When it comes to skin care, we are definitely not made equal. In fact, no two individuals may have exactly the same skin type, or be faced with the same skin care problems. The type of skin we have will definitely dictate the kind and amount of care it requires. There are three basic types of skin, namely normal skin, oily skin and dry skin. This article will try to outline major types of problems and highlight the solutions for all three kinds of skin type.
What is Normal Skin?
Normal skin is easily identifiable by its even tone, soft and smooth texture, with no apparent pores and blemishes, and no greasy patches or flaky areas. Normal type of skin has a finely textured, clear, supple and smooth top which is never rated as greasy or dry. Such skin it can be imagined glows with an inner health which is the result of good blood circulation and radiates excellent health.
Not all women with normal skin may be entirely trouble free however as there may be occasional outbreak of acne in some of them just prior to menstruation presumably due to increased hormonal activity, which makes the sebaceous glands work overtime. Acne is usually not a problem for people with normal skin.
Having normal skin is a blessing, but it still needs care if it is to yield lasting benefits. Neglect of normal skin can still lead to signs of aging and wrinkling, just like other skin types.
Skin Care Tips for Normal Skin Type
Believe it or not, the only care normal skin requires is cleaning it twice a day with mild soap and with something cooling like rose water.
It is best to follow every cleansing with a mild freshener in order to keep pores tight and to remove all traces of cleansing. An astringent having low alcohol content is recommended for this purpose.
It is good to always use a mild, oil-based moisturizer under your makeup to help retain moisture for the skin.
We should guard against the drying and aging effects of the sun’s UV rays by using makeup products that have sunscreen or sun block ingredients.
We should stimulate the circulation and smooth the surface of the skin by using a non drying mask.
Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin Type
Oily skin may be defined as thick, shiny and dull colored. Its advantage is that its owner appears to age very gracefully. Its chief disadvantage is that it is often accompanied by pimples, blackheads and other scars.
Teenagers are often prone to oily skin problems. Their skin gets oily because of the over-excitement of the sebaceous glands brought about by hormonal changes. Use plenty of hot water to clean your oily skin as its pores tend to get clogged. Too much washing will stimulate the skin into producing more oil.
Skin Care Tips for Dry Skin Type
Dry skin may be defined as having a dehydrated, parched look due to lack of moisture. Exposure to harsh weather conditions will cause under-stimulation of the sebaceous glands. Care tips include washing often with mineral water. Using a moisturizer regularly will help keep the skin looking hydrated, supple and fresh.
Whether your skin is oily, dry or normal, it pays to take heed of these simple instructions in order to promote younger and great looking skin.