If you were to find the best care for your skin type then the genesis would be finding out the right ways to making your skin complexion glow irrespective of your skin type (whether you have oily, dry, or a combination of both skin). If you have been keen in following the trends in beauty and skin care, you must have noticed that there are only three categories of skin types. That is to say dry skin, oily skin or a combination of both. Therefore it is obvious that skin type is either of the three and that should form the basis of your skin care regimen depending on the individual skin type. The problem we are facing in our various societies is that many people are ignorant of their skin type. This lack of knowledge is the root cause of all the skin care problems we are facing. In situations like this, skin care plans are more of hit or miss variety. The purpose of this article is to educate you in identifying your skin type so that you are able to take the right precautions where is necessary. Talking to experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care, we were able to gather the following important skin care information that we want to share with you following.
Are you among the people struggling to know their skin type? If you are, then this article going to address your situation and by the time we are done you will be home and dry. But don’t worry if you still have some pending concerns then you can schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury today for one on one interview and all your concerns will be addressed professionally. In the meantime look at the following descriptions and see which one suit you best.
Dry skin – Dry skin can be flaky and easily irritated. It’s more sensitive. If your skin has these qualities and also tends to react to some (or all) of the skin products you have tried, then there is possibilities that you have dry skin. Remember that the extreme version of dry skin is sensitive skin.
Oily skin – The main test for finding out if you have oily skin is to explore whether at some point you have a feeling of some oil on your face. Most people can feel a little oil by late afternoon, however when the oily feeling is consistently around midday, the we can make a conclusion that you have an oily skin. Oily skin rarely reacts negatively to skin products like dry, sensitive skin types do. It has slightly better natural sun protection, but is also prone to acne.
Combination skin – If the description of dry skin matches your cheeks, but the description of oily skin matches your T-zone (nose and brow area primarily), you have combination skin.
Matching skin care to skin type is important. Dr. Akoury notes that there are two commonly used skin care products that just about everyone can steer clear of toner and too-frequent exfoliation, both of which can strip away the protective layers of your skin. If you have a good skin care regimen, you don’t need either one, although you could plan for a semi-annual exfoliation as seasons change.
Dry skin needs babying and lots of tender, loving care. Here are the key components of dry skin care:
- Cleanse – When cleansing, ensure that you only use gentle cleansers. The exercise (cleansing) is better done at night so that you don’t have to repeat the same in the morning. Mild cleansers are best for all skin types including Purpose, Dove bar soap, or Cataphyll cleanser. These cleansers should easily remove makeup as well as dirt.
- Apply retinol – Stick to a retinol for anti-aging. Retinol can be very good for dry skin. However, not everyone with dry skin can use retinol products due to sensitivity. If irritation appears, the frequency of use can be decreased.
- Use products rich in hyaluronic acid – The other thing that can go on underneath a moisturizer is a hyaluronic acid product. That molecule is very hydroscopic it pulls water in around it. That would be a great augmenting moisturizer for someone with dry skin.
- Moisturize – The stratum corneum, which is the dead skin cell layer that protects the surface of the skin, tends to get easily interrupted with dry skin. If you want to try to repair that then looking for moisturizers which contain phospholipids, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids is ideal, and particularly CeraVe Moisturize in the morning (with an SPF of 30) and more moisturizer before bed, using a thicker cream, such as Olay’s Regenerist.
If you have oily skin, you’ll have an easier time finding friendly skin care products which will not irritate however your only challenge would be managing the oil:
- Cleanse – People with oily skin or acne should wash with a gentle cleanser morning and evening. Doctor Dalal Akoury is offering the following tip for cleansing properly: Use your fingertips and rub it in for 30 seconds before rinsing.
- Use salicylic acid – Apply an alcohol-free salicylic acid product, such as a Stridex pad, or a salicylic acid medicated cleanser on the oily areas of your skin. This should be done two or three times a week.
- Apply retinol – Retinol products also cut down on oil production and reduce the appearance of large pores. They are a good anti-aging choice for those with oily skin, who are less likely to find them irritating than those with dry skin.
- Moisturize – Use an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30. This will be very helpful for your skin generally.
People with combination skin (both dry and oily skin) will follow the same basic routine, but have to make it a balancing act, drawing from skin care routines for both oily and dry skin:
- Cleanse. Stick to gentle cleansers. Avoid using medicated cleanser completely and instead keep it mild. Once daily should be fine unless you have significant oil in some parts of your face.
- Spot-treat with salicylic acid. Apply this to the greasier areas of your face a daily basis.
- Moisturize. Go for oil-free products with SPF 30 and spot-treat the drier areas of your face with richer moisturizer.
Finally take some time to come up with certain skin care routine that’s right for your skin type. I believe that by now you’re sure of your skin type and how to care for your complexion, however if you’re not the all is not lost, you can still schedule for an appointment with doctor Akoury and explain to her about the products you are using and how they affect your skin. She will be able to evaluate your condition based on her professional observation and results of test done on you. With the help of this professional and a little work and commitment on your part, you can achieve a healthy glow, no matter what your skin type.