We have personality types, learning styles, love languages, and so much more to describe us as individuals. Did you know that you can be set apart by your skin type as well? Emerge Medical and Well Spa is here to break down the three different skin types and inform you on how to best care for each of them.
Why Should I Know My Skin Type?
Most of us have gone through a period of skin struggle in our life, typically occurring during adolescence when those pesky hormones come out to play. Times of hormonal response are the times when your skin type becomes apparent.
Most of us will see it level out when we reach adulthood, but our skin type is still present and essential. By determining your skin type, you can figure out the best treatment and regimen for yourself.
The 3 Types of Skin
To establish which skin type you have, you have to know the three different types: oily, dry, and normal. As you could guess, normal skin is the perfect balance of moisture without excess.
The variances of skin type all depend on how much oil the skin produces on its own. If it does not make enough oil to moisturize the skin on its own, it is considered “dry.” On the contrary, if the skin overproduces moisture, then the skin is considered “oily.” These categorize the type of care needed to bring your skin back to homeostasis or perfect balance.
It’s All About Balance
What happens when the skin is out of balance? We begin to experience negative things like blemishes, texture, redness, or flakiness. Makeup doesn’t sit on the skin well, and you may find yourself breaking out more than usual. When this happens, it helps to research your specific skin type and what it needs to restore balance.
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If your skin appears slick or shiny, makeup tends to slide off, and you experience enlarged pores or whiteheads, you have the oily skin type. Oily skin is a product of your sebaceous (oil) glands working overtime.
When your glands produce more oil, it either sits on the surface of the skin or finds itself trapped in your pores. Neither of which is good for your skin.
On the other hand, if your skin is dull, rough, and tends to flake or appear crusty, you have the dry skin type. Just like oily skin is a result of the activity of the sebaceous glands, so is dry skin.
If your sebaceous glands don’t produce enough oil, your skin cannot maintain a healthy level of moisture and becomes overly dry.
Skin Type Influences Skin Care
So how does this all affect you? Well, to bring your skin back towards “normal” or balance, you have to figure out what your skin needs.
Care for Dry Skin
For example, if your skin is dry, you can make specific changes to your routine to prevent further moisture loss. Things like shorter and less frequent showers, only gentle scrubbing or exfoliating, running a humidifier in the house, and investing in a quality moisturizer can have remarkable effects on your skin homeostasis.
Care for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, however, there is a different approach. Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser twice daily, and after any time you sweat excessively, seek out “noncomedogenic” products (less likely to clog your pores), and find a moisturizer that will balance your skin’s oil production without creating a greasy appearance.
Emerge Tulsa On The Influence Skin Type Has On Skin Care
There are numerous factors to consider when developing your skincare routine and analyzing your skin type. Luckily, the experts here at Emerge Tulsa are ready and eager to help connect you with the products and treatments that will give you the skin of your dreams. If you have any other questions on skincare specifically or would like to book an appointment, please visit our website, or call us at 918.392.8606.