Being aware of your skin type is the first step to keeping clear skin. The second step is to keep it clean. Our skin types can change with the seasons, for example, someone who has oily skin in the summer may have combination skin in the winter. Check our previous blog here to find out your skin type. No matter the season, it’s important to keep our skin clean and free of dirt and oil.
Combination skin – Combination skin is best treated with a cleansing gel facial wash that is water-based. Cleansing gels that are alcohol-based can be too drying. Water-based formulas remove oil but still deliver a small amount of moisture that won’t clog pores.
Oily skin – Cleansing mud face washes are great for oily skin. Loaded with natural ingredients like charcoal or clay, the thick mixture helps empty pores and soak up excess oil. Many of these washes lather into foam and counteract sebum caused by hormone fluctuations.
Dry skin – Creams and balms are the best wash consistency for dry skin types. These use oils to remove dirt without removing your skin’s natural moisture. Rich cleansers help replace whatever moisture your skin is missing.
Keeping our pores clean of oil and dirt is essential to clear skin. Contact Knoxville Dermatology Group at (865)690-9467 to schedule an appointment if you have any questions about dermatology.