Whether you have dry skin long term or just seasonally, it can be very uncomfortable to deal with. Dry skin occurs when your skin has a low amount of sebum (oil) production. As a result of this, skin lacks the necessary lipids needed to retain moisture and protect against environmental factors such as free radicals. Luckily, dry skin can be managed by making certain lifestyle changes and having the right skin care regime in place.
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If you have oily skin, you may feel like you are constantly in need of powdering your face or blotting off excess oil throughout the day. Those with oily skin are usually prone to having enlarged pores, blackheads and breakouts. Also, you may feel like you need to wash your face a lot throughout the day to keep oil at bay. Although it feels like a struggle to keep your skin shine free at times, there are several skin care tips out there that work with the nature of your skin type, not against it.
What actually causes your skin to produce excess oil? Ultimately, hormones determine how much oil your body produces so anything that messes with your hormone levels can have an impact on your oil production. There are many factors that could have an affect your hormones such as stress, medications, diet, menstrual cycle and pregnancy just to name a few. Continue reading “How to Care for Oily Skin”
Having beautiful skin begins with knowing your skin type and choosing the best skin care regime that caters to your specific needs. Many people do not know their skin type and for this reason, they use the wrong types of skin care products. For instance, the care that goes into treating dry skin is very different from the care that goes into treating oily skin. Treating the wrong skin type can lead to irritated skin, breakouts and premature aging. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your skin type is essential for making your skin appear youthful, healthy and the best it can be.
There are six common skin types: Normal, dry, oily/acne prone, combination and sensitive. We have put together a list of these skin types and their characteristics to help you easily determine which one suits you personally. Continue reading “The Importance of Knowing your Skin Type”