13 May 2012

So how about your skin type?

The facts, there are 4 main skin types 
We have -

Some people then add on Combination but personally that is just a mixture of the above list and can't be classed as a different one?! 
The additions are

Before I started College studying Beauty Therapy I didn't understand skin types fully and I didn't even know what you did with Cleansers and Toners. 

Lets start with Normal -

You will find that there is no excess oil
Your skin will not dry easily 
 Will not react badly to harsh products 

If this is your skin type you can use any products, lotions, oils, gels exfoliators etc.. you get the point!

Dry -

You will find flaking on the surface of your skin when is at it's worst
It may have a rough texture
May be slightly sensitive 

Dry skin means your skin has a lack of oil.
This doesn't mean smoother your face in olive oil! 
But try to find an oil based Cleanser and you may find it helps.
Another point is with Dry skin it is important to exfoliate and obviously Moisturise.

Oily - 

There will be a general shiny appearance 
Your pores may be larger and more visible

As you may know Oily skin means there is excess oil
For this I recommend you avoid Oil based products like the Plague!!
Also Toner will be good as this helps reduce the appearance of pores.
Witch Hazel products may help as well

Sensitive - 

If you have this skin type I'm guessing you will already know about it
The skins surface has a very red appearance 
Any different products used to the skin you may react badly with

The products worth using should be perfume free!
Avoid harsh exfoliants as this may hurt

Dehydrated and Mature are types more effected by your lifestyle rather than what is natural.

Dehydrated -

If you are surrounded by air conditioned systems this can bring on dehydration
This is not a lack of oil it is more lack of hydration, a simple change of drinking more water could make a difference. 
Appearance can be as simple as when the skin is pushed it creates a orange peel effect.
   Mature -

This is a natural progression for our skin 
Prevention is key! Don't smoke and don't drink too much!
It's as simple as that! 

The whole prevention of wrinkles does start when your younger the more you look after your skin now, it will pay you back when your older.
I hope this helps :)


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