Let’s talk skin type
To understand what you like/dislike you must understand first who you are. Similarly, to understand what suits your skin or what doesn’t you have to understand your skin type first and in this blog, we are going to discover just that!
There are 4 major types of skin - normal, dry, oily, sensitive and combination skin. Your beautiful skin falls under one of the categories. Save this blog as this is one where you will learn all about your skin and what would suit it.
Dry- Dry skin feels tight throughout the day and can noticeably flake off.
Dehydration is one of the leading causes of dry skin, so drinking plenty of water and avoiding diuretics like alcohol and caffeine can have a significant impact on the feel and appearance of your skin. Dry skin is also caused by genetics, lifestyle and diet and other environmental factors, hormonal changes, and the weather. Dry skin can get worse in humid climate or winter time.
I love a good oil for dry skin mostly because it provides deep nourishment to the skin. My go to oil for dry skin would be Almond Oil and Coconut Oil.
Almond Oil- It is a simple and gentle moisturizer suitable for anyone suffering from eczema, dermatitis, or very, very dry skin. Its vitamin A content is also very high (hello retinol), over time, when applied topically, it will give it some smoothing and anti-wrinkle ability.
Coconut Oil- There are so many benefits of coconut oil and it is so versatile so I am going to stick with just two benefits. Eczema Soother and Dead Skin remover, also the fact that they are rich in Vitamin E is a major plus (hello antioxidant).
Oily- Oily skin is usually caused by clogged pores. While the downside is stickiness, having the uneasy feeling on your face as well as being prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and dark spots there’s nothing a good scrub can’t handle. On the upside oily skin is less prone to wrinkles and often results in softer skin.
This might sound controversial but trust me I know what I am talking about. Oils might not be the best friend for an oily skin but some oil can bless your skin and improve it significantly. My go to oil for oily skin would be Jojoba and GrapeSeed Oil.
Jojoba Oil- It is an incredibly light and breathable oil, it breaks down and dissolves sebum, so it also helps to control its brightness. My suggestion is to swap moisturiser with Jojoba Oil.
Grape Seed Oil- If you have very oily skin then this should be your go to oil. Do not use it on dry skin as it is a natural astringent, quite dry and will give you a perfect matte finish to your oily skin.
Sensitive- I know it’s hard but trust me when I say this – there is nothing that can’t be fixed. If your skin belongs to this category then your skin becomes easily inflamed, you might experience acne, rosacea, or contact dermatitis (itchy red rash) . At times your skin might get further irritated due to certain types of food ingredients.
For Sensitive skin I always advise that it’s better to go to a dermatologist as your skin needs a bit more care than any other skin. However, my holy grail for sensitive skin is Rosehip Oil. Trust me, it’s the best thing for sensitive skin. Rosehip oil deeply hydrates skin without suffocating your pores. It’s full of fatty acids that fade acne scars and reduce redness.
Normal/ Combination– Lucky you! You have got a good skin with not much issue and the best thing you can do for your skin is to keep it clean, hydrated and nourished. Normal/ Combination skin often experiences dry cheeks with dry T-zone or other way round. If you have combination skin then you are one of the lucky ones! You are not prone to acne on the cheeks, you have a well-hydrated tone zone and your skin is less prone to wrinkles.
Your go to oil should be anything that is light and full of antioxidants that will help you in slowing ageing signs. Marula oil is great in doing so, apart from Marula oil you can use Argan oil. Argan oil is again rich in vitamin E—which will help you in preventing skin damage, dark spots, and fine lines by blocking environmental damage.
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