how to know your skin type?
“Your skin is just like a sponge!”
(I know, sounds pretty crazy right?) But trust me it is a sponge. It absorbs anything you put on it. Almost anything. But wait!
That’s not the scariest part. It reacts with anything that comes in contact with it and gives out instant or long term results.
These results can be positive or adverse and it all depends on what you put on your skin and how you put it on your skin and most of all how your skin takes it up!
A good skincare routine and proper nourishments only work when given correctly which means you should know what your skin actually needs and give them accordingly. Now for this, you should be having a piece of prior knowledge about your skin type and you should be certain about your skin type.
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So after knowing your skin type you can choose a proper skincare routine that will serve your skin with its exclusive goodness.
Your skin type is decided by what your skin includes the most and least. To maintain the proper balance you should provide what it lacks and balance what it excessively contains.
This might be a little tricky with day to day lives but still is not hard or impossible.Imagine pouring oil into a butter coated tray. You are only going to increase the oil content.
The same goes for your skin. It requires what it lacks and needs to be balanced what it excessively contains. Here’s how your skin behaves according to your skin type and what it requires to be happy …….
Dry skin might be tricky to deal with but can be kept under control when the right conditions are maintained. You may find your skin to be,
- itchy with slight redness
- less elastic with more visible lines.
This is due to the lack of moisture within your skin and your skin is asking for more water and oils as they help you maintain a well balanced smooth texture and protects your skin barriers from external damages.
You may include more omega-3 fatty acids with healthy fats and oils in your diet alongside vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, and betacarotene.
Fatty fish such as salmon, avocados, spinach, nuts, and seeds such as almonds and walnuts, sweet potatoes may help you keep dryness at bay.
When shopping skincare products you may also look for products containing glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, dimethicone, ceramides to improve hydration and lanolin or petrolatum to lock in moisture.
You can include aloe vera, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, bee honey, banana, and oatmeal in your DIY skincare recipes as well.
Take care of your dry skin with this!
Oily skin comes with numerous headaches as it may always have something to surprise you with like an overnight zit or huge, painful acne.
But guess what, oily skin is a god-given gift, to be honest. Your skin doesn’t age faster and it will give you privileges to look youthful even at your 40s if maintained properly.
If you possess oily skin you may experience,
- – zits and acne with problematic skin
– more visible larger pores
– greasy texture
– visible blemishes and acne
– more blackheads within your skin.
Your skin contains excessive oils and clogged pores and it requires oil to be well balanced and pores to be unclogged.
You may get more vitamin C, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, and lectin by food such as citrus fruits, pineapples, kale, lime and lemon, cucumber to flush out extra oils and detoxify your skin within.
Look for products containing salicylic acid (BHA), hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol.
Avoid products containing petrolatum and mineral oils. Always look for products which mentioned ‘non-comedogenic’ as they do not clog your pores.
You may also include lemon, bee honey, rose-water, sandalwood, cucumber, oranges, grapefruit, activated charcoal, and clay in your DIY skincare recipes.
Try these products to say goodbye to acne today
You may find it a bit tricky to deal with your sensitive skin as it tries to give out adverse effects with almost anything you put on your skin therefore you are more prone to damage easily. The sensitivity of your skin is based on the activity of major 2 layers of your skin but can be easily managed when the right conditions are given. Your skin may possess,
– burning sensation
– occasional rashes and zits
if you are having sensitive skin.
Your diet should be rich in omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, coenzyme Q10, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and Vitamin E which can be found in food such as nuts and seeds, broccoli, oranges, pineapple, spinach, papayas, kiwis and bell pepper to replenish the skin’s natural barrier and protect from damage due to sun and free radicals.
You may also look for products including glycerine, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, azelaic acid, and petrolatum and avoid sulfates and other harsh chemicals.
You can whip your DIY body butters, scrubs, face masks and other skincare supplies using aloe vera, green tea, chamomile, calendula, jojoba oil, oatmeal and rose for your sensitive skin.
Treat your sensitive skin with care with these products
You may find it a bit difficult to treat combination skin but trust me it’s way easier than treating problematic skin. You might experience oiliness and dryness occasionally but can be managed easily with lesser effort. If you have combination skin your skin may possess,
– oiliness in T-zone
– dryness in other areas
– fewer blemishes and pores
– occasional zits and breakouts in your skin.
You should eat more antioxidants, lean protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin C to balance your skin well with food such as kale, broccoli, bell pepper, oranges, etc.
Always look for products including salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, benzoyl peroxide, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) and products which say ‘non-comedogenic’ as it’s important to prevent your pores from clogging.
You can either use aloe vera, bee honey, tomatoes, green tea, milk and rose water in your DIY skincare recipe.,.
Manage your combination with these products
Normal skin is the easiest to deal with and you will wake up with gorgeous skin and you may experience,
– zero to no blemishes and scars
– well moisturized
– soft and supple
You may need to eat a balanced diet full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to maintain healthy skin.
You may also use products with hyaluronic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, ceramides, glycolic acid, etc.
Aloe vera, green tea, avocados, bananas, bee honey, rose water will help you make your normal skin even soft and supple with your DIY skin recipes.