Have you ever wondered what skin-type you actually are? It can be hard searching for the right product when you’re bombarded with skincare jargon that you don’t understand… Well, we’re here to help bust open the mythical language, allowing your skincare routine to be the most effective! If you misdiagnose your skin type, it can aggravate your skin, leading to irritation, excess oil, breakouts or drying out your skin. So, let’s take a look into it…
If your skin feels like it never has enough moisture, is itchy, tight or is sometimes flaking, you have dry skin. This skin type is caused by a lack of oil production in the skin, hormone imbalance, dry climate or dry heat during cold weather. Look for hydrating or oil-based products to restore your skin’s moisture.
You can identify oily skin if your face looks shiny, as excess oil can be produced on your face, neck, back, and shoulders. You may feel the need to wash your face several times a day when the oil production is at its peak. Your pores can also appear larger and get easily clogged, which ultimately leads to breakouts. The cause of oily skin is the sebaceous glands overproducing oil. Your skin can only absorb so much moisture, so make sure to use a product that evens out oil production.
With combination skin, your T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) can appear oily and have visibly larger pores or breakouts. However, the rest of your face can appear normal to dry. Combination skin can be complicated to treat, but the goal is to create balance. You can either separate your skincare routine and use different products for different areas or search for a skincare product that aims to restore the balance in your skin.
If your skin can become easily irritated, inflamed, itchy or red/dry easily, you are likely to have sensitive skin. When using a new product your skin may have a bad reaction. People with sensitive skin are more likely to sunburn easily and suffer from skin conditions such as eczema. A good tip for sensitive skin is to always do a test patch on your skin before applying a new skincare product to your entire face.
With normal skin, your skin can occasionally suffer from dryness or excess oil, however, you don’t suffer too much from breakouts. Skincare products rarely give you an unwanted reaction, and your complexion appears balanced. This skin type is one of the easiest to care for, however, it’s one of the first to show signs of aging. Always include hydrating and anti-aging products in your skincare routine.
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