Dry Skin Type
Dry skin can produce invisible pores, dull complexion, red patches, less elasticity and more visible lines. When exposed to dry climates or conditions, skin can crack, peel, itch or feel irritated. Dry skin can be caused by:
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
- Genetic factors, aging or hormonal changes
- Extreme weather
- UV rays from tanning beds
- Indoor heating
- Long, hot baths and showers
- Irritating ingredients in skincare or makeup
To take care of dry skin:
- Take shorter showers and baths and don’t scrub (no more than once a day).
- Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers.
- Apply a thick moisturizer right after bathing. Reapply during the day as needed.
- Use a humidifier and don’t let indoor temperatures get too hot.
- Wear gloves when using cleaning products.
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin produces enlarged pores, shiny or thick complexion and blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes. Oiliness can also happen due to puberty, stress or exposure to heat/humidity. The good thing about oily skin is that you are not as prone to aging or wrinkling.
To take care of oily skin:
- Wash your skin no more than twice a day and after you perspire heavily.
- Use a gentle cleanser and don’t scrub.
- Don’t pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. This prolongs healing time.
- Use products labeled as “noncomedogenic” and avoid rich creams.
- Minimize carbohydrate consumption.
Combination Skin Type