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What To Know About Your Skin Before Starting Skin Care

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When you go to your local beauty store, you may see the different types of skin care kits. These kits usually have a morning and night cream, face wash, exfoliation, and possibly other components. When you look at the types available, you will notice they are made for dry, oily, or combination skin. The truth is, there is more you need to know about your skin before you start a skincare routine. Here are a few of those key points and what to know about each one.

Alkaline Rating of Your Skin

When you hear alkaline, you may think of alkaline enriched water or other natural health options. You may not, however, think of your skin. The first thing to know is that your skins alkaline level can be vital to determine what you can and cannot use. For example, coconut oil is a common moisturizer that people use. However, it can be too alkaline for your skin. This can cause an issue ranging from clogged pores to causing damage to your skin over time including oil issues and flaking. 

Skin Issues

The issues you have with your skin will have a great deal to do with your skin care routine. The misconception is that you should move from anti-aging to aging care products at a particular age no matter your skin tone or issues. The truth is this will greatly depend on your current skin issues, such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, and rosacea. Using skin products that are designed for other issues or that aren't able to handle the issues, you do have can cause adverse effects including oily skin or reactions ranging from redness to patch dry areas.


Your past allergies play a significant role in your skin care, but so do allergies you may not realize you have. For example, there are certain food dyes and other ingredients that are found in natural or organic skin care. If you have allergies to these dyes, you could have a severe reaction using the skin care routine. Your dermatologist clinic can help you with an allergy test to make sure you have no allergies or to identify the ones you do have before you are put on a skincare routine. 

If you aren't not sure about your current skin status, issues, or allergies, visit your dermatologist clinic. They can help you with determining if there are any skin care routines you should avoid. They can also help you with prescription skin care if you have issues requiring something more than an over the counter option can offer. If you have specific questions, the dermatologist can help you as well.