Let’s clear things up.

By now, we are sure you know your skin type well enough, swear by a skincare regimen apt for your skin and have a good grasp on what your skin requires. In other words, you are a skincare pro. However, while you are sure what your skin needs, you should also have an understanding of the ingredients that you need to avoid depending on your skin type.

While the right ingredients can change your skin for the good, it is also important to duck out the ingredients that aren’t suitable for your skin type and may end up messing up your skincare game. So, whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin type, here are the ingredients you should avoid depending on your skin type.

 

Oily Skin

Oily Skin

It is a pain to have oily skin. And, I am not just saying that figuratively. It comes with red, painful acne, blackheads and whatnot. Thus, using the right products is all the more important. To keep your skin from turning into an oil mine or zit city, forego comedogenic and heavy products that clog pores and stock up on lightweight skincare products, preferably with oil-zapping and acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid.

 

Dry skin

Dry skin

If your skin becomes dry and flaky with a minor change in weather or every time you barely rinse your face, you are blessed with the driest of the skin types. You need kick out skincare products that make your skin dryer and make space for ones that deeply moisturise. While a little amount of alcohol is still okay, steer clear of drying agents like AHA acids, soaps and salicylic acid. Commit to skincare with hyaluronic acid, moisturising natural oils and shea and cocoa butter.

 

Combination skin

Combination skin

Your skin can’t decide if it wants to be oily or dry and thus you are never sure what skincare product will be right for you. Yes, life is tough, but here’s what you can do. Avoid skincare products specifically meant for oily or dry skin and rather go for a product that has a mix of drying and moisturising ingredients in it like a coffee scrub with coconut oil extracts. Or, cocktail two products to make your own customised product that caters to your oily T-zone and dry U-zone.

 

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin

Having sensitive skin is no joke. You try a new product or simply go take a walk and before you know it, you are struggling with red, itchy and irritated skin. Play safe and avoid products with alcohol, soap, fragrance and colour. Use organic products that are free from harsh chemicals and skin baddies and always do a patch test before using a new skincare product.

 

Normal Skin

Normal Skin

You’ve got a well-balanced skin type, lucky you. However, since your skin isn’t oily enough to ward off ageing signs or protect itself from sun damage, you are at risk of getting affected by radical damage, premature ageing and other skin woes. Make sure you keep your skin protected from any reactions by following an anti-ageing skincare routine early and follow your skincare routine religiously.