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Take Your Pick: How to Personalize Nu Skin® to Fit Your Skin Type
WHERE TO START: SKIN TYPE AND NEEDS
The first step in creating a personalized skin care routine is knowing your skin type. Your skin type helps you select products that are tailored for what your skin needs. Here are some key indicators of each skin type:
Normal: Normal skin is generally balanced—not too dry or oily throughout the day.
Combination: Combination skin is described by having some areas of skin that are normal (or dry) and others that are oily (typically in the T-zone, which includes your nose and forehead).
Oily: Oily skin is generally characterized by shiny skin. Excess oil usually makes skin more prone to breakouts and blemishes.
Dry: Dry skin is easy to identify as it’s visibly noticeable. Dry skin can look flaky and generally feels tight and uncomfortable.
Sensitive: Sensitive skin is prone to dryness, itching, and redness. If you notice your skin is often irritated by skin care products or changes in weather, you may have sensitive skin.
START WITH THE BASICS
If you have your skin type picked out, then let’s get started with the basics. There are some items in a skin care routine that are absolutely necessary for every skin type.
Cleansing your skin twice daily (morning and night) is a must. Cleansing rids your skin of excess oil, debris, and dead skin cells to keep your skin healthy. It’s best to look for a cleanser that’s specifically formulated for your skin type to help you get the best results. For example, those with dry skin might want to choose Nutricentials® Creamy Cleansing Lotion. Those with combination skin might choose Nutricentials Pure Cleansing Gel.
No matter your skin type, you need a moisturizer. Why? Moisturizers can help balance skin oils and add needed hydration. Again, think about your skin type and hydration needs. For example, if you have oily skin, you might opt for Nutricentials® Moisture Restore Day Protective Mattefying Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Combination to Oily. This light moisturizer helps keep shine down throughout the day.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one item with you, it would need to be sunscreen. Of course sunscreen can protect you from sunburns and skin cancer—but it also keeps you looking young. UV rays from the sun really wear your skin down and lead to unwanted skin issues like wrinkles and sunspots. Most daytime moisturizers, like ageLOC® Radiant Day and Nutricentials Moisture Restore Day Protective Lotion, have SPF built in—this makes it easy to protect your skin every day. And remember to always reapply!
Now that you have the essentials, the rest is basically the confetti that makes skin care so fun and personalized. You can choose different products that are going to address your skin concerns and help you achieve the skin look you want. You can be as minimalist or as thorough as you want—and with so many amazing Nu Skin® products available, the possibilities are truly endless.
Toners help balance skin after cleansing and help prepare your skin for treatment products like serums.
Serums and Facial Oils
Serums are concentrated treatments that address specific concerns, like signs of aging, dull looking skin, signs of hyperpigmentation, or appearance of lines and wrinkles. Have more than one skin issue? You can use more than one serum!
The skin around your eye is the thinnest on your whole body. Eye creams are specifically formulated for this area and target different concerns like dryness and the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, or crow’s feet. Try out Intensive Eye Complex or ageLOC LumiSpa®IdealEyes® to target your eye-area concerns.
Face Masks and Sheet Masks
Different masks address different concerns—again, your decision should be based on your skin type. Masks like Glacial Marine Mud Mask draw out impurities while sheet masks like Celltrex® Ultra Recovery Mask can hydrate and rejuvenate skin’s appearance.
Powerhouses in removing dead skin cells, exfoliators leave you with a healthy looking, glowing skin tone. Products like Facial Scrub and Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher manually remove dead skin as you use them.