On an average, we figure out our skin type. But what if you are not sure about it? Don’t worry keep reading to know what your skin type exactly is.
Let’s discuss the multiple types of skin-
Usually, there are most common five types of skin – Oily, Combination, Normal, Dry, Acne-prone. We will start with the blessed ones.
People with normal skin are truly blessed ones. No blemishes, visible pores, or patchy skin. The type of skin looks healthy, perfectly moist and radiant. If you belong to this category then you, YES You are a lucky one.
No one wants a dull & flaky skin, therefore, the struggle of dry skin people is hard. In this skin type, there is a little presence of moisture in the skin. Plus, lack of sebum (natural oil produced by the body to make skin smooth & flexible) production leads to barely visible pores. Due to lack of moisture, skin loses its elasticity and looks chappy, tight, and rough. This category is prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
Well, the advantage of having oily skin is, the people with oily skin age better but the visible pores are the major con of having an oily skin. This type of skin usually look shining but that is because of a full layer of oil on the face.
Excess sebum production occurs in the oily skin which sits on the surface and blocks the pores. And, it causes pimples, whiteheads & blackheads. Simply people with oily skin need to follow a healthy skin care routine to stay away from such skin issues.
I personally believe that this skin category is really confusing as in winters you feel like you have dry skin and in summers you have oily skin. Basically, in this category, the ‘T-zone’ (forehead, nose, & chin) is the problematic area. More than usual sebum production occurs in that area, which causes larger pore on ‘T-zone’ and smaller pores on cheeks. The other facial area tends to be dry to normal.
Therefore, it is called combination skin because some part of the face is oily and the rest is dry or normal.
This is the most serious type of skin as people under this category faces really painful big acne, a huge amount of blackheads and pustules. This type of skin usually looks way too oily. And the prompt reason for such skin issue is dead skin cells and excess sebum production.
If you are falling into this category then I recommend that you should consult a dermatologist to improve your skin condition and take skin care product recommendations to deal with such skin issues.
Another not so common type of skin is “Sensitive skin”. The common reason for sensitive skin is nerve endings in the top layer of skin becomes irritated. The natural barrier function gets impaired and broken down due to some triggers.
What type of triggers?
The triggers can be like frequent and extreme changes in weather, sun exposure, hormonal change, harsh water (higher mineral content or chlorine), dehydration & bathing in very hot water.
This skin category can develop at any age. Even if you have normal skin at the tender age. It can turn into a sensitive one.
How sensitive skin looks like?
Patchy, redness on the skin, little-broken Capillaries on face & feels tight and itchy often. Also, many skin care and cosmetic products just don’t go well with this skin category.
So, always make sure you consult a dermatologist for any product recommendations in case of skin complications.
If your sensitive skin is in good condition, then use mild and very gentle skin care products.
Now, you must be wondering that is there any way to check our skin type?
Well, there is a very simple way to check your skin type. Just cleanse your face with lukewarm water nicely and pat dry with a soft cotton cloth. Don’t rub just pat dry it. And wait for half an hour. Then take a mirror, look at your skin and observe.
Is there any oil, open pores, whiteheads, patches, or tightness? Assess according to the information provided above and take care of your skin accordingly.
But what will be the best products for your skin type?
You will get this answer in my upcoming posts, I will tell you all about what type of products you can use as per your skin type. So stay tuned loves.