You may have observed that certain products, which are quite effective for someone, turn out to be total disappointment for you. The reason behind this is that each individual has a different skin type. Each skin type needs separate skin care. It is therefore important for you to know your skin type before using any skin care product.
You can also make skin care regime for each of these different skin types easy, if you know what must be done and what must be avoided. Some of the most important aspects of each skin type along with their respective skin care regimes have been discussed in the article:
You could consider yourself blessed and lucky if you have a normal skin type. A normal skin has an even tone and a smooth texture. It is usually characterized by a clear, smooth and supple surface which is neither scaly, nor oily. This skin type usually remains unaffected by most grievances, but any neglect in skin care could lead to problems in future. It is best to follow a regular skin care regime for maintenance of this skin type.
You must follow a healthy lifestyle and a good diet, while limiting your exposure to the sun, in order to keep your skin flawless and healthy forever.
People with this skin type have a combination of oily and dry skin. Usually, these people have an oily T-Zone and the rest of their face remains dry. Tackling a combination skin type could get a bit tricky, so you must use two different types of cleansers on your skin. For the oily T-zone, application of gel-based cleanser is recommended and for the drier areas, it is best to use a light moisturizer.
You must follow a strict skin care regime. Special moisturizers for this skin type are available in the market, and can be used for your skin. Make sure you moisturize the drier regions of your skin more frequently, in order to prevent them from drying out.
People having a sensitive skin have a very low tolerance level, so make sure you choose your skin care products with caution. This skin type is prone to flushing, redness and Rosacea. It is best to use herbal remedies for sensitive skin, and avoid using products with harsh chemicals. People with a sensitive skin type must not be too experimental, and must consider conducting a patch test, on a small area of your skin first before using any cosmetic.
Increase the intake of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, in order to strengthen the skin’s natural defense mechanism. Use more natural products, and stay away from caffeine, cigarette smoking and alcohol.
Dry skin usually appears as lifeless, itchy and flaky. The cold and dry winters can worsen this skin condition, and make it even more annoying for you. Over-consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can further deteriorate your skin and make it drier. It is also advisable to use alcohol-free products for your skin. Dryness causes the skin to stretch, which makes dry skin prone to wrinkles. It is best to nourish your skin with a good moisturizing cream and use a moisturizing sunscreen lotion with high SPF.
A healthy diet comprising of food rich in antioxidants, good fats such as Omega-3 or Omega-6 fatty acids along with plenty of water can ensure that your skin remains soft and supple.
This skin type has a shiny, thick and dull colored appearance. The increased production of sebum by the sebaceous glands leads to oily skin, which can later cause problems like blackheads and pimples, which may also result in open pores and blemishes. This type of skin can be a hereditary problem, or be caused by differences in hormone levels, pregnancy and usage of birth control pills, hot and humid weather or simply be an unfortunate consequence of using outdated or unsuitable cosmetics.
Most people feel that an effective way to deal with oily skin is to use products that dehydrate your skin and leave it feeling taut. This however, can simply worsen matters as the oil flow through pores is restricted, which causes blockages and breakouts. Instead you must use oil-based products to cleanse your skin so that sebum can dissolve easily. Usage of heavy cleansing creams is not advisable, and you could opt for washing your face with warm water. Use clay or mud packs after thoroughly cleansing your skin, in order to avoid acne breakouts caused by increased secretions of sebum.
Author Bio: Priyanka Iyer is a content writer and a voracious reader who enjoys blogging. She has been attending a number of seminars and events related to weight-loss regimes and tackling skin problems. Priyanka has written about different topics related to travel, healthy lifestyles, herbal diets, lifecell, skin problems and weight management.