People with oily, combination and/or dry skin aren’t going to get the care they need by using products that aren’t designed for their particular condition. Similarly, if you have normal skin, it’s important to have a care routine involving products that are intended for use on normal skin. Let’s explore our 3 tips on how to take care of normal skin.
Skin that is well-balanced when it comes to dryness and moisture and not prone to sensitivity is what is referred to as normal skin. This skin is generally smooth, well-hydrated, even in complexion and texture and free of acne. Your pores tend to be clear and refined as well.
You may occasionally deal with a T-zone that is slightly oily as well as the occasional dryness due to other factors, but normal skin tends to be in good shape. A normal skin care routine is a critical part of maintaining a healthy face that glows.
Tip 1: Taking Care of Normal Skin with the Right Products
Despite your skin being generally well-balanced, you may not know how to take care of normal skin. Genetics often dictate our skin’s natural condition and what it responds to. The great news is that you don’t have to figure it out alone.
The first part of a normal skin care routine includes using the right products for your face:
- Cleanser: Look for a gentle product that removes dirt and oil without overdrying. Use at least twice daily in the morning and at night.
- Toner: Choose a product that refines pores and cleans without tightness.
- Moisturizer: Hydrate skin after cleaning with a moisturizer of appropriate weight that is quickly absorbed, non-greasy and contains a minimum SPF of 30.
- Sunscreen: Use a dedicated sunscreen product for extended time outside where skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays which can cause serious skin conditions and premature aging.
- Exfoliant: Gently remove dead skin cells with a once or twice weekly exfoliation product or process.
- Other products: Round out your routine for issue-specific care such as anti-acne, anti-aging, eye skincare, etc.
Keep an eye out for normal skin care routine products, to help you maintain a clean and clear face.
Tip 2: Managing Environmental Conditions
When considering how to take care of normal skin you should consider your environmental conditions. Environmental conditions can have a dramatic effect on your skin, especially if there’s an abrupt change in temperature and air moisture. Exposure to colder and drier conditions often require you to step it up on the hydration, which can be accomplished through the use of cleansers and moisturizers that help seal in moisture.
Consider going with heavier and richer formulas in arid areas. You may need to go with something lighter when the humidity is all the way up.
Tip 3: Adopting and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
A balanced diet and proper exercise and sleep go a long way towards skin health. Avoiding certain foods such as dairy and processed sugar can help maintain skin health. A healthy body is generally better equipped to deal with stress which can lead to breakouts and the development of wrinkles.
Smoking is problematic for the body, especially skin appearance. Avoid lighting up to maintain skin elasticity and fight signs of aging such as fine lines and puffiness.
Maintaining normal skin condition is not something you can achieve by accident. It’s something that requires regular diligence both in taking care of yourself and using products that are targeted for normal skin.
At LaLa Daisy, we’re committed to supporting your healthy skin lifestyle with guidance and recommendations you can truly use. Take the guesswork out of managing your skin by letting our skincare experts point you in the right direction to develop a normal skin care routine that works.
If you would like more comprehensive information on how to take care of normal skin, be sure to visit the LaLa Daisy Skin Care Resource Center.
You can also read more about how the environment influences skin aging from the National Library of Medicine.