WHAT IS YOUR TYPE? DETERMINING YOUR SKIN TYPE AND CONDITION
WHAT IS YOUR TYPE?
DETERMINING YOUR SKIN TYPE AND CONDITION
There are four types of skin - normal, dry, oily and combination. Everything else is its problematic conditions, fading, dull, pigmented, sensitive, etc. Skin type depends on how the sebaceous glands work, i.e. how much sebum is secreted.
Your skin type does not change with age, because it is related to genetics and anatomy. It affects the appearance of your skin, the number and size of pores and the appearance of wrinkles. For instance, oily skin is more likely to have black spots and enlarged pores, while dry skin is more susceptible to wrinkles. And the skin's condition is influenced by biological and external factors, so it is amenable to change. Inflammation and acne can be eliminated, skin sensitivity can be reduced, pigmentation can be lightened, and a more even and radiant complexion can be achieved. The secret is all in the proper daily care.
We have prepared skincare tipps for every type to reach the best result :
Main needs: regulation of sebum production, matting, pore cleansing, prevention of rashes.
Caution: if your skin has active rashes and inflammations, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist regarding their specificity, causes and appropriate treatment.
WHAT TO USE:
It is important for oily skin care to include thorough cleansing, gentle moisturising, acids to normalise sebum production and exfoliation once or twice a week. Mineral powders and matting wipes can be helpful in combating shine throughout the day.
1) Hydrophilic oil
Cleanses the skin of sebum and penetrates deeply into the pores, dissolving sebum. Contrary to preconceptions, it is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.
Toners have different functions, from moisturising to soothing irritation. For oily skin, a soothing, acid-based formula comes in handy.
Lactic acid is acknowledged to be the gentlest of all alpha hydroxy acids. It gently exfoliates the upper layer of the epidermis without causing flaking, evens out skin tone and texture and has an antibacterial effect.
1) A mild cleansing gel or foam with a balanced pH. Cleansing is an important part of dry skin care. The epidermis does not hold enough moisture and does not produce enough sebum, so products with an alkaline pH (such as normal soaps) will dry it out.
2) A rich, nourishing mask. Apart from the basic source of hydration (creams, serums, etc.), owners of dry and especially very dry skin should have a nourishing mask in their arsenal. If you apply it several times a week, it will make it easier for your skin to retain moisture.
Masks with soothing and intensively moisturising ingredients such as aloe juice, d-panthenol, Centella asiatica, seaweed, green tea, etc. are suitable for dry skin.
Basic needs: thorough cleansing, moisturising, combating imperfections
Warning: do not neglect basic care: normal skin type is not a panacea for dehydration, irritation or inflammation.
WHAT TO USE:
Normal skin is undemanding. If there are no imperfections that need to be targeted, a basic cleansing, moisturising and protection can be sufficient.
1) A mild cleansing gel or foam with a balanced pH. Normal, as well as dry, skin types need thorough cleansing with gentle formulas. Although the epidermis retains enough moisture and produces the optimum amount of sebum, impurities do build up on the skin.
2) a lightweight moisturiser. If your normal skin is not exposed to additional stresses (temperature extremes, wind, air-conditioned dryness, etc.) a basic moisturiser is sufficient. If it is, it needs basic moisturising a priori.
A moisturizer can contain hyaluronic acid, plant extracts, algae, amino acids, a natural moisturizing factor (NFU), etc. NUF is a highly effective moisturising ingredient made of eight amino acids that fills the skin with moisture, helps to retain it, improves elasticity and smoothness and prevents dehydration
Universal skin care advice for all skin types:
1) SPF - the best friend, ally and protector of all skin types
It is necessary to use sun protection means irrespective of your skin type. If you have light skin, you should consider using skin protection with an SPF 30 or higher.
2) Healthy diet and water balance.
It is a good idea to eat a proper diet and eat healthy foods in order to keep your skin in good condition. It should be noted that you should not go on a strict diet and eat only salads, as this will only worsen the condition of your face and body. The limited amount of fatty foods you consume in summer will keep your skin from drying out. The key is to stick to the right dosage, the right time to eat them and to combine them with other foods. Start your day with a healthy oatmeal with all kinds of fruits and nuts. Also, you should drink 8 glasses of clean water per day.
3) Hydration is the key
The dermis consists of 70% water and the epidermis 15%. To keep your skin well hydrated at all times, choose moisturising products that maintain normal moisture levels in the cells.