Normal skin is defined by having a good balance of oil and water on your skin. Normal skin has no or few imperfections, no severe sensitivities, even skin tone and a healthy, radiant glow. But even normal skin can be affected by aging and seasonal weather changes; it may become drier or oilier depending on external conditions.
TAKING CARE OF NORMAL SKIN:
It is still important to stick to a healthy skincare regimen to keep it moisturized and strong, and more able to stay balanced when the outside conditions are not. Not taking healthy skin for granted is the first step to being aware of your skin needs.
Products for Normal Skin
Oily Skin means your skin produces more oil which can often cause shine and breakouts. Some signs of oily skin also include larger pores and blackheads. For oily skin, contrary to what people think, removing all the oil is not the solution; it is helping your skin gain a balance where it does not overproduce oil.
TAKING CARE OF OILY SKIN:
Avoid products that are harsh or drying; they trigger your skin to do what it does best – compensate by overproducing oil. Products that gently moisturizer with water hydration and regular exfoliation can help reduce oil buildup and clogging of pores that may lead to breakouts.
Products for Oily Skin
Dry skin lacks the oil and often times water content to keep skin soft and radiant. Some signs of dry skin include dull/sometimes rough complexion, tight skin with less elasticity, more visible fine wrinkles. Some factors that help produce dry skin includes genetics, aging, change in hormones, drying weather conditions (like wind, sun, or very cold), and certain ingredients in skincare that can strip and dry skin (like alcohol toners)
TAKING CARE OF DRY SKIN:
Avoid products that are harsh or drying. Make sure you stay hydrated with products that bring moisture into your face. Try to avoid too much sun exposure and gently exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and a dull appearance.
Products for Dry Skin
Many people may not have only 1 skin type all over their face. Combination skin often refers to having an oily T-Zone (Forehead + Nose/Chin) area, and dry everywhere else.
TAKING CARE OF COMBINATION SKIN:
Use gentle cleansers that can be used for all skin types as they don’t strip skin (good for dry skin) but also remove dirt, makeup, and excess oil (for oily skin). Hydrating toners and serums that are water based are great for ALL skin types as we all need water in our skin. For masks and moisturizers, you may need different products for the different sections; a richer product for the drier areas, and and something oil controlling or absorbent for the oilier areas.
Products for Combination Skin
Sensitivity is not a skin type because it is a condition that affects ALL skin types. This means your skin may react more easily to products as well as the environment (sun, pollution, weather changes) or life habits (stress, diet, tobacco). Some skin is made more sensitive due to genetics, medication, or hormonal changes. Sensitive skin can be prone to irritation, blotchiness, and a more extreme reaction to products.
TAKING CARE OF SENSITIVE SKIN:
Keeping it hydrated is very important as hydration strengthens skin, which may reduce its sensitivity/reactiveness to external triggers (like climate, skincare products). Avoid skincare or makeup that has harsh ingredients that are drying or extremely potent. A gentle approach is recommended. Sometimes sensitivity does decrease on its own or increase, depending on how it is treated.
Products for Sensitive Skin