Hello, ladies! Ready to dig into some skin-deep secrets? Let’s talk skin types!
We’ve all done some thinking about skin, right? It can be silky smooth, rough around the edges, or downright oily or flaky. Sometimes it soaks up beauty products, and other times it’s plagued with allergic reactions. And of course, there’s the constant struggle with acne at the worst times. Just like how we look at our own hair, our skin seems to have a character of its own.
Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s not just your imagination! Skin types are a result of both our genetics and our surroundings. And whether your skin needs moisturisers, cleansers, or toners, it probably falls into one of five categories.
Normal skin is well-balanced, neither too oily nor too dry. It gives more freedom with beauty products, but still needs care to maintain it and avoid harmful activities.
Dry skin has trouble retaining moisture and protective layers. It can feel tight and rough, and look dull, flaky or chapped. It usually needs moisturisers and gentle products which won’t irritate it.
Oily skin is just the opposite. It has a glossy shine and visible pores, and can lead to acne. Normally it needs to be washed and cleansed, and should use noncomedogenic products which won’t clog up your pores.Control your oily T-zone (forehead, nose, jaw) by keeping it clear and shrinking its pores without drying out the oil.
Sensitive skin is tender, tight, and may show broken capillaries. Thinner, less protected tissue layers leave one vulnerable to discomfort from harsh products, allergies, or the environment. You should hydrate it, use gentle beauty formulas, and test products on the jawline first to see if the skin is allergic to them.
And finally, combination skin is a mix of different types such as having dry cheeks and an oily forehead. Each area needs to be treated appropriately with the right moisturisers and cleansers.
Those are the five main skin types we will cover to help you learn more about your skin and its needs. So stay tuned to our insider’s look and take notes on skin types, ladies! And soon, you’ll be getting comfortable in your own skin and making those looks work for you!