HOW TO DEFINE YOUR SKIN TYPE & TAKE CARE OF IT!
Did you know that all different skin types reacts differently to each ingredient? Cream, scrub, oil or serum, it's crucial to chose the adapted product for your skin type. But it is also important to adopt the good gestures and habits! Follow the guide...
There is five skin types: the normal skin, the oily skin, the combination skin, the dry skin and the last but not least, the sensitive skin!
There is a simple way to know it: use a large blotting paper and gently pat it on your face. Hold it in a bright light and check its aspect. If you see few or no oil at all, you have a dry skin. If the sheet has some oil on it, especially on the T-zone, you have a combination, as known as normal skin. To finish, if you see oil on all parts of the sheet, it means that your skin is oily.
Normal skin type is a well-balanced skin, neither too oily nor too dry. Normal skin tends to have balanced pH levels and sebum production. Smooth texture, fine pores, no blemish and no sensitivity, normal skin is definitely a gift from Mother Nature!
Even if you have a normal skin, you need to care about it. The great thing is you don’t have to do too much for your skincare routine. Nevertheless, you should make sure that your skin stays healthy and hydrated!
- Stay hydrated
- Always wear sunscreen
- No make-up in bed!
This is the kind of difficult skin type that anyone doesn’t want to get! Oily skin is generally caused by Hormonal changes or during pregnancy, but not only. The temperature and the seasons can also change your skin to an oily skin. Sometimes, gestures you think are contributing to glowing skin may actually be the cause of diminishing its health. Exfoliating too much or too hard can stimulate sebum production. Using harsh chemicals, not suitable for your skin type can also contribute to make your skin oily.
- Moisturize Regularly
It looks strange, but for people who have oily skin should do it very regularly. Be sure you choose a mask which does not contain any kind of oil inside the ingredients.
- Stay hydrated, again and always!
Drinking enough water per day (around 1,5 Litter) can prevent your skin from producing oil excess.
- Wash your face twice a day
It’s a bit different from people who have normal skin, oily skins need to be washed twice a day to remove dirt and bacteria that may clog the pores. But do not wash it to often. Overwashing your face will remove necessary oils from your skin. This can result in sensitive skin and make it more oil-prone.
A feeling of tightness, itchy and flaky skin is a symptom for people who have dry skin. Dry skin is a skin type that lacks natural oil. Taking a long shower can also cause you to have dry skin as it can alter your skin of its necessary oils. People who have dry skin can find it difficult to take care of it when the winter season comes.
- Deep Moisturize Regularly
Give a deep moisturizing by using a butter mask or face serum regularly. Choosing a milk mask or coconut mask is a very better way to get deep moisturizing skin.
- Stay hydrated as always!
Be remember to drink a lot of water for those who have dry skin to keep your skin hydrated: using a humidifier at home can help retain your skin’s natural moisture.
- Use moisturizer sunscreen
Cap your daytime routine with an organic and eco-friendly sunscreen that not only provides protection from UVA and UVB rays but also features nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides. Sunscreen is arguably the best anti-aging product you can use. A well-formulated one will leave your skin moisturized and soft while offering sufficient sun protection.
Seems like it is the 2nd difficult skin type to take care of, after oily skin. The combination between oily and dry skin is all in one face. You will need slightly different care in some different areas: the oily part is motley in T-Zone (nose, forehead and chin), but dry areas are on the cheeks.
Combination skin is caused by some products which contribute to excess sebum production in the T-zone. The most difficult thing to take care of is combination skin during the season change. Your skin may become dry in winter and change to oily in summer.
- Use gentle and low pH cleanser
Choosing a cleanser which reduce pH level can help to promote a healthy skin barrier by preventing dryness and regulates excessive oil production.
- Exfoliate gently and once in a while
An oily T-zone increases the risk of clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts. Choose an exfoliant that targets both congested pores and dryness. When exfoliating, don’t scrub your T-Zone so much because it can damage your skin.
- Use oil-free sunscreen
We recommend using sunscreen for all skin types to prevent your skin from sun damage. For combination skin, opt for oil-free sunscreen. To help hydrate the dry patches on your cheeks and jaw, opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. Last but not least, make sure your sunscreen has an SPF of 30 or more, and is organic and eco-friendly!
- Use masks!
Using a charcoal mask on your blemish and oily areas activated charcoal in it will deep-cleanse clogged pores and absorb excess sebum. At the same time, apply a hydrating mask on your dry patches.
You have strong reactions to chemicals products and fragrance that come to contact your skin. The fact you have a sensitive skin can come from a thousand environmental issues, stress, weather changing, or even dust.
- Use non-chemical cleanser
You definitely cannot use a chemical skin care product at all if you have sensitive skin. Make sure your cleanser is made from natural ingredients.
- Deeply moisturize
Try face masks which give you deeply moisturizing and can help restore your skin’s natural barrier function while soothing and calming irritation.
- Natural sunscreen or face cream
Make sure to wear sunscreen or face cream in the daytime to prevent damage from sunlight. But you must choose paraben free and fragrance free for your sensitive skin.