Before using any types of skin care cosmetics, you need to establish what kind of skin you have. Based on that knowledge, you can adequately choose cosmetics and treatments which would satisfy your skin's needs. These would lead to youthful and healthier looking skin.
We can distinguish four basic skin types:
It looks matte, smooth, slightly pinkish, firm, without any cosmetic defects, blemishes, spots, and discolorations. Healthy skin is resistant to changes in weather (wind, sun, cold).
Normal skin is common amongst small children but very rare among adults. You can consider yourself blessed if you have that type of skin.
The color of oily skin is yellowish-gray. It feels thick and looks shiny. It often has visible pores with blackheads or whiteheads. It has reduced blood circulation and overproduction of sebum. This type of skin reacts appropriately to extreme weather conditions and soap and water. It overreacts under stress, diet, health issues, especially digestive system related, or problems with the thyroid gland.
Dry skin feels thin and non-flexible. It has light-pinkish color. It has tendencies to discoloration, dilated capillaries, red spots, and psoriasis. It is easily irritable to sun’s UV, wind, or cold. It turns red when in contact with soaps and water.
Too low lipids in that type of skin, don't create enough protection and leads to dehydration and lowering of skin's elasticity. The effect of that is quick aging and wrinkles, even in young age, especially with inappropriate cosmetics, incorrect care (ex. extensive exfoliation), prolonged exposure to extreme conditions.
It has both, dry and oily skin. Sides are usually dry and middle – forehead, nose, chin – is oily. On the one hand, it has tendencies to seborrhea, but on another hand, it is over sensitive and reacting to any atmospheric changes or soap, water, and chemicals.
Combination skin is seldom seen in young people, often in people over 30- 35. It is difficult to care for combination skin type.
Most people have problematic skin. Next time we are going to talk about these problems and learn how to take care of them.
Based on Sylveco Company's Training Materials, Volume 1-6, translated and adapted by Alina Cosmetics LLC