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How to Find Out Your Skin Type

Have you ever tried an“amazing” new skincare product at the recommendation of a salesperson or a local beauty supply store or mall kiosk, only to have it do absolutely nothing or even make your skin look worse? There are plenty of reasons why this could happen, one being that it was the wrong product for your skin type.

You’ve probably heard it said, or perhaps you’ve read somewhere, that you should use products formulated for your skin type. Skincare isn’t one-size-fits-all, so it’s paramount to determine your skin type if you hope to maximize the benefits of a good skincare routine. With school back in session and National Skincare Month just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to “get back to you,” and think about your skin’s health, as well as your overall aesthetic goals. That journey begins with knowing your skin type.

Here is a helpful guide from the expert skincare specialists at Faces, PLLC to help you determine your skin type and the best treatments for addressing your skin’s specific needs.

Dry Skin

How to Identify: If your skin feels tight or itchy year-round, especially after you’ve cleansed, or you feel like your moisturizer tends to evaporate into your skin without doing much to hydrate it, you may have dry skin. You might also experience flakiness, scaling, and cracking.

Treatments: At Faces, PLLC, we offer several treatments to help effectively refresh and treat dry skin. Our Comprehensive Facial is a customized service to address your skin’s specific needs. The Hydrafacial uses a handheld device to purify your pores and infuse hydrating serums into the skin that can help rejuvenate distressed skin.

Oily Skin

How to Identify: If you have oily skin, you may notice excess oil on your face, neck, shoulders, and back. You may also have enlarged pores that become clogged very easily, leading to aggravated blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cystic acne.

Treatments: The Diamond Glow treatment at Faces, PLLC is a great treatment for oily, congested skin. It is a three-in-one process that begins by exfoliating, then moves to extracting bacteria and debris from the pores, and finishes with an infusion of carefully curated serums tailored to target oil-related skin concerns of the face and neck. Your aesthetician will also review your current skincare regimen and will make suggestions to improve your skincare concerns.

Combination Skin

How to Identify: If you have combination skin, the skin on your forehead, nose, and chin can be oily, with enlarged pores and frequent breakouts. It can also be dry, or even normal, on your cheeks and jawline. Combination skin can be challenging to treat, because you must simultaneously address two different issues. Ultimately, the goal is to create a balance.

Treatments: Our recommendations for combination skin types include regular comprehensive facials, which allow your aesthetician to monitor and treat your skin’s condition. Recommendations could include one of our many treatments, such as a chemical peel, which we tailor to your specific areas of concern, or the OxyGeneo Super facial that includes evaluating your current skincare regimen, removing excess oils and dead skin cells, and improving skin circulation with the power of oxygenation.

Sensitive Skin

How to Identify: If your skin is easily inflamed, itchy, dry, or red, it’s sensitive. Your skin may often react when using new products, flush with heat, or be prone to eczema or rosacea. With sensitive skin, it’s crucial to avoid irritating it while still maintaining a clean, healthy skin surface environment.

Treatments: As with dry skin, the best treatments for sensitive skin are our comprehensive facial and Hydrafacial. Because dry skin can lean toward being easily irritated, we’d recommend the same treatments for sensitive skin as well. Your aesthetician may also recommend a series of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments to treat redness caused by rosacea.

Skincare Services at Faces, PLLC, in Jackson, MS

If you’re still unsure about your skin type or would like to know more about the treatments we provide, please contact us by phone at (601) 607-3033 or online to schedule an appointment with one of our skincare experts. We look forward to meeting you soon!