Know the Types of Skin and Ways to care for it

Skincare is an art and a science; we can all learn this. The secret to skincare is to know your skin. Understanding means finding the right product for you and fighting potential problems without causing problems. 


There are seven basic skin types: usually oily, dry/dehydrated, combination, acne-prone, sensitive, and mature skin. Here's how to recognize and care for you. 


Normal skin: You don't experience any breakouts. The skin does not tend to adversely affect new products or changes in the weather. No water or oil will be wiped off your face all day long. The skin is firm and fine wrinkles, and wrinkles are minimized. 


Skincare tips: lucky you! With normal skin, there is almost no sensitivity, dryness, or stickiness. 

Your skin can withstand most of the ingredients. You can enjoy playing hard with cosmetological products and experimenting with cleansers, moisturizers, and masks until you find one that works exactly for you. 



Oily skin: Oily skin always seems to be shining. Blotting paper and matte powder are probably not strangers. Makeup and skincare products may not always work as expected. 


 Skin Care Tips:  Oily skin is always extra shiny. You should try to avoid these ingredients - mineral oil, petrolatum, and alcohol although they have their own benefits. 


Products labeled "noncomedogenic" are good for oily skin as they won't clog up skin pores. Oil-free moisturizers are your best buddy (yes, you still need to moisturize!), as are chemical exfoliants and clay masks. Be sure not to overwash your face, as drying out your pores can cause them to produce even more oil to compensate. 




Dry skin: Dryness and dehydration are two different problems, but the symptoms are very similar. 

Dryness is because of a lack of oil in the skin. Symptoms include dandruff, tenderness, itching, and cracks. It can be caused by lifestyle or environmental factors or chronic illness (in the case of eczema or similar illness). 

Dehydration is the result of the skin not retaining enough water. If you pinch your skin, it may become firm, look like paper, or have fine, thin lines. 


Skincare Tips: To care for dry skin, apply a rich moisturizer several times a day to trap moisture, especially after washing or bathing your hands. Stop using harsh soaps or products containing citrus oils or lots of fragrances. 


 If your skin is dehydrated, make sure to consume water-based products because oil-based products will actually make your skin worse. 

Most importantly, make sure you're drinking enough water every day! 




Combination Skin: If you're having trouble figuring out what type of skin you have, it's likely a combination. If your skin is dry in some areas while oily in others, it's combination skin. Combination skins are best defined by oily Tzone (strips on the forehead and lines along with the nose) and dry or normal skin on the rest of the face. 


Skincare tips: Keep away from the same ingredients as the following oily and dry skin. In combination skins, the game is called balance. Use spot treatments to identify problem areas and use toner or balance cream to smooth the skin. 


 Acne-prone skin: If you have frequent breakouts (or something that never disappears), you probably have acne-prone skin. This means that the pores are more likely to get clogged and more prone to acne, acne, or pustules than other skin types. It makes your skin oily and dry and makes it easier for you to get acne. 


Important Note: The wound does not necessarily have to be acne. In fact, a common skin problem called rosacea can cause acne-like symptoms and is often referred to as "adult acne." Other symptoms of this condition include hot flashes, protruding blood vessels, thickening of the skin, stinging or burning sensation. (If this sounds like your skin, skip to the sensitive section instead.) 


Skin Care Tips: Use a cleanser specially designed to treat acne and scrubs, and moisturizers that help minimize acne. Gently cleanse the face to prevent pre-existing acne injuries and use topical gels to treat and lighten acne scars. Look for anti-acne ingredients such as salicylic acid, clay, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol. 



Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin can be caused by genetics, allergies, or environmental factors. The signs of this skin type are: 

 Easy red skin Frequent rashes and bumps Stinging or burning sensation after using skincare products Negative reaction to odor Dry, flaky, inflamed skin patch. 


Skincare tips: You should be careful when choosing cosmetics, as you are prone to irritation, redness, stinging, burning sensations, or acne. Avoid fragrances and irritants such as alcohol and antibacterial ingredients. Look for products with few additives and for products with sedative, healing, or anti-inflammatory properties. Using the wrong product can make your skin sensitive, even if your skin type is not very sensitive. 


Now you are aware of the skin type and the tips to take care of. Just follow the tips and glow differently!