It is said that skincare is both an art and a science, but it can be learned by anyone. Knowing your skin is the key to caring for it because it allows you to discover the proper solutions for yourself and tackle possible difficulties without creating further problems.
Normal, oily, dry/dehydrated, combinations are the fundamental skin types. Find out how to recognize and care for yourself in the sections below.
Normal Skin Type
How to Tell If You Have Normal Skin
You have a normal skin type if
- You don't have a lot of breakouts
- New products or changes in the weather have little effect on your skin
- You don't feel compelled to moisturize or blot oil off your face during the day
- Your skin is smooth and wrinkle-free, with few fine lines and wrinkles
Skincare Tips for Normal Skin
Normal skin is defined as a lack of sensitivity, dryness, and oiliness. Because your skin can take most ingredients, you can be creative with beauty products and have a lot of fun trying out different cleansers, moisturizers, and masks until you find what works best for you.
Oily Skin Type
How to Tell If You Have Oily Skin
You have an oily skin type if
- Your skin appears to glow at all times
- You're probably familiar with blotting sheets and mattifying powders
- Makeup and skincare products may not always stay put as well as you'd like them to
Skincare Tips for Oily Skin
Controlling shine is a major problem for those with oily skin. Although having oily skin has its advantages, products like mineral oil, petrolatum, and alcohol should be avoided. Non-comedogenic products are ideal for oily skin because they do not clog pores. Chemical exfoliants and clay masks, as well as oil-free moisturizers, are your best friends. Avoid over-washing your face, since this will dry out your pores, causing them to generate even more oil to compensate.
Dry/Dehydrated Skin Type
How to Tell If You Have Dry/Dehydrated Skin
- A lack of oil in the skin causes dryness. Flakiness, sensitivity, itching, and cracking are some of the symptoms. It could be due to a chronic ailment or a combination of lifestyle and environmental variables (in the case of eczema or related conditions).
- Dehydration occurs when your skin does not retain enough moisture. When your skin is pressed together, it may feel tight, have a papery look, or display small, fine wrinkles.
Skincare Tips for Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Apply a rich moisturizer many times a day to seal in moisture, especially after washing your hands or bathing, to care for dry skin. To help heal, keep your home's air warm and wet. Avoid using harsh soaps or products with a lot of fragrance or citrus oils.
If your skin is dehydrated, on the other hand, search for water-based products instead of oil-based products, as oil-based products can aggravate your situation. Above all, make sure you're getting enough water each day.
Combination Skin Type
How to Tell If You Have Combination Skin
It's most likely mixed if you can't figure out what type of skin you have. Is your skin dry in certain spots and greasy in others? An oily T-zone (the strip across the forehead and the line down the nose) and dry or normal skin on the rest of the face constitute combination skin.
Skincare Tips for Combination Skin
Alcohol-based products, which are commonly used on both oily and dry skin, should be avoided. Balance is everything when it comes to combination skin type. Use spot treatments to isolate problem areas and toners or balance creams to even out the skin.
Yibu Beauty products are suitable for all skin types, including dry, oily, normal, and combination skin. So take care of your skin with Yibu Beauty's extensive line of skincare products.