SKIN TYPES AND TIPS

 

In order to identify the right and effective skincare product for yourself, it is important to know your skin type or the skin concerns or problems you want to treat and prevent in the first place.

Your skin can change over time, so it's essential to test your skin periodically. Factors like hormonal changes, age, lifestyle, weather and medical conditions can all affect the condition of your skin. It is the reason why the product that has been effective to you, could suddenly stop working for your skin.

 

2 Ways to Identify Your Skin Type

  • wash your face like you always do, do not apply any cosmetics or skincare products, wait an hour and assess your skin OR

  • same as above, but do it before going to sleep without wearing any skincare products. Assess your skin in the morning.

 

Your skin type reflects the level of oil your skin produces:

 

NORMAL SKIN

Your sebacious gland is producing enough oil to make your skin smooth and almost blemish free. Not too dry and not too oily

  • no signs of flaking

  • few visible pores

  • few minor breakouts like acne

  • no tighness and itchiness

  • radiant complexion

TIPS:

  • use hydrating toners and emulsions

 

DRY SKIN

Your sebacious gland is not producing enough oil which makes your skin rough and dull when touched and or unable to retain moisture or water (dehydrated skin)

  • lacks radiance

  • dull, rough complexion

  • feels tight

  • more pronouced wrinkles and lines

  • less elasticity

  • red patches

 

TIPS

  • apply layers of hydrating skin products like moisturizing toners, humectant-based serums/essences

  • seal it by using thicker, occlusive moisturizing creams

 

OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN

Your sebacious gland is overproducing oil, which gives your skin the shiny look.

  • dull, shiny and thicker appearance

  • enlarged pores

  • prone to acne, blackheads

  • T zone problems

 

TIPS:

  • avoid over cleansing to not aggravate further oil production

  • don't forget your moisturizers! Your skin needs hydration that comes from water, not from oil

  • Use light emulsions and watery, gel-based creams

 

COMBINATION SKIN

Some areas are normal or dry like the cheeks; other areas are oily such as the T zone (forehead, nose, chin).

  • shiny and visible enlarged pores in oily areas

  • blackheads and acne in oily areas

  • dry, flaky and red patches in dry areas

 

TIPS:

  • look for „ balancing“ label in skin products which are designed for combination skin

  • apply light layers of hydrating products from toners, essences, serum to moisturizer creams, this way oily areas are not heavy loaded and dry areas get its maximum moisture needs.

 


 

To explore products according to the Korean Skincare Routine or shop according to your skin type and  or your range of concerns like  acne, wrinkles, pores, and hyperpigmentation you can start in the following links:

 


 

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