Hello lovelies! Due to several requests I have decided to start a skin and hair care journal. It’s long overdue I know.
Today we will be addressing a very crucial aspect of skincare which is knowing your skin type. Your skin type will be a guide to knowing how to build your skincare regimen and also the types of products that will be suitable for you. So let’s get down to it!!!
There are 4 skin types;
This skin type is not too oily and not too dry. If no product is applied after cleansing, it remoisturizes itself after a few minutes. The skin has a good moisture-protein balance. The pores are barely visible and skin is elastic. There is a wide range of products to choose from if you fall under this category
This is where my skin falls under. It is characterized by large pores and very shiny skin. A few minutes after washing, the whole face begins to get really oily even without products. Due to the presence of large pores, oily skin is usually acne prone. White and blackheads are also a common skin problem. Oily skin is usually thick and remains youthful for a long time because it is very elastic. (Yaay!!!)
People with dry skin usually experience a feeling of tightness after washing. Little or no oil is produced and lines quickly begin to form and show up in the skin due to low moisture content in the skin cells. People with dry skin tend to have almost invisible pores and experience flaking more frequently especially on the elbows and knees. The skin tends to look rough and dull. A pro for dry skin is properly applied makeup can last for days!!! (I know I’m exaggerating. yeah, yeah.)
Talk about being two-faced (Jk…lol). While the rest of the face and skin may be dry or normal, the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) get really oily. Two sets of products might be needed to adequately pamper this skin type.
The skin under this class gets irritated very easily. It can be characterized by red patches, itchiness, dryness, burning and in some cases rashes. Products have to be selected carefully as a lot of reactions are due to but not exclusive to skincare products and regimens.
In the next article, we’ll go into the product profiles based on the different skin types.
Love and Sunshine!!!
Tope Fayoriju is a Pharmacist, skin/haircare enthusiasts and yogi. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter
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