We all have a very specific type of skin that is quite difficult to define because it changes over time according to age and hormones. Not only that but also external elements such as climate, temperature, heating, pollution, lifestyle, etc. 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, or sensitive?
- Dry skin
- Oily skin
- Combination skin
- Sensitive 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. Skin becomes dry for many reasons. The horny layer lacks water; the hydrolipidic film on the surface is too thin and no longer protects the skin; sebum is lacking; or some other reason. Hence the need to compensate for this dehydration using skincare adapted to dry skin. You need to use cosmetics that deeply nourish and restore suppleness and radiance to the 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 favorable 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.
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 milk and moisturizers. If necessary, it is quite possible to apply a richer cream on the parts of the face where the skin is drier.
20% of women have a really 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 reactions to 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. An alternative method to prevent sensitive skin is to use microdermabrasion paste, it has been proven to work wonders for your facial skincare.