Normal Skin Basics

January 30, 2021

What Does It Mean to Have “Normal Skin?”

Most people would love to have “normal skin”— the name alone conjures up images of a smiling face with a perfect complexion. But the fact of the matter is, normal skin types aren’t immune to things like oiliness, zits or dry patches. In fact, people with normal skin need to take care of their skin every day just as much as everyone else. Here’s everything you need to know.

First, How Do You Know If You Have Normal Skin?

If your face constantly feels like an oil slick; if you feel like you’re playing whack-a-mole with your pimples every day; or if your main priority seems to be slathering away dryness, it’s much more obvious what your skin type is. But for people with normal skin, it could be confusing to figure it out. That’s because normal skin types also experience excess oil—the main difference is that it begins to show in the afternoon (you don’t need a blotter or powder until around 3pm, and usually only in your T-zone, which is the forehead, nose and chin areas). Those with oily skin will see shine much sooner—sometimes even within an hour of applying their morning skincare routine.

Another common characteristic of normal skin is that breakouts don’t occur too regularly or aren’t an overwhelming problem. They tend to happen only on occasion based on circumstances, such as blemishes on the forehead after sleeping on a dirty pillowcase or on the chin area before or during menstruation.

Normal skin types also tend to be less sensitive to skincare products and don’t have a many large pores.

How to Take Care of Normal Skin with Epionce

Like everyone else, normal skin types should thoroughly yet gently cleanse skin every night to ensure excess oil, grime, makeup and other pore-clogging impurities are washed off. Morning cleansing is fine, too, but could be optional if your skin doesn’t get too greasy overnight. Our top pick is Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

Make sure you use a moisturizer every morning and night. We recommend Renewal Facial Lotion to deliver balance and additional nourishment to skin and promote its natural ability to revitalize itself. You can also apply Lytic Tx to remove dead skin cells on the surface and clarify pores.

If you happen to be a little oilier during your monthly cycle or due to a change in climate, add Purifying Toner to help minimize the appearance of oil and blemishes. On the flip side, if you find your skin on the drier side, use Renewal Facial Cream, which is richer than the lotion. Finally, if anti-aging is a priority for you, incorporate the Intense Defense Serum, the most complete multivitamin serum available in a sheer formula doesn’t feel heavy, and will provide extra nutrients to the skin cells. Finish off with the Renewal Eye Cream, which harnesses soft-focus technology helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area.

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