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What type of skin do you have?

With a multitude of products available that cater to different skin types, it helps to know where yours falls on the spectrum. Once you know your type, you'll find it much easier to choose the right products that will make your skin look and feel its best.

Here are some ways to determine your skin type:

If your skin is tight …

If you experience tightness, itchiness, red patches, flaking, a rough complexion and visible lines, it's possible that you have dry skin. Avoid exfoliating scrubs and long showers or baths as these can make the dryness worse. Most importantly, cherish your moisturizer and use it frequently. Try an ELEMIS moisturizer for powerful, soothing hydration or the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich for added anti-wrinkle and skin-firming properties. 

If your complexion is shiny …

The number one sign of oily skin is a shiny, slick complexion. You may also have a slight obsession with blotting sheets, and notice blackheads or other blemishes where your skin is the most oily. On the upside, oily skin never lacks natural moisture and is less likely to wrinkle. Try the ELEMIS Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser and ELEMIS Skin Bliss Capsules as part of your skincare routine. To minimize shine and avoid clogging pores, use mattifying primers and powder foundations.

If your skin is easily irritated …

If you have sensitive skin, you might notice redness or burning after using products with intense scents or chemicals. Instead, opt for products without fragrance or harsh ingredients like the ELEMIS Gentle Foaming Facial Wash.Try to wash your face with soaps that don't lather as they'll wash away dirt and makeup remnants, but leave behind the good oils your skin needs.

If you feel your skin has everything …

It's common to have different textures on your skin, such as dry or normal in some areas and oily in others. Think the dreaded nose, forehead and chin T-zone that's always oily by the end of the day, even when the rest of your face isn't. Blackheads and large pores are also common for combination skin. For this skin type, it's helpful to use more than one product on the different areas of your face.

If you don't feel any of this…

If you're lucky, you have a normal skin type. This means you don't experience extreme sensitivity and your skin isn't too dry or oily. However, this radiant, even complexion can change as you age. To maintain your youthful glow, use an anti-aging routine. The ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Starter Collection smoothes, firms and hydrates skin for gorgeous results. Plus, it's gentle enough to use on other skin types as well.

Don't forget that your skin is affected by seasonal, environmental and hormonal changes, so you may need to change your routine accordingly. With the right products on hand, your complexion will be flawless all year long!

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