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Understand Your Skin and Skin Type

January 02, 2020

Understand Your Skin and Skin Type

The quest for flawless skin started way back in time when skin care meant a sprinkle of water to cleanse and a dab of oil to moisturize! We have come a long way since.

Today almost every teen can offer elaborate scientific advice on skincare and suggest a regime. Information explosion and the tantalizing speed at which the web world works have ensured that anyone interested in looking and feeling beautiful always tries many lotions and potions well before consulting with the expert. Our grandmother may not really have understood their skin type, but today almost all of us understand our skin and know exactly how it will behave across the seasons, so you perhaps know what will work best for you.

Knowing your skin type before you plan to try a product, should be the first step of your skincare routine. That’s because not every skincare idea or product will suit your skin, even if it is homemade. We have inherently different skin type at different points of time and even geography. And when you use the right products that suits exactly your skin it leads to:

  • Repair and maintenance of your skin’s barrier
  • Restoration of a healthy glow and smooth texture
  • A decrease in any skin-related problem that you may have

 We all want to have flawless and clear skin. And skin type varies from person to person. It can be dry, normal, oily or a combination depending upon pH level. pH ranges from 1-14. 6-7 is neutral that is normal skin. If pH level is below 6, the skin is an acidic type and dry. Above 7 means it’s alkaline so oily.

pH level also changes due to changes in hormones.

What is my skin type?

That’s the first question you need to ask yourself. But how do you find out?

Wash your face to remove the day’s impurities, towel dry it and wait for an hour. Do not apply anything on your face, or even touch it. An hour later, you will know that your skin type belongs to any one of the following categories:

Dry: Your skin is neither flaky nor greasy. It has barely visible pores with little or no imperfections.

Oily: Your skin has large pores and a layer of grease on the face. Dab your face with a tissue and if you can see grease on it, you know you have oily skin.

Combination: Yours is the most common skin type. It has traits of all three skin types-part dry, part normal and usually oily around the T-zone. Place a tissue paper over your unwashed face, and if the paper sticks to your forehead, nose and chin (T-Zone), you know you have combination skin.

Now that you have found out, you can understand better what treatments, services or products will work best for you.

Whatever your skin type, it is important that you follow a daily routine for good skin health. Do invest wisely in your skincare or for queries consult our experts via Whatsapp Chat on our website.

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