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Skin Types and Tips on How to  Maintain Them

It is very important to know your skin type, this will help you in the selection of your skincare product. Every skin type reacts differently to each ingredient in commercial products made for the entire population. here is how to identify your skin type and how to maintain it. keep ready!

Skin Types

There are basically five types of skin. these are:

Oily Skin

This type of skin has a greasy appearance resulting from excessive production of sebum. oily skin is prone to acne breakouts.

How to identify Oily Skin

  • Skin appears to be greasy
  • pores are big or open
  • prone to breakouts

Causes of oily skin

  • Hormonal change during puberty or pregnancy can cause the skin to be oily
  • The climate contributes to oily skin, a hot environment can cause the skin to be oily.
  • You are most likely to have oily skin if your immediate family has oily skin. it is genetic
  • Exfoliating too much or Using harsh skincare products that are not suitable for your skin can cause oily skin.

How to maintain oily skin

  • Moisturize regularly to prevent your skin from producing too much sebum
  • Drink plenty of water to prevent your skin from producing excess oil
  • Wash your face at most twice a day to remove dirt and bacteria and avoid over washing it too.

Dry Skin

Dry skin has a  flaky and rough texture resulting from a lack of moisture in the skin. it can at times feel tight and cause irritation.

How to identify dry skin

  • The skin feels tight and itching
  • it has an uneven texture
  • it looks flaky and rough

Causes of dry skin

  • it can be caused by a lack of humidity during the dry season
  • dry skin can be caused by age because sebum production reduces as you grow older.
  • Having a long bath can contribute to dry skin by ripping the skin of its necessary oils.
  • This skin type is hereditary.

Care for dry skin

  • Avoid a long bath, don’t spend too much time washing in the bathroom.
  • Drink a lot of water and moisturize your skin regularly
  • Use sunscreen when going out or avoid sun rays
  • pat your skin gently while drying up yourself.

Combination Skin

This skin type is a mixture of oily and dry skin. the T-zone is oily and the cheeks are dry.

How to identify Combination Skin

  • The T-zone is oily and the cheek is dry
  • the cheeks are sensitive
  • Breakouts only on forehead, chin, and nose

Causes of combination

  • It is can be genetic. when a parent or family member has this type of skin
  • It can be caused by harsh products used leading to excessive production of sebum in the T-zone.
  • Climate is also a contributing factor.

How to care for Combination skin

  • You can maintain two separate skin routines and don’t use the same product for your T-zone and the rest of your face.
  • ensure your cosmetics and skincare are oil-free.
  • wear an oil-free sunscreen
  • Exfoliate once in a while and not every day, don’t scrub the T-zone too much.

Normal Skin

Another name for this skin type is Eudermic. This type of skin is neither too dry nor too oily. it has a balanced pH level, sebum production, and good blood circulation.

How to identify Normal Skin

  • skin texture is smooth
  • it has fine pores
  • No sensitivity and blemishes
  • few or no breakouts.

How to care for normal skin

This type of skin doesn’t need too much work, like going through a skincare routine. you just need to eat and stay healthy, hydrated and follow a basic skincare regimen.

How to maintain Normal Skin

Stay Hydrated

Endeavor to drink a lot of water. when you are dehydrated during the day, it may cause your skin to dry up and be flaky.it can also lead to an increase in sebum production.

Wear sunscreen
wearing sunscreen is a must for all skin types to avoid dryness, wrinkle, and dark patches. get an oil-free sunscreen to avoid clogging skin pores.

Moisturize
This is necessary for all skin types to prevent it from producing too much sebum and also keeping the skin moist.

Remove makeup before going to bed
wash your face with or without makeup to avoid clogging the pores and causing breakouts. washing and cleansing your face will help remove dirt and bacteria.

Sensitive Skin

This skin type adversely reacts to new products and becomes hyper-reactive to most things in the environment.

How To Identify Sensitive Skin?

  • Itchy, and tight skin
  • Changes with the weather, become oil when it’s hot and dry when it cold.
  • Redness
  • Reaction to skincare products
  • Turns red after hot water showers

How to maintain sensitive Skin

Conduct a patch test to avoid a skin reaction. before using any product, test it on your have and wait for 24 hours to see if your skin will react to it. if it doesn’t, you can apply it to your face. conduct this test on even hypoallergenic products.

Avoid too many products on your face and use a mild cleanser, sunscreen, and moisturizer.

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Coach Amuda

Naturopathic Doctor & Founder, Green Remedies Int’l

Coach Amuda is a Holistic Practitioner and the C.E.O of Green Remedies International, a wellness company that specializes in tackling different health challenges through Natural, Organic, and Holistic Medicines.

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