How to Determine your Skin Type?

How to determine your skin type?

How to determine your skin type?

Is your skin flaky, shiny, or both?

Perhaps you are not taking the most appropriate care for her, or something in your diet is not as it should be.

Do you know your skin type?

There are four main skin types:

  • dry,
  • normal,
  • oily and
  • combined.

The sebaceous glands on the skin secrete a specific secretion called sebum. Sebum has important protective and transport functions:

  • forms an oily waterproof layer that does not allow the skin to become excessively wet or dry;
  • brings lipids, antioxidants and pheromones to the surface, which prevent the development of disease-causing fungi and bacteria;
  • transports vitamin E and other fat-soluble micronutrients to the epidermis.

What type of skin each person has depends on how much and how actively they secrete this sebum. Its appearance depends on this and on the care it takes for its skin: the number and visibility (clogging) of pores, the speed of aging and the formation of wrinkles, peeling and unhealthy shine.

Usually people have combination skin ie. certain areas are dry, others oily. There are also people with completely dry or completely oily skin. Almost no one is normal.

But no one can be said to have abnormal skin, nor that it is not healthy or that it is not beautiful.

It’s just that the care you need to take for it depends on the type of skin you have.

You can easily find out what your skin type is experimentally or even by appearance.

Experimental determination of skin type

Clean your face with your usual cleanser. Pat it dry and don’t apply any creams afterwards.

After about two hours, with a thin paper towel or napkin, rub with light pressure the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, after each rubbed area examining the napkin with a strong light directed at it, through it, or both ways for any oiliness.

  • If there are no traces of sebum on the paper, you have dry skin.
  • If the paper has light, even marks throughout the fabric, you have normal skin.
  • If the paper has pronounced marks and oily spots, you have oily skin.
  • If there are strong marks only on the forehead, nose and chin, you have combination skin.

Determination of skin type by appearance (functional)

Dry skin

Dry skin always looks dull, soft and thin. Pimples and inflammations rarely appear on it. Unfortunately, wrinkles can also appear at a young age.

Such skin reacts poorly to sudden changes in weather and adverse weather conditions (strong wind, frost, etc.).

Redness and itching easily occur with improperly selected cosmetics or rougher application.

The skin becomes dry for various reasons: it can be hereditary dry, there is a lack of useful fats and vitamins A, C and P, or improper nutrition and hydration in general. It can also dry out with the use of cigarettes or excessive alcohol use.

People with dry skin should be careful when choosing cosmetics to take special care of themselves all year round, but especially in winter and in cold weather.

Normal skin

Normal skin is characterized by moderate activity of the sebaceous glands. It looks fresh and clean, the pores do not stand out, redness and itching rarely appear, and this is mainly due to the influence of external factors. If you have normal skin, you’re in luck! But this is extremely rare.

Oily skin

In people with such skin, the sebaceous glands work too actively. Therefore, just a few hours after washing, the face starts to shine. Pores, especially in the forehead, nose and chin area, are enlarged. Pimples and blackheads are not uncommon, and pores are often clogged.

However, oily skin has a huge advantage: it ages more slowly. The secreted sebum creates a good protective film that prevents the evaporation of moisture and blocks the penetration of harmful substances from the outside.

Combination leather

Combination skin is the most common. In this case, usually the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) has all the signs of oily skin: pimples, enlarged pores, shine. And the skin around the eyes and on the cheeks is delicate, thin, prone to dryness. More people in the world have this type of skin.

Our company has thought about providing the necessary care for all skin types as simply and efficiently as possible. You can learn more about the cosmetic products it offers and how to use them in the cosmetic challenge on our online training site . We also offer a test pack that you can combine the training with and get 7-day results.

Let’s still mention the main features in the care of different skin types, regardless of the cosmetics used

Care for dry skin

When cleaning and washing, use water at room temperature.

It is advisable not to use tap water. Water that is too hot or cold, especially chlorinated or impure, will worsen the condition of the skin.

Don’t wash your face too often. Your skin produces some sebum and regular cleansing washes it away, leaving your face vulnerable.

Always remove makeup gently and thoroughly before bed.

Do not overdo peeling and scrubs. If you use them, choose products with the finest textures.

After bathing, do not rub your skin with a hard towel. It is enough to dry it slightly.

Masks should be done no more than 2-3 times a week. Cleansing and pore-tightening masks are not good for dry skin.

In sunny weather, snowy or high in the mountains, use a daily moisturizing cream with SPF 30.

Care for normal skin

For people with normal skin , the best advice is: don’t overdo it!

Wash your face, moisturize your skin and do masks or peels no more than 2-3 times a week. Use masks for dry or oily skin depending on the current condition of the face and climatic conditions.

In the cold season, additional nourishment is more useful, and in the heat, deeper cleansing.

Care for oily skin

Wash your face morning and night. For deeper cleaning of the pores, you can use a special brush, sponge or specialized cosmetics.

Use lukewarm or cold water – pores become smaller, less visible and the face shines less during the day.

Do not often use strong facial cleansers – there is a risk of over-drying the skin. In response, the body will react and the sebaceous glands will begin to work even more actively.

Do not squeeze pimples.

You can use exfoliants once or twice a week after washing your face but before nourishing creams.

Make cleansing, nourishing and firming masks no more than three times a week. Just because your skin is oily doesn’t mean you shouldn’t moisturize it enough.

Do not overdo it with make-up and blush – this will not get rid of the greasy shine, it will only pollute and hinder the normal functioning of the skin.

Use a tissue to remove oily shine during the day – just press it gently onto shiny areas as needed.

Care for combination skin

Read about dry and oily skin care and take care of the individual areas accordingly.

Definitely the easiest way to care for all skin types is a set of facial cosmetics from the SKIN series for the face and the Herbal Aloe series for body and hair by Herbalife Nutrition< /em> that you can meet in the cosmetic challenge of our club:

It would be great if you share your experience or opinion in a comment.

And don’t forget to smile – a smile is the best, free beauty treatment at that!

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