Do you know your skin?

InShot_20170621_005513.jpgI have always been one of the fortunate ones when it comes to skin. I inherited an all natural glow from my parents and up until recently I never had to fuss over my skin. Why? Because I barely had skin problems such as acne, rashes, blackheads, pimples and so on. My skin healed quickly and skin outbreakes cleared within 2 days without applying any skin care products. Lucky me!

I didn’t even know the type of skin I owned and the adequate ways to care for it, this knowledge proved essential recently when I had to battle (the battle is still on going) skin reactions and various forms of skin outbreaks over the past few months.

Firstly what I did is research my skin type. Through this research I found out that there are various types of skin: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination and Sensitive skin and this skin types depend on water retention in the skin which affects its elasticity and how oily it is or how sensitive it is.

Normal Skin: I call this the close to perfect skin type, you barely have outbreaks or acne, your complexion is evened out and radiant and your skin isn’t overly sensitive if this sounds like you well you’re lucky congratulations.

Oily Skin: Oily skin has enlarged pores with a dull or shiny complexion, you are prone to acne, pimples, blemishes I call this the “You need a skin care routine skin” Don’t worry you are not alone.

Dry Skin: Dry skin is less eslastic, dull with mostly invisible pores, your skin is prone to redness, crake’s, itchiness, and could be really dry and scaly at times if this sounds like you well your have Dry skin friend.

Combination Skin: Just as it sounds combination skin is different skin types in one. Your skin may be dry in some areas, oily in others(nose, chin),  it could be normal but also dry. I call this the “confusionist” skin type. This skin type is prone to black heads due to its larger pores and a shiny complexion. If this sounds like you have no fear majority of people have this skin type myself inclusive (for now hopefully) Go combination!

Well these are all the skin types I encountered in my research. If you have additions or modifications to this post don’t be shy write out a comment or send me a personal message. And if you want a care routine post let me know also. I hope this post helps you in deciding your skin type. Till next time. I remain Combination skinned me. xxxđź’“.

 

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