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The Barefaced Method

For those of you who may not know, achieving healthy, naturally glowing skin takes research, sacrifice, trial and error and of course, great products. 

One of the basic things to do when you first get started: find out your skin type. Everyone falls into one of these categories: dry, combination, oily and normal. 

Each of these skin types has their own issues, pros and unique ways to maintain. Read the instructions below to use the barefaced method to discover your skin type.

1. First, let's start off by washing your face. Before you begin, wash your hands so that you don't transfer any of the dirt or germs onto your face. Next, begin washing your face. If you have on make-up (or just want a really deep clean), I highly suggest the double cleansing method. Take a quarter sized amount of oil (olive, coconut or almond, etc.) and rub this (in an upward motion) onto your face to remove all debris. Rinse with warm water. Then take your face soap and wash your face. Rinse with warm water then rinse your face again. Pat dry with a paper towel. If you don't have on make up, just skip the oil portion. 

2. Once you have pat dried your face gently, go chill for 15 minutes. Let your face be. Don't put anything on it at all (this is where the barefaced portion happens.) 

3. After 15 - 20 minutes has passed, revisit the mirror. What do you see? When you make your observations, focus on your t-zone (forehead, nose and chin.) Is it dry? Is it normal? Is it shiny and oily? Does it have inflamed blemishes? Do you see dry patches? Next, observe your cheeks and neck. What do you notice about your cheeks? Do they seem parched? Or maybe they are normal? Do they have a lot of inflamed blemishes?

Based on your observations, you can tell if you have oily, combination, dry or normal skin. Combination skin is one of the most common skin types. Many people experience oily in some areas with acne and dryness in other areas. Once you have confirmed your skin type, let everything you do for your skin be according to its' skin type. For example, if you need a product - search for it: "Face Wash for Oily Skin" or "Sheet Mask for Dry Skin" and "DIY mud mask for t-zone." These phrases in Google can do wonders to help you customize your skincare regimen and help you to identify what does not work for your skin.

 Share your results in the comments below or shout us out of Facebook or Instagram with the #Barefaced! 

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