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Sometimes It's really hard to get the best results out of your skincare products because your skin just doesn't cooperate with the products you used or against it. Either two can be the reason, that's why we have to understand our skin's needs and by understanding, you have to know your skin type. There are five basic skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive.
Normal skin is neither too oily nor too dry. When it comes to pore size, normal skin types feature small pores that are not easily visible. Normal skin doesn't normally have a great excess of shine, just a radiant complexion. Normal skin has no severe sensitivity and has balanced sebum production.
Normal skin types require less maintenance than other skin types. You should maintain a skincare routine that includes moisturizing, regular cleansing and preventative skincare treatments.
Oily skin type is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, producing too much sebum. You may have enlarged pores; dull or shiny, thick complexion; blackheads, pimples or other blemishes. Just by looking at yourself in the mirror, you will definitely identify it easily because of the greasy appearance.
To take care of oily skin, wash regularly and after you sweat, use gentle cleanser products that have the word "noncomedogenic". Lightly exfoliate your skin as they build up oil that can cause dead skin cells to become trapped in the pores and lead to acne. Remember to not pick, pop or squeeze the pimples.
If you feel a tightness in your skin, scaly patches or flaking you have a Dry skin type. The reason for Dry skin is the lack of natural moisturizing factors that help the skin retain water and may produce less sebum. Sebum is the oil that builds a skin barrier that protects against environmental factors such as temperature, dirt, and humidity.
Moisturizer is your best friend. By using moisturizer it helps replenish hydration and use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. It is also highly recommended to drink water every day.
Combination skin has a mixture of oiliness in the T-zone, nose, forehead, and chin and dry or normal skin in mouth, eyes and cheeks or vice versa. Combination skin is the common skin type but hard to identify.
Since the Combination skin type has a mixture of oily and dry skin it is required to have a different skincare routine that treats different skin regions. Use a heavier moisturizer on any part that has excessively dry skin, and use a lighter moisturizer on the oily parts of your face. Stick to natural ingredients and avoid products with fragrance.
Sensitive skin types deal with a great amount of redness, itching, burning and dryness. The easiest way to identify if your skin is sensitive if it adversely reacts to new products.
Avoid harsh chemical-based skincare treatments, Find out what skincare products that trigger so you can avoid them. If your skin gets worse it's highly recommended to visit your Dermatologist so they can prescribe the right treatment.
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In spite of that, no matter what type of skin you have, the best option to take care of your skin is to use sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, don't smoke, stay hydrated, wash your skin regularly and never wear makeup to bed.
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