Your skin is the most visible part of your body. Therefore, skincare is as important as the care for the internal organs of the body. There are several products available for skincare today.
Without adequate knowledge of what works for your skin, you will end up doing more harm than good to your skin. Everyone has a unique skin type. However, there are specific characteristics common to most skin types by which we can group skin types.
You want to start a proper skincare routine, and you are wondering, 'what is my skin type?' We will help you answer that question by examining the primary skin types.
The Basic Skin Types
There are three basic skin types, and each skin type has a unique characterization. Let's look into these skin types and their characteristics.
1. Dry Skin
A person with dry skin feels like the face is tight sometimes with visible flaking. Genetics, lifestyle and diet, climate, and hormonal changes are the primary causes of dry skin. You could also have dry skin due to dehydration.
Dry skin could be a result of a lack of oil or water (as in the case of dehydration). You can easily maintain this skin type by using the appropriate skincare products. You can get natural moisturizers (which contain hyaluronic acid, marine actives, and glycerin) that will help your skin feel better.
2. Normal Skin
Normal skin is also called combination skin. This skin type experiences dryness on the cheeks, but not on the T-zone. The T-zone is the area across the forehead and the line down the nose. This skin type hardly has breakouts on their cheeks.
You should use moisturizers with a gel-like structure for this type of skin. This type of moisturizer gets absorbed quickly and won't cause breakouts on your skin. You should also ensure you do not use too much moisturizer.
3. Oily Skin
Oily skin tends to have excess oil everywhere. The advantage of this excess oil is that your skin looks younger and soft. However, your skin pores will quickly get clogged or congested.
It would help if you used a natural gentle exfoliator that doesn't contain abrasives. You still need to moisturize your skin but with oil-free moisturizers. Also, make sure you do not over wash your face as your pores would secrete more oil to compensate.
How Do I Know My Skin Type?
Now, you know the basic skin types, but are you still unable to figure out under which category your skin falls? You can take this simple test to find out.
Get a blotting paper. Pat the paper on all the parts of your face. Hold the blotting sheet against the light. The amount of oil picked up by the paper will help you know your skin type.
If there is little to no oil on the paper, your skin is most likely dry. If the paper is full of oil, that indicates an oily skin. When you notice oil on only the forehead and nose area of the part, you have a normal skin type.
Knowing your skin type is very important as it helps you use the right products that will make your skin work for you. Natural products are best for any skin type. Call us now for advice on the best natural moisturizers, masks, and lotions for your skin type.