If you have what we consider to be normal skin, congratulations! You have the kind of skin the rest of us struggle to achieve. Even if you have an oily T-zone with dry cheeks or your skin changes with the seasons, which oilier skin in the summer and dryer skin in the winter, you are considered to have normal skin. But just because your skin is normal, doesn’t mean that you don’t need to take the time to keep your skin healthy. Here are a few tips for taking care of your normal skin.
Basic care includes washing your face twice a day; once in the morning and again before you go to bed. You should use a gentle cleanser that won’t irritate your skin. Toners are refreshing for your skin but aren’t completely necessary for your skin type. Always avoid toners that have alcohol as an ingredient, because they dry the skin. Applying a moisturizer will help keep your skin hydrated. Try to choose a moisturizer that has a sun block of at least SPF 15.
Weekly masks can help your skin deal with the environment, whether you live in a very dry area or in a city with a great deal of pollution. Hydrating masks and purifying masks can help keep your skin healthy and can be used in rotation if preferred. Another important part of your routine should be to exfoliate once or twice a week, which will help clear your face of dead skin cells and allow the healthy skin to breathe easier. However, take care not to over-exfoliate, as this can cause lasting damage.
Finally, keep your skin looking healthy by drinking plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and follow a healthy diet with plenty of fresh foods.