Healthy skin starts from within, however the right skincare products help to maintain it. The best skincare products for each person relies on their skin type. Skincare specialists discovered four different skin types each person is born with: normal, dry, oily, and combination. Each skin type has unique traits to identify them by. Knowing your skin type allows you to choose the best skincare routine with products and treatments that effectively solve your skin issues.
Normal Skin Type
Normal skin types have a low-maintenance skin routine due to the well-balanced nature of their skin. Oiliness or dryness may occur, but the skin is never too dry or too oily.Traits of normal skin types include:
little or no blemishes
soft, smooth texture
not prone to sensitivity
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin types create excessive amounts of sebum which makes the skin appear greasy, oily or shiny. The excess oil mixed with dirt can cause pores to clog or enlarge. Traits of oily skin types include:
clogged or enlarged pores
pimples or whiteheads
Toners help to reduce the skin’s natural production of sebum. Pair this oily skin solution with a gel-based cleanser to balance the skin’s oil levels.
Dry Skin Type
While normal skin types are well-balanced and oily skin types produce too much oil, dry skin types under produce sebum. The lack of moisture reduces the skin’s ability to protect against harmful influences. More women than men suffer from dry skin and dry skin-related issues, however all skin types become drier with age. Traits of dry skin types include:
dry patches that appear white and flaky on the skin
skin feels tight and rough
premature lines or wrinkles may appear
The best way to hydrate the skin is to drink water every day and eat fruits and vegetables. Use water-based moisturizes and cream cleansers. Avoid harsh toners, and alcohol-based cleansers as well as matte cosmetics.
Combination Skin Type
Combination skin types usually have a mixture of oily and dry skin. The T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and cheeks vary significantly in size, ranging from relatively narrow to wide areas of the skin.
Traits of combination skin types include:
an oily T-zone with normal to dry cheeks
clogged or enlarged pores-acne-pimples
varying skin textures (smooth with rough patches)
Some persons are born with sensitive skin, however, anyone can experience skin sensitivity with either skin type. Skin sensitivity can be triggered internally or externally and only lasts as long as the triggering agent is present in the body or on the skin. Sunlight and some ingredients in facial cleansers and cosmetics severely affect sensitive skin types, leaving the skin inflamed (red) and sometimes swollen after contact.
Hypoallergenic skin care is best for sensitive skin types. Ingredients used cause little to no skin irritation, so include these in your skin care regiment.
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