What is my skin type?
Would you like to find out what your skin type is? There are some indicators that can reveal your skin type to you. Let's find out together!
Each of us is one of a kind, even when it comes to the skin. It is important to understand exactly the characteristics of your skin in order to use the best products for it and develop a healthier complexion.
Recognizing your skin type is not an easy task, also because there are no fixed parameters to follow and it is very likely that you will have characteristics typical of different categories of skin.
Let's try to understand more!
Normal skin appears smooth and compact to the touch: it is the result of the perfect balance between fatty substances and water and of continuous cell renewal.
From a technical point of view, this skin is defined as "eudermic" and is recognized by its pink color and non-existent imperfections.
To maintain this skin stability for a long time, constant care is recommended to prevent alterations caused by external agents.
Avoid using aggressive detergents such as foaming agents and creams rich in silicones that can make it greasy and sensitive.
Dry skin appears tight, rough and with a dull complexion, not very elastic and particularly fragile, much more vulnerable to external aggressions.
The reason for these problems is given by the sebaceous glands that are unable to produce the necessary fats to make the skin soft, supple and hydrated.
Dryness usually affects the most exposed areas of the body, such as hands and face, and is aggravated by the use of unsuitable products which in some cases can cause irritation and erythema.
As for cleansing dry skin, it is recommended to use a milk or a tonic that nourishes and smoothes the face.
In addition, it is recommended to use a moisturizer in the morning to protect the skin from atmospheric agents, and a regenerating cream in the evening, preferably if there is no fragrance present.
Oily is defined as skin that appears impure, oily and shiny and is characterized by the presence of enlarged pores, blackheads, acne and sometimes scars, especially on the T-zone.
It is mistakenly believed to be a condition that only affects young people (due to the increased production of sebum) but in reality it usually lasts into late adulthood.
In this type of skin, the hydrolipidic film (the fatty layer that protects the skin) is thicker, so much so that it hinders cell transpiration and favors the formation of inflammation.
A valuable help against oily skin can come from nutrition: it would be better to reduce the consumption of bread, pasta and simple sugars and instead encourage the consumption of vegetables, fresh fruit and vitamin B.
Combination skin is oily in some areas and dry in others, due to a heterogeneous distribution of the sebaceous glands.
In this case, the influence of genetic predisposition is very important because often people who have combination skin belong to the same family.
Mixed skin needs a deep cleansing morning and evening with a delicate cleansing gel, based on calming and soothing extracts; as regards hydration, prefer a light moisturizer or a gel based on hyaluronic acid.
In any case it is very important to choose the right products for your skin and in case you have them
several doubts contact a dermatologist.
If you want to find out what type of skin you have try this test, in a few minutes you will have the result!