What is My Skin Type? How to Identify the Best Skincare for Your Complexion
Is your skin dry, oily, or a combination of both?
Do you really know what your skin type is?
Detecting your skin type can be a challenge. Your skin type can alter throughout the year, especially in periods of extreme cold weather or heat.
But, knowing exactly what skin type you have means you can select the best products for your complexion.
What is my skin type?
Before identifying what skin type you have, it’s important to know the different categories of skin types:
Do you have normal skin?
Normal skin is neither oily or dry. Your complexion rarely has breakouts and feels supple with minimal signs of fine lines or wrinkles,pores or imperfections. It never/rarely reacts to using new products.
Oil skin is characterised by shine or greasy patches, especially in the t-zone. Oily skin tends to break out, have large pores, or even areas of redness. You may feel your makeup doesn’t stay put during the day, thanks to excess shine.
Skin tip: Oily skin does have its benefits like fewer wrinkles.However, try not to over wash your skin as it may make your complexion even more oily.
Oily skin can be a sign of dehydration, so don’t be scared to use a hyaluronic serum like Live Skincare Hydrate. This will help to balance out your skin without feeling heavy or clogging your pores.
Do you have dry skin?
Dry skin feels parched, tight, and may have itching or flaky patches. You may find your makeup doesn’t sit well on your skin, or that dry patches become emphasised. Fine lines and wrinkles may be prominent.
Combination skin feels both dry and oily. Your t-zone is likely to be shiny, but you’ll have dehydrated areas. You may suffer with breakouts in oily areas.
Skin tip: Mixing your products can help to balance your skin. Use a light moisturiser on your oily areas and a slightly heavier cream on any dry patches. Use an on the spot treatment on any blemishes.
Do you have blemished skin?
Blemish prone skin is acne prone, possibly with blackheads,whiteheads or large pores. Your skin can be both dry and oily. You may also have sensitivity.
Skin tip: Use products tailored to blemished skin types. A vitamin C serum like Live Skincare Glowing serum can also aid your complexion.This serum fights the bacteria which causes acne, preventing it from forming in the first place. It also contains soothing aloe and jojoba oil to gently hydrate without clogging your pores.
Do you have mature skin?
Mature skin has fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin,dehydration, and possible dark spots. You may also have patches of dryness.
Skin tip: One of the most active ingredients for plumping and firming your skin is retinol. Live Skincare Regenerate Serum is formulated with 2.5% retinol to plump and firm your skin. This serum visibly reduces signs of ageing in addition to reversing skin damage. Collage and elastin production are stimulated to promote a more youthful complexion.
Do you have sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is often irritated, itchy, red or inflamed. You may find your skin reacts badly to using new products, suffering from burning or stinging. You may also have dryness.
Skin tip: Avoid using products containing alcohol or fragrance as these ingredients can irritate your skin. Calming ingredients like soothing aloe help to reduce inflammation and redness.
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