Knowing your skin type is a must so that you can follow a skin care plan which suits your skin’s needs the best. And even though everyone’s skin is a little different, broadly speaking, skin types can be divided into the following categories which each type requiring certain skincare specifics.
This is a common skin type that needs to be moisturized heavily. To prevent severe dry skin issues, use moisturizers with glycerin and avoid basic soaps as they strip skin oils away. Instead opt for unscented, soap free cleansers while avoiding long, hot showers. It is best to moisturize skin while it is still moist to lock in the moisture. People with dry skin should also use humidifiers during the cold weather and drink plenty of water to keep well hydrated.
This skin type naturally has too much oil so it is recommended to use moisturizers that do not block pores, are non-comedogenic, yet still hydrate. People with oily skin should not over wash skin, as this will only result in producing more oil. Oily skin may also be more prone to problems like acne breakouts so use a acne gel to reduce acne causing bacteria.
Combination skin can be hard to identify as it can be part oily and part dry. Typically people with oily skin have dry, flaky patches on some parts of the face while the T-zone including the forehead, nose and chin remains oily. For combination skin types, it is advised to use an oil absorbing toner that is non-comedogenic and does not block pores. The toner should be followed by a light moisturizer on skin.
All Skin Types
No matter what skin type you may have it is important to keep pores clean and keep skin hydrated at all times. Good skin care should include healthy practices like adequate sun protection, gentle cleansing and weekly exfoliation.