How do you correctly identify your skin type?

identify your skin type

In order to care for your skin correctly, you need to know your skin type. Misidentifying your skin type is quite common, especially for those with similar characteristics. A specialist can tell you for sure what your skin type is after a detailed analysis, but you can also identify your skin type by the way it behaves. Next we’ll talk about each skin type – characteristics, needs and care tips. At the end you’ll know exactly what type of skin you have and how best to look after it. And if you’re still in doubt, book an appointment at Deluxe Clinic where a specialist will analyze your skin in detail and help you build a personalized skincare routine.

Normal skin – what are its characteristics and how should it be cared for?

The best word to describe normal skin is balance. There is not too much sebum secretion, but the skin is not dry either and the pores are not very visible. Normal skin is the skin every woman admires – velvety, smooth, glowing skin. Skin care is very simple in this situation. You just need sunscreen and daily cleansing. Every now and then, you can also treat yourself to a facial.

Dry skin – what are its characteristics and how to care for it?

Dry skin is caused by a lack of sebum secretion and is fairly easy to recognize. It is a skin prone to irritation and the early appearance of wrinkles, a rough skin that exfoliates quite frequently. For this type of skin, it is important to distinguish between dry skin due to lack of sebum production (more sensitive, easily irritated by contact with any substance) and dry skin due to dehydration (lacking elasticity and full of wrinkles). Dry skin requires more careful care, concentrated through a high fluid intake, more intense hydration and increased protection against environmental aggression.

Oily skin – what are its characteristics and how should it be cared for?

Oily skin is caused by an imbalance in the sebaceous glands, which end up secreting much more sebum. In this case, the skin is shiny most of the time, pores are dilated and the risk of acne is high. Wrinkles appear much later in oily skin (as opposed to dry skin), but they tend to be deeper. The risk of infection in oily skin is higher because the over secretion of sebaceous glands alters the skin’s natural pH. Make-up is also less resistant on oily skin.

Oily skin requires the most complex skincare routine because you need to choose products that regulate sebum secretion, remove excess sebum, prevent hyperkeratosis (blocked pores) and moisturize the skin.

Combination skin – what are its characteristics and how to care for it?

Combination skin is, as we can deduce from its name, a combination of oily skin and other skin types. Specifically, people with combination skin experience excess sebum in the T-zone (forehead-nose-chin) and dry or normal skin in the other areas. Care for this skin type is very specific, with the right products for each area treated.

It is important to note that regardless of skin type, inadequate care can lead to problems such as acne, wrinkles, pigmentation spots, dehydration, etc. Moreover, as the years go by, skin care routines will change – the best example is for mature skin. We look forward to seeing you at Deluxe Clinic to correctly identify your skin type, discover your specific skin problems and recommend an appropriate treatment and care routine!

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