Get To Know Your Skin
Get to Know Your Skin: What’s your skin type?
Navigating your way through the skin care aisle can be so confusing. There are so many products for all different things.
Before I had children, my skin was mainly dry. Pregnancy and postpartum took my hormones into overdrive. I experienced so many breakouts and my skin became easily irritated. Anything scented irritated my skin and aggravated my allergies. Figuring out my skin type allowed me to modify the products I used to ensure a glowing complexion.
What’s my type?
First, did you know that there are five different types of skin? Yes. Five types.
Unsure of how to categorize your skin type, read more below:
Skin type refers to the unique characteristics of an individual's skin, including oiliness, sensitivity, and susceptibility to acne.
Normal skin is well-balanced and has a healthy appearance. It is neither too oily nor too dry and has a smooth texture. People with normal skin have minimal blemishes, and their pores are barely visible. They are not prone to excessive dryness or oiliness and have a good circulation.
Oily skin is characterized by excessive sebum production, which leads to a shiny appearance. Oily skin is more prone to acne and blackheads, as the excess oil can clog pores. People with oily skin tend to have larger pores, and their skin may appear thick and coarse.
Dry skin is characterized by a lack of oil and moisture in the skin. It can be itchy, tight, and flaky, and may appear dull or ashy. People with dry skin tend to have smaller pores, and their skin may be more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
Combination skin is a mix of different skin types. Some areas of the face may be oily, while others may be dry. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is usually oily, while the cheeks are dry. People with combination skin may experience both oily and dry skin issues and may have to use different products to address them.
Sensitive skin is characterized by easily irritated, red, and itchy skin. People with sensitive skin may experience allergic reactions to certain products and may have to use hypoallergenic or fragrance-free products.
Switching to fragrance-free products was a game changer for me. I am highly allergic to citrus, aloe and lavender, so avoiding items that contain any of them is a necessity.
Where can I get help?
It is important to know your skin type to be able to properly care for it. If you're unsure of your skin type, you can consult a dermatologist or conduct a patch test on your skin. Once you've identified your skin type, you can choose skincare products that are formulated to address your specific concerns.
Estheticians are also well versed in skin types so be sure to book a consultation before any service. Remember to notify any professional caring for your skin of any allergies or sensitivities you may have before booking any consultations.
If you’re unable to get to a dermatologist to determine your skin type, www.skincare.com has a skin type quiz that will help.
The Unaltered Experience
Unaltered Skin Care provides products safe enough to use on all skin types. Our famous Golden Milk Sugar Scrub can be purchased as unscented. All the ingredients used are tested and formulated by a chemist to ensure the highest quality. As the owner has mentioned in several of her interviews, she created this line to be safe enough to eat if handled by a small child. Read more about the origin of Unaltered Skincare on the front page of the website.
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Finding out your skin type is the first step in beginning a proper skincare regimen. It seems overwhelming, but our hopes are that this blog can eliminate some of the confusion you may have.
Remember your face is 90% of your selfie, so make sure to take care of it.
Be You. Be Unaltered.