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POND’S provides the best skincare products for normal, oily and combination skin. Pic: Supplied

What to do if your skin type changes

By Sponsored by PONDS Time of article published Nov 27, 2019

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Your skin is a complex organ. A shift in your diet, a change in the weather, pregnancy and stress are some of the factors that can affect your skin type. 

Yes, there’s the possibility of your skin type changing – as if things couldn’t get more complicated! So, what do you do if you notice a change in your skin type? 

If your skin becomes oily

If your face is shiny and appears greasy later on in the day, you may have oily skin. You might also find yourself blotting your face with a tissue regularly. Your skin’s excessive oil production can be triggered by your menstrual cycle or stress, among other things.
What to do? 
Mattifying creams, as opposed to moisturising oils, should be part of your daily routine. Use oily skin products that are especially formulated for your skin type,  such as POND’S Lasting Oil Control range, which neutralises excess oil and preserves the skin’s natural balance. Start by washing your face with the Lasting Oil Control Face Wash and let your skin dry before applying the Perfect Colour Complex toner to your face with a cotton pad. The toner assists in removing oil build-up. Finish off with the Lasting Oil Control Vanishing Cream to give your skin a smooth, instant matte look.

If your skin becomes dry

Most people start having dry skin in autumn or winter because of the massive drop in humidity levels and the windy weather. Windy weather can strip the skin of its natural moisture and leave it feeling dry and looking flaky.
What to do? 
Use lukewarm water when taking a bath or shower. Bathing or showering in water that is too hot can dry the skin even more. Use a gentle cleanser on your face, followed by micellar water as a toner and a hydrating moisturiser. Avoid washing your face multiple times a day, as this could also make your skin drier. 

If your skin becomes sensitive

Overexposure to the sun or switching skincare products could lead to sensitive skin.
What to do? 
Use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser and moisturiser and make sure that you protect your skin by wearing sunscreen. Avoid all products with harsh fragrances and perfumes — scent-free is your best option.

Be prepared for any sudden changes in your skin and keep radiating that healthy glow.

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