Here’s the good news. So basically, normal skin types are able to use most skin care products as long as its suits their skin’s needs. Just remember that astringents and comedogenic products are still a no no for you.
Astringents like harsh alcohols tend to dry out the skin and cause irritation whereas comedogenic ingredients like silicone and beeswax block the pores which cause breakouts. Even though your skin is slightly more tolerant to these sorts of ingredients, it’s safer to avoid products which are formulated with them, especially if they are higher up in the ingredients list – this means the concentration of them is higher.
Remember to cleanse, tone, moisturize daily AND don’t forget to use SPF! It’s always important to cleanse at the night to rid our skin of any pollutants, dust or bacteria that may have accumulated on the surface of our skin throughout the day. Then following up with a gentle toner and moisturiser is always a good idea as well. This ensures that your re-hydrating and re-moisturising your skin after you wash away your natural oils in the cleanse.
Another tip is to exfoliate from time to time. Overtime, dead skin cells build up on the surface and under new skin cells so its vital that we exfoliate to prevent any sort of excessive build up. This prevents dullness in the skin, but it also prevents our pores from becoming blocked by the dead skin cells as well!
To exfoliate, we recommend using a gentle AHA, alpha hydroxyl acid. AHA’s are water-soluble, meaning they’re able to break bonds between water and other substances (which bond with water, in this case the dead skin cells). They gentle dissolve the bonds and break down excessive dead skin cells to reveal brighter and more radiant skin.
***Note: try to limit exfoliating to 3 times a week! This is to prevent the thinning and weakening of your skin! ***