Your skin is a living organ that constantly regenerates itself. The outer layer, called the epidermis, is as thin as a pencil line. It consists of a protective layer of skin cells that continually shed and give way to new cells. Below the epidermis are the dermis and hypodermis, two layers that produce the oil and collagen, that give your skin support, elasticity, and shine. Taking care of your skin might be very important for you, so before you spend money on skin products, it is important to know what type of skin you have and what kind of care it needs.
- Know your skin type. Genrally There are three skin types: oily, dry, and combination.
- Dry Skin: If your skin is tight, drawn and flaky, it is dry. In more extreme cases, dry skin lacks elasticity and can be extremely sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold temperatures. Wash your face once a day with a rich, creamy cleanser and warm water. Rinse with cold water and pat your skin dry. Use heavy, oil-based moisturizers and makeup. Avoid toners and makeup that contain alcohol as alcohol-based products have a drying effect on skin.
- Oily Skin:If your skin is Oily skin, it usually has a lot of shine to it and the pores are generally enlarged. It is more prone to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads than other skin types and is coarser in texture. your skin tends to attract more dirt than dry skin, so wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser and warm water. Rinse with cold water. Use a gentle toner or astringent to help remove additional residue. Buy water-based moisturizers and makeup and use powder to minimize shine.
- Combination Skin: If your skin is marked by oily skin in the T zone and dry, taut skin on the cheeks, it is a combination of dry and oily. Wash your face with cleansers that are designed for combination skin and when using a toner, dilute it with water before applying to your cheeks. Apply moisturizer more frequently to dry skin. Use oil-absorbing makeup to reduce shine.
- Sensitive Skin: If your skin has allergic reactions to beauty products and is usually sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold weather, it is sensitive. Look for soap, makeup, and moisturizers that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Wash your face once a day. Use a hypoallergenic toner on oily areas, but discontinue if it causes irritation.