what’s your main skin concern?
Confused? We hear you. Here’s quick a rundown on skin issues. So you can pick the ones that actually affect your skin.
Acne: Pick this if you’ve got dark, clogged pores (blackheads), tiny, flesh-colored bumps (whiteheads), red and inflamed puss-filled pimples (papules and pustules) and/or big, red, angry pimples deep in your skin (cystic acne). Don’t worry. We’ve got skincare solutions for all of them. Learn more about the different types of acne here.
Skin Allergies: Are there some ingredients that make you itch like crazy? Maybe you break out in hives when you put on certain creams or lotions? You probably have a skin allergy. So if you haven’t already, make sure you head to an allergist or a dermatologist so they can help figure out exactly what causes those allergies.
Dryness: Does your skin always feel tight, cracked, and/or dry? Is it dull and sort of flaky? Do you constantly feel like you need a moisturizer? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, you should definitely select Dry Skin. And don’t stress. We got you now.
Keratosis Pilaris: Do you have patches of skin with tiny, rough, raised bumps? Are they sometimes red, itchy, and seriously annoying? You might have KP, which is a pretty common skin condition. The good news? We’ve got solutions. Learn more about keratosis pilaris here. [hyperlink to All About KP]
Oily Skin: Sick of feeling greasy all day long? Do you wake up with slick-feeling skin? Feel like you’ve got a shiny nose the minute you finish washing your face? Yep. You’ve got oily skin. And getting it under control is no easy feat. But don’t stress. We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve.
Not having a Regular Routine: If you’re seriously lacking a regular skincare routine, one that actually excites you to wash your face twice a day, well, we hear you. The number one skincare tip, from beauty editors and dermatologists alike is consistency. SLMD to the rescue!
Scars or Dark Spots: They might be hyperpigmentation, aka dark spots or patches of skin, that show up as red, brown, or purple marks after a bad breakout. Or maybe they’re textured scars that are raised or embedded into your skin. Either way, you’ve got scars. And having these kinds of marks on your skin is no fun. Let us help.
Sensitivity: It can be kind of hard to tell if you actually have sensitive skin. But if you find that nearly every product you put on your skin leads to a bad reaction, you’ve probably got sensitive skin. Chronic redness, irritation, dryness and stinging are also telltale signs of chronic sensitivity. Learn more about sensitive skin here.
Wrinkles & Signs of Aging: Getting older definitely means you’re getting wiser. But sometimes age can leave our skin looking… well, less than perfect. If you’re struggling with aging skin, just let us know and we’ll figure out how to help.
types of acne
Blackheads: Do your pores get filled with hard, black gunk? We call these bad boys open comedones. Or, in everyday speak, blackheads.
Whiteheads: Got tiny little bumps hanging out right under the surface of your skin? These are called closed comedones. They’re another type of clogged pore that most people call whiteheads.
Papules: These are little pimples that are red, inflamed, and irritated, but they don’t have puss inside them. Even though they’re a pain, they typically don’t cause any pain.
Pustules: These pimples are also red, inflamed, and irritated. But these ones are gushers. Whether that puss is white or yellow, it makes its presence known. Hence the name, pustule.
Cystic acne: Do your pimples practically scream when you touch them? Do they creep up from deep, deep inside your skin? Are they humungous, and filled with puss? Oh, the joys of cystic acne.
Nodules: Did you answer yes to the questions about cystic acne? Are your pimples also super hard and seriously painful? These stubborn buggers are called nodules.
types of scars
Dark Marks from Breakouts: The exact color of your dark spots will depend on your skin tone or type. For most people they’re either red, brown, or purple. These circular spots roll in post-pimple, and their official name is hyperpigmentation.
Sun / Age Spots: Ever come home from a sun-tastic vacation and noticed a patch of darker skin? Recently have a birthday and begin to notice some discolored skin spots? These darkened areas are also another form of everyone’s least favorite discoloration: hyperpigmentation.