November 24, 2022 9:00 am
Treating your skin in accordance with your skin type.
Blog Editor || Esthetics / Skin Care
Oh man… It’s almost that time! The colder weather is nearing and dehydrated skin is a prominent risk factor for many of us out here. Our skin becomes lighter, and changes in the weather can create more difficulty in maintaining that moisture that our skin requires. As we know, everyone does not have the same skin and the same remedies may not work for all people.
What’s your Skin Type?
Let’s begin by acknowledging and identifying the different skin types. There are four main types of skin: normal, combination, dry, and oily. Combination skin consists mostly of irritation in the T-zone areas. These areas include your forehead, nose, and chin. You may have a regularly greasy look, and more visible pores. The dry skin type is known for an overall tighter feeling due to the lack of moisture. While the pores are less visible, you may still experience rough textures of the skin on a regular basis. Dry skin can become easily irritated and will show peeling or cracks. Next, is the oily skin texture. Oily skin can be characterized by various pimples or blemishes, prone to pigmentation and/or scarring after picking acne or popping pimples, and the appearance of larger pores. Finally, we have sensitive skin. This skin type has greater risks of irritation and/or inflammation, generally as a reaction to different solutions, and as a response to certain skin care products.
I typically have dry skin. I can certainly account for my struggle with maintaining a smoother look of my skin as it regularly looks dull and patchy. It inevitably transitions to a flaky look by the end of the day, especially when I wear makeup. I’m convinced my skin has trouble sealing in moisture. Believe that you’re not alone. These skin types are more common than we think, but with proper research, as well as a little trial and error, it is certainly possible for you to find an effective method to maintain the quality of your skin.
Listed below are some tips to help you practice better care for your skin type.
- Combination Skin
- Shorten the length of your showers
- Use mild body/face cleansers
- Avoid rough application of exfoliation while showering, pat to dry.
- Avoid hot temperatures indoors, try humidifiers.
- Huemetics Artistry recommends: Oxygen Revitalizing Cleanser
- Oily Skin
- Search for non-comedogenic facial cleansing and beauty products in order to avoid the clogging of pores
- Avoid picking at your skin
- Avoid scrubbing while washing face
- Huemetics Artistry recommends: Dermaclenz Liquid Cleanser
- Dry Skin
- Limit your time in the shower. Excess water on the skin can be very dehydrating and strip the original layers of oil that your skin holds to maintain moisture.
- Utilize a humidifier
- Use mild cleansers
- Huemetics Artistry recommends: Chamomile Cleansing Lotion
- What to do about dry skin in winter. Harvard Health. (2011, February 1). Retrieved November 10, 2022, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/what-to-do-about-dry-skin-in-winter
Stuart, A. (n.d.). What’s your skin type? WebMD. Retrieved November 10, 2022, from https://www.webmd.com/beauty/whats-your-skin-type#091e9c5e80566596-1-3