The five senses play an important role in recognizing the world around us. The sense of touch is primary to our learning process as individuals. Skin has its types and knowing them is vital for proper care of your skin. According to the texture we have varied skin types. They are Normal Skin, Dry skin, Oily skin, Combination skin, and Sensitive skin.
A perfect balance of oil and moisture contents reflects a fine texture of supple and smooth skin. Normal skin does not develop any spots or blemishes and reflects good health.
Normal skin care
It needs gentle treatment. Use a mild oil based moisturizer to prevent it from getting dry. Even the toner and soap should be mild( baby soap) .
Dry skin seems to reflect lesser moisture and oil content. It has a parched appearance. It is prone to wrinkles and lines and has a tendency to flake easily. It is problematic in cold weather and ages faster than normal or oily skin. This is due to the insufficient sebum from the sebaceous glands.
Dry skin care
Skin vitamins and other supplements could be taken to prevent dry skin. Constant protection is important for dry skin. Wash your face in the morning with a rich creamy cleanser and warm water, rinse in cold water and pat your skin to dry. Use a moisturizer during the day and a good cream at night. Avoid toners that contain alcohol as alcohol based products have a drying effect on the skin.
This skin oozes out with oil due to the over secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. The oily surface attracts dirt and dust. Black heads, white heads, spots, pimples are a common feature for those with oily skins.
Oily skin care
Oily skins need a thorough cleansing regularly. Wash your face several times a day with liquid cleanser soap and warm water, rinse in cold water and dry your skin. Use toners and other make up that contain alcohol to help dry the skin. Use of powder minimizes the shine.
Combination is essentially a referral to the two basic extremes of oily and dry. It is called combination because certain areas of the skin is oily where as the rest is dry. On the face it is some times referred to as the T-Zone where the oily parts are the forehead, nose and chin and the dry areas are the rest of the face. Sometimes it is oily T-Zone and a normal skin for the rest.
Combination skin care
Treatment in this case should be according to the area of the skin. Cleansers for combination skins like water based moisturizers, or alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin A retinols are good for combination skins. Apply more of the moisturizer to the dry part and less to the oily part. Make up kits you buy should be the oil absorbing type.
Sensitive skin is fine textured. It irritates easily and often gets red and blemished. It is very sensitive to sun, wind, and cold weather. People with this type of skin are allergic to beauty products as well. Rosacea skin is another disorder of the facial skin. It also causes redness of skin and can get worse in extreme case. Meet the skin specialist to get specialized Rosacea skin care for this ailment.
Sensitive skin care
Avoid using skin products with exfoliates. For washing your face, choose products that are hypoallergenic. Choose moisturizers that are fragrance free. In case your hypoallergenic toner or skin products cause irritation discontinue use of that product.
Youthful and radiant is the expression every one dreams of. Facial skin problems can cause dull, dry and flaky complexion that can add years to your face.