Skin Care 101: Q&A
- Is the active ingredient all that matters in acne medication? No. Active ingredients are only a part of it; you should also choose the correct formula for your skin type. If your skin is oily, try alcohol-based liquids or gels, which evaporate quickly so your skin doesn’t look or feel moist. Got normal to dry skin? Go for lotions or creams, which are lightweight and more moisturizing.
- Do generic products work as well as brand-name products? In general, yes. Here’s how to gauge if a generic product is going to work as well as the pricier brand-name one. If a generic brand contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name product and the ingredient list is similar, they will pretty much work the same, so save some money!!!
- What’s the difference between a toner and an astringent? Do I need both? The general rule is that astringents are alcohol-based while toners are water- or witch hazel based. However, the names are often used interchangeably, so check the label. If the first ingredient listed is alcohol, it’s probably an astringent- even if it’s called a toner. Now, for the next part of your question: You definitely don’t need a toner and a astringent. In fact, if your skin is normal-to-dry, you don’t need either. But you might like how it makes your skin feel- refreshed and cleanser-free.
- My skin is oily, and my makeup always runs within two hours after applying it! What can I do? After washing your face, smooth mattifying gel onto your T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin) and anywhere else you tend to get oily. Then apply your usual makeup. (The absorbent micro-beads in the gel sit on the skin’s surface and act like little sponges, soaking up excess oil all day.) To degrease during the day, mist your face with water, then blot with a paper towel. The water dissolves oil on your skin’s surface. And there is always blotting papers.
- What’s the best way to shrink the pores on my nose or cover them up? Your pores are probably larger because the sebum packed deep inside them makes pore shafts widen. Exfoliate three times a week to remove the sebum. Then spread a pore-minimizing gel over your nose before putting on makeup. It will help tighten pores so your makeup doesn’t sink into them.
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