How often have you felt that your skin is feeling neglected? Poor skin care can fasten the aging process and cause other ailments, like acne, blemishes, etc. However, simple daily routines can prevent and even stop these.
The question is, what does your skin type have to do with that?
Not every skin is the same, and it is not just the colour you have to worry about. Knowing your skin type will help you choose the right amount of sun protection and will also help you choose the right skin care products.
Here’s what you need to know.
The different skin types
There is no doubt that skin care products have become extremely popular. Thanks to people becoming more cautious of skin ailments and social media spreading awareness, this is a welcome change.
However, there is still some confusion as people often do not use the right product according to their skin type. This can aggravate the problem instead of solving it.
The skin that feels neither too dry nor too oily is considered normal. This is a good skin type that may not require too much maintenance. The sebum production and blood circulation are just right in this skin type.
Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé are blessed with normal skin.
You can use a gentle cleanser and sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher, and you will be good to go.
Oily skin has one major benefit; it retains your youthful appearance for longer. Unfortunately, people with oily skin tend to suffer from a greasy appearance, acne, and blemishes more frequently than others.
Kendall Jenner, Sabrina Carpenter, and her “Girl meets world” co-star, Rowan Blanchard, have shared their struggle with acne due to their oily skin type.
If you share their plight, you need skin care products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, etc. Hyaluronic acid is a blessing for the oily skin type.
Just like excessive oiliness can cause many problems for your skin, so can excessive dryness. People with dry skin tend to have a rough texture on their skin with flaky skins, which can ruin your appearance. So, you need to moisturise it frequently.
From Halle Berry to Jessica Alba, many celebrities face the problem with dry skin, especially during winter.
You need to slow down on the exfoliation if you have the same issue. Instead, use products with hydrating agents, like lactic acid and shea butter. Also, apply mild peels to exfoliate once or twice a week and remove the dead skin cells.
Do you see mild breakouts even when your skin is dry? Then you might have combination skin.
The combination skin is a mix of oily and dry skin types. People who have this skin type usually see their T-zone getting oily more often while their cheeks remain dry.
You need different types of skin care products and skin care regimes for this type of skin. Use a cleaner to remove the build-up in the morning, and apply a toner to eliminate any excess oil. Then apply hyaluronic acid and a moisturiser, and do not forget to use sunscreen when going out. Also, try to keep the makeup to the minimum if possible.
Good skin care is not complicated, but even the simplest routines can leave long-term benefits. So, you need to start taking care of it right away.
By understanding your skin type better, you will know exactly how to take care of it and which products to use. So, save this guide the next time you shop for any cosmetics and skin products.