Know your skin type
The skin type is defined by the set of intrinsic parameters which characterise the look and feel of the skin. It is determined by heritage genetic but can change with climate, stress, hormonal, etc. Knowing the skin type allows to select the appropriate skincare products.
Normal skin has no irregularities and pores are not visible. The skin is supple and comfortable.
Dry and Sensitive Skin:
Dry skin often feels tight during the day. It is rough to the touch and may look dull. Signs of Dry Skin:
- scaly skin
- white flakes
Oily skin has a shine all over the face that becomes more pronounced during the day. It is prone to imperfections such as spots, blackheads and visible pores.
Combination skin has shine in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and normal to dry areas of the cheeks.
Sensitive skin refers to reactive skin that is prone to redness, sensations of discomfort, tingling or even burning. It involves an inflammatory reaction and needs to be soothed.
Many people confuse Dehydrated Skin with Dry Skin. Dehydrated skin lacks water and is a skin condition, while Dry Skin lacks natural oils and is a skin type. Dehydration can cause the following symptoms:
- darker under-eye circles
- sunken eyes
- "shadows" around the face (especially under the eyes and around your nose)
- increased incidence or appearance of fine lines and surface wrinkles
The major signs of skin ageing are:
- dehydration - a lack of suppleness and plumpness
- loss of radiance - appearance of a dull, yellow complexion
- loss of firmness - less supple skin, sagging lines
- dark spots - complexion loses its homogeneity and hyperpigmentation spots appear