We all want to show off a silky and beautiful skin, so it is important to know our skin type to give it the proper care
The skin is an important part of our image and can often be a reflection of our health. It is the largest organ in our body, forming a barrier to protect us against radiation, microorganisms, injuries, chemicals, variations in pressure and temperature, etc.
In general, there are 4 skin types, although there are dermatologists who list between 5 and 6 types. The type of skin can vary in the same person according to the part of the body and can also vary over time, for this reason, it is more common for adolescents to suffer from acne compared to adults, due to the hormonal change that is occurring on their body. Skin conditions can be affected by external factors such as climate, diet, stress, lifestyle, as well as internal factors such as hormonal changes, age, and skin color.
Let's see what are the skin types
It is a healthy, hydrated and well balanced skin type. The skin is neither too oily nor too dry. There may be occasional problems such as spots or dryness, but it is easy to get rid of them.
- No Blemishes
- Fine Pores
- Smooth texture
- Not prone to sensitivity
The sebaceous glands of the skin normally produce a complex mixture of fatty acids, sugars, waxes and other natural chemicals that form a protective barrier against water evaporation called sebum. This oily substance keeps the skin hydrated, but when there is an overproduction, which is common when the pores are large, it can cause an oily skin type.
The triggers for this over production of sebum can be: hormonal imbalances, stress, medication, food, etc.
- Shinny appearance
- Enlarged Pores
- Greasy texture
- Thick skin
Overproduction of sebum can cause pore blockage, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, or acne. This can vary in people from very mild cases with some comedones on various parts of the body, to very severe cases with clearly visible pimples and inflamed skin
- ✓ Do not use heavy makeup that can clog your pores and remove it every night
- ✓ Make sure to wash your face with suitable products
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The sebaceous glands produce less sebum than normal, leaving the skin unprotected and losing the ability to retain moisture, resulting in dryness, rough skin, dehydration, scales, and the appearance of dead skin on the surface. The skin can also be irritated because its barrier is disturbed and therefore it is easier for microorganisms, allergens and contaminants to penetrate the skin. It is very common on the cheeks, lips, hands, feet, and shin.
Dry skin can often become sensitive skin because it can be irritated by contact with certain cosmetics, detergents, or by exposure to environmental factors, causing redness, itching or burns.
In general, this condition can be caused by: weather, exposure to certain chemicals, overexposure to the sun, age, smoking, and hormonal changes.
- Dull and blotchy appereance
- Rough texture
- Presence of scales
- Tendency to crack
- ✓ Eat foods rich in vitamin C and E
- ✓ Avoid very hot baths
- ✓ Do not have direct contact with detergents or products with sulfates
- ✓ Avoid overexposure to the sun
- ✓ Drink at least 1.5 L of water daily
The type of skin varies, it is oily in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin) and it is normal or dry on the cheeks. This is the most common skin type, although sometimes the most difficult to identify.
In conclusion, It is important to know how to identify our skin type to properly care for it. In all types of skin, it is possible to observe the presence of impurities, blackheads or another type of problem but at different levels of severity