5/17/2018 0 Comments
What skin type do you have?
The main skin types are oily, normal, dry. Some people may have more than one skin type which is referred to as combo. Regardless of your skin type it is important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays (wear a hat and sunglasses when in sunlight), don’t smoke, stay hydrated, cleanse and moisturize daily and don’t wear makeup to bed.
Normal skin has a perfect balance of oil and moisture. No severe sensitivity and barely visible pores. The appearance is usually radiant and blemish free. Tips for normal skin: maintain this skin type by following a proper skin care routine. Gentle cleaner and moisturizer daily.
Oily skin has an overactive sebaceous gland (oil glands) which means your skin secretes more sebum than normal skin. Larger pores and may have pimples or other blemishes. The appearance can be shiny and have a greasy feeling. Tips for oily skin: don’t wash your face more than twice a day. Use a gentle cleanser and don’t scrub. Don’t pick or pop pimples they’ll take longer to heal. Use “noncomedogenic” skin care products so pores aren’t clogged.
Dry skin secretes very little sebum. Almost invisible pores and could have more visible lines. The appearance has a dull look and rough texture. Tips for dry skin: use mild gentle soaps/cleaners. Moisturize after bathing and reapply as needed throughout the day. If you take hot baths/showers..shorten them.
There are 5 main skin conditions: aging skin, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, skin pigmentation and blemish-prone.
Everyone ages and their skin gets thinner and struggles to maintain moisture which causes wrinkles and fine lines. You can slow down the aging process by reducing your sun exposure, not smoking and taking care of your skin (as we all should regardless of age)
Dehydrated skin has a dull tired look. It may begin to flake and fine cracks appear when skin cannot retain moisture and the sebaceous glands are less active. Dry skin is further compromised by lack of water and exposure to changes in the weather. Using vitamin A and following a skin care routine as well as staying hydrated is a great start.
Sensitive skin may come from different genetic factors as well as environmental influences. This skin type may easily break out in rashes and be itchy. Tips: find out what your triggers/allergies are so you can avoid it.
Skin pigmentation is a tricky condition and one of the toughest to improve. It can be genetic, hormone changes, and/or exposure to UV light.
Blemish-prone is skin that is congested and breakouts may occur. Factors can be environmental, stress, hormone changes and diet.
It is so important that we take care of our skin! Facials are recommended every 4-6 weeks, you will see more results when you stick to a schedule.
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