What Is Your Skin Type?

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog – Happy Sunday to you all!

I’ve had a few messages and comments recently from people asking for more detail about skin types, so today I thought I would write a blog post discussing the different skin types and how you know which one you have – it’s super easy and it will change your life!

Skin type 1 – Dry Skin

With this skin type, you can normally just look at your skin to know whether you have dry skin; you will notice flaky, dry patches. Dry skin lacks lipids and moisture so environmental factors can have a huge impact on this skin type such as wind & sunlight. This results in the skin looking very dull and lifeless so you need to keep on top of moisturising as this will keep the skin hydrated and restores the skin’s protective barriers.

Skin type 2 – Combination Skin

This is probably one of the most common skin types as it’s basically a mixture of them all. It’s a combination of normal to dry skin and oily and blemished skin. This makes your skincare routine very difficult as you have to target the specific areas such as your T-zone for the oily skin and your cheeks for the dry skin! More brands are bringing out combination skin cleansers so you can just use the one product, but I do know that people like to split it up and buy a product for oily skin and a product for dry skin – it’s entirely up to you!

Skin type 3 – Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is self-explanatory; it’s skin that is easily irritated by different factors such as skincare products. This skin type can also be caused by skin conditions like rosacea or allergies, so it’s always best to avoid chemical based products and any products that may be deemed as ‘harsh’. Sensitive skin can be easily inflamed so choose products that contain anti-inflammatory products such as cucumber or aloe vera – this will help soothe the skin and reduce any redness.

Skin type 4 – Oily skin

If you have oily skin, this basically means there is a lot of excess oil on your face which will produce a lot of shine and may even appear greasy. The reason for this excess oil is that the skin is producing too much sebum. This skin type can lead to severe breakouts if it’s not treated correctly as there will be a build up of dirt and grime which clogs your pores so this may lead to more blackheads, pimples and other types of acne.

Skin type 5 – Normal Skin

This is probably the skin type we all wish we had (or not in some cases!) Normal skin basically means that the overall sebum, hydration and moisturisation levels are well-balanced. It is not prone to severe breakouts, dryness or flakiness and the pores are generally small with a smooth/even skin tone.

So there we have it – which skin type do you have?

Don’t forget, everyone’s skin is different so even if you know someone with the same skin type as you, it doesn’t mean the same products will work for both of you. I think that’s the great thing about skincare, it’s trial & error, it’s targeted for your skin and almost quite personal because you’re choosing what’s right for your skin!

If you’re still struggling to know what skin type you have, please book in for a consultation with a dermatologist or skincare expert as they will be able to help you out and also point you in the right direction for products suited to you!

Have a lovely day everyone!

Grace x


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