Let's talk skin health. Did you know the most important component of maintaining a healthy complexion is moisture? We were hoping so. Did you know that not all moisturizers are good for your particular skin type? Probably not. Do you even know what type of skin you have? Nope, exactly. So let's test it.
The T-Zone Test
Your T-Zone includes your forehead, nose, chin and the area around your mouth. The majority of your oil glands are found here and those glands determine to concentration of natural oil on the rest of your face.
Start by washing your face with a mild cleanser (no hand or bar soap), pat dry and wait about an hour without applying a toner or moisturizer. After an hour grab two tissues and gently pat both your t-zone with one and the other areas of your face with the other. If the t-zone tissue is oily and the other tissue is not you have a combination skin type. Is the t-zone tissue oily and there are dry flakes on the other? Then your skin is predominantly dry. Two oily tissues means an oily skin type. Blotchy skin after cleansing means you have sensitive skin. Any other result probably indicates a normal skin type. For example, if you have dry skin that means you need to pay close attention to how you moisturize the areas around your t-zone.
Now you are enlightened, friends. Moving forward there is one primary thing you should be focused on when it comes to the health and appearance of your face...moisture. As an extension, there are a couple things to keep in mind when selecting the moisturizer for you. No matter what type of skin you have, your moisturizer should have little to no added oil and should be primarily made up of mild, plant-based ingredients. This will ensure you aren't throwing off the balance of natural oil levels in your face, and that the formula will absorb quickly as it's made up of all-natural ingredients.
The answer? We recommend-
Formulated to address the issues of acne breakouts and inflammatory skin conditions, a smooth silky cream that absorbs readily and completely. Contains Aloe and allantoin to relieve skin irritation, niacinamide and panthenol provitamin B5 to relieve the redness and inflammation of blemishes, and natural salicylic acid to keep the pores clear and help prevent future breakouts. Acne-prone skin may not be so oily but over-drying can stimulate oil production. Hyaluronic acid fights this cycle by keeping the skin hydrated and healthy.
Lastly, remember that diet and keeping your face clean make a world of difference. Do not over wash your face (which can lead to drying and increased oil production), keep your regimen simple with a mild cleanser fit for all skin types. You guys are welcome.