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4 Important Things to Consider When Choosing Skin Care Products


Choosing skin care products can be hard and complicated with all the beauty products in the market, it can be very confusing to choose skin care products that will suit our skin.

It is not enough to buy expensive products because the truth is, not all products are suitable for everyone. Essentially you need to know some important things before you choose any skin care product.

Know your skin type before choosing skin care products

We have oily, dry, normal and combination skin types. It is extremely important to know the type of skin you have. If you do not know the skin type you fall under, see a therapist for skin analysis and test.  Having done all of that, the question now is; what type of products should I buy? Should I buy lotion, serum, cream, liquid or balm?

Here is how to choose a product that suits your skin type;

  • Thicker creams, ointments, and balms all contain emollients which are best for dry skin.
  • Lotions and serums are ideal for normal to combination skin because of their lightweight texture.
  • Gels, liquids, and non-aqueous serums are unlikely to clog pores and are best for oily skin or acne prone skin. They don’t stimulate oil production.
  • Combination skin can use multiple products from gels in oily areas (usually the t-zone on the face) to cream on dry areas.

Check the ingredients before choosing skin care products

There are certain ingredients you should watch out for and avoid in your choice of skin care products. Avoid products that contain ingredients such as paraben, parfum, BHA, sulfates. These compounds may cause adverse skin reactions. Choosing skin care products that are naturally made have proven to be safe for all skin types. Click To Tweet

Verify the Product safety before choosing skin care products

You should know if the product you are about to buy is safe to use on your skin. You can do a patch test by applying a little amount of the product on your skin and wait for a few hours. If you do not experience any adverse effect, then it is safe to use. You can also check for online reviews of any products you want to buy.

Know the price before choosing skin care products

This should not be the ultimate decision factor for your skin care choice. However, if you are on a tight budget this is an important factor. There are drug store products that are as effective as high-end products. You only have to do an extra work of looking thoroughly to find out which brands offer fantastic products at pocket-friendly prices.

Now you have a choice. You can comment, share, or implement. I prefer if you implement, but I’ll appreciate all three.

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Chinye Onwamaka is a professional makeup artist and fashion consultant based in Lagos Nigeria. She writes about fashion, beauty and relationship tips for young people.

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