We all love a little at home relaxation now and then, and sometimes, a bit of pampering really can make the whole world better. For me personally, a good face mask does so much more than help my skin, it makes me feel calm, relaxed, and pretty! The most important part about picking your favorite face mask is to know your skin type. If you're not sure what kind of skin you have, take a look back at our post about how to identify your skin type.
Dry skin can cause unsightly patches of flaking skin, irritations, peeling, itching, and more. The best place to start when dealing with dry skin is the way you hydrate your body. It is essential to your health and well-being to keep yourself well hydrated from the inside out. This means drinking water, and a decent amount of it. An easy rule to follow is the 8 x 8 rule, which suggests that you should drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water every day.
While sometimes it is just pure genetics, there are a few different factors that can contribute to oily skin on the face and body. Some of the most common contributors to oily skin include things such as climate/environment, diet, hormones, age, stress, and product usage.
Oily skin is often associated with large pores. These two go together because large pores allow for extra sebum production, leading to oily skin. Unfortunately, having large pores makes you more susceptible to acne and blackheads. This is due to the fact that large pores become clogged very easily by things like dirt, makeup, and yes, oil.
Identifying your personal skin type is the first step in properly caring for your skin, as well as a determining factor in which types of products are best for you. Keep in mind that skin type can change not only over time, but also day to day. Fluctuations in hormones, climate, and diet can all contribute to skin type (think things like your menstrual cycle, vacation climates, eating foods high in sugar or salt).