What is Your Type of Skin and How to Care for it?
You’ve often been told about different types of skin – oily, dry, combination, normal or sensitive. However, it gets a tad difficult to spot your exact type. Every type of skin requires specialized care.
Your skin type is based on several factors:
-Amount of water in your skin which directly affects the elasticity and comfort.
-The oiliness of your skin, making an impact on softness levels.
Let’s take a look at the types of skin and how to take care of them:
Normal Skin Type
Normal skin is neither extremely dry or oily. This skin type boasts radiance, little imperfections, pores that are not easily visible, and hardly any sensitivity.
Treatment for this type of skin is standard – drinking a lot of water, regular moisturization, and cleansing.
Combination Skin Type
This common skin type features normal or dry patches in some areas, with oiliness in others. For example, the T–zone might be oily, including the nose, chin, and forehead, whereas the rest of the face might be different. Features include larger and more open pores, a more significant number of blackheads, and generally shining skin.
Treating this skin type varies as per the zone on the face. Dry and oily areas need to be treated accordingly.
Dry skin features rough, cracked, itchy, or irritated skin – sometimes even scaly and rough. Characteristics include invisible pores, a complexion that is rugged without a glow, patches of redness, decreased elasticity, and an enhanced appearance of lines.
Ways to help dry skin include:
-Shorter showers once a day.
-Gentle cleansers and a heavy-duty moisturizer. Avoid scrubbing.
-Keep indoor temperatures cool.
-Putting on gloves when cleaning the house.
Oily Skin Type
Large pores, either lackluster or shiny complexion with a thick finish and an excess of pimples, blackheads, and blemishes, define the oily skin type.
Ways to take care of oily skin are:
-Wash your face maximum twice daily with a mild cleanser without scrubbing.
-Avoid touching your pimples as they could leave a mark.
-Opt for noncomedogenic products that will not clog your pores.
Sensitive skin displays extreme dryness, burning, itching, and redness.
Taking care of this skin type varies as each person has their set of triggers, such as a reaction to the sun or skincare products.
Find out your skin type and get advice on the best treatments by booking an appointment with our expert dermatologist.