Specialists told about skin types and ways to take care of them
Each of us strives to preserve our natural beauty and youthfulness for longer. To achieve results in this area, people make numerous efforts and spend a lot of time. It is impossible to imagine daily procedures without taking care of our facial skin. However, even simple hygienic procedures have nuances, because care must meet the needs of the skin and cannot be the same for everyone.
We've heard about skin types since childhood and should understand that each requires special care. Radiance by WebMd explains the differences between skin types and how to care for them.
Skin type can be maintained throughout life or change at different periods and under the influence of several reasons. Its definition is influenced by sensitivity to external irritants, presence of moisture and fat, elasticity, etc. Taking this into account, there are 5 main types.
From a dermatological point of view, normal skin does not have many flaws (rashes or enlarged pores), it is not oily or dry and has a natural glowing color. Sometimes under the influence of some factors (cold wind, hormonal changes, etc.) you may feel dry or vice versa oily, but usually normal skin is not flaky and looks healthy even without additional efforts or cosmetic products.
Taking care of normal skin is easiest: during daily care avoid drying out products and do not use too harsh scrubs, which can damage the moisture barrier and lead to excessive sebum production. When choosing cosmetics, focus only on what you want to improve, such as reducing redness or preventing wrinkles.
This type of skin is usually less elastic, has a pale color, and is prone to flaking and redness. This type of skin often feels tightened and is prone to more prominent fine lines and premature wrinkles.
Excessive dryness is caused by persistent dehydration and low sebum production. It can also be hereditary or caused by dry air, hot water or certain cosmetics and medications.
When caring for dry skin, avoid alcohol-based cleansers, which can further dry out the skin, as well as harsh exfoliants. Moisturize your skin after every wash and apply cream throughout the day to retain moisture inside. Avoid high temperatures and low humidity in your living space or workplace.
With this type, skin can be normal in some areas and dry or oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, chin). Combination skin can be slightly shinier, have more enlarged pores and rashes. This type is the most common and requires different care depending on the area of the face.
Avoid using strong moisturizers in the T-zone to prevent sebum from clogging pores. At the same time, avoid clay masks on dry areas.
It is easy to recognize this type of skin by its excessive shine and enlarged pores. Sebum production moisturizes and protects the skin, but excess sebum can lead to blocked and clogged pores and rashes.
Several factors can affect the oiliness of your skin. For example, puberty, hormonal imbalance, stress and heat can increase it.
Choose light, water-based products and anti-acne products for cleaning. Use a wipe to get rid of excess grease, but don't wash your face too often. Never squeeze or tear acne, as this can lead to inflammation and scarring.
Sensitive skin reacts to external stimuli with particular force. It can look inflamed, red, itchy and tingling after using cosmetic products. If you have this type of skin, you should closely monitor what can cause an unpleasant reaction and avoid triggers.
Regardless of your skin type, don't forget the well-known doctor's instructions:
Avoid direct sunlight, wear protective eyewear and headgear;
Always use broad-spectrum sunscreen;
Moisturize your skin and drink enough water;
Do not wear makeup overnight;
Balance your diet and avoid unhealthy habits.
Every person is different, and the path to continued youthfulness is not the same for everyone. To preserve your beauty for years to come, determine your skin type in time and organize your daily care according to its needs.
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