When it comes to skin care, the most basic thing that you need to know for the sake of your skin, is knowing the type of skin that you have. It’s thoroughly essential because there’s always a possibility that your skin type might just change, as a result of new lifestyle, using certain medications and treatments that can alter a bit, or perhaps your body simply changes from within. Read on, and keep this article for future reference.
Basically, when it comes to your skin type, identifying it can be a bit confusing as there’s no exact match according to the book, even worse if your skin suffers from certain conditions like eczema, premature aging, and sun damage. With any of these conditions certain adjustments in choosing the right skin care products may be needed; simply because, each and every skin type needs different combinations of ingredients to cater for specific needs, and eventually preventing you from making any decision that ultimately will worsen the skin.
Why is my skin type like this?
Believe it or not, it’s not based on solely genetic factors anyway, as your skin type is determined by a variety of factors coming from both external (say pollution, stress, hormones, smoking habits, to the foods you ate) or internal (yep, genetic-related factors) that will put an impact on how your skin react and behave. Which also means, that there’s always a chance that your skin type will change, at any time.
How exactly do I know what my real skin type is?
To know the ‘real’ type of your skin, the first thing that you can do is to wash your face thoroughly and wait for half an hour. After the half hour your skin will start to show its true condition. If you have oily skin, you can feel the oiliness on your whole face, while combination skin is limited to the T-zone (forehead and nose, creating a T-shaped pattern) and as for dry skin; generally you will feel tight as soon as after washing your face, along will
dull texture as the day goes on.
Keep in mind though, the pointers mentioned here are also applicable to aging and sensitive skin and to help you narrow it out, your skin is sensitive if it reacts badly with most of the common ingredients in skin care products (that’s where you need to identify and narrow down, which stuff hurts your skin the most – the rule that’s also applicable to skin issues like eczema and psoriasis, no matter what type of skin you have).
As for aging skin, it simply needs the correct skin care products catered for mature skin and of course, according to the skin type as well. Because the formulation of nature skin is a bit rich and creamy compared to younger skin.
So there you have it, the simple rule in identifying your true skin type. At any time, especially during the start of a new season or any major events recheck your skin. There is no rule that says your skin will always be the same.