40% of you claim to have ‘sensitive’ skin whilst 82% of you feel bothered by dry skin proving that it’s more important than ever to give your skin the attention it deserves.
Healthy skin is fundamental to looking your best, and it's the one thing the beauty industry hasn't really found a substitute for. Think about it: No matter how much makeup you put on, what clothes you wear or how you style your hair. Your skin is one of the first things people notice about you, and it can make or break your appearance.
Skin care should be a part of your daily beauty routine. By identifying your skin type, you can choose the most appropriate products to meet your skin care needs and learn what you should be doing on a daily basis to keep your skin looking as clear, young and healthy as possible.
So let’s start and identify you skin type. It's very likely you fall into one of the basic categories:
- Oily skin, this is usually a skin that has breakouts from time to time (pimples) and fills up easily with white heads and blackheads. Many times when the skin of the body is oily, the face is always oily. So the skin of the face is shiny, have breakouts too. The hair is usually oily and has an oily smell too and needs frequent shampooing.
Oily skin tends to be smooth, needs frequents cleansing with drying agents and more often than not acne treatment is warranted.
- Dry skin, also is easy to identify it a usually dull, flaky and sometimes itchy. Dry skin needs special care, no scrubbing, no hot water, frequent moisturizing and trying to limit exposure to chemical agents (chlorine and soap)
Dry skin if not taken well care of will develop eczema. Red, itchy patches that need treatment.
- Sensitive skin is not very common. It is the sort of skin that reacts badly to creams, perfumes, and any topical agent once applied to it. Dry skin may become sensitive but it's not the rule. Sensitive skin is a genetic condition. There is not much to do except use special cleansers and moisturizers.
- Combination skin- Many times, the skin of our bodies like the skin of our face is a combination of these types depending on the area. For example the back can be oily but the legs dry etc......
The key to any good skin care regimen is to figure out which skin category you belong to and choose your creams, cleansers and other treatments accordingly. And now that you have identified your skin type join me in my next video you help you create your perfect skin care regime to suite your skin type.