Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it protects you from the elements. As strong as your skin is, it can be affected by everything from sun damage and environmental pollutants to internal issues like stress and hormones. Taking care of your skin is just as important as taking care of other aspects of your health such as following a healthy diet and exercising regularly. With the right products and a daily skincare routine, you can keep your skin healthy and strong.
Following a regular skincare routine is important, but if you’re not customizing it to your skin type, you may not be gaining the full benefit. Read on to learn the importance of knowing your skin type and to learn more about how to use Yon-Ka Paris’ state of the art Skincare Advisor to find the right products for your skin.
The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type
Washing your face in the morning and before bed is a great start to any skincare routine, but if you want your skin to look and feel its best, you’ll need to go a few steps further. Using a daily moisturizer is essential for all skin and there are a number of products that can help you address common skincare concerns like breakouts, wrinkles, and dark spots. However, before buying your skincare products, you need to know your skin type so you can choose your products wisely.
Here is a quick overview of the 5 most common skin types:
- Oily Skin – This skin type has overactive sebaceous glands and may feel oily in the T-zone and on the cheeks and chin. You may also have enlarged pores and experience frequent breakouts.
- Dry Skin – If you have dry skin, it may often feel flaky or cracked, especially during the winter. Your skin may also be more prone to showing visible signs of aging due to low oil production.
- Normal Skin – This skin type is balanced between oily and dry, typically having a smooth and even skin tone. You probably don’t experience frequent breakouts and may not notice changes to your skin throughout the day. You can use a variety of products without negative effects.
- Combination Skin – If you have combination skin, you will notice that some parts of your face are oily and others are dry. You’re most likely to be oily in the T-zone and dry on the cheeks.
- Sensitive Skin – People with sensitive skin tend to react poorly to regular skincare products. You are also particularly prone to inflammation and irritation, often caused by skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or skin allergies. You may also experience seasonal changes to your skin.
If the descriptions above aren’t enough for you to determine your skin type, you may need to take a closer look. Start by washing your face, patting your skin dry with a clean towel. Take a moment to notice how your skin feels immediately after cleansing. If it feels tight and in need of moisturizer, you may have dry skin. Normal skin should feel clean and clear without a dire need of moisturizer.
You can also take a closer look at your pores to determine skin type. If you have small pores that don’t change greatly with cleansing, you probably have normal skin. If your pores are easily clogged, even after cleansing, you may have oily skin.
If you’re still not sure, use the Yon-Ka Paris Skincare Advisor to find the right products based on our individual skin type.
Using the Yon-Ka Paris Skincare Advisor
The Yon-Ka Paris Skincare Advisor is a free tool available on our shop. Using some basic information about your skin type and your individual skincare concerns, the tool helps match you with the right Yon-Ka Paris products for your skin.
To use the advisor, simply navigate to the Yon-Ka Paris homepage and click on the “Skincare Advisor” button in the bottom right corner. Next, select your skin type from one of five options: normal, dry, oily, sensitive, or combination. Then, select any personal skincare concerns you may have from the following options: wrinkles and fine lines, under-eye puffiness, redness, aging, eczema, acne, or hyperpigmentation. After clicking the “Next” button, you’ll be asked to provide some basic information about yourself.
Start by selecting your sex and your age range then fill in your location if it doesn’t automatically populate. This will provide environmental data such as the UV index, humidity level, and pollution level – all factors which can impact your skin. Once you’ve filled in all of the necessary data, you’ll be asked to use your webcam to take a selfie without makeup. If you don’t have a webcam, you can upload a photo or continue without a photo.
The final step is to select photos that most accurately match your skin’s condition in several areas such as under-eye puffiness, dark spots, and wrinkles. From there, you’ll be taken to the product recommendation page where you can select from three skincare routines according to your budget – an economy plan, a standard plan, or a high-end plan. You can then email the routine to yourself or save it to your Yon-Ka Paris online account. From there, all that is left is to implement the routine and enjoy the benefits!
Keeping Your Skin Healthy
Once you’ve determined your skin type and have used the Yon-Ka Paris Skincare Advisor to choose the right products, all you have to do is make skincare part of your daily routine.
Remember to choose a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type. Spot treatments and serums are ideal for addressing common issues like acne, fine lines, and dark spots or simply to help maintain the results a professional facial.
If you’re still not sure which products are right for your skin or you’re looking for more specific skincare advice, use the Yon-Ka Paris Spa Finder to locate a spa near you. A Yon-Ka professional will be more than happy to answer your questions and provide a free consultation.