Beauty Treatment for Different Skin Types: How To Tell What is Your Skin Type

Woman Getting Facial Care For Dry Skin

Your skin type has a huge effect on how you should treat it. Your skin may be more or less sensitive than the average person, causing you to need to be more careful with your skincare regimen. The first step is learning what your skin type is.

Regardless of what skin type you have, it is important to know what types there are and how to treat them. You never know when you’ll need this king of information.

Read on to learn more about the different skin types and how to treat them!

How do I Know What Skin Type I am?

We determine what skin type we are based on ‘normal’ skin. Normal skin isn’t overly oily nor overly dry. When you have skin that is oily in comparison to ordinary skin, then that is your skin type. The same goes for those who have unusually dry skin.

There are also those who have both overly oily and dry skin together. This skin type is known as combination skin. (Meaning oily and dry) These types are even more complicated to treat.

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Normal Skin

Normal skin is the easiest to deal with. You can follow the normal skincare regiment[1] without much worry. You’ll need to exfoliate the skin once a week and apply moisturizers every morning or night for the best effect. Occasionally you could do microdermabrasion at home to get a clearer and smoother skin.

It is unlikely that anything serious will occur if your skin is normal. Obviously, you’ll still get acne and other things, but they will be easily removed. So long as you follow a balanced regimen, you should be good to go!

Dry Skin

Dry skin is a tad more complicated to work with. When your skin is dry, acne and other things occur more frequently and spread more easily.

You’ll need to use gentler skincare products to protect your skin from cracking or getting worse. You should always moisturize your skin before sleeping when you have dry skin.

Overall, treatment is still manageable, but it requires a more delicate approach than for those with normal skin.

Using essential oils will also help reduce the dry skin issue. Applying essential oils will moisturize [2] your skin in such a way that lasts in the long term.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is technically the opposite problem to dry skin. You may think that using harsher exfoliators and moisturizers would resolve this issue. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. Using harsher products only causes your body to generate more oil to compensate for it, leaving you right back where you started.

Instead, what you need to do is use products that can be quickly absorbed. Products that get absorbed quickly allow you to use them for a shorter time, which restricts the effect it has on the oiliness of your skin.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is the most difficult to treat. Because your skin is both dry and oily at the same time, you require a treatment that can be absorbed quickly while still moistening the individual skin cells well.

Finding such a product is quite difficult. If you’re having difficulty locating one, consider consulting your doctor to learn more about what you can do.

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