How to recognize your skin type?
It is important to know your skin type in order to choose products that suit them perfectly. The appearance will then depend on it .
-Combination Oily skin (oily on the T-zone )
Normal skin is very soft to the touch (baby skin), even without apparent imperfection. It has a well moisturized texture and does not secretes much sweat or sebum .
When the skin is sometimes oily and shiny in the "T" zone ( region consisting of the forehead, nose and chin ) and dry in other places , then it is considered to be a combination skin.
Oily skin is associated with excess sebum excreted at its surface by the sebaceous glands. It occurs most frequently in adolescents and young adults. Overproduction of sebum gives a shiny appearance to the entire face , including the cheeks , forehead, the nose and chin. Sometimes found occasional acne problems or chronic associated with this type .the good sides of having an oily skin is protective fat film that protects your skin from external factors , stress and therefore less prone to wrinkles and signs of aging (lucky them).
Dry skin is a skin that lack water or lack lipids or lack of both. To stay well hydrated, the skin needs a thin protective layer of fat on the surface , because fat slows down the evaporation of water. Certain factors may cause dry skin such as residential heating in winter, bathroom with hot water and the frequent use of soaps. Ultraviolet rays , pollution and climatic conditions also contribute to dry out your skin. It will wrinkle earlier than other types. Dry skin also occurs in older people who experience a loss of elasticity and visible signs of aging caused by a slowing of cell renewal of the epidermis.
The concept of dry dehydrated skin is associated with a significant lack of hydration. The most obvious feature is a feeling of roughness to the touch sometimes with dead skin ( peeling ) or cracks. This is often the case for thin fragile skin, pale , with a tendency to eczema or sensitive to cold (tendency to cracking ) or dry ambient air causing tightness and itching more or less strong .
Warning, your skin may be oily but dehydrated at some places ( often around the nose). This can cause confusion with the actual dry skin presented above. In this case , use products for dry skin on dry skin areas only.
In summary , first identify your skin type and make sure to use products that suit it. Be also careful to adjust your products with seasonal changes , changes related to your age and your health .