What type of skin do you have?

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Everyone is starting to pay more and more attention to skin care these days, and there are a number of products on the market to help keep your skin looking healthy and fresh. It is understandable – one of the first things you observe when you look at a person is their skin, and unless you decide to wear a full body and face suit, there’s no way to hide it all.

For many people, their skin is a badge of pride and they take good care of it. For others, it is a source of constant frustration and anguish. The first part of taking care of your skin is understanding which type of skin you have, since every skin type requires different care techniques. There are three skin types – let us take a look at each of them:

Dry skin

Dry skin is notorious for feeling dry constantly throughout the day. The environment, genetics, your lifestyle, your diet, and hormonal changes all play a role in the condition of your skin. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of skin dryness. Dry skin feels tight, brittle, and rough. It also looks dull and has low skin elasticity, which means it tends to crack easily, which can be painful. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine as well as making sure you’re drinking plenty of water can positively affect the condition of your skin. Extremely dry skin is most commonly found in old people, as well as people who are dehydrated.

Normal/Combination skin

Dryness on the cheeks is commonly experienced by people with normal/combination skin. This makes it crucial to look for a moisturizer that can retain moisture where it is needed the most. Folks with normal skin do not typically experience many breakouts on their cheeks and usually have a relatively well moisturized t-zone. It is a good idea to keep a moisturizer with a gel-like texture on hand, as these types are absorbed much more quickly and have a very low chance of causing breakouts. Starting small is key here because you want to avoid over-moisturizing your skin.

Oily skin

Oily skin is often thought to be desirable because it looks younger and is less prone to wrinkles, but it can also prove challenging when it comes to breakouts. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, is common in oily skin. This is a condition which leaves dark spots on the skin after a breakout has healed. Folks who face moderate to severe acne breakouts would do well to use an exfoliator which includes antibacterial ingredients. This will speed up the healing process as well as look after future blemishes.

There are many ways of looking after your skin in the modern age. Do not worry if you are struggling with your skin care routine, because there are many different invasive, as well as non-invasive treatments available. If you aren’t sure what to do in order to care for your skin properly, you can always talk with a dermatologist and get expert recommendations. It is also important to remember that you are beautiful no matter what skin type you have.

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