How To Determine Your Skin Type And How To Care For It

Each individual is born with a specific skin type - its beyond our control.

This trait is placed in our DNA, therefore, no matter what skin type we have, we just have to accept it and learn to care for it properly.

Due to a number of reasons, be it old age or external factors in our environment, our skin loses its glow and elasticity.

This is why it's important to know your type of skin and the most effective means of caring for it.

Skin types

Correctly recognizing your own complexion is very important. Accurately diagnosing your skin type will allow you to effectively minimize room for error when implementing an appropriate method of care. 

The appearance of the skin will then be significantly improved. Let's look at which skin type description best represents our own.

1. Dry Skin

This skin type is characterized by poor hydration and lubrication. This may be caused by not enough sebum being produced, due to the weakening of the sebaceous glands.

Dry skin has a very thin hydrolipid layer and is dull and very light which has a tendency to peel.

The good news is, the appearance of blackheads is rare due to small pores. Dry skin is very sensitive, which strongly reacts to external and internal factors.

In addition, it quickly undergoes aging and it does not have to be inherited. It can equally well be acquired through improper care.

It is recommended to cleanse the face with hyaluronic acid and ceramides and to avoid soapy water.

2. Mixed skin

Mixed skin is a combination of dry and oily skin and is characterized by an increased production of sebum around the "T" zone, i.e. on the chin, nose and forehead, and dry skin on the rest of the face.

Mixed skin is easily irritated and also reacts badly to external stimuli. Due to the "mixed" nature, caring for this type of skin is not easy but using cosmetics for sensitive skin, light creams and astringent cosmetics for facial cleansing will do the job.

3. Normal skin

This is the least troublesome type of complexion that most people only dream about.

Healthy and radiant skin with a smooth and soft surface and lacking imperfections is the most characteristic feature of normal skin.

The is adequately supplied with blood and does not react negatively to soap and water.

People with this type of complexion (especially children before puberty) are very unique The lack of any imperfections and sufficient hydration of the skin is a reason for satisfaction.

However, over the years the normal skin begins to dry out, which is why appropriate care is so important!

When caring for normal skin, remember to use nourishing facial creams with UV protection.

4. Oily skin

Oily skin mot often is caused by an overproduction of sebum. Increased activity of the sebaceous glands makes the skin shine characteristically, making it a curse for the skin owner.

As if that was not enough, oily skin also shows a high tendency of breakouts and acne. Enlarged pores and blackheads are also a big problem.

Oily skin is the thickest of all and at the same time the most difficult to care for. However, the good news is oily skin is the thickest, which means it takes the longest to age! 

It is imperative that oily skin owners avoid alcohol- based and oily cosmetics and implement facial peels to their cleaning routine at least once a week.

Juliusz is a beauty business blogger at Versum salon and spa software.

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