To begin planning for your skin regime you must first understand what type of skin you have. It ranges from dry, oily, to sensitive skin.
However, some people even have a combination of skin types depending on the areas of their face. Also, you should always be aware that your skin type can change over time so treatments that you did years ago may no longer work for your skin.
How to Identify Your Skin Type
Your skin type depends on a few different factors:
- Water content – affects your skin’s comfort and elasticity.
- Lipid (oil) content – affects your skin’s softness and nutrition.
- Level of sensitivity – affects your skin’s tolerance to certain substances.
So, now that you know what factors help determine your skin type let’s dive right into more detail. The three different skin types are listed below in more detail. Be sure to look out for factors that sound like your skin. The category that you can relate to the most is what skin type you probably fall under.
Tips for a Normal Skin Type
If you have a normal skin type, you are very lucky. This means that you probably have a very healthy balance of water and lipid. A normal skin type:
- Has few breakouts
- No severe or noticeable sensitivity
- Nice glow
- Barely noticeable pores
Beauty Tips for Normal Skin Types
- Moisturize and prime your skin before makeup application.
- Wash your face daily to keep pores clean
- Exfoliate once a week to wash away any dead skin
Tips for a Combination Skin Type
A combination of skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others. Specifically, oily T zones occur in this skin type. If you do not know what the T-zone is, is it the forehead, nose, and chin areas. This combination of skin types like this, you may benefit from using a combination of different products to treat the different areas. A combination skin type:
- Dry or oily spots
- Dilated/clogged pores
- Shiny skin
Beauty Tips for Combination Skin Types
- Keep moisturizer and oil blot sheets in your bag
- Use primer around your T-zone
- Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize every day
- Use night creams to wake up glowing
- Use mattifying foundations to control oil. Stay away from foundations on the oilier side.
- Stop using soaps (they dry out your skin and can cause irritation)
- Be sure to remove all traces of makeup with a great makeup remover.
Tips for a Dry Skin Type
Dry skin can be a more uncomfortable skin type to have since dry skin can get itchy and sensitive. However, dry skin is very treatable! Dry skin types:
- Rough complexion (less elasticity)
- Flaky skin
- Red patches
- Almost invisible pores
- More visible lines
Beauty Tips for Dry Skin
- Take shorter showers and baths. Also, keep the temperature at a medium degree. Not too hot.
- Use mild/gentle soaps, cleansers, and washes.
- Don’t scrub skin
- Moisturize daily and keep moisturizer handy in your bag
- When removing makeup, use a moisturizing cream like Albolene makeup remover rather than tissues with a high alcohol content that dries the skin
- Use a humidifier and do not keep your home too hot as it will suck the moisture out of your body.
- Wear sunscreen on sunny days
- Buy SPF face makeup and primers.
- Drink more water
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