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Brianna Flores, contributor

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There are many healthy and natural ways to keep your skin looking good. The basics to clear and healthy skin are to treat your skin lightly, don’t use harsh soaps with fragrance, moisturize your skin daily always take off makeup before bed, and ALWAYS apply sunscreen before you leave the house to protect your skin from the sun.

You should wash your face at least two times per day and it should go something like this: Cleanser, exfoliate, tone, serum, acne spot treatment if needed, moisturizer and sunscreen. You should avoid drugstore products with chemicals and toxins. Some natural ingredients you can use are coconut oil, tea tree oil, witch hazel, rosewater. Another great alternative to drugstore soaps and scrubs is African black soap.

There are different skin types and you need to know how to identify and treat your specific skin type. There are 5 different skin types such as normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, and sensitive

normal skin: not to dry not too oily, fine pores, little to no blemishes, a radiant complexion

combination skin:  Skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin)

  • Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
  • Blackheads
  • Shiny skin

oily skin:

Skin can be mostly shiny full of oils and may include lots of blemishes visible pores.

  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull or shiny, thick complexion
  • Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

dry skin: 

Moisturize daily, skin can become red and cracks c

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Your skin is less elastic
  • More visible lines

sensitive skin:

If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. There are many possible reasons, but often it’s in response to particular skin care products.
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Dryness
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