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Getting to know your skin type

Taking care of your skin based on your skin type

There are internal and external factors that define and change your skin type. The 4 most common skin types are:

    However, most people encounter a combination of skin types, especially around their facial area. These can include:

    • Dry/Sensitive Skin
    • Normal/Dry Skin
    • Normal/Oily Skin
    • Sensitive/Oily Skin

    Commonly, you will experience oily skin in your T-zone area which consists of your forehead, nose and chin. For the best way to control oily skin, it is recommended to use an effective cleanser that can help keep your skin clear of dirt and other impurities.Exuviance Clarifying Facial Cleanser | Perfect for oily skin types. This soap-free cleanser is designed specifically for problematic skin. Containing an exfoliating blend of Salicylic and Mandelic Acids, the foaming formula removes make-up, dirt and excess oil. Improving skin texture while maintaining pH balance within your skin preventing future acne break outs.It is important to make sure you’re using the correct product for your skin. If you have dry skin, it’s better to use an oil-based product as well as lightweight formulas. A great example of a cleanser for dry skin is Exuviance’s Gentle Cleansing Crème which is developed with a unique blend of acids to exfoliate skin without causing irritation. Most importantly, it excludes Glycolic Acid as this strong ingredient is primarily for oily skin and can damage dry/sensitive skin! Always read the ingredients to ensure the product you are using isn’t going to irritate or inflame your skin.

    How does your skin type change

    It’s normal to experience different skin types as you age and between seasons. If your skin type changes during the year, the best thing to do is to adapt and purchase skincare that’s best suited for your current skin type.
    For instance, if you have dry skin in winter, use products that are suitable for dry skin or add a few drops of facial oils to your products. While in summer, you may find your skin to become more oily, especially if you’re putting on more sunscreen.

    Factors that effect your skin

    As a woman, you'll probably notice changes in your skin before having your period. The menstrual cycle causes hormonal fluctuation, which is normal. As levels change, this can lead to an increase in oil production, making skin more likely to have breakouts or dullness. These hormonal changes can also effect men during puberty and women during pregnancy.

    Although hormones are one of the main contributors to these changes, what you eat can also effect your skin. Drinking alcohol, alongside eating unhealthy foods and smoking can all heavily impact your skin type regardless of your gender. Avoiding or stopping these habits can lead to a clearer complexion a lot sooner than you think.

    Another crucial factor that influences changes in your skin type is the weather. As we have touched on lightly, seasonal changing can cause humidity and air pollution levels to change, which will impact your skin. This is why living in windier environments causes more people to suffer from dry skin, where as living in a more humid location such as by the beach will naturally soften your skin.

    If you're looking for new additions to your regime, we have a variety of dermatologist tested and clinically proven skincare designed to tackle all kinds of skin types.

    Leave us a comment and tell us what type of skin and struggles you have, we may be able to help! If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at sales@healthandbeautyonline.co.uk

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