Many of us are probably suffering from various types of skin problems and most of us may be trying a lot and lots of products to recover our skin. But are you sure you are applying the right product according to your skin type?
Skin is the most sensitive part of your body so knowing your skin type before applying any product is the most essential part of the skincare routine.
Your friend may have flawless skin by using some products and you try to use them just because of your friend’s recommendation but wait, do you and your friend have the same skin type? If you don’t have an answer for this, then you are at the right place to know about your skin.
Skin type is generally determined by genetics or however, it may vary according to the various internal and external factors it is subjected to.
Table of Contents
- 1 Types of Skin
- 2 How to take care of your skin?
- 3 Related Posts
Types of Skin
Generally, there are 5 types of healthy skin that have specific characteristics and symptoms and also require special attention.
1. Oily Skin
2. Dry Skin
3. Normal Skin
4. Sensitive Skin
5. Combination Skin
As the name suggests, oily skin produces excess oil on the face which produces a persistently shiny or greasy appearance. Oily skin are due to the excess production of sebum by sebaceous glands.
Blackheads, whiteheads and acne are the most common problems in this skin type. Blackheads are the result of the oil on your face being exposed to the air and oxidizing, while whiteheads are caused due to the dead skin cells that stick in the oil and degrade.
How to know if your skin is oily?
- Your skin feels shiny and greasy.
- Pores on your cheeks, the nose is visibly enlarged.
- You may face problems with blackheads, whiteheads, and breakouts.
- More likely to have different types of acne.
Oily skin may act as an enemy to someone sometimes, but can be a good friend for you if taken care of.
Dry skin is exactly the opposite of what oily skins are- which means your sebaceous gland produces less amount of sebum as compared to normal skin. As a result of less sebum production, dry skin lacks the lipids that it needs to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external influences which leads to an impaired barrier function.
Dry skin can have visible dead skin cells and cracks leaving it exposed to bacteria which can cause skin disorders like eczema or any other infections.
How to know if your skin is Dry?
- Feeling of irritation.
- Redness, itching, and small cracks.
- Tightness and roughness.
- Appears to be dull and matte.
People with normal skin are truly blessed! Normal Skin is neither too dry nor too oily and clean as everyone dreams of.
How to know if your skin is Normal?
- Neither too dry nor too oily.
- Has a regular texture.
- Clean and soft appearance.
Having a sensitive skin must be so traumatizing because it is fragile skin and is likely to react to everything you use for your skin. People may have strong reactions and may get rashes and irritation from chemicals and fragrances present in the products.
Sometimes, sensitive skin can be known as a skin condition rather than a skin type.
How to know if your skin is Sensitive?
- Easily gets rashes from new products
- Burning or itchy sensation
- The outer layer of your skin peels
- You’re prone to breakouts
Well, first you need to know about your facial zones.
The area of your face that forms forehead, nose, and chin is supposed to be your T-Zone area. People dealing with combination skin type have oily skin on their T-Zones and the rest of their face appears to be dry.
Picking up the right products for combination skin is too difficult as you don’t want to over-moisturize the T-Zone and also don’t want to dry out the cheeks.
How to know if your skin is Combination?
- The T-Zone of your skin is oily and the rest of the part is dry.
- The sebaceous gland of your T-Zone is active i.e it shines and develops impurities which can cause acne.
How to take care of your skin?
Taking care of your skin depending on your skin type is really important. Using the right products according to the skin type may help you to have clear skin that you dream to have. Not only the skincare products but also your diet plays a vital role in improving your skin.
However, some basic tips you need to follow for every skin type are:
- Cleanse your face twice a day(morning and evening).
- Apply moisturizer after cleansing.
- Sunscreen – Must have product for your skin! (Try reapplying sunscreen after every 2 hours).
- Drink a lot and lots of water because your skin needs to be hydrated.
NOTE: If you are still not sure about your skin type, consult a dermatologist, test your skin type and, use products according to your skin.
Every skin is beautiful on its own, you just need to take proper care of it.
Hydrate your skin and let your skin breathe!