Do you actually know what sort of skin you have? You might think you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin. The next time you're in the cosmetics aisle, knowing your genuine skin type can be helpful. In fact, using the incorrect produc uts for your skin type, or even adopting widely used Internet tricks, could make acne, dryness, or other skin issues worse.

Whatever your skin type, maintaining overall skin health and addressing specific issues like acne, scarring, and dark spots can all be accomplished with a daily skin care regimen. There are four basic steps in a daily skin care routine that you can complete once in the morning and once before bed.

1. When cleansing, use a product that doesn't leave your skin feeling tight after using it. If you have dry skin and don't wear makeup, clean your face no more than twice a day, or simply once. Avoid washing to feel completely clean because that means your skin's natural oils are no longer present. Cleansers like Cetaphil and Banila Clean It Zero Sherbet Cleanser are well renowned for being effective on all skin types.

2. Serums: In the morning, under sunscreen, a serum containing peptides, growth factors, or vitamin C would be preferable. Retinol or prescription retinoids function best at night. Retinol and a potent vitamin C and E serum are both offered by Makeup Artist's Choice.

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3. Moisturizer: Use one that is light, gel-based, non-comedogenic, or doesn't clog your pores, like CeraVe's facial lotion, as even oily skin requires moisturizer. More cream-based moisturizers, such MISSHA Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, may be beneficial for dry skin. On their packaging, the majority of brands will designate their goods as gel or cream.

4. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going outside, as it takes some time for sunscreen to take effect. It should have at least a 30 SPF rating. Due to the difficulty of treating hyperpigmentation, those with darker skin tones actually need greater sun protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation advises using EltaMD's sunscreen, which delivers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Consider items that are suitable for your skin's sensitivity and type, and always read the labels. Only at night should some products, such retinol or prescription retinoids, be used.