If you value your appearance, the first thing that you should pay attention to is your face. The face is the most visible part of your body and one that most people will recognise you by. Learning how to take care of it is a priority for those who want to form lasting impressions.
Keeping your skin clear is the key to a beautiful face
Your skin plays a big part in keeping your face clear and beautiful. No beauty routine is complete without some great skincare products and services. Today, modern technology has progressed far in revolutionising the way we care for our skin. Pigmentation removal treatments, moisturisers, and even laser treatments are used to keep the face flawless.
The different types of skin
Want to devise the perfect skincare routine for your face? There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all when it comes to caring for skin. One type of treatment that can be good for one skin type can have many adverse effects when used on an individual with a different skin type.
Skin type can differ because of a number of factors. It is most prominently affected by your genetics, but can also differ because of your health condition, age, diet, and other things. A health screening may help you determine if you have any underlying conditions that may affect your skin. Here are some common healthy skin types that your skin may fall under:
1) Normal skin. True to its name, the normal skin type is not too oily, not too dry. Normal skin is well-balanced and does not require special care. The scientific term for this type of skin is “eudermic.”
2) Dry skin. Dry skin can be attributed to many factors, such as age and health status. It is characterised by itching, redness, and a feeling of roughness or toughness. In serious cases, it can even turn cracked, flaky, or bleed. It can also be caused by other factors, such as eczema, a skin condition prevalent in young children. Dry skin can also be caused by external triggers such as humid weather and also be temporary.
3) Oily skin. This type of skin is characterised by its bright, shiny, and porous appearance. It is caused by excessive sebum (oil) production in the sebaceous glands, which is mostly determined by genetics. Oily skin is prevalent in individuals undergoing puberty, which can also lead to acne. This overproduction of sebum is also called seborrhea.
4) Combination skin. This skin type is so-called because it is a combination of other skin types– meaning, depending on what area of your face it is, the skin type may differ. For most people, the cheeks are either dry or normal skin type, while the forehead and nose region could be more oily.
Common skin problems and how to handle them
Depending on the skin type you have, you encounter unique issues that can affect the appearance of your face. Let’s delve into some common skin problems which skin types are more likely to experience them, and how to treat them.
1) Acne. Most commonly associated with oily skin, they are particularly problematic for teenagers and adolescents. If left alone, acne can cause lasting scars that are visible to the face. Thankfully, there are many ways to deal with acne. Acne scar laser treatments, spot treatments, and other skincare products have been developed to deal with the effects of acne, while cleansing products can keep your skin clear.
2) Eczema. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a skin condition characterised by redness, itchiness, and scaly skin. People with eczema usually have dry and sensitive skin that needs to be moisturised regularly to prevent dryness and itching. If you have this condition, it’s best to see a doctor for further advice about the medication that you can take to prevent inflammation.
3) Dark spots. Also called hyperpigmentation, these spots are also called “age spots” and can be a blemish on otherwise flawless skin. They can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from sun damage and exposure, all the way to skin irritation or inflammation. They are probably a result of another underlying condition. Contact your dermatologist for treatments for your spots.
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