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There are so many different skincare products to choose from that finally getting the right one can be an overwhelming process.

But it’s worth taking the time and trouble to get it right, because the right product will help you maintain a healthy skin and address your complexion concerns and premature ageing problems. Siam Botanicals says here’s how you can choose the right skincare product.

  1. Know your skin type

Lauren Campbell, fashion and beauty blogger of Fashionista CT Blog says, “Skincare products usually target at least one skin type, so knowing your skin type can make a visit to the beauty aisle less daunting.”

Different types of skin

  1. Normal skin looks clean and smooth and is the least problematic.
  2. Dry skin feels flaky and can easily develop wrinkles.
  3. Oily skin usually looks greasy and shiny.
  4. Combination skin has patches of both oily and dry skin. Sensitive skin becomes inflamed and irritated easily.
  5. Know what you hope to achieve

Reading the product label is very important when looking for a skin maintenance or treatment product. Thomas van der Linde of Siam Botanical South Africa says, “People with younger skin want to maintain their skin’s elasticity and radiance, while a more mature skin usually needs special repair care and replenishment with power ingredients.”

  1. Do your research

Read opinions and reviews and find out what ingredients are included in the products you’re interested in. “Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10 stand out in terms of their benefits in maintaining skin texture and condition with ageing,” says Andrea du Plessis, expert nutritionist for Vital Health Foods. 

  1. Decide how much you’re willing to spend

Prices vary greatly and once you figure out your budget you can focus on your options. Van der Linde explains, “More expensive products may last longer, as you use only a pea-sized amount.”

  1. Don’t be afraid to experiment

If you can’t make up your mind, buy products in smaller quantities until you find one that works for you. “If you buy a product that lasts up to two months, that should give you enough time to start seeing results,” says Campbell. “Keep notes as you test them to help you decide.”

 

Source: Siam Botanicals. Image: iStock.com

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