Make-up is an art, and your skin is the canvas! Every masterpiece starts on a good, clean slate and make-up application is no different. Skin can be dry, oily or sensitive, and each type requires its own regimen. We’ve created a list of tried-and-tested products for each skin type, just in time for Diwali and the wedding season!
1. Dry Skin
Problem Areas: Dry patches, flakiness and irritation
Best Cleanser: Thalgo Cocooning Cleansing Milk
For daily cleansing, opt for a cleansing milk, which gently cleans the skin while keeping it supple and hydrated.
Moisturizer: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Dry skin needs intense hydration! Apply a thick moisturizer, in the day and at night, to relieve parched skin.
Skin Saviour: Neutrogena Wave Original Vibrating Power-Cleanser
Once a week, slough off dry skin with a vibrating cleanser like Neutrogena’s, which is gentle yet effective.
2. Oily Skin
Problem Areas: Greasiness, acne and blackheads
Best Cleanser: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
Oil-free cleansers, with salicylic acid, are ideal for targeting blackheads and zits! Use them daily, to keep away the oil.
Moisturizer: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
Contrary to popular opinion, oily skin requires daily moisturizing too! Choose a lightweight, non-oily formula like this one, which provides a matte finish for shine control.
Skin Saviour: Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
This cooling clay masque, which contains salicylic acid, soaks up oil, prevents breakouts and unclogs pores. Use it thrice a week to get clear, unblemished and fresher skin.
3. Sensitive Skin
Problem Areas: Redness, and irritation
Best Cleanser: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Sensitive skin requires a mild cleanser. Cetaphil is a fan favourite as its soap-free formula soothes and cleanses skin, without irritation.
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture – Sensitive Skin
Lightweight, and water-based, this moisturizer hydrates skin in an extra gentle manner. Best of all, its non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic!
Skin Saviour: The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Gel
Aloe vera is the best ingredient for sensitive skin! This cooling gel soothes redness and moisturizes irritated skin. Use whenever your skin needs an extra boost!
Try out the above products, depending on your skin type and watch how your skin troubles disappear! We promise, you and your skin will be thanking us!