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Skin Care Recipes – The Series

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2008 | Categories: Family and Health, Series, Skin Care and Beauty

Did you know that you more than likely have all the ingredients for a great facial in your refrigerator and/or pantry?  In fact, you probably have many beauty products and you just don’t know it.  This is a continuing series on great skin care recipes and tips that are ‘all natural’ and won’t cost much money ( you may already have what you need in your kitchen right now ).  The key here is ‘all natural’ … if you cannot pronounce the ingredients in your skin care or beauty products you might not want to be putting it on your skin. 

Before we talk about beauty products or skin care products we need to do a skin test.  So today’s post will cover the skin tissue test.  How to identify your skin type. 

The Tissue Test:

  • Wash your face with a neutral (a soap not made for any particular skin type) soap or cleanser.  Rinse with water. Pat dry with a towel just enough to absorb moisture do not rub.  Wait one hour, and then blot your entire face with ply (or layer) of a large facial tissue.  Press lightly all over your face for about one minute.  Then remove the tissue carefully and examine it near a window or light.

What do you see?

  • If you see oil throughout the tissue… you most likely have oily skin.
  • If you see oil mainly in the T-zone (across forehead, down nose and chin)…  you most likely have combination skin.
  • If you see very little oil on the tissue…  you most likely have normal skin.
  • If you see no sign of oil at all…  you most likely have dry skin.
  • If your skin feels irritated or slightly itchy… you most likely have sensitive skin.

You’ll need to perform this test several times throughout the year… during spring, summer and winter – because your skin changes with the seasons.

Next time we’ll talk about tips and recipes for homemade facial masks.  So come back and check them out or subscribe to our RSS feed and get the updates when I make them.  Until next time…  Enjoy Life!!!

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