There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to taking care of your skin. Identifying your skin type is the first step to learning to provide proper care for your skin.
Having healthy skin is important at any age and with any skin type. Your skin can tell stories of your life from teenage acne scars to sun-damaged freckles.
You may hear a lot about having healthy skin and how to protect it from the elements, but there are other ways to keep it healthy for many years to come.
Having healthy skin is important not only for appearance, but because it performs several important functions for your body. Your skin protects your body from bacteria and viruses as well as from the harmful sun’s rays and UV light that can damage your cells.
When your skin is healthy, it produces Vitamin D when in the sun. This nutrient is important for many reasons, including keeping a constant body temperature and helping you to react faster when feeling pressure or pain.
Unfortunately, too much of anything isn’t good for you and that includes being in the sun. Excess sun exposure not only damages your skin, but increases your risk for skin cancer.
The first step in keeping your skin healthy is by knowing what type of skin you have: normal, dry, oily or combination. The reason for the variety is because of the different natural and environmental factors, including water content, lipid content and sensitivity level.
To determine your skin type, you need to first understand the differences between the five types:
Just as there are good and bad synthetic ingredients for your skin, there are also good and bad natural ones. Finding the right ones for your skin type can help you battle breakouts, sun spots, sensitivity and uneven pigmentation. When looking for natural skincare ingredients, consider some of these:
While you can purchase the right products needed to keep your skin healthy, you can also make some of your own:
There are also many resources online to help you find the right products and ingredients to keep your skin healthy, no matter your skin type, as well as specific treatments, such as dermal filling, light therapy and laser therapy. WebMD is a great medical resource that provides physician-backed advice and information on a full range of skincare topics.
There are also plenty of great resources from popular skincare brands, such as Amway’s skincare blog, which has articles covering multiple skincare topics, such as how to keep skin hydrated during dry months, how to prevent sun damage with SPF, and even breaking down what certain products are and what they do like BB Cream.
There are plenty of great options out there for keeping skin looking healthy and radiant; the key is simply educating yourself on what works best for your skin type. The same products won’t work for everyone, but there are plenty of great products out there that will work great for you and your specific skin type.
Jessica is a freelance journalist who loves to cover technology news and the ways that technology makes life easier. She also blogs at FreshlyTechy.com. Check her out on Twitter!
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