Sunday, April 3, 2011

Epidermis Diagnosis

Let's begin with the basics.

Before starting any sort of product regimen, knowledge of skin type is key. There are four common categories of skin status:

    1) Dry
    2) Oily
    3) Combination (usually oily T-zone and dry cheeks)
   4) Normal (I have no idea why it is called that. Skin that gives the owner no problems whatsoever should be called "magnificent.") 

While dry skin obviously requires moisturizing agents, oily skin does as well. Oily skin that is not moisturized overreacts with even more oil. But using a cream meant for dry skin on oily skin, or vice versa, is not the way to go - breakouts and irritation can result. 

It is my intention to eventually share the products that I (or a trusted source) have enjoyed and seen results from. Products are usually are a love/hate roller coaster; some are highly recommended by experts and inexplicably fall flat, while others exceed expectations. Luckily, many stores (such as Sephora and department stores) have return policies for cosmetics, so experimentation is possible. It may take time, effort, and a minimum of cursing, but the right product is worth it, in my view. Much like one's spouse (no, I'm not serious). 

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