What is your skin type?
There are so many products on the market that target oily skin, dry skin, or sensitive skin — but how can you figure out which type of skin you have?
It can be especially tricky to figure out your true skin type because it can change over time and can be affected by climate, hormones, and diet. (There’s also some debate over whether “normal” and “sensitive” skin is even true skin types at all.)
Here’s some advice from dermatologists on how to figure out your own skin type, along with skincare tips and cleanser and moisturizer recommendations for each.
SKIN TYPE 1: DRY SKIN
If your skin looks dry and flaky, it is highly likely that you have dry skin. Dry skin lacks moisture and lipids – i.e. fats. It is, therefore, less elastic and so feels tighter. This can even lead dry skin to begin to itch and even become sore. Dry skin is particularly susceptible to environmental influences, such as sunlight or wind. It is important to protect yourselves with sunscreen and appropriate clothing, such as sun hats. Try La Rose Facial Oil to help provide deep hydration to the skin whilst protecting from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Restorative and hydration creams can be used to help restore the moisture stores and strengthen the skin’s protective barriers.
This is what dry skin is like:
- tight and tends to itch
- rough and flaky appearance
- reacts quickly to external influences such as temperature.
SKIN TYPE 3: BLEMISHED SKIN
People with blemished skin also tend to have sensitive skin and tends to produce more sebum than necessary, an oil secretion from the sebaceous glands. This can result in blackheads, spots, and acne. This is often a genetic predisposition, which stress and hormonal fluctuations are responsible for. With antibacterial cleansing and care products, you can restore your skin’s natural balance. If you have particularly sensitive skin, try and find gentle and soothing products for the face, such as Cucumber Cleanser This is what blemished skin is like:
- tends to develop impurities.