Is your skin dry, oily, sensitive, normal or combination? The best you can do for yourself when you have acne is finding your skin type. I was confused for a long time because I didn’t know why my skin continued to breakout even when I thought I was using only natural oils.
If you are in that situation, this article is important for you. In fact, it should have been the first one to begin with but anyway, it’s not too late.
Why is this important?
Anything you will do to clear your skin depends on you knowing your skin type. If you have no idea what your skin type is (like it was in my case) the skin choices you will make won’t be that beneficial.
I believe that if you have dry skin for example, you will choose the right product (s) for it. Be it face wash, cleanser, toner, moisturizer and the list goes on. With such knowledge about your dry skin, you will go for oils such as argan oil or hemp for effective moisture.
DIY’s are the best ways to getting your skin clear. This is why you need to know your skin type because you will have to choose different oils to mix together and avoid the harsh ones.
Most of you have asked this question? What’s my skin type?
Well, you are about to find out.
I will start with;
A dehydrated skin:
When a skin is dehydrated it means that it does not have enough water to make it look healthy. This can lead to many other skin ailments such rashes because the pores are cracking.
What are the symptoms?
Check the color of your urine. I think you have observed that when you drink a lot of water, the urine is mostly clear with a bit of yellow in it.
When you see your urine turning into orange, be scared because that stage means that you’re really dehydrated.
Ways to hydrate your body:
Drink plenty of water; eat more fruits and vegetables that have juice in them like watermelon, melon, romaine, and apples. check this article on the importance of water.
Your skin is itchy all the time with red patches of rash due to scratching.
Sensitive skin can be so painful to take care of. Nothing seems to be good on such a skin until you figure out why. Anything from synthetic clothes to beauty cosmetics and household products become unbearable. Here are makeup ingredients to avoid.
To soothe a sensitive skin, you have to moisturize properly all the time while avoiding harsh products. With this type of skin, it is better to see a dermatologist to find out what the cause may be.
I think it’s a clear explanation. It means that the tone of the skin is even in all areas.
It is the most balanced type of skin because it is neither too oily nor too dry. However, you will still have to moisturize it well.
Normal skin can still be affected by external and internal factors. If you have this skin type, support it by eating healthily, sleeping enough and controlling your stress levels.
Your skin becomes red, and feels really tight. Sometimes, your skin feels dry soon after moisturizing.
This is where your skin is not able to keep the moisture in and as a result it is left itchy and irritated. The skin barrier that protects it from losing moisture has been damaged. Therefore, it is exposed to dryness and bacteria as the pores become tight.
In short, dry skin needs more oil. Heavier ones work better as long as they don’t clog the pores to cause other problems like acne.
If you have dry skin, avoid products that have irritants in them or else the condition will worsen. So be careful of the chemicals you put on your skin.
An oily skin feels sticky and greasy and it is as a result of too much oil being produced in the pores due to some imbalance in your hormones.
Skin pores easily clog and bacteria take advantage of the situation which explains the breakouts on the face.
No matter what you do to help your skin, it gets more oily. You often have big pimples, cystic and other different types of acne.
Your skin has different tones. Areas like the nose, chin and the forehead are always oily and these different areas on your face can change due to weather conditions.
While these areas are oily, other areas on your face such as the eyes, cheeks and temples tend to be super dry.
Share your skin type in the comments below. we would love to hear about how you are dealing with it.