You may come across a viral sun protect cream working for everyone else, and it immediately loads to your cart and is ready to buy. Hundreds of high-end and low-cost products go viral every day. Check whether the product is acceptable for your skin type before slapping it on your face.
How to know if a product is appropriate for their skin type?
Before knowing what products one should apply to one’s skin, you should know your skin type. It is not rocket science to precisely check what type of skin is. Mostly the skin type depends on genetics and other factors. In addition, your skin type changes as per the seasons; your summer skin type will be completely different from your winter skin type. Mostly there are five types of skin: normal, dry, oily, sensitive, and combination (both oily and dry skin).
- Normal skin: Skin neither excessively oily nor too dry is considered normal. It has a lower sensitivity to external aggressors and is quite simple to maintain. The skin produces sufficient sebum without becoming dry or oily.
- Dry skin: Dry skin feels itchy and tight due to a lack of water and moisture. When the skin generates less oil than is required, the outcome is dry skin. It is prone to cracking and might appear rough, dull, and flaky. Look for items that contain shea butter and lactic acid.
- Oily skin: When the skin generates more sebum than it requires, it is said to have oily skin. If you have oily skin, you may notice that it is greasy and shiny. Acne, pimples, blackheads, and clogged pores are common among those with oily skin. You should use glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and hyaluronic acid products.
- Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin is difficult to manage since it is quickly irritated. Any food, product, or environment can cause the skin to irritate, itch, or sting. Look for shea butter, oats, and aloe vera in your goods.
- Combination Skin: A combination skin is a mix of oily and dry skin, with an oily t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry cheeks and other areas.
You can find out what your skin type is in half an hour: To clean your face, use a gentle cleanser and avoid applying any products to your skin. Wait 30 minutes.
- If your skin is tight, itchy, and flaky, it’s time to dry it out.
- It’s oily skin if your skin is slick and greasy all over your face.
- If your t-zone area is oily and the rest of your face is dry, you have combination skin.
- You have normal skin if it is neither itchy nor greasy and is well hydrated.
No matter what your skin is, it would be best to have a cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, or sun protection in your skincare routine.
Some can tell by looking in the mirror; some might need to feel their skin to know. You can even take an online test. If all the methods don’t provide you with a satisfactory response, you can take the assistance of offline or online dermatologists who specialize in the skin. They will give you a perfect skincare routine appropriate for your skin type.
If you don’t use the products according to your skin type, you might damage the barrier.