Wednesday, May 19, 2021

know your skin type to do the right thing (SKINCARE)


Bad choice of cosmetic products for the skin may cause several problems for your skin, such as the appearance of pimples, infections, or dryness in the skin of the face and body, and this certainly reflects on the beauty of the external appearance.

Therefore, it is necessary to know the type of your skin to choose the best methods and products to preserve it and increase its beauty.

There are five main types of skin:


type of skin

  1-Normal skin (eudermic):                            


normal skin

It is a skin characterized by a balance of its appearance, oil secretions and texture, it is not oily and not dry, but rather lies in the middle in a healthy balance, like the skin of the children.

Characteristics of normal skin:

-It has a beautiful and smooth texture.

- it is not easy to get allergic.

- Scarcity of acne or pimples.

- It has micro-pores.

- It has uniform color and a great appearance.


  2-Combination skin:                                                                               

Combination skin


It is the most common type of skin among people, with dry or normal skin in some areas and oily in others.

Where the oil is distributed in the face in form T  at the areas of the nose, forehead, and chin, as for the rest of the face, it will be dry.

Characteristics of combination skin:

- The oily part is the forehead, nose, and chin, and it is more coarse than the rest of the face.

- The cheeks are characterized by normal or dry skin.

- it will be prone to stains.


  3- Dry skin:


Dry skin


It is one of the types of skin that is characterized by its dry appearance, which sometimes reaches the annoying level of cracking and peeling, as a result of the lack of fat secretion in it.

Characteristics of dry skin:

- Dry skin is often prone to pigmentation.

- Dry skin is full of cracks, wrinkles and lines appear easily.

- Prone to early signs of aging.

- Dry skin is always tight and uncomfortable.

- Lead to itching and irritation.


4- Oily skin:


Oily skin


It is one of the types of skin that needs special care, due to its excessive sebum secretions, and it is more prone to various skin problems, especially acne and many different factors play a role in getting this type of skin, Such as genetics, hormonal changes, stress, medications, and care products used.

Characteristics of oily skin:

- Oily skin has large pores and it is visible.

- Oily texture.

- It is likely prone to acne, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.

- It is characterized by delayed appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging.


5- Sensitive skin: 


Sensitive skin

It is very similar to dry skin.

Characteristics of Sensitive skin:

- It shows arteries and veins.

- Affected by cosmetics, perfumes, soaps, and chemicals.

- They are quickly affected by weather factors and climate fluctuations.

- The cheeks are distinguished by a pink color.

- Redness of the skin quickly, especially after bathing in hot water or after eating spicy foods.

- Greasy in summer and dry in winter.


Determine the type of skin by a simple method:

If you are confused about it and you cannot know your skin type despite your reading of all skin types, do not worry there is a simple method through which you can find out your skin type and it is as the following:

- Wash your face well with water and face lotion, then dry it with a soft, clean towel, Leave your face for an hour without applying any cream or makeup on it.

- Hold a soft paper and wipe through it on the following areas of your face, forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks.

- Carefully examine the traces of these areas on the soft paper, and then you will be able to determine your skin type according to the following results:


1- If you have oily skin, you will find traces of oil on the nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin areas as well.

2- If you have combination  skin, the effects of fat will be limited to some areas as the nose and forehead, chin while the rest of the areas such as the cheeks you will find it dry.

3- If your skin is   dry type, you will not find any traces of oil on your face, but you will find the soft paper  completely dry, in exchange, you will find a few white peels.

4- But if the soft paper remains  clean,  then you are lucky because your skin is  the normal type, which is the best type of skin.


Skincare steps for each type:


1-Normal skin:

Although normal skin is beautiful and almost perfect skin in nature, an unhealthy lifestyle can damage it.

- Regular use of sunscreen for the skin is essential to protect the skin from problems and delay the signs of aging.

-Drink water; If the body does not get enough water daily, this will lead to dehydration of the skin whatever the type.

- Use moisturizing creams appropriate for normal skin types.

- Follow a healthy routine; make sure to wash your face with a suitable cleanser and clean the face from make-up before going to bed.


2- Oily skin:

- Make sure to use non-comedogenic cosmetics.

- Using medications or exfoliators that help control and relieve pimples under medical supervision of course.

- Drink enough water for inside moisturization.

- Use suitable lotions creams and this is for external moisturizing.

- Make sure to wash the face daily (twice at most) with a suitable lotion to reduce the effects of oil.

- Avoid trying to pop and touch the acne as much as possible.

- Use natural masks suitable for oily face weekly.


   3- Dry skin:

-Sunscreens should be used.

- Avoid using soaps or make sure to use soaps designed for dry skin.
- Use Moisturizers, especially in drier areas.
- Drink enough water.
- Use natural masks suitable for dry skin face weekly.
- Take warm short baths and avoid long, hot baths.

-Use a Humidifier at your home to adds moisture to the air,thus helping keep your skin hydrated. 


4- Combination skin:

-It is recommended to clean the face or skin with a non-soap cleanser

- Use cream for a dry skin on dry areas and light cream  for

 oily skin on the oily area.

- Use sunscreens suitable for combination skin.

- Use natural masks suitable for combination face weekly


5- Sensitive skin:

-Use the cosmetic that fragrance-free designed for sensitive skin.

- Anti-allergy creams must be used to protect from the sun's rays.

- Avoid exposure to the sun for a long time.

- It is advised not to use any product except after consulting a doctor,

 due to the presence of cosmetic products that can be deceptive.

- Use natural masks suitable for Sensitive skin weekly.












updated : August 11.2021 

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