Cleanse and dry your face and leave it bare for 2 hours.
- press a piece of blotting paper against your nose.
- if there is no oil, tightness or flakes, your skin is normal.
- if there is no oil but your skin feels tight then you have dry skin.
- if there is oil on your nose and cheeks, you have oily skin.
- if you have oil on your nose but not your cheeks, then you have combination skin.
Skin Type Matters
Skin Type affects efficacy of lightening/brightening treatments.
Oily Skin –use serums or gels; they are light and refreshing, won’t clog pores, fast absorbing.
Look for Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid and/or Anti-Bacterial Tea Tree Oil which will penetrate pores to dissolve impurities and prevent breakouts. Try Original Antibacterial Soap, a cleanser that regulates oil production, reduces redness and calms skin.And if you have large pores, follow –up with Original Dermapure Toner controls excess oil, clarifying blemishes and blackheads with potent anti-inflammatory, Salicylic acid instantly absorbs oil and mattifies shine! A best seller!
Normal/Oily Skin – use gels, serums or lotions, they’re lightly hydrating without feeling greasy. Look for New York Fair & Lovely Gel PLUS.
Dry/Sensitive Skin – use creams, a creamy texture has very hydrating properties and prevents drying, irritation and flaking. Look for soothing conditioners like aloe, lavender, green tea, Vitamins A and E, nourishing Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and hydrating Glycerin.
*In winter climates, wind, heat and cold can wreak havoc on the skin, resulting in dry, sensitive skin. When skin becomes dry and sensitive it cannot function properly, often leading to inflammation. Therefore, cold climates warrant a hydrating cream for all skin types; it helps to prevent moisture loss. When skin becomes too dry, it can lead to inflammation and irritation, which can result in skin becoming darker.