Skin care has become extremely important these days because of the stressful lifestyle we all have. Although, the market is flooded with different skin care products which can cater to your skin care routine but the main thing is to first identify what your skin type is. You must know how your skin reacts to some ingredients and which skin essentials will work for you and which will not.
In this article, you will get to know about the different skin types and how to take care of them. So let's get started.
- Dry skin: If your skin produces less oil and you need to use a good moisturizer to maintain your skin's health then you have a dry skin. This kind of skin could be due to genetics, hormonal imbalance, extremely hot showers or because of medications. You must use a face cream which is free of sulphate and alcohol. Use lukewarm water to wash your face instead of hot water. It is important that you keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water, fresh fruit juices and coconut water.
- Combination skin: If your forehead and nose are oily but rest of your skin is normal then most likely you have a combination skin. You will have to use different skin care products for both the areas. You must be a little careful with the sunscreen and face serum you decide to use.
- Normal skin: You must consider yourself lucky if you have a normal skin because it is the easiest to manage. Your skin neither feels excessively dry nor feels excessively oily at one particular spot. And the best thing is that there is no kind of reactions to most skin care products. You just need to follow CTM that is cleansing, toning and moisturizing to manage this skin type. Just make sure you don't forget to use a good anti ageing cream as ageing tends to show on normal skin more easily than other skin types.
- Sensitive skin: If just anything or everything causes a reaction on your skin then you have a sensitive skin. The moment your skin is exposed to sun, you might see red bumps or flaky patches. Hormones, stress, face creams and certain foods might be the triggers. Go for ayurvedic beauty products if you have a sensitive skin. We would suggest you always do a patch test before using any new skin care products. You must steer away from skin care products which are loaded with alcohol, chemicals and artificial fragrances.
Now that you know about all the different skin types, identify the one you have and follow a proper skin care routine accordingly. You must remove all your makeup and do CTM before you hit the bed at night and let your skin breathe. It is always a great idea to consult an expert to help you choose the best skin care products as per your skin type.