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YOUR SKIN TYPE RECOMMENDATIONS

Thank you so much for joining our community and taking the skin type assessment. Your contributions will help others avoid adverse skin reactions. Below are recommendations for your personal skin type.*

YOUR SKIN TYPE IS:

This skin type is easy. Most skin care products work for you, being unreactive to most skin care ingredients, unlike sensitive skin. You don’t have to deal with dark spots or dryness (until you age). You may have experienced some acne, but simple over the counter treatments took care of them for you. Problems that your skin type encounters hit late in life such as wrinkles and sags.

SKIN CARE DO'S AND DON'TS

The focus of your skin care is controlling oiliness when you’re under 40 but treating wrinkles after 40. At any age you should focus on preventing wrinkles which will pop up later in life. To prevent wrinkles focus on incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into your diet (particularly fruits and vegetables) and in your skin care. Antioxidants combat free radicals and prevent aging. You should minimize sun exposure, don’t smoke, and wear sunscreen.

  • Look for nonprescription retinols and retinoids (obtained via prescription) that can control oil and increase collagen synthesis.
  • Incorporate antioxidants into your skin care and diet to combat environmental factors that contribute to aging.
  • Try retinoids, vitamin C, and copper peptide that have been shown to increase collagen synthesis.

Applying sunscreen regularly when outdoors is important. Avoid sun exposure for several reasons:

  • Tanning, whether in a tanning bed or outdoors, can intensify oil production, leading to an increased number of blackheads.
  • Sun exposure (exposure to UV rays) will generate reactive oxygen species that degrade structural components of the skin and cause wrinkles. 

Ingredients to look for:

To prevent wrinkles:

  • Caffeine
  • Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)
  • Copper peptide
  • Ginseng
  • Grape seed extract
  • Green tea
  • Humulus lupulus (hops)
  • Idebenone
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • Moringa
  • Pinus pinaster (pine bark)
  • Pomegranate
  • Resveratrol
  • Rosemary
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamin E

To treat wrinkles:

  • Alpha lipoic acid
  • Copper peptide
  • DMAE
  • Glycolic acid
  • Retinol
  • Lactic acid
  • Phytic acid
  • Salicylic acid (BHA)
  • TGF-Beta
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Ingredients to avoid:

Can add to oiliness:

  • Mineral oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Petrolatum

This list was adapted from Baumann, Leslie. The Skin Type Solution: Are You Certain That You Are Using the Optimal Skin Care Products? 2010. Random House Publishing Group.

*The recommendations provided here are meant only as guidelines and are not exhaustive of the types of ingredients to use or avoid. These guidelines are not meant to replace any advice from a physician. If you have persistent skin concerns, we recommend seeking a doctor’s advice.

Take the skin assessment again when you experience a change in your skin. If you experience a reaction to a product, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]