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Skincare Products For Every Skin Type – A Guide to Finding the Right Products for You

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Your skin type is primarily determined by genetics, with unique pore sizes and oil production (normal, oily, dry, or combination).

Knowing your type is crucial to building the best skincare routine for your needs. But it's also important to remember that everyone's skin reacts differently to different ingredients — so what works for your friends or randos online may not be the best bet for you

1. Cleanse

Cleansing is the first step in a skincare routine, and it should be done twice a day to keep your skin healthy and clear. It's essential to use the right cleanser for your skin type, as a wrong choice could lead to dryness and irritation. To find the best cleanser for your skin, take our free online skin type quiz and discover which one is the right fit for you. 

If you're oily or have enlarged pores, an exfoliating cleanser can help remove the buildup of dead skin cells and excess sebum to reveal clearer, more radiant skin. Alternatively, if you have dry skin or acne-prone skin, a hydrating cleanser will help maintain your skin's natural moisture barrier. MD GLAM’s cleanser is luxurious, fresh, foaming lather that soothes and softens without stripping skin of its vital moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and clean. Vitamins A, B, and E deliver a daily dose of anti-aging effects every time you visit the sink, while versatile vitamin C helps boost brightness and collagen production. Minerals from the Dead Sea deeply moisturize and hydrate the complexion for a refreshing and smooth feel post-cleanse.

cleanse-deep-pore-foaming-cleanser Double cleansing is a technique that's becoming more popular among those who want to get the most out of their skin care routine. Originally a part of the 10-step Korean skin-care regime, it involves using an oil-based cleanser to break down makeup and impurities, followed by a water-based cleanser to remove any remaining residue or pore-clogging dirt.

This is a good choice for those with combination skin, which is a combination of both oily and dry skin. To test if you have this skin type, press a tissue against your face and see if there is oil along the t-zone but none on the cheeks.

While there's no denying that you'll feel better after a cleanse, it's important to be careful with your diet while you're on a detoxification program and don't overdo it. It's also important to ensure that you're drinking enough water throughout the day.

2. Exfoliate

The key to healthy skin is to remove dead cells, which can leave your complexion dull and flaky. This process is called exfoliation and can be done at home with a variety of methods.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this step helps your skin look brighter and increase absorption from your topical skin care products. It also prevents clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts.

exfoliate-enzyme-scrubUsing the wrong type of exfoliation can do more harm than good, so it’s important to pick the right technique for your skin type and use it regularly to achieve the best results. Dr. Cat developed an exquisite, proprietary formulated cleanser that is versatile, pore-perfecting exfoliating enzyme scrub good for all skin types. It contains extra-fine exfoliating particles to ensure a gentle, complexion-polishing treatment, your skin is left irresistibly satin-smooth.

Your routine may vary, but you should exfoliate a few times a week. People with oily skin can do a few more than others, but they should be careful not to over-exfoliate as this can lead to excess shedding of skin cells and irritation.

Regardless of your skin type, it’s best to build the perfect skincare routine for you by considering your lifestyle and needs. Keep in mind that your skin’s needs can change over time, so don’t be afraid to switch up your products and techniques if needed.

It’s also important to consider the products you currently use, including medications and over-the-counter options that contain retinoids or benzoyl peroxide. These products can cause your skin to be more sensitive, so if they’re not working for you, you may need a stronger formula.

3. Moisturize

A moisturizer is an essential part of your skincare routine. It helps keep your skin hydrated and prevents dry patches from developing.

moisturize-timeless-hydrating-setMoisturizers are formulated with different ingredients to suit your skin type and needs. For example, a daytime formula should be light on the skin, and contain DMAE, Vitamin C, and E and for your nighttime needs and dryer skin use a cream rich in hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. On the other hand, oily skin requires a moisturizer that doesn't leave behind an oily film.

Choosing the best moisturizer for your skin can be tricky, but there are some tips that will help you find a product that will work well for you.

1. Know your skin type: There are a number of ways to determine your skin's type, including the amount of oil on your face or how frequently you experience dryness or clogged pores.

2. Build the best skincare routine for your skin: Once you know what your skin type is, it's easier to build a skincare regimen that works for you.

3. Look for ingredients that will benefit your skin:

A good moisturizer can have several beneficial properties, such as preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which allows your skin to retain its own natural moisture. In addition, it should also include antioxidants and retinoids that are helpful for anti-aging.

4. Choose a combination of daytime & nighttime moisturizers that is paraben free, made in the U.S., sulfate-free and don't do animal testing.

The last thing you want to do is end up with an acne-causing moisturizer on your face that could actually worsen your condition. To avoid this, try a noncomedogenic moisturizer with antibacterial agents and ingredients that don't irritate your skin, such as aloe vera.

5. Don't use too many products on your face:

It's important to choose a skincare routine that is suited for your skin, rather than just a series of products that might do the job but leave you feeling greasy or irritated.

For the best results, follow a skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin. Once you've mastered these steps, you'll be on your way to healthy and beautiful skin! And don't forget to protect your skin from the sun with a sunscreen, too.

4. Sunscreen

sunscreen-sunshout-sunscreen-spf-50Sunscreens help protect your skin from the UV rays that can cause sunburn, wrinkles and even skin cancer. They're an essential part of every skincare routine and should be applied to all exposed skin 15 minutes before going outside.

Then, reapply it at least every two hours, especially after sweating or swimming, and as directed on the label. It's important that your SPF is an SPF-50 and has broad-spectrum UV protection to guard and protect your skin all day in all weather conditions. It’s important to start using MD GLAM’s Sunshout every day as an integral part of your life., says Dr. Cat Begovic, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.

This surgeon-formulated, powerful, and effective broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF-50 prevents sunburn, sun spots, laxity, rough texture, and other not-so-sunny side effects of UV overexposure. Enriched with natural sunblock, vitamins, and antioxidants. It melts instantly into skin, delivering SPF and skincare benefits without clogging pores or causing breakouts. 100% white cast proof. This product is good for ages all ages, kids included. 

In the end, choosing the best skincare for your skin type is a personal choice. But the key is to do the research and find products that will make your skin look and feel its best.

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