On the contrary, if you see a visible shine on your forehead, nose and cheek, you most likely have oily skin. For combination or normal skin, there’ll be shine on the forehead and nose areas.
After carrying out these tests, choose products according to your skin type.
The sun is not your friend
To be fair, early morning sunlight generates vitamin D which is great for the skin.
However, any sunlight after 10am is potentially dangerous to your skin. A good number of people are ignorant to the fact that sunscreen is the skin’s best friend.
Sunburn and exposure to UV rays from the sun, which could cause skin cancer, skin ageing, are few consequences of continuous exposure to the afternoon sun.
Apply your favourite sunscreen and give yourself at least 30 minutes before going under the sun.
Your exfoliation game is lame
Exfoliation is great but like everything else, proper care must be taken to go about the routine religiously.
Over exfoliation can damage your skin, so also does under exfoliation.
Over exfoliation will cause dryness to the skin, irritations and in worse cases, injuries. Ideally, experts warn to exfoliate at least thrice weekly for persons with oily skin and lesser for persons with dry skin types.
Also, avoid using dirty towels or scrub brushes to exfoliate as these could increase your facial troubles.
An unhealthy diet or eating lifestyle
The absence of a healthy diet will render efforts at achieving great facial skin futile.
Include vegetables and fruits such as watermelon, strawberries, citrus, carrots, kiwi etc. in your diet. Foods rich in Omega 3, vitamins and minerals are great boosters for healthy skin.
Do not also underestimate the power of drinking clean sparkling water. The greatest boost for glowing and wrinkle-free skin is drinking enough water.
Finally, lancing of acne or blackheads with hands and other objects tend to cause more damage than provide remedies. Instead, opt for natural methods to getting rid of blemishes such as cinnamon powder and raw organic honey.