Hands up who have been through the stage of standing in front of the skincare dept, scratching your chin, furrowing your brow, figuring out which skincare product is suitable for your skin type ? Yup, been there experienced that. Promoters will be explaining all the information of the products to me and it'll always come down to one question before they recommend any product - "What's Your Skin Type ?". Actually to find that right skincare for your skin, all you need is to identify your skin type. Once you know your skin type, you'll know what product and keywords to look out for when it comes to skincare. Well luckily I have been keeping notes on this...
What's Your Skin Type ?
There's basically 5 types of skin types whether it's oily, dry, normal, sensitive or combination. And here are some of the sign that you can look out for in determining your skin type.
Dry Skin Type
- Dry patches, wrinkly, rough or even scaly.
- Product Recommendation : Skincare that highlights on deep or intense hydration. Products that comes in cream form works great on dry skin.
Oily Skin Type
- Look shiny, prone to breaking out, blackheads and pimples.
- Products Recommendation : Skincare that highlights on hydration and noncomedogenic (does not clog pores). Gel type of products would be great.
Sensitive Skin Type
- Prone to redness, breaking out or pimples.
- Products Recommendation : Skincare that's gentle, specifically designed for sensitive skin.
Normal Skin Type
- Rarely get pimples, breaking out, blackheads, not enlarged pores, no red or dry patches.
- Product Recommendation : Basically most products would be fine.
Combination Skin Type
- A combination of any two of the skin types, the common ones are Oily on the T-Zone (forehead and nose area) and Dry or Normal on others.
- Pimples or blackheads formation on the T-Zone and dry patches on cheeks or normal skin on cheeks.
- Product Recommendation : Combination skincare routine needs to be tailored to the skin in each area. For Oily area, it's best to use products that comes with hydration and gel texture. And for Dry area, use intense hydration products.
Now that you have know your skin type, I am sure it's much easier for you to pick your skincare products. But do note sometimes, your skin type would change according to the weather like during this Chinese New Year season, the weather has been extremely warm and dry. My combination skin (oily T-Zone and normal on others) has turned to dry, with dry patches on my skin. So in times like this, I'm changing it up, putting on products that provide more moisture to my dry skin and also with some firming properties.
In the morning the first thing I do is cleanse and tone my face with the L'Oreal Revitalift Aqua Milk Toner. If I have a little extra time, I would even soak some of the cotton pad with toner and just let it rest on my face for a couple minutes. This would give an extra boost of moisture and firming to my skin. Then I massage in the L'Oreal Revitalift Intense Serum (which smells amazing btw) before dotting and massaging the L'Oreal Revitalift Eye Cream on. Usually I would spend a little extra time smoothing the eye cream in, making sure it's has been fully absorbed. Then depending where I'll be going to or just laying in the house, I'll use either the L'Oreal Revitalift Day Cream with BB Cream or some Foundation.
For the evening routine, it's pretty much the same. I'll follow the same cleanse, tone, serum and eye cream routine and then at the end I slather on the L'Oreal Revitalift Night Cream all over. The night cream feels so rich, giving all the nutrients my skin need after a long day.