• Porsche Bailey-Brown

Best Home Skin Care Tips by Skin Type

Often times, what bothers women about their skin are issues that easily cost less than $100 to fix.  Most skin conditions stem from the need of a deep cleansing or a good exfoliation of the first the second layer of the dermis (skin).  That then allows a professional to thin out the stratum corneum.  Afterwards, all that is needed is a great home care routine to balance out the pH levels of her skin.

THE HOME CARE ROUTINE

You’ll want to get a cleanser that has a pH of between 2.5 and 4.3.  Below are my recommendations based on your skin type:

  1. Normal skin – you’ll need a mild cleanser.

  2. Oily skin– look for a cleanser that contains Salicylic acid. 

  3. Dry skin– look for a cleanser that contains a moisturizer or cream base as well as Lactic acid.

  4. Combination skin – seek out a mild cleanser with Glycolic acid.

  5. Sensitive skin – you need a cream-based cleanser so that it moisturizers your skin but contains no AHA’s.

  6. Myelinated skin – you’ll need a cleanser that contains Hybrid Glycolic acid.


Now let’s address moisturizers for your skin type.  If your skin type is…

  1. Normal – you’ll want to look for a creamy moisturizer that contains Hyaluronic acid and Lactic acid.

  2. Oily – your moisturizer should be water-based and more of a gel.

  3. Dry – look for a cream based moisturizer (shea butter or jojoba oil) with either/and Urea, Lactic acid, Hyaluronic acid.

  4. Sensitive + Combination – use a lightweight moisturizer with no acids in it.

Now, if you have acne prone or problematic skin, I would recommend using a toner such as Apple Cider Vinegar.  If you do not have problematic skin I recommend you using a Freshener such as Witch Hazel.  

You also will want to get a facial at least once a month by your aesthetician and that will allow her/him to type your skin and give you the best product recommendations for your skin.  Lastly, if you have more problematic skin your aesthetician can usually correct the problems by using mild to deep acids.

If you need help determining your skin type please feel free to schedule a virtual consultation with me and I will gladly assist you.

Please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.  You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Snap Chat, and Instagram to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

             As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

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