As a women, we can’t over-emphasise the need to know your skin type like you do your food preferences. In buying creams, bathing soaps or make-up products, you can only pick the best of them if you understand your own skin.
So, in this article, you’ll learn to understand your skin type just based on a few features you can relate with on a daily basis.
- Dry Skin
When your skin is the dry type, it feel really tight in the morning, like there’s no lubrication at all. It’s also likely to have rough or flakey patches, which sometimes look like eczema.
Women with dry skin also experience a lot more itching than others. Then, you’ll have a dull appearance, especially when you’ve not taken the day’s bath, or hours after applying cream.
- Oily Skin
Oily skins are highly sensitive to the touch, and their appearance is always shiny.
You will find oil on the forehead, nose, and chin, which are all referred to as the t-zone. Then, the cheek is also oily.
Perhaps because of the oil secretions, the pores are unusually enlarged. The face is also susceptible to blackheads and acne.
- Combination Skin
This category of skin is usually dry on the cheeks but oily in the t-zone. You remember t-zones above? Like the oily skin owners, you are very likely to have enlarged pores as well, especially on the nose.
However, this skin type is further sub-divided into two categories. It may be dry-combination (dry on the cheeks, normal-to-oily in the t-zone) or oily-combination (oily in the t-zone, dry to normal on the cheeks).
- Dehydrated Skin
Then, there is the dehydrated skin. This is different from dry skin. It may also have rough or flakey spots, but it produces excessive sebum, a light yellow, oily substance secreted by a skin gland to keep the skin moisturized.
Sometimes, women mistake a dehydrated skin for oily skin due to oil production. This makes matters worse because they tend to use products that reduce the oil.
- Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is the picky type that demands extra-careful way of handling. It has close to zero tolerance to the application of cosmetics and personal care products.
When you have a sensitive skins, stinging, itching, burning, redness, dryness, scaling, peeling, bumps, and hives are some of the skin issues you can’t run away from.