The skin care product that worked so well for your friend may not work as well for you. Why? The answer lies in our different skin types.
With tons of products in the market, knowing your skin type is key to picking out the right skin care products that work for you.
Your skin often feels tight, with a dry and rough complexion. Red patches may also occur and skin may experience peeling. People with dry skin are more prone to wrinkles due to the thin and delicate nature of the skin. However, one benefit of dry skin is having invisible pores that are so refined it’s not easy for dirt or grime to get in.
How to care: Use a gentle cleanser, especially one with hydrating benefits! Opt for richer moisturising agents that are cream-based to supplement moisture. Avoid long hot baths as they cause your skin to lose moisture more quickly. Skin exfoliation should only be done once a week.
Key points: Hydrate and Moisturise
*Apart from removing makeup, Cleansing Cream also serves as a gentle and moisturising cleanser for dry skin.
Your skin often feels oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) areas whereas your cheeks may feel normal or dry. Blackheads and larger-than-normal pores are your constant enemies. Many people tend to confuse combination skin with oily skin. The difference is that oily skin produces oil throughout the entire face, but combination skin is oily on specific spots.
How to care: The key is to find a balance in your skin care. Use a gentle cleanser that does not leave skin feeling too tight. Including a toner in your regime will also help to balance the oil and moisture level in your skin. Go for a lightweight moisturiser that’s easily absorbed.
Key point: Balanced skin care
Your skin looks greasy after an hour from your last morning cleanse and blotting paper is a must-have to survive the day. You often battle enlarged pores, frequent breakouts and a shiny complexion. Though it can get pretty uncomfortable dealing with an oil slick every day, the good news is that oily skin ages slower than dry skin and wrinkles don’t appear as easily.
How to care: Opt for a gentle but deep cleansing cleanser. People with oily skin think that they can skip the moisturising step, but the skin actually secretes more sebum when there’s a lack of moisture. Hydrating and moisturising products are not to be missed! Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to keep your skin looking smooth and clean.
Key points: Oil control and Hydrate
Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin possesses a good balance of moisture and an even tone. Pores are barely visible with blemishes hardly ever occurring. If you are someone with normal skin, know that your complexion is one that’s highly sought after! How to care: The downside to having near perfect skin is the lack of attention to proper care and maintenance. Ensure sufficient hydration and use a serum for nourishment so that your skin can continue to look supple and radiant. Don’t forget the SPF too!
Key points: Nourish and Sun Protection
Still unsure? We have a customised solution.
Now that you know your skin type, the next step is to choose the right products that work for your skin. Our team at DR’s Secret has created a wide range of solutions to help every skin type achieve desired skin health.
That means whether you are someone with dry, oily or combination skin, you can mix and match our products to suit your skin type. Better still, skip the trial and error and consult our product representatives for a customised regime just for you. Many DR’s Secret lovers have shared with us that their consultants were a great help and encouragement to them, giving constant guidance throughout their journey to skin perfection.