production of melanin in the cells that manifest themselves in these pesky little brown spots on our skin that usually don't start showing up until we are in our 30's or 40's. Once skin becomes pigmented it is very difficult to lighten.

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