When you are asked about your skin type, it is panicky, you remain silent. In short, you dry completely. And this is quite normal because unless we are enrolled in a beauty school or are passionate about dermatology, we often lack benchmarks to properly take care of our face. Oily, dry, normal, or combination skin, what is your skin type? We help you answer the question!
What is Oily Skin?
The oily skin type can be recognized by its irregular appearance and its shiny appearance over the entire surface of the face.
This betrays the presence of an excess of sebum, oily secretion produced by the sebaceous glands to protect the skin.
A protection mechanism that always fails because of contamination or heat, and that eventually attracts a variety of bacteria that render acne or wide pores visible!
Oily skin is, therefore, fragile skin, which despite what you might think, needs specific protection and regular hydration.
The Advantage of this Skin Type
Thicker than the others, oily skin ages better, and wrinkles are less apparent thanks to better elasticity.
When you have an oily sort of skin, you don’t have to dry it as it can respond by creating even more sebum.
You mainly need to clean it regularly, exfoliate gently to prevent the pores from clogging, and protect it with non- comedogenic products.
Make a mask once a week with green clay also, to purify it, and dislodge blackheads.
What is Dry Skin?
In appearance, dry skin has everything about perfect skin. A smooth and soft appearance, little or no imperfections at all, and a good regularity.
But this very thin skin, which produces little sebum is in a way “naked” in the face of external aggressions such as temperature changes, pollution, or even excess food.
By force, tightness and irritation may appear.
One watchword for her: regular hydration!
When you have these coats, select nutritional items and avoid excessively hot showers and scrubs that are too rough.
The skin on the cheeks and neck is beautiful, more gentle because you have mixed skin.
While your T-zone, an area comprising the forehead, nose, and chin, is shiny and prone to imperfections, such as pimples or blackheads.
It is an intermediate skin type which adds all the advantages and disadvantages of oily and dry skin:
A nice skin texture in places, but some tightness after the shower, for example.
Irregular and oily skin on the areas most exposed to external aggressions.
You must be tricky! You need to hydrate both the cheek and temple skin, which is dry, and limit the secretion of sebum in your T-zone.
For this, get a moisturizer, both mattifying and non-comedogenic.
Also, do not hesitate to make a mask once a week with green clay on the T zone, or white on the entire face.
What is Normal Skin?
Do you have no tightness, redness, or imperfections? Is your skin texture regular and soft?
Congratulations, you have the skin that everyone dreams of, the skin of the “normal” skin type. It is the most comfortable skin type. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about it!
Also, if it is healthy, the skin requires security if it is subject to disruptions. Moreover, the cells are inherently vulnerable to aging. Thus, the youthful capital will be looked after as soon as possible.
As with all skin types, do not skimp on hydration and make sure you remove makeup and cleanse your face before sleeping.
The Skin Cycle
Your current skin type may not be yesterday or tomorrow.
In adolescence, in particular, hormonal changes often make the skin oily than at other times in life.
In the same way, age, state of health as well as the change of mode or place of life can influence our skin type.
Anyway, you now know how to take care of the skin on your face, according to its needs today!