Picking The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type

Picking The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type

Aug 2023

Our skin plays a huge role in our overall health and beauty. As such, skincare is extremely Important in maintaining and improving our skin health. But with some many varieties of skincare and beauty products you can find online in Singapore and internationally, how do you choose the best ones for you?

To pick and choose the appropriate skincare and beauty products, you must first determine what's best for your skin type. After all, each skin type may react differently to lotion, makeup, and other skin products. For example, an oil-free primer can work wonders for oily skin types but could be noticeably visible upon settling within the fine lines of dry skin types. Another example is how sensitive skin types have to be vigilant with product ingredients that would otherwise be fine for other skin types.

It can seem overwhelming for newcomers to skincare routines, but we are here to make it simple for you. Read on to find out more about each skin type and provide tips on finding the appropriate skincare and beauty products to keep your skin looking healthy, nourished, and glowing.


1. Oily or Acne-Prone Skin

Oily skin types appear glossy and feel greasy because of the excess sebum or oil the skin produces. People with this skin type may have fewer wrinkles than those with dry skin, but they may also be more prone to enlarged pores, acne scars, blackheads, and whiteheads. As such, going for skin beauty products that can gently remove impurities, like the SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, would be the right choice. You should also go for beauty gift sets that have oil-free primers and matte foundations to avoid even more oil mixing with your natural sebum and giving you that clear, radiant look.


2. Combination Skin


Due to a variety of factors such as stress and hormone fluctuations, combination skin types can change from oily or dry throughout the year and over different seasons. Care for skin that is dry in some areas and oily or normal in others requires effective cleansing and hydration. The Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum with its microbiome science-fuelled anti-ageing properties is one product that can tackle combination skin concerns with ease. Not only does it help rejuvenate dry areas, but it also hydrates oily spots to give you firmer, younger-looking skin. You can also top it off with hydrating products like the Shiseido Ultimate Power Concentrate 3.0 that can both maintain moisture and give you a radiant complexion.


3. Dry Skin

Natural oil production in dry skin is typically lower than on other skin types. As a result, your skin could get flaky, scratchy, and appear dull. This skin type may also be prone to visible fine lines. When caring for dry skin, it is advisable to get hydrating products with ceramide, like the PDC Peach Pack. Moisturisers should also become a part of your daily skincare routine. And when you buy from online makeup retailer such as Novela, go for water-based foundations and pressed powders to avoid possible irritations while also maintaining hydration for your skin.


4. Sensitive Skin


If you have a sensitive skin type, it could appear red and feel dry, itchy, or have a burning sensation in certain areas. These symptoms may be due to certain substances or ingredients, as well as environmental factors. It may also be connected to having skin that is more sensitive to external irritants like dirt or pollutants. For this skin type, products like the Kiehl’s Calendula Foaming Face Wash (which is formulated to to be paraben-free, soap-free, and gentle on sensitive skin) or Helena Rubinstein Re-Plasty Age Recovery Night Cream (with anti-inflammatory properties) are less likely to trigger a sensitivity or acne breakout. “Fragrance-free” should also be another product characteristic you should look out for when browsing makeup shops, as some fragrance ingredients may trigger breakouts too. 


Get The Right Skincare Products For Your Skin Type at Novela

It's important to get your skincare products from a trusted source to ensure that you're getting only the best, high-quality products. With Novela, you're guaranteed to get the best skincare and beauty products with a click of a button. Browse our online store to find the right skincare products that match your skin type.