Skincare refers to acts that one does in order to keep their skin healthy and attractive. Every person has a different skin type. How do you know your skin type? The quantity of oil (sebum) your skin generates, determines your skin type. The level of oiliness in skin can fluctuate over time and may also be affected by elements like stress, genes, hormones, humidity, and the aging process.

Skin types range from oily, dry, normal, combination and sensitive. Knowing your skin type is key in building a good skincare routine which helps you take care of your skin in a method that is best suited for you.

Oily Skin

This skin type produces excess oil and is most noticeable on the T-zone on one’s face (forehead, nose & chin). People with oily skin have more of a shine which makes the skin feel greasy. Using a gentle cleanser will help remove dirt, impurities and excess oils which clog the pores and lead to acne breakouts. Upon cleansing, moisturize the skin with a lightweight moisturizer.

Dry Skin

This skin type shows natural oil production being typically lower than in other skin types. People with dry skin have a skin type which appears rough or dehydrated and even flaky. Using skincare products which are gentle, hydrating and soothing, help in moisturizing the skin that makes it feel irritated.

Normal Skin

This skin type is neither too oily nor dry. It is balanced. Taking care of this skin type is not complicated as it only needs a cleanser which cleans the skin of dirt and impurities as well as locking in moisture which keeps the skin soft and hydrated.

Combination skin

This skin type features skin that is both oily and dry depending on the part of the face. People with this skin type tend to have an oily T- zone (forehead, nose and chin) and the cheeks bring dry or normal. Taking care of this skin type should include a gentle cleanser that cleans the pores deeply and keep the skin hydrated.

Sensitive skin

This skin type features skin that is most prone to irritation like itchiness or burning sensation. It does not matter if a person has dry, oily or combination or normal for it to be sensitive. People with sensitive skin are more prone to having external irritants which cause the sensitivity to flare up such as fragrances or exposure to sunlight. It is key for a person to avoid being exposed to the substances that make their skin irritated. Taking care of this skin type should include a cleanser that is not harsh and does not contain strong scents and toxic substances like parabens.

Other tips that one should follow in creating a good skincare routine are;

  1. Using sunscreen. This prevents exposure of strong UV rays to the skin which lead to sunburn, skin cancer and premature skin ageing. Sunscreen should be used on a daily basis.
  1. Drinking water. The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Drinking enough water daily leads to hydration of the skin, maintains skin elasticity, flushes out toxins and keeps the skin moisturized and healthy.
  1. Diet. A healthy diet should constitute of healthy fats, proteins, starch, nutrients and vitamins. Avoiding processed foods and foods high in sugar is a big bonus in achieving healthy skin as it makes the skin Inflamed, leads to acne breakouts, and early aging of the skin. Having healthy skin starts from within your body and what you put into it.
  1. Sleep. Many people start to see an increase in fine wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and decreased skin elasticity when they do not get enough regular, high-quality sleep. Our skin repairs itself while we sleep and makes new collagen which prevents the skin from sagging.

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Makeup hacks for a flawless look in Kenya

Humid weather can be a challenge for makeup lovers, especially in Kenya, where temperatures can soar during the day. Because of the heat and humidity, your makeup may melt, smear, or slide off, giving you an uneven, unattractive appearance. But fear not, here are some makeup hacks that can help you achieve a flawless look even in Kenya’s humid weather.

Start with a clean, moisturized face

Before applying makeup, make sure your face is clean, toned, and moisturized. Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type to avoid clogging your pores.

Use a primer

A primer can create a smooth base for your makeup and help it last longer. Look for a primer that is specifically designed for humid weather and contains ingredients that can control oil and sweat.

Choose the right foundation

Opt for a lightweight, water-based foundation that can provide coverage without feeling heavy on your skin. Avoid using thick, full-coverage foundations that can melt off in humid weather.

Set your makeup with powder

After applying your foundation and concealer, set your makeup with a translucent or setting powder. This will help absorb excess oil and sweat and keep your makeup in place for longer.

Use waterproof mascara and eyeliner

Waterproof mascara and eyeliner can withstand heat and humidity and prevent smudging and smearing.

Blot your face with blotting paper

Carry blotting paper with you to remove excess oil and sweat from your face throughout the day. This will help prevent your makeup from melting off and keep your skin looking fresh.

Keep it simple

In humid weather, less is more. Stick to a minimalistic makeup look with neutral shades and avoid heavy contouring or bold, bright colors that can look cakey in the heat.

In conclusion, by following these makeup hacks, you can achieve a flawless look even in Kenya’s humid weather. Remember to keep it light, use water-based products, and carry blotting paper with you to maintain a fresh and natural appearance.