Skin Care 101: Choosing the Best Products for Your Skin Type

by - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today I have quite a different post for you since this is actually a guest post which is written by Zara! It's a first on my blog and I decided why not go with it this time. I have gotten quite a few emails regarding guest posts and other writers featuring on my blog and I guess I've never taken up the offer due to wanting to start off my blog with my own content. However I figured I'd see how it went and maybe there will be more of these.

Choosing the Best Products for Your Skin Type

Choosing skincare products that work perfectly for you often seems like an impossible mission, particularly if you’re dealing with a skin conditions that makes your life even worse. There are so many things you need to pay extra attention to, which can be very exhausting, especially if you’re not quite sure what to do. If that’s the case, stay with us. Here are four useful tips on how to choose the best products for your skin type.

What do you really know about skin types?
Different fashion magazines, salespeople, and dermatologists often have different opinions on what characterizes different skin types, which may confuse you a lot. There are several main categories, such as dry, oily, and combination, and these make for good basics. However, these don’t recognize a range of other problems and conditions that can affect a particular skin type. If you’re dealing with acne, eczema, rosacea, or sun damage – these categories can’t strictly apply. The truth is that your skin can be both oily and prone to blemishes, or sun damaged with acne. The more you know about your skin, the more you’ll be able to help it!

Avoid particular ingredients that can make your condition worse
A wide range of ingredients found in conventional beauty products can actually make your skin condition even worse, which is why you need to be extra careful when reading the label. Alcohol and menthol are often found in products for treating acne, but these can actually dry out your skin and trigger more oil production! Thick emollients are known for clogging pores and preventing skin cells from exfoliating, which is why you should avoid products that contain them. Some other ingredients to avoid are: artificially added fragrances and colours, abrasive scrubbing agents, irritants, and harsh cleansing agents.

Always perform a patch test and introduce new products slowly
Performing a patch test is crucial before you purchase new skincare products, especially if you have sensitive skin prone to allergies. This is particularly important if you decide to completely change your skincare routine – introducing a bunch of new products you haven’t used before is a tricky business for many reasons. If one of the products causes a negative reaction, you won’t be able to determine which one, because there are a lot of them you currently use! So, introduce new products slowly and perform a patch test on the side of your neck before purchase – if it’s fine there, it’ll be fine on your face, too!

Treat your acne properly
Even though acne happen primarily when you’re a teen, the truth is that many adults struggle with this skin condition, too. Producing more sebum and dead skin cells that pile up on the surface of your skin tend to clog your pores and trap bacteria, which leads to acne. They indeed require a specific treatment, and you’ll have to be patient when it comes to the results – acne-fighting products may take eight weeks to work! These come in the form of creams, lotions, and cleansing pads, and you’ll have to consult your dermatologist about the best solution. Gels can also be very efficient when it comes to calming the skin – there are many products on the market, such as Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion, Clinique All-over Clearing Treatment or Soothing Gel by Asap Skin Care that reduce inflammation and soothe damaged skin. Just make sure not to pop those pimples, since that can lead to infection and even permanent scars!

Even though choosing appropriate skincare products for your skin type can be a very problematic task, it is actually not as difficult as you think. Determining your skin type is the first step that needs to be done – once that is accomplished, you’re halfway there! Just make sure that you’re patient enough with new products, because that’s the key to success!

More about Zara
She is a designer and a regular contributor to, devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends. She seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. Romantic soul and tech geek in one body. She enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking.

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  1. Such a great and helpful post. Thank you so much for sharing your tips, tricks and experience.

    Love, Kerstin

  2. Such an informative post :) x

  3. This is a great post! I've struggled with acne for quite a while now, but I have dry skin. However, most acne products are targeted towards people with oily skin, so I've learned to be careful with what I use! ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  4. I agree, learning what your skin type is, is really important. It's the first step for a beautiful face :) Great post!!


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  6. Very helpful post! Only if I had a chance to know my skin better when I was a teen! So much less make up disasters. Best Wishes, Iga x

  7. I've always struggled with my skin! My skin type seems to change throughout the year so finding products that I can keep using is SO hard :( such a helpful post!

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