Find Your Skin Type
Knowing your skin type is very
important when it comes to either buying or making your own skin care
products. By identifying your which type of skin you have, you can then
decide which natural ingredients would work best with your skin. Skin
care ingredients can vary greatly from product to product so it's good
to know which ingredients are good for your skin type and which ones are
not. Below are the five main types. Read through them to find out which
one you are.
- Normal Skin Normal skin is just exactly
what it is called. It produces normal amounts of sebum(oil), it's not
too oily, it's not too dry, and has a smooth, even texture. Pores are
small to medium size. This is the skin everyone wants to have.
- Dry Skin Skin usually feels tight in the
morning and always after cleansing. Pores are small, skin is flakey,
sometimes with red itchy patches. Dry skin appears dull and is more
inclined to fine lines and wrinkles.
- Oily Skin Shiny, greasy feeling skin with
larger and more visible pores. Oil tends to build up on skin as the day
progresses and and pores are frequently clogged causing blemishes,such
as blackheads and pimples.
- Combination Skin
This is one of the more difficult types to deal with since you are
actually dealing with two types of skin on the same face. Most commonly
the forehead, nose and chin are oily while the cheeks and eyes can be
dry or normal. Combination skin tends to be more sensitive to cosmetics.
- Sensitive Skin Sensitive skin is usually
thin with small pores and can be dry, oily or normal. Sensitive skin has
frequent allergic reactions to skin products, especially synthetic
ingredients like perfumes and dyes. Skin burns more easily, frequently
breaks out in rashes and is prone to redness. It can be very difficult
to find suitable skin care for this type.
Now that you have identified which type of skin you have, you can find the best natural skin care for you!
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