5 Skin Types and How to Care for Them




Are you looking for ways to replenish your skin after enduring the elements of the upcoming winter? Do you wonder how your skin type affects the way that you should care for it? If so, then you should research the different skin types to learn more.

Doing so can help you maximize the full potential of your skin. You'll have it looking healthy and younger than ever before. Simply learn what skin type you have and what is the best way to care for it.


See below for more information on the 5 different types of skin and how each one responds to certain treatments.


1. Sensitive Skin


First up is the most delicate type of skin out there. As the name would imply, this skin type is easily irritated and should be handled with the most caution.


People that have any of the four other skin types won't deal with as much irritation. The sensitive skin responds differently to all sorts of materials and conditions. This usually results in red skin.

Whenever the sensitive skin is irritated and becomes red, you'll also notice that it feels itchy and hot to the touch. Whenever that happens, it's important that you not put any other materials on it that could further irritate it and cause an infection.


To treat your sensitive skin, you need to become more aware of the triggers that cause it. Knowing that can help you steer clear of complications. Be sure to moisturize often and find the right balance for makeup, cleansers, and skin toners.


2. Oily Skin


For those of you that have skin with a shiny glow, you more than likely have an oily skin type. This is due to a heightened amount of production in the glands and pores, which give off the brighter appearance.


Many people with oily skin consider this both a blessing and a curse. It gives off a natural shine that most people are trying to capture by using moisturizer. However, the excess of oil can cause more skin acne than with other skin types. 


This is at its most predominant phase when you first hit puberty in your adolescence, until the time that you reach the age of 35 or so. Oily skin is often genetic, but can also be caused by an increase in hormones. 


To take care of your oily skin and regulate it, you need to find a balanced skincare routine. Be sure to wash your face only a time or two a day using a cleanser. If you're looking for skincare products, be sure to purchase noncomedogenic ones.


Most importantly, do not pop the pimples and zits that you see. Let them heal in their own time. If you constantly pop them, then they will take much longer to heal and can even scar up.


3. Dry Skin


For those of you with the opposite set of skin, you'll find yourself on the other end of the spectrum with dry skin.


People with dry skin typically have a rough-looking pigmentation, with a few noticeable red areas around it. The lines in your skin will be more noticeable and you'll have pores that are virtually non-existent to the untrained eye.


If you constantly deal with skin that is cracking or peeling off and often becomes scaly to the touch, then you almost certainly have dry skin. The best solution for this is to moisturize several times a day.


Many experts will also tell you to reduce your time in the shower and refrain from direct skin contact with a fan, AC vent, and so forth. In fact, you might find it beneficial to use a humidifier in your house to regulate the humidity/dryness during the winter.


4. Combination Skin


As the name would imply, this skin type refers to anyone that has both dry and oily skin areas. It's more common than you might imagine.


Common signs of combination skin are when you notice days where your skin looks shiny (oily) some days and dull (dry) in others. During those "oily days" you might find that your pores seem more enlarged. 


People with combination skin typically deal with more blackheads than other skin types, due to the mixture of a dry and oily complexion. 


The best treatment for combination skin is to receive professional help. Opt to receive facial treatments often and ask them for recommendations on which products to use.


5. Normal Skin


Those with normal skin have the least amount of problems. They require less care than all other skin types, as it has balance and virtually no severe imperfections (such as dry patches or enlarged pores).


If you have a normal type, then you'll notice that your pores are almost unnoticeable and aren't affected by any materials and treatments.


Because it has no imperfections, you can get away with the least amount of skincare, opting for a facial once every so often. 


Other than that, it's just important to wash your face each morning when you wake up to prepare it to take on the day.


Consider Your Skin Types In Your Daily Routine


Now that you have seen and learned more about the different skin types, it's important to figure out which category your skin falls into.


Be sure to read this article to learn more about how to improve your skin texture and receive that natural glow that you're longing for.


For more inquiries, please begin by visiting this page to book an appointment online. We look forward to helping you improve the current condition of your skin!

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