Different skin types and how to care for each

Whether it’s your beauty routine or fashion game, using a strategic approach always helps you put your best foot forward and make you look your best in terms of appearance. You will always find yourself looking much better in outfits that flatter your body type than wearing pieces that don’t flatter your body type. Similarly, when you alter your skincare routine according to your skin type, you are sure to receive effective results. The ‘one-size-fits-all’ rule is best left to be followed in the case of clothing only, when it comes to your skincare routine, you just cannot take any chance.
Whether you are buying beauty products or building a beauty routine, you should always take your skin type into consideration before you take any beauty-related decisions. Each skin type has different needs and requirements, they react differently to different products and ingredients, therefore, it’s imperative to know your skin type and invest in products according to that only, or else, you will end up inviting a lot of skin issues, which you most definitely don’t want to deal with. To help you get educated about different skin types and how to care for each, we have created this guide for you.

Normal skin

They say blessed are those who are born with normal skin, and while we agree to this to some extent, it also doesn’t mean normal skin doesn’t need to be maintained. Although normal skin is pretty low-maintenance, you still have to take care of its need. Normal skin doesn’t react much to external aggressors, it can be maintained easily by following a few tips on a daily basis. While moisturizing and putting on sunscreen are the two most essential things to do, aside from that, you should keep yourself well hydrated throughout the day, include potent ingredients in your skincare routine (vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid), and remove makeup properly before going to bed.

Dry skin

Dry skin often appears flaky and feels very powdery, which looks more accentuated when you fail to prep your skin the right way before applying makeup. Since dry skin lacks hydration, it feels extremely tight on the face. Additionally, dry skin is pretty sensitive to certain products. In order to deal with dry skin, one should follow certain skincare tips. In addition to moisturizing your face regularly, you should avoid taking hot showers, invest in products that contain emollient ingredients (zinc oxide, mineral oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, etc.), and place a humidifier in the house to keep your skin hydrated.

Oily skin

Oily skin is one of the most troubled skin types. It deals with several skin issues on an everyday basis. Acne and breakouts are pretty common in oily skin, and that happens because of the excess production of oil. However, with proper care and attention, you can keep excess oil in check. Aside from using products that are specifically formulated for your skin type, you can follow a couple of skincare tips to keep acne and breakouts at bay. When it comes to washing your face, you should always use oil-absorbing cleansers. Additionally, you should invest in lightweight skincare products, include salicylic and glycol acid in your skincare routine, and keep yourself from overwashing your face.

Combination skin

As the name suggests, combination skin is a mix of oily and dry skin. It can be quite tricky to deal with but not if you have the right skincare products and are following the right skincare tips. When it comes to purchasing skincare products, you should invest in oil-free products only. Also, it’s probably best to build two different skincare routines- one for your oily t-zone and the second one for the rest of your face (dry).

Sensitive

It’s not quite easy to deal with sensitive skin, you are constantly in fear that your skin might react to something and result in acne, rashes, and redness on the skin. The best way to deal with sensitive skin is to steer clear of the products and ingredients that trigger sensitivity. Additionally, you should avoid using products that contain parabens, artificial fragrances, dyes, alcohol, etc. It’s probably best to consult a dermatologist to help you find out the right products for your sensitive skin.

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