Choosing Skin Care Products

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated March 14, 2014)

Taking care of your face is one of those routines that you have to do everyday and you want to make sure that you're using the proper care. Your facial routine should consist of washing your face, perhaps using some toner, and applying moisturizer. One of the keys to a great face with great skin is using the right skin care products. There are so many different skin care products out there, and you want to make sure you're using the products that are best for your face and skin. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you go about choosing your skin care products.

The biggest thing to remember when choosing great skin care products is your skin type. There are multiple products made for every type of skin, and so you need to determine what your skin type is and then move on from there to pick your skin care products. If you have oily skin, then you'll want products that have a more drying quality. If you have skin on the drier side, then you'll want products that contain more oils. If you are prone to blemish breakouts, then you probably have oily skin and will want the more drying skin care products; if your skin is flaky and chalky, then a more moisturizing skin care line is the way you want to go. These are the two basic skin types, and if you feel your skin type doesn't fit into either category, then you might want to go see a dermatologist.

When it comes to picking the skin care products that are just right for you, there's no one perfect answer. Most of being able to find the products that are great for you comes through trial and error. If you can, get recommendations from friends, family, and even your doctor. Just remember, that because one skin care product or line works great for your best friend doesn't mean it will work great for you. You can try it, and if it dries out or aggravates your skin, then you'll want to try something else. However, you might have hit the jackpot and find a product or line that works great!

In my own experience, I'll find a skin care line that works great for a while, but after a few months, or even a few years in some cases, it will stop being so effective and I have to go and find a new one. If you are having consistent problems with every brand you try, then you'll want to see a dermatologist—your skin may respond best to a prescription.

Unfortunately there is no sure, concrete advice for choosing skin care products that can be applied to everyone. You'll have to go through the pain of trial and error until you find those products that work well with your skin. If you follow these guidelines, however, you'll be able to find the best products easier. Good luck on your search!

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