Skin Type – How To Know The Type Of Your Skin

It is essential for you to know your skin type. This is because different skin requires different products. And the knowledge of your skin will help you handle it properly, embracing the perfect food for it. Below are the four of skins and they are (Read More)

  1. Dry Skin – People with this type of skin can have little or no oily areas, with their skin having a dull look and a tight feel
  2.  Oily Skin – People with this particular type of skin have a shining appearance all over their skin. They have no dry areas at all
  3. Normal Skin – There is no apparent signs of dry or oily areas in people with this type of skin
  4.  Combination – People with this type of skin have their central face oily and the rest of their body is either normal or dry

Factors Responsible For Your Skin Type

A lot of factors can be responsible for your type of skin, ranging from the internal factors to the external factors. Let us start with the internal factors:

Internal Factors

  •  Smoking – This does not only affect your skin type; it affects your whole health
  • Skin Problems – Problems like psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea can influence your skin type
  • Hormonal changes – Hormonal changes like menopause, pregnancy, and others can make your skin condition to fluctuate from dry to oily to combined skin.
  • Medications – Some medications can reduce oily skin, and some can lead to more oil production, like some birth control pills)
  • Diet – Some diets can go a long way in improving the appearance of the skin. Some diets containing omega-6 and omega-3 can improve the way the skin appears.

And Now The External Factors

  • Prolonged (Unprotected) Sun Exposure – Skin is the major cause of fine lines, skin discoloration and wrinkles. The more you expose your skin to the sunlight without applying a minimum of SPF 15 sunscreen on your body, your skin will begin to tan.
  • Wrong Product – Using irritating products or drying products, and using the wrong choice of product for your skin can cause more problem for your skin.
  • Weather/climate – Your skin can be dry during the warm and dry periods.

You should also know that no skin type is permanent…like you used to believe. Sometimes, you might experience a dry skin, and some other times a normal skin. For instance, if you inculcate a lot of drying/irritating products in your skin care, you’re likely to experience a dry skin.

Product Choice

I believe you know your type of skin now. So, it’s time to know the type of product you can use.
If you have a dry skin, you can use more of an oily, thick products like the body butter and thickly formulated moisturizers. For oily skin, a serum or liquid product is just perfect for your skin. And for normal skin, a lightly formulated product is what you need.

Combined skin is most confusing. Nevertheless, you can stick with a lightly formulated product.
The most important thing is to make sure your skin products have the necessary, skin lifting ingredients: the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, cell repairing, humectant, and other useful skin-lifting ingredients.