Do you know the type of skin you have? Do you think you have the same type of skin as a family member? Are you unsure of your skin type? Below are some ways to figure out what type of skin you have, and how to care for it. Taken from Bioclarity.com, here are the five types of skin and what you can do to improve and maintain it.
NORMAL – Keep in mind, “normal” doesn’t mean “perfect”. People with normal skin don’t claim to have either oily or dry skin. Pores are pretty small, and the skin isn’t shiny as with oily skin, or matte/flaky, as with dry skin. The skin doesn’t have a lot of blemishes, wrinkles, or fine lines.
A good, solid regimen for normal skin will keep the skin healthy and radiant, and will minimize any blemishes that may occur. Keep in mind that as you age, your skin will change over time. Also, the foods you eat and beverages you drink can also play a key part in maintaining your skin. That is why we encourage you to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and to keep your skin the same way.
DRY – Sometimes the skin can feel tight, and can be occasionally flaky or scaly. The skin’s pores are almost invisible, which is probably why the skin has such a hard time staying hydrated.
For dry skin, moisturizing products are our best friends. The moister, the better. Just make sure your skin can handle it; you don’t want to use a product that your skin has an allergic reaction to.
OILY – For those with oily skin, your skin will shine…well, maybe not like you want it to. Sebum, an oily substance produced in your sebaceous glands, mixes with the fat molecules in your skin, which forms a protective coating on your dermis. One good thing about oily skin is that you never have to worry about your skin being hydrated. The problem is, the skin’s pores become large and that results in blockages in the pores that become acne and blemishes.
One would think using products that dry out the skin would benefit oily skin. Actually, it could cause more problems, by causing the skin to go into “hyperdrive” and produce even more sebum in the skin, resulting in more acne and bumps. Lightly exfoliate the skin and use products that have salicylic acid in them. The acid gently removes dead skin cells that can cause blockages in the pores, which causes acne.
COMBINATION – Now, this skin type is a bit tricky. A portion of your face appears to be dry, while the other section of your face looks oily. Actually, combination skin is probably very common, because many people aren’t just one thing or another.
A good idea would be to use organic and natural ingredients that soothe and gently exfoliate the skin. Also, don’t use products that have a lot of fragrances in them; they could affect your skin adversely. You may even need to use two moisturizers; one for the sections of your skin that are dry, and another for the sections of your skin that are oily.
SENSITIVE – This skin type can have redness, itchiness, and irritation. The skin can also burn easily in the sun, so it’s best to have some really good sunscreen. The problem with sensitive skin is that the skin could also be one of the other types mentioned above.
Just like those with combination skin, using organic and natural ingredients will help maintain the healthy skin needed for you. Gentle products, exfoliants, and good, wholesome food and water/tea will help you keep your sensitive skin from flaring up and giving you grief.
What is your skin type? Whatever it is, D’Scent Essentials has something for you. Check out our products on our website: www.dscente.com.