So today I'm going to talk about the basic foundation to looking your best- skin care! Great makeup looks start with great skin, and the less you have to hide, the less makeup you have to use.
Skin care has evolved a great deal these days. Once upon a time, it meant grabbing any old white soap, wiping your skin dry, and dabbing on a bit of moisturizer. Very simple, no frills. Admittedly, this does work for some, but those are the gifted few who got lucky in the genetic lottery. For us mere mortals, the water and soap combo just isn't enough. Plus, we are now being bombarded with sooo many products that it's really hard to choose which ones work best for us, which ones are necessities, and which ones are just "add-ons".
I've been reading this book called "It's Not Just About Wrinkles" by Dr. Neal Schultz, a Park Avenue dermatologist with over 30 years of practice. It's a really basic approach to skin care, and in the first part of the book he says that before picking out products, or before devising your own skin game plan, it's crucial that we must diagnose our skin type first.
Here are the 6 skin types based on surface characteristics. Try to figure out which category you belong to:
So take a good, long look at your skin (use a magnifying mirror, and go to a place with plenty of light) and try to determine what your skin type is. Was this helpful to you?
P.S. Watch out for the next post in this series on how to choose the right products for your skin type :)
Note: Images of the women are not mine, they are from Google Images.
References for the 6 skin types:
Schultz, Neal and Morton, Laura. (2006) "It's Not Just About Wrinkles"