The first step to perfect skin is to know your skin type!
Welcome to our new Blog Series ‘The road to perfect skin’ that will help you on your way to beautiful, clear skin. Our first blog post is about the different skin types and their characteristics.
The first step to perfect skin is to know your skin type. Knowing your skin type will allow you to purchase the right products in order to care for it correctly. As the largest organ in the body, your skin protects you, regulates body temperature and eliminates toxins. It is the first thing people see when they look at you so why wouldn’t you want perfect skin?
Taking care of your skin now will benefit you in the future and can prevent future problems from occurring.
Good skin starts with:
- A healthy balanced diet. Avoid junk food and food that contains a high sugar content.
- Drinking plenty of water. Check out this article outlining the benefits of water for skin, hair, and health.
- Regular exercise to maintain a healthy body and mind.
- Using an SPF daily to protect the skin from UVA and UBV rays.
- A proper cleansing routine using the most suitable products for your skin type.
To kick start your road to perfect skin we have outlined some characteristics of the most common skin types below, to help you determine your own skin type. The five most common skin types are Normal, Dry, Sensitive, Oily and Combination.
Wouldn’t we all love to have normal, blemish free skin? Not everyone is that lucky. Normal skin has a correct balance of oil and moisture which results in an even, clear complexion with few or no imperfections. People with normal skin should implement products in their daily routine that will prevent skin problems in the future.
Dry skin can be flaky, itchy and rough to touch. This skin type is characterised by red patches and visible lines due to dehydration and can be caused by elements such as the weather, aging, hormones or certain ingredients. It is important to use products that will hydrate and add moisture to the skin. Check out this article on MEdicineNet.com for more information on dry skin.
If your skin is prone to redness, rashes and is easily irritated, then it falls under the sensitive skin type category. Sensitive skin may react to certain products and therefore it is essential to use calming products in your daily routine to prevent irritation. Read this article for more information on the causes of sensitive skin.
Oily skin is characterised by large pores, a dull/shiny surface, blackheads, blemishes, and breakouts due to an excess production of oil. Oil-free products are crucial in your daily routine. Introducing an astringent will help to remove excess oil on the skin. Astringents contain ingredients such as witch hazel and alcohol that fight the bacteria causing these breakouts.
Combination skin is generally a mixture of two skin types and it varies from person to person. Some people may have an oily T-Zone and a dry U-Zone. Others may be sensitive in places such as under the eyes. As a result a gentle skin care regime is important to care for combination skin.
Now that you have a clear idea as to what category your skin falls under, you are one step closer to having perfect skin. Click here to see all our skin care products available to be bought in store or online. The next blog post in this series will discuss the perfect products and skincare routine to combat dry skin.
Talk to you next time,