Skin Types & Their Needs

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Skincare is Self-care

We talk about self-care so much, but quite commonly we only focus on the spiritual aspect of it or the dietary aspect. The topological aspect is something that needs to be talked more about and that’s what I’m here to do today. 

Your skin is a tricky thing to take care of. It’s not a one-fix-all situation for everyone. The doctor would recommend a Panadol to you if you have a headache, but ask a dermatologist if your skin is itchy, or any other thing, they’ll ask ‘what’s your skin type’

Your skin type dictates what kind of problems you can face with your skin and what are the solutions to it. Let’s go through with these skin types, shall we?

Normal

Boy, are we jealous if you have this type of skin. Normal skin is neither oily nor dry. It has a regular texture with no imperfections and a clean soft appearance and doesn’t need special care. If you’ve got this type of skin, you probably won’t need particularly special care for your skin. But still doesn’t mean that you use a soap and not a facewash. 

Oily

Having oily skin means that your sebaceous glands are more active than what a normal skin type would have. This is all due to specific reasons. May it be genetics; may it be increased hormonal levels. But the thing is, oily skin tends to become annoying when you’re in a humid or hot environment. Oily-skinned people most often than not suffer from acne problems and that’s why you should know why this is so that you know how to tackle it. 

Dry

Usually, having dry skin is dictated by the environment you’re in. E.g. if you’ve stayed too long in an air-conditioned space, the skin might get dry because the air conditioner works by removing moisture from the air. However dry skin can be a normal situation for most people. Dry skin cracks easily and you don’t even notice the small cracks on your skin and because of this, your skin is exposed to bacteria. The general feeling of dry skin is that you’d feel stretched and rough skin. You might feel itchy and red.

Combination Skin

 Most people with combination skin have an oily T-zone (forehead, nose & chin). So mostly the skin on the cheeks is dry while the nose and forehead get oily. A combination skin person has sebaceous glands which aren’t normally distributed over the skin. 

Sensitive Skin

This skin type is more prone to react to stimuli. This skin type loses its barrier function. This means that the protection that your skin had is no longer there and it makes it easy for irritants and microorganisms to enter it and stimulate an allergic reaction. Delicate as it may be, sensitive skin has different names. Delicate, sensitive, irritated, all synonymous without any bold dermatological differences between them. 

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