You might be amazed to know that your skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system and the type of skin on each body usually varies.
While genetics plays an important role in determining your skin type, it is not necessary that you will have one skin type throughout your life. Skin usually adapts to the conditions like the weather and the kind of food you eat.
The other important factor that determines your skin type is your lifestyle. You might end up buying the wrong product to maintain a certain lifestyle, but the chemicals that go into your skincare products usually mess up with the structure of your skin. This might change your skin type forever – so, it is important to know how your skin will behave and how to choose the right products for it.
Though people categorize skin into various categories, we have shortlisted the 4 most common skin types- Normal, Dry, Oily, and combination skin.
So, what is your skin type? Let us make it easy for you to identify it
Dry Skin: Dry skin can feel tight throughout the day. In other words, your skin will feel stretched out. Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding dehydrating beverages like alcohol and caffeine can make a significant difference in how your skin feels and looks.
Daily exfoliation with gentle, non-abrasive ingredients helps promote skin cell turnover without removing the skin’s natural oils. Without an additional layer of dead skin, serums and treatments will be absorbed more easily. The best moisturizers for dry skin are those containing hyaluronic acid, glycerine, oils. All these ingredients hydrate your skin effectively.
Oily Skin: Oily skin tends to be oily all around and not just in select areas. It's important to note that oily skin needs hydration too - without proper hydration Indian oily skin can pigment. Ingredients like Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, volatile oils, Charcoal, coffee, Aloe Vera, Neem, Green tea - these guys are your friends.
Normal and Combination Skin: Combination skin tends to be between the two - a dominant oily 'T Zone' (forehead, nose, and chin) tend to be oily while the rest of the face is dry. People having normal and combination skin can use any natural based products (free from chemicals)
Our skin’s needs can change over time, and taking steps to best identify its needs is essential for it to function and look its best. Keeping the health of your skin in mind and “checking in” regularly to determine whether any adjustments to your current ritual are needed will keep it balanced and beautiful. It's important to understand that your skin type keeps changing over time, it is not recommended to stick to one skincare product. We suggest you to keep changing your products depending on your skin type.
Remember, your skin has a life of its own (literally!), please don’t choke it to death by using the wrong products.