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Evaluting Skin Types for Skin Care Treatments
Everyone has a different skin type. Either because of the amount of melanin or because of its fat. But knowing your type is the beginning to understanding how to take care of it. So let’s take a look at the different types.
The normal skin of a person is about the texture and oiliness. In this case, a person has no noticeable blemishes in their appearance. In other words, a person with normal skin doesn’t need to take special care of their skin.
But it is tough to believe that anyone has perfectly normal skin. Even some experts would say that normal skin doesn’t exist, and even if it does, it is extremely rare. Differently put, there is a possibility that you do not precisely know your type, which can be sensitive, oily, dry, or a combination.
Sensitive types often have a lot to do with reactions to different products, whether it is a toner that makes your skin break out or a facial cleansing that dries your skin after one use. It is “more fragile,” to say the least when it falls into this category. In most cases, people with sensitive skin usually have a reaction that can include discomfort, itching or redness, and even a sensation of heat accompanied by redness.
Sensitive types are more susceptible to allergic reactions or infections as the skin’s barrier tends to drop in functionality.
Dry skin can sometimes be classified as sensitive skin. This is because it tends to look more “worn.” External factors can also contribute to dry skin. These factors include things like the weather, hot water (like hot showers), or even reduced humidity in your area.
When your skin cracks, it leaves an opening for various bacteria to enter your body. In more extreme cases, a person can develop something called atopic skin. This condition is often the result of a preliminary genetic stage. However, it can generally become a problem if allergies or environmental factors aggravate it.
Oil, the reason why your forehead or your entire face turns into a giant glowing disco ball. Let’s start with what causes it first. It is usually caused by overactive fat production in the sebaceous glands. The good and/ or bad news is that it can be hormonal or genetic. If it is hormonal, there may be the hope of balancing it more effectively. However, if it is genetic, you will often need additional help from a dermatologist. It is most common in people in puberty and under 30 years of age.
It is a combination of oily and dry skin types. It’s also more location-based. This means that our bowls, which are essentially our forehead and the center of our face, are often oily. Well, where are the dry zones? These areas are usually the cheeks and the sides of the face.
Identifying Your Type
Identifying your type can be extremely simple or quite complicated. Talking to a dermatologist is the best way to go when you can’t solve your queries.
You can identify your type yourself in one way. Start by washing your face at home with a mild soap or detergent. Make sure to use warm water that is neither too hot nor too cold. The next critical step is, do not to apply any products after washing. You should wait about an hour before making the evaluation. If itchy, dry, or red, then it’s dry skin; If it’s shiny and greasy to the touch, you have oily skin; if it feels to be a combination of oily and dry, then you have combination skin.
Caring For Your Skin
The best way to take care of your skin is to start regularly cleaning at least once a day. This will help reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria. The most effective moisturizers tend to be oil-free because the oil settles on the skin and is of no help in moisturizing anything. People with dry skin would need a water barrier between them to make it good.
Another thing to consider is a moisturizer with sunscreen. Skin is extremely sensitive to the sun, and skin cancer can develop quickly if you’re not careful. One other way to take care of your skin is the use of peptides for skincare.
Peptides And Skincare
You can strengthen the natural health of your skin by using peptides like copper peptides or collagen peptides. The peptides can help in reducing the fine lines and wrinkles and increase collagen production.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned are not for human or animal consumption. All the information shared in this article is for educational purposes only.
Dr. Usman (BSc, MBBS, MaRCP) completed his studies in medicine at the Royal College of Physicians, London. He is an avid researcher with more than 30 publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Usman has worked as a researcher and a medical consultant for reputable pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi.