Take Care of YOUR Skin


Avnique Gill, Reporter

You can’t ever say that your skincare is the best. The simple fact is that skin care differs from person to person because of different skin types, ranging from dry to oily or more acne-prone. Ultimately, you need to pay attention to the steps you take in order to help your skin.
Oily skin results from several factors that cause your pores to produce excess sebum on your skin. The best way to prevent this is by washing your face twice daily, suppressing the need to touch your face, not wearing oily products, and using the appropriate amount of moisturizer and facial products. The best ingredients to help with oily skin are retinol, which helps clean your face, niacinamide, which helps fight off the environmental effects on your skin, and clay, which is a natural ingredient that helps draw oils out of your skin leaving you with a glowing appearance.
Dry skin is caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, not applying sunscreen or moisturizer, overwashing your face, and overdrying. To change this, you should start by looking at your current routine. Do you have products that dry your skin out or have products to promote the wellness of your skin? You want to find a face wash that gets rid of bacteria and moisturizes your face. Find moisturizers that work well for you, which may include the following ingredients. Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin which helps repair damaged skin, and Cocoa butter which helps your face stay moisturized.
Finally, if you have breakouts or acne this can be caused by all of the above but mostly your diet or not drinking enough water. To help this you should exfoliate your face, to clear your skin’s pores and clear the buildup of acne bacteria on the surface of your skin. Look for ingredients like Benzoyl peroxide to get rid of acne-causing bacteria, Salicylic acid to clear your pores, and azelaic acid to prevent clogged pores.
Keep in mind these are simply suggestions and not guaranteed solutions to help your skin. For professional help contact your doctor for more information and maybe a referral to a dermatologist if needed.