TEST MY SKIN TYPE
After this wonderful summer, of sun and beach every day, our skin complains no matter the thousands of layers of sunscreen we apply. The season comes to moisturize our skin and give it a few pampering.
But the first thing is to know what type of skin you have, there are three types of skins: Fat, Normal or Dry.
It is very important to know what type of skin you have. If you do not know it, you will use products that, instead of providing health and beauty, will ruin your skin little by little.
Follow the instructions below to find out what kind of skin you have and what products work best for you.
1-Wash your face with a neutral soap and rinse
2-Dry your face gently with a towel.
3-Wait about 30 minutes for your skin to return to its naturalness, and put a dry paper mask, if you have one, cut two strips of paper and place them in your face, the first one vertically from your forehead to the chin; the second from the cheek to the temple.
4-Leave it for 3-5 minutes.
-If both strips are shiny and wet, your skin is Fat.
-If only has little moisture, your skin is Normal.
-If the mask or paper strips do not show any change, your skin is Dry.
Remember, above all, that having oily skin does not mean that it is well hydrated. Hydration is the retention of water molecules in the skin, while fat is the sebum produced by the skin.
This means that, despite what we think, oily skin does need hydration and care. Even after starting to moisturize and take care of it you will begin to notice that your skin causes less fat than before.
Some skins are dry due to lack of hydration and lipids. This can be affected by stress, weather, genetics, age, poor diet and other factors. This causes us to lose elasticity and wrinkles appear on the skin, so be careful.
To rejuvenate your skin and restore your healthy skin, you need a balanced diet with plenty of hydration, and be free of stress. In addition, some products according to your need. In these cases you need hydration and cleaning.
NORMAL / MIXED SKIN:
This is the most common type of skin. The fat part of the face is usually the T zone, while the rest behaves like dry skin, or none of the cases.
It is recommended to clean it every day with micellar water, due to the great cleaning it does inside your pores. You also need at least one exfoliation per week.
Remember, that all skin types need care during the day and at night. You may think they are similar or equal, but in reality they tend to have very different functions, since night products tend to be much stronger and more effective. It is important to note that the use of products for the night during the day is not recommended, as these are specially created so that the contact with the sun does not come and thus can not cause damage to your skin.
The skin of the body is a little easier to carry. It is easy to identify if it is fat or dry, or depending on the area, mixed.
Hydration is needed in the body, both externally using creams and products, and drinking water.
If your skin is greasy, you should not use excess products, since this does not allow your skin to breathe, and for this reason it is that sebum is produced.
For dry skin, you need hydration depending on the level you have. For example, a skin that still does not show peeling or extreme dryness, it would be good to use moisturizer at least twice a day. While, if your skin shows peeling and you can see even from a distance that it is dry, we can recommend using daily hydrating creams, and some weekends you can use a natural oil for your skin to absorb all these ingredients.
After knowing this Do you know what type of skin you have?