You’ve been told that figuring out the skin type of your face is crucial toward learning how to best take care of your skin on a daily basis, yet new research and findings are beginning to show that most of us actually tend to have multiple skin types depending on where we focus on the face. If you’ve ever used a face mask that’s suited to your skin’s needs, you probably know what it’s like to feel soft, clean, refreshed skin as a result.
However, you may also have experimented with other types of masks which only served to unevenly affect your skin. This goes back to the fact that the skin on the face is generally different depending on where you are on the face. If you’re ready to get the best skin of your life, take a moment to examine every little aspect and change in your skin before delving into these great beauty treatments.
Check For These “Zones” Or “Areas”
The most common skin types most people tend to experience are oily, dry, dull, and sensitive. When you first wake up in the morning, consider how your face feels generally — is it oily enough to want to hop in the shower right away? Does it feel parched and dry, making you want to slather moisturizer all over it? This is your predominant skin type. Now go to the bathroom mirror and investigate every part of your face, checking to see if you have particular spots on your skin that may differ from what you normally expect. Once you have a defined map of the skin on your face, you can begin to use the art of “multimasking” to get clear, clean skin.
For Oily Areas
Most people experience oily, acne-prone patches of skin on the forehead and nose, or the T-zone area. In this area, use a mask that is rich in astringent properties, with ingredients such as witch hazel oil or rose water. Bentonite clay is another great ingredient to mop up excess oil.
For Dry Areas
You’ll want to go with a mask that’s rich and softening in order to soothe skin that may be chapped or irritated by dryness. Oats, honey, avocado, and banana are also excellent ingredients to look for. You can mash these common foods together for your own face mask at home.
For Dull Areas
A brightening mask is the way to go with areas of your skin that don’t radiate as much as you would like. A mask with citrus ingredients, high in antioxidant and Vitamin E content, can do the trick.
This can be tricky, since some people tend to have areas of the skin that break out super easily at the slightest touch, new ingredient, or fragrance. Stick with unscented, simple masks with ingredients such as oats, aloe, and coconut oil, as these are generally very soothing and gentle on the skin.
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