Building Your Beauty Kit – Day 1 Skincare

So you have decided you want to enter the beauty world! Maybe just for yourself so you can look and feel pretty (even though you are pretty with or without makeup) or maybe you are looking into doing on a professional level. Well no matter what you decide there is a lot of information from skincare to makeup so I have broken this down into several parts. I don’t want to throw it at you all at once. I do have that habit of doing that!

So without further ado let’s get you started on this amazing and fun journey.

Developing a skincare routine is the most important thing. That is like the foundation of your face.

So, when it comes to skin care, we are overwhelmed with different routines, rules, and products that we’re told will give us the complexion of our dreams. But with all the overwhelming information constantly being thrown at us, where do we begin? To exfoliate daily or not to, that is the question. Do we need to use a regime of products from the same brand, or is it acceptable to mix and match? What exactly is a toner, and how/where do we apply it? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, fear not.

Yes, there are women out there with a 20-step skin-care routine, a facialist, and dermatologist on speed-dial, so, therefore, they have the most radiant, clear skin imaginable. But by following some basic advice, I promise you can have a glowing complexion too. 

Work Out Your Skin Type

Maybe you had pimples in your teens and an oily T-zone, and ever since then you’ve stuck to products for “combination skin.” Well, after a decade of using the same routine with little results, perhaps it’s time to visit a professional and find out exactly what your skin is like and what it needs the most. As we age, our skin changes significantly, and if you’re addressing its specific concerns, you’ll notice an instant difference.

QUIZ: What is My Skin Type?

1. When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels:

  • A. Dry and tight
    B. Like another zit produced overnight
    C. Oily already
    D. Oily in spots and dry in others
    E. Puffy
    F. Good, as usual

2. By noon, my skin looks:

  • A. Even drier than before I put moisturizer on
    B. Like that zit needs another concealer touch up
    C. My foundation performed a disappearing act
    D. Oily in spots
    E. Flushed and splotchy
    F. Flawless

3. I can’t go to bed without first:

  • A. Lathering on a rich night cream or oil
    B. Applying my prescribed acne medication
    C. Using a clarifying cleanser
    D. Exfoliating
    E. Removing my makeup
    F. Slipping on an eye mask

4. My skin care MVP is my:

  • A. Coconut oil
    B. Retinol
    C. Oil blotter
    D. Facial brush
    E. Toner
    F. Sunscreen

5. My biggest concern is:

  • A. Patches of flaky skin
    B. Cystic acne
    C. It’s a tie between shiny skin and large pores
    D. Just the large pores
    E. The fact that anything new triggers a breakout — no matter how mild a product is
    F. The (very) occasional blemish

6. The makeup I use on the daily:

  • A. Cream foundation
    B. Heavy-duty concealer
    C. Long-wear foundation
    D. Mattifying foundation
    E. Paraben- and sulfate-free products
    F. Tinted moisturizer

Mostly A’s: Dry Skin

All the signs say you’ve got dry skin. “Dry skin generally feels tight, flaky, and can get irritated easily,” Because oil tends to be the root of breakouts, you’ll notice that you’re less prone to acne. However, dermatologists stress the importance of upping the oil in your skin. Be sure to incorporate a rich moisturizer into your daily skincare routine. I must say that our Dr. C Tuna Calendula is amazing for dry skin.

My husband is a true testament to how amazing this works on dry skin. Before trying the Calendula Cream his face and bald head were so dry and flaky! And now after just one week of using it, it is clearing right up!

Mostly B’s: Acne-prone Skin

All the signs say you’ve got acne-prone skin. Though it may seem as if this is the most obvious of all skin types, you may be reading these results with one zit and an otherwise flawless complexion. “If you notice big, cystic bumps every so often, you can be considered acne prone,” say dermatologists. Another giveaway that you are acne prone is if you’ve got an oily scalp or dandruff, they say. “Those are two surprising indicators of acne, as your skin and your scalp go hand in hand. Your hormones trigger oil production anywhere, and hormones are especially high at certain times of the month when Aunt Flo comes to town.” Dermatologist stress that you can suffer from acne at any age. “Many of there patients tend to get cystic bumps when using products that have oil. Instead, go for oil-free cleansers and moisturizers. I suggest our Dr. C Tuna Activated Charcoal Line.

Mostly C’s: Oily Skin

All the signs say you’ve got oily skin. “Within an hour or two of washing your face, you’ll notice that your skin is particularly shiny,” say dermatologists. If you’re a teen, this is fairly normal, according to the doctors. “Overactive sebaceous glands release much more oil than the norm'”. “So if you’re stressed or sweaty (or just plain hormonal), you may notice high oil production where your oil glands are located. This can cause breakouts in different spots for different people, including the back and chest areas.” Dr. C Tuna Tea Tree Oil Line is perfect for those with oily skin!

Mostly D’s: Combination Skin

All the signs say you’ve got combination skin—that is, the new normal skin type! “Combination skin is really the most common of all skin types,” say dermatologists. You’ll notice that your skin is oiliest in the regions where your oil glands are most prevalent and dry in areas where they’re lacking. “Try to avoid over-cleansing, which is a common mistake with combination skin.” Instead, wash your face twice daily and only apply a light, oil-free moisturizer in the areas where your skin tends to be driest.” Our Dr. C Tuna Pure Rose line is perfect for combination skin, dermatologists also recommend you invest in a facial cleansing brush. “It’s like a toothbrush for your face!” It’s just that essential.

Mostly E’s: Sensitive Skin

All the signs say you’ve got sensitive skin. Dermatologists agree that if you suffer from eczema, asthma, a laundry list of allergies, or rosacea, you’re likely to have sensitive skin. “If you experience a burning sensation when using many products, you probably have sensitive skin,” “To test your skin’s reaction to a product, swipe a small amount on the side of your neck several times a day. If you don’t notice any redness, chances are you’re in the clear to continue using it on your face.” Stick to brands with hypoallergenic labels and your skin woes should be put to rest. Our Dr. C Tuna Calendula line is also great for sensitive skin!

Mostly F’s: Normal Skin

All the signs say you’ve got normal skin. This is probably one of the least common skin types, so consider yourself lucky! “People with normal skin will notice very infrequent breakouts and they can handle pretty much any product,” say dermatologists. Our Dr. C Tuna Aloe line is perfect for those with normal skin But hey, not so fast—that doesn’t give you an excuse to go SPF-free!

Old Ladies Club: For those over 40

While the skin on your face likely looks full and plump rather than thin and sunken, as it can while you’re aging, in your 40s your body’s production of elastin and collagen starts to slow. … “Our skin cell turnover dramatically reduces as well, resulting in dullness, dryness as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Well fear not Dr. C Tuna has come up with an amazing line called Age Reversist and since I will be 50 in just a few weeks, guess who uses this amazing line? If you guessed me you are correct?

What is your skin type? Do you still need help figuring out what your skin type is? Feel free to comment or send me a message!

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