While skincare products can do wonders for your skin, selecting an inappropriate regime for your skin can irritate and agonise it, leaving it worse than before. Skin is commonly broken down into four types: Normal, Oily, Dry/Sensitive and Combination. The quest for a radiant and clear complexion begins with recognising your individual skin type and building a customised skincare routine.
The skin is the largest organ of your body. It serves as a barrier against external influences and prevents environmental aggressors from entering your system. The skin also plays an important role in the elimination of toxins and the regulation of body temperature through perspiration.
So, doesn’t your skin deserve to benefit from a personalised skincare system? In the first of a three-part series, we begin by identifying your individual skin type.
Your skin appears refined and smooth, often with a subtle glow. You have a balanced complexion, free of dry patches and overly oily spots. Breakouts and blemishes are a rarity and you also benefit from minimal changes in your skin throughout the day. A simple skincare routine that maintains your balanced complexion is often sufficient.
Your skin appears shiny and feels oily throughout the day. Your skin is also prone to congestion and acne. It is essential to amply hydrate your skin with non-comedogenic products to prevent a further over production of oil. Your skin care routine should also incorporate an oil control product.
You frequently face dry, rough and tight patches. Your skin may also appear red and you may suffer from eczema. Many skincare and cosmetic products cause your skin to sting and feel irritated. It is imperative that you care for your delicate skin with gentle products and build up your skin’s tolerance to products.
The most common skin type, you would typically experience an oily T-zone and dry patches elsewhere. Your skin may change depending on the weather and can sometimes feel dry and at other times, oily. You may also experience acne and congestion in the oilier areas of your face and tightness in the other parts. It is essential that you keep your face hydrated while targeting specific skin concerns with an appropriate arsenal of skincare products.