What is your skin type?

What is your skin type?

We all have a very specific type of skin that is quite difficult to define because it changes over time according to age, hormones but also external elements such as climate, temperature, heating, pollution, lifestyle… But to choose a cosmetic with very specific active ingredients, we still need to define the physiology of our skin. Is it rather dry, greasy, mixed, sensitive?

  • Contents
  • Dry skin
  • Oily skin
  • Combination skin
  • Sensitive skin

 

Dry skin

Skin is usually fine and beautiful, without dilated pores, yet dry skin is a source of tightness and discomfort. Less supply than normal skin, it can become dull, rough and will tend to blush. There are many reasons for dry skin. The horny layer lacks water, the hydrolipidic film on the surface is too thin and no longer protects the skin, sebum is lacking… Hence the need to compensate for this dehydration by care adapted to dry skin on a daily basis. Cosmetics that deeply nourish and restore suppleness and radiance to the skin.

Oily skin

Its grain is thicker, the pores are dilated and the general appearance of the skin is dull, greasy and shiny. This type of skin is favourable to pimples and blackheads and the permanent excess of sebum causes a thickening of the horny layer in the long term. This skin can be both oily and lacking in water, i.e. dehydrated. Oily skin is therefore fragile and requires care adapted to its needs. While mattifying creams and other blur serums are its allies, products that are too abrasive can ignite the skin and cause an increase in sebum. Oily skin must therefore be treated gently.

Combination skin

Dry where sebaceous glands are rare (temples, cheekbones and maxillae), combination skin becomes oily on the central axis of the face (forehead, nose, and chin). It is then difficult to choose your cosmetics. But good news, there are now cosmetics that combine moisturizing active ingredients and rebalancing components to regulate sebum flow. Just like oily or dry skin, combination skin does not appreciate cleansing products that are too astringent and prefers non-greasy cleansing milks and moisturizers. If necessary, it is quite possible to apply a richer cream on the parts of the face where the skin is drier.

Sensitive skin

20% of women have a real sensitive skin problem and 40% experience frequent tightness and discomfort. Dry, oily or mixed, all skin types can be sensitive. This results in untimely redness, tingling and burning sensations. The factors causing skin reactions in sensitive skin are numerous: the application of cosmetic products, climatic variations, certain foods, stress and even water or simple rubbing of clothes act on the sensitivity of the skin.

As far as cosmetics are concerned, sensitive skin appreciates unscented and hypoallergenic products to limit the risk of allergies, as well as mild cleansing lotions or even thermal water misters. The soothing and regulating protective care of the micro-circulation is recommended. Discover our selection of tested and approved sensitive skin creams and our advice for choosing the right cream for sensitive skin.