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Beautiful Skin

Beautiful skin is essential for making the most of your looks. Without it, all that carefully applied make-up will either go patchy and blotchy, slide into lines and wrinkles or disappear off your face in a shiny, oily mess. The simple truth is that most of us don't have beautiful skin. In fact, we don't even have so-called 'normal' skin, with its plump,shiny texture, radiant glow and minimal breakouts.

Instead we have dry bits, oily bits or irritated bits, and that means our skin doesn't always look or feel as good as it should. But the good news is that you don't have to put up with this. By knowing what kind of skin you have and how to treat it, you can solve your particular problems. Balance the levels of water and oil in your skin and you will create the state of harmony that is beautiful, perfect, 'normal' skin.

What Type of Skin Do You Have?

To create perfect skin you have to treat each individual cell within. It perfectly You need to know if the cell needs more water,less oil or just leaving alone to calm down and stop getting hot and bothered. The only way you're going to do this is to know your skin type. Now, you may think you know this already, but many of us are wrong. For starters, skin types change with age, so oily skin in your teens doesn't mean oily skin in your twenties, thirties or forties. Skin types can also change with the seasons, as temperatures affect the levels of oil and water in the skin; they can change with your diet, and even according to the time of the month, So to truly know your skin type, you have to reassess it regularly. Doing so is easy - just answer the following questions and see which letter you choose most often.

1) Take A Look At Your Face In Bright Light, What Do You See ?

a) It's shiny with noticeable blackheads

b) It looks flaky and feels taut

c) My forehead, chin and nose are shiny, the rest is tight and flaky

d) It's very pale, and there are occasional red or flaky patches

e) The surface is dull. I'm low on colour and there are noticeable lines and wrinkles

2) Wash Your Skin With Some Plain Soap and Water, Wait For About 20 Minutes Now What do you notice?

a) It looks less shiny

b) It looks and feels tighter plus It's gone a grey colour

c) It's less shiny on my nose and forehead but now my cheeks feel dreadful

d) It's itchy, red and flaky thanks a lot

e) My lines and wrinkles are even more noticeable but I've got some colour back into my skin tone

3) Do you get spots ?

a) Yes, I'm prone to blackheads,whiteheads or big red ones that hurt

b) Not really only around my period or if i use thick moisturizer

c)  Only on my nose, forehead and chin

d) Yes, but they're red rather than whiteheads or i get rashes

e) Very rarely

4) Look At Your Nose And The Area Around It­What Do You Notice Most?

a) Blackheads, whiteheads and oil

b) Flaky patches and redness around my nostrils

c) That my nose and cheeks look like they're from two different faces, my nose is shiny, my cheeks are dull

d) There are lots of little red veins and high colour on my cheeks

e) I've lots of open pores

5) Take Your Index finger and Lightly Press Your Cheek Upwards. What Do You See?

a)  Nothing really

b) I get loads of tiny lines like crepe paper that vanish when i stop

c) Some lines appear but when i stop pressing they go away

d)  The area goes white, then red or it feels hot

e) I get folds of skin forming and it takes a while to snap back to normal

6) Now Get A Magnifying Mirror Or At Least Stand In Some Really Bright Natural Light. Look At Your Pores - What Are They Like?

a)  Big, black and shiny

b) Practically non-existent

c) Big on my nose, chin and forehead

d) Large but clear there's no oil there

7) Apply Your Make-Up As Normal In The Morning, Then At Lunchtime Take A Long Hard Look In The mirror. What's happened?

a) What's left of it is shiny but most of it has disappeared

b) It's gone blotchy and flaky

c) My cheeks aren't so bad, but my nose is shiny

d) My skin looks a bit red and irritated

e) It's settled on the lines of my face or looks dry