Skin Type Demystified: Finding the Perfect Products for You
Are you using the right skincare products for your skin type?
Identifying your skin type can be the key to achieving the healthy, glowing skin you've always wanted. But before you start blindly using any products your friend or TikTok influencer recommends, let's first go over why understanding your skin type is crucial. The reason being that each person's skin is unique, and a skincare product that suits one person may not work for another.
Skin types can be classified into 5 main categories: Dry, Normal, Combination, Oily, and Sensitive.
Although sensitive skin is not a true skin type, we include it because many people experience sensitive and reactive skin due to enviromental allergies or using the inappropriate products on their skin. One way to determine your skin type is to pay attention to how your skin feels after cleansing and throughout the day.
Which Skin Type are you?
After reading the summary of each Skin Type, choose 1 or 2 out of the five while keeping in mind the most dominant one first.
Dry Skin: Does your skin feel tight and dry after cleansing? Do you feel like your skin is dry most of the time? If so, you likely have dry skin.
Normal Skin: Your skin is not too dry or too oily, and it doesn't easily get irritated or react to products.
Combination Skin: Your forehead, nose, and chin tend to be oily (the T-zone), while your cheeks are dry and/or sensitive. It can be a bit of a balancing act to find products that work for both oily and dry skin, but don't worry, we'll get there!
Oily Skin: Your skin feels greasy throughout the day, and you may even need to blot your skin with a wipe or paper.
Sensitive Skin: Your skin easily reacts to environmental factors, products, emotional stress and food.
Let's Talk Acne: Understanding Your Skin Type for Proper Treatment
Acne can be a frustrating skin condition to deal with, but did you know that it's not a skin type? Before you start slathering on products to combat your breakouts, it's important to first determine your true skin type. As we discussed earlier, there are five different skin types: dry, normal, combination, oily, and sensitive. Understanding which one applies to you can make a significant difference in improving your skin's health and appearance.
If you're experiencing acne along with redness and irritation, it's best to address the inflammation first before tackling the acne itself. On the other hand, if your skin is normal but you're still dealing with breakouts, it's important to directly treat the acne. And if you're dealing with hormonal acne, which can present as pimples, pustules, papules, and even cystic acne, it's important to consult with a skincare professional for proper treatment.
Remember, when it comes to acne, understanding your skin type is key to finding the right solution.
My ultimate goal as a holistic Esthetician is to help your skin achieve its optimal state of balance and health. And since no single oil can meet the unique needs of every skin type, I've developed five specialized face oils tailored to different skin types. So whether you have sensitive, dry, combination, normal, or oily skin, there's a perfect fit for you: Hydrate, Refine, Rebalance, Rejuvenate and Soothe.
Hydrate Face Oil: For dry skin, dehydrated and sun-damaged skin.
Refine Face Oil: For normal, slightly oily and combination skin.
JQ Rebalance Face Oil: For oily congested skin.
Rejuvenate Face Oil: For dry aging skin and pre-mature aging skin.
Soothe Face Oil: For sensitive inflamed skin.
Using the right product for your skin type can make a huge difference in the health and appearance of your skin, so let's find your perfect match!