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A Guide to Taking Care of Your Skin

Skin Type Matters

Asia has been the largest consumer of skin care products, especially for skin whitening. However, products are only effective according to the type of skin it is applied on. There are specific products for each skin type, as what most skincare clinic specialists (klinik skin care) would say.. So the next time you suspect you have either a dry, oily, or sensitive skin, but you are not sure about your skin type, you might as well read through this article now.

In this article, you will learn the following:

  • Be able to build your own skincare routine.
  • Be able to treat specific skin concerns with simple, DIY hacks for acne and scars.
  • Be able to find out that not all DIY hacks are safe.

You really need to make sure that you do not use the wrong products or skin hacks because you might just irritate or worsen your skin condition, especially with acne.

Building a Daily Skincare Routine

You can build your own skincare routine irrespective of your skin type. In fact, having a daily skin care routine can help you keep healthy and younger-looking skin, be able to heal your acne and scarring, as well as dark spots.

In addition, keeping a daily skincare routine can even up the skin’s complexion and lighten at the same time. A daily skincare routine has 4 basic steps, which you can do once every morning and once every bedtime.

CLEANSING

It is recommended to get a cleanser that does not leave the skin tight after washing. Clean your face once or twice a day, no more than that. For those with dry skin and those that do not wear make-up, then applying a cleanser can be done once daily. Don’t wash your skin too thoroughly as it can strip it of its natural oils that protect the skin.

Cleansers that are known to work well in the Indonesian market, especially popular cleaners are the following:

  • Cetaphil
  • Banila Co Clean It Zero
  • Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick Green Tea
  • Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
  • CosRx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  • Innisfree Jenu Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
  • Mizon Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser

SERUMS

A serum that contains Vitamin C or growth (repair) factors or peptides are recommended in the morning right before the sunscreen is applied. At night time, retinol or prescription retinoids work best.

MOISTURIZER

Mind you, even those with oily skin needs a moisturizer, but use one that is lightweight, gel-based, and non-comedogenic (does not block your pores). For those with dry skin, it can greatly benefit from moisturizers, just the cream-based ones. Remember to look into the brands whether it is gel-based or cream-based so as not to mistake the other to your type of skin.

SUNSCREEN

taking care of your skin

It is highly recommended to apply sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30, 15 minutes before you head outdoors because it can take a while for the sunscreen to activate. You might be surprised to know that dark skin tones need more sun protection than the lighter skinned ones because the hyperpigmentation is harder to correct. Make sure to read the labels – to know which sunscreen or SPF level is ideal for your type of skin.

Tips Ideal for All Skin Types

  • Keep the skin and body hydrated.
  • Make sure to change the pillowcases once a week.
  • Make sure the hair (especially long-haired women) are washed or wrapped before going to bed, so as not to irritate your face when you sleep.
  • As mentioned, make sure to apply sunscreen daily and apply it 15 minutes prior to going outside.

Try to start with a simple and basic routine to assess how your skin reacts. Once you get comfortable, you can then add a few extra products such as exfoliants, facial masks, and spot treatment to boost the health of your skin. You don’t have to trust what this article has to say, but at least these facts are from reputable skincare clinics (klinik skin care).

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