What is Your Skin Type?

Greetings to all of you. May you have a nice day ahead. This post has been in the works for a while now, because I have kept on procrast...

Greetings to all of you. May you have a nice day ahead. This post has been in the works for a while now, because I have kept on procrastinating on not finishing it and it has been an overdue draft for quite some time #istillhavealotofpostdraftsneedtobefinished  Lets talk about beauty things now, and todays topic is identifying your skin types. Knowing your skin type is vital, because products will only yield results if you are using ones that are best formulated for your skin unique needs. Typically, products are made specifically for the various skin types. Here are some easy tips to determine what kind of skin you have - that I have simply made it to ease your way. 

There are several types of skin - which are normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin and combination skin. However, it can change over time. 

Photo courtesy of Beauty Bloom

Normal skin type

This type of skin is not too dry and not too oily, normal skin usually has:
ONE - No or few imperfections
TWO - No severe sensitivity
THREE - Barely visible pores
FOUR - A radiant complexion

Combination skin type

Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type. It may need slightly different care in different areas.Combination skin usually can have:

ONE - Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
TWO - Blackheads
THREE - Shiny skin

Dry skin type

This kind of skin type may usually have:
ONE - Almost invisible pores
TWO - Dull, rough complexion
THREE - Red patches
FOUR - Visible lines
FIVE - Your skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed.

Dry skin may be caused  by:
ONE - Your genes
TWO - Aging or hormonal changes
THREE - Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
FOUR - Ultraviolet (UV) radiation s
FIVE - Long, hot baths and showers
SIX - Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers

Use these tips to help your dry skin:
- Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.
- Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps.
- Don't scrub your face while bathing or drying.
- Smooth on a rich moisturizer right after bathing. 

Oily skin type

You may have:
ONE - Enlarged pores
TWO - Dull or shiny, thick complexion
THREE - Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Things that may cause you to have this type of skin:
ONE - Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
TWO - Stress
THREE - Heat or too much humidity

How to take care of oily skin:
ONE - Wash it no more than twice a day and after you sweat a lot.
TWO - Use a gentle cleanser and don't scrub your face too much.
THREE - Do not pick, pop, or squeeze your pimples/zits. They will take longer to heal and will leave a scar on your face.

Sensitive skin type

It can be identified by:
ONE - Redness
TWO - Itching
THREE - Burning
FOUR - Dryness

If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. There are many possible reasons, but often it is in response to particular skin care products.

The basics ways of skin care

Here a list of things that I have gathered to have your basics ways on how to take care of your skin. Hopefully, your skin will be at its best. All the best everyone!
ONE - Use a broad specs sunscreen that blocks both UV rays.
TWO - Avoid direct sunlight, and wear a hat and sunglasses.
THREE - Stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water in a day.
FOUR - Wash your skin gently but thoroughly every day and never sleep with your makeup on.
FIVE - Moisturize.

Information credits goes to here and here. You can also take this Quiz that I have found to identify your skin type. You know, there is a lot to pay attention to when it comes to skin care. The more observant you are, the better you will be able to take care of your skin and it's changing needs.

Love, Syfka


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