Sometimes you hardly figure out what product to buy for your skin type. Especially for products that are used at the most exposed parts of your body like, face, arms, and legs.
It is hard to choose between products especially when you see labels that say “For dry skin”, “Made for sensitive skin”, and you find it difficult to know which category your skin lies in.
Going for a check up sometimes is the last option for some, but the good thing is there are different ways that are easy and convenient for you to know your skin type.
How many skin types are there?
- Normal Skin
When you have normal skin, that just means you’re lucky. Having normal skin means your skin is not too oily or too dry. Its sebum production is balanced and circulation of blood is right.
- Oily skin
Whenever you see some people who have a shiny look or greasy appearance, that is an example of oily skin. People who have oily skin are more prone to acne breakouts.
- Dry skin
Dry skin is known to be the flaky texture you often feel whenever you get sun burns after a long day at the beach.
This skin type has two different skin types, usually the T-zones are oily and the cheeks are dry or normal.
- Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin reacts immediately on products new to the skin.
How to take care of your skin knowing your skin type?
1. Normal Skin
- Stay hydrated
- Wear sunscreen
- Remove makeup before sleeping
- Wash your face both day and night
2. Oily skin
- Moisturize regularly
- Stay hydrated
- Wash your face twice a day
3. Dry skin
- Use sunscreen to prevent your skin from being dehydrated
- Moisturize regularly
- Do not spent too much time at the shower
- Pat skin gently when drying
- Drink a lot of water
- Use humidifier to retain your skin’s natural moisture
- Use cleansers
- Exfoliate gently once in a while
- Use sunscreen
- Maintain two separate skin care routines
5. Sensitive skin
- Conduct a patch test when buying products
- Do not over do your skin care routine
- Do not fall for products that says “Hypoallergenic”
What kind of test can you do to know your skin type?
- Bare-faced method
After cleansing your face with a mild cleanser, leave a bare face after washing. No toners, creams, and face serums. Examine the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead for at least 30 minutes. Look for shines that indicate oily skin. And when you feel your skin is tight it is a sign of a dry skin. But if the shine appears around the forehead and the cheeks are normal, then it is obviously a combination.
- Blotting sheet method
This is mostly used to identify oily and dry skin. You only need to use blotting paper and gently pat on different areas of your face. You can then hold the sheet up to the light to check how much of the paper has absorbed oil or the opposite. If it has been covered with oil then your skin type is oily, while no trace of any oil spots means that it is dry.
Which injectables are suitable for all skin types to improve general look?
- Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are used to enhance common skin issues including wrinkles and face folds. Dermal fillers approved by the FDA include Hyaluronic acid, restylane, calcium, hydroxylapatite, and synthetic polylactic acid. Face fillers are best for customers who aim to fill in lost volume in the face and enhance contour areas. It is safe yet, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, it is best to consult a certified dermatologist for your safety and advice.
There are dermal fillers that have quality beyond your expectations. And one of the popular face fillers that is safe for any skin type is Sunekos.
Sunekos 200 and Sunekos 1200. Sunekos 200 is a unique dermal filler, made of Hyaluronic Acid and the patented formulation of Amino Acids (HY6AA), that promotes ECM regeneration for dermal tissue and stimulates the production of elastin and collagen within naturally, including Type 4 Collagen. While Sunekos 1200 is particularly indicated to be used as a booster in combination with Sunekos 200.
Also known as neuromodulators. This injectables is safe for any skin type yet only on specific areas of the face, like frowns between eyebrows, forehead lines, and lines that appear when you smile. The best example of a neurotoxin is botox.
It is always important to also give extra attention to your skin, and knowing your skin type is one of those important factors to make sure that you are treating your skin right.