Are you hoping to refresh your skin routine, but aren’t quite sure where to start? The first step to happy and healthy skin is to determine your skin type, and then tailor your skincare routine to your unique needs.
From retinol serums to cleansing oils that unclog pores, we believe in building products that promote the power of beauty. After all, we’ve been doing beauty differently for over 135 years. Whether you need skin products with retinol or cleansers that absorb excess oil, let’s explore the best products for your skin type.
What is my skin type?
The beauty of skincare lies in the discovery of your truest mind and body. Before we can determine the best skincare products for you, knowing your skin type is essential. While one person might need advice on treating acne, someone else might enjoy clear skin but require a water-based cleanser to improve dry skin. Determining your skin type can be a challenge, but let’s explore the key elements of the three main skin types.
Dry Skin: The term dry skin refers to a skin type that tends to produce less sebum than normal skin. Tell-tale signs include red, scaly, or itchy skin, although not severe in most cases. Dry skin conditions worsen in autumn and winter where cold and low- humidity climates are common.
Oily Skin: Oily skin is caused by sebaceous glands overproducing excess sebum. Sebum is vital in small quantities, as it coats, moisturises, and protects your skin and hair. However, too much sebum can cause enlarged pores and unwanted blackheads.
Combination Skin: Combination skin refers to people with two skin types. This usually involves having dry skin in some areas of your skin, and excess oil on the skin in other conditions. Dermatologists at the British Skin Foundation believe that it’s the most common skin type.
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What products should you use on your skin?
The skin is undeniably our largest organ and is clinically proven to absorb approximately 70% of any substance that we place on it. With that in mind, it is vital to evaluate what skin products you use and incorporate the right ones into your daily routine.
What’s the best second cleanser for dry skin?
Double cleansing involves thoroughly washing your face with not one, but two cleansers. While the first is typically an oil-based cleanser, the second is usually water-based to best balance out the skin. Do you crave the ultimate cleansing solution? We recommend pairing our Clearskin Facial Exfoliator for Pore & Shine Control with our newest arrival: the Matte Micellar Water. The cleanser will lift away pore-clogging dirt, refresh your skin cells, and absorb excess oil. Then, the water-based cleanser will help to leave your skin feeling supple, beautiful, and better than ever.
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What are the best skin products for spots?
While we can all agree there’s never a good time to get a blemish, Avon has designed a few quick fixes for spots. For instance, Clearskin Blemish Clearing Spot On Instant Gel is a targeted treatment that’s proven to reduce redness in a mere three hours.
Formulated with dermatologist-tested Blemish Clearing Technology, ingredients such as wheat extract and vitamin A are a must, and if you need something a bit stronger, then try Clearskin Blemish Clearing Patches. Plus, any product with salicylic acid is worth a try, as it is often used to dry out spots and prevent breakouts overnight.
What are the best oily skin products?
If you have oily skin, then don’t worry – Avon’s got you covered.
The best oily skin products contain ingredients and will leave your skin both beautifully matte and expertly hydrated.
If you tend to live a life on the move, simplify your routine with our favourite 1-step cleansing solution: Matte Micellar Water. This product is specifically formulated with magnet-like micelles to remove any impurities.
I need sensitive skin products. Any recommendations?
The best products for sensitive skin are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, meaning that they won’t clog your pores. Keep an eye out for products that contain active ingredients including hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides.
For instance, our Nutra Effects Soothe Hydrating Day Cream is clinically tested and non- comedogenic. Since many people with sensitive skin may suffer from skin allergies, it is also allergy tested and dermatologist approved.
While those with sensitive skin should probably be careful when using skin products with retinol, there are a few retinol products or retinol formulas that may work well. Retinol-based night creams are often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines. If you’re hoping to achieve a youthful glow, try the anti-wrinkle retinol serum. When used as directed, the 0.01% of retinol should boost collagen levels and help fill wrinkles.
If you have sensitive skin, dermatologists also recommend applying sunscreen with zinc oxide to help protect the epidermis from repeated sun exposure.
Now that you know your skin type, tackle your day with Avon by your side, with the right products in your cupboard, you can keep your mind and skin at their best for a lifetime.