At first you may think that a basic skincare routine will work and you skin will fine until it starts doing the opposite of good. Many men and women disregard their skin types, which can cause you to do more damage to your skin than good if you’re not using the proper cleansing system. Today’s post goes over the different skin type combinations and what the best care routines are for each! Overtime, you skin can change that’s why it is especially important to stay on to of your skin type, so you know how to give it the proper care it needs.
It’s possible to have a combination of these different skin types, however, there are four general categories for skin types: normal, oily, dry and combination. If you don’t know your skin type there are several ways of figuring out which on you are. If you want a more accurate answer, you’re better off visiting a dermatologist or an aesthatician, they are experts when it comes to skin and can teach you the do’s and the don’ts of skincare. Otherwise, there are many tests that can be done and can be found online to help you best determine your skin type. However, don’t count too much on accuracy!
What Are The Different Skin Types?
As I just mentioned, skin types vary between four different categories: normal, combination, oily and dry. If you have a normal skin type, you usually experience few to none imperfections; that being acne, and other facial blemishes. You most likely have no severe sensitivity to skincare products, and your pores are barely visible. For most people, this is the ideal skin type because its not too dry and not too oily.
A common type is combination skin type, this is not the most ideal but many men and women suffer from this skin type. The reason why this is considered a combination is because in other areas of your face you may experience dry, normal or oil skin. Typically, this can happen in your T-Zone area which is your nose, forehead and chin. If you have combination skin this can produce overly dilated pores, blackheads and skin skin.
Next if you typically have dry skin your pores are nearly invisible, you have a dull and rough complexion, you tend to experience blotchy, red patches, less elasticity in your skin and visible lines become more noticeable. When you’re skin is constantly exposed to factors that can dry out your skin, it can crack, peel, become itch and irritated. A reason for your dry skin also is that it is not producing enough sebum, and does not maintain oils easily.
Lastly, oily skin tends to have larger, visible pores, shiny, thick complexion, blackheads, pimples and other blemishes. Oily skin usually happens depending on what time of the year it is, or the weather, and can be made worse from puberty or other hormonal balances, stress and exposure to too much humidity.
Having sensitive skin can be very uncommon and it stems from different factors. You may be experiencing some form of rosacea, eczema or allergies. Your skin is probably easily inflamed and irritated and can react harshly to skincare products and moisturizers. If you deal with consistently sensitive skin, its best to consult a doctor or dermatologist who can get you the right skincare products that would cause severe irritation to your skin.
Taking Care Of Your Skin Type
No matter what skin type you have there are products made specifically for you, so that more harm and damage is done to your skin. Typically, with a normal skin type your skin is able to handle more skincare products without causing any irritation to it. But when it comes down to having oily, dry or combination skin, try sticking cleansers, toners and moisturizers that work specifically for that type. This will help to eliminate any harm associated with those products and keep your skin healthy and youthful for longer periods of time.
If you are concerned about your skin, please make sure to consult your doctor and dermatologist for more information on how to care for you skin.