Let’s talk about skin

Skin can be a very confusing thing and finding products to improve your skin can be even more confusing, especially with all the different types on the market. It can be difficult to know what will work, what won’t work, what might make your skin worse and some people don’t have the funds to keep buying and trying different products. So, I’ve compiled a list talking about different skin types and what to look out for when purchasing products.

Dry skin

I personally suffer from this type of skin. Dry skin is when (usually)

  • You feel rough, flaky skin on the surface
  • It feels tight
  • It’s itchy
  • Pores aren’t as visible

For products for dry skin, you want to look for words like ‘hyaluronic acid’ ‘hydrating’ ‘moisturising’ and ‘nourishing’.  Inside the actual product, you want to be looking for things like…

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Snail produce (Mucin)
  • Coconut/avocado oil
  • Lactic acid

People with dry skin need all the help they can when it comes to hydration, so a recommendation would be to try and incorporate sheet masks that are designed to help with dry skin such as Tony Moly’s Pureness 100 Sheet Mask (Hyaluronic Acid) which retails at £9.27 (5 pcs) on Yesstyle.

Sensitive skin

People with sensitive skin tend to break out easily and they have

  • Textured skin
  • Itchiness
  • Break outs easily
  • Easily irritable skin

They need to look out for words such as ‘natural’ ‘soothing’ ‘fragrance free’ and properties that need to be looked for are

  • Aloe
  • Chamomile
  • Honey
  • Cucumber
  • Tea tree

A lot of these products are also anti-bacterial so they will help to form a barrier on the skin.

Oily skin

People with oily skin tend to produce too much oil, causing pimples/blackheads, having to retouch makeup throughout the day and enlarged pores. People with oily skin need to look for words like ‘problematic skin’ ‘sebum control’ ‘balancing’ ‘soothing’. Key products that need to be looked for are

  • Vitamin C
  • Snail produce
  • Tea trea
  • BHA (helps to exfoliate dead skin)
  • AHA

Mature skin

People with mature skin tend to have issues with wrinkles/fine lines and is a bit more drier than usual. Words that should be looked for when looking for products for aging skin are ‘firming’ ‘lifting’ and ‘anti aging’ and products to help mature skin are

  • Collagen
  • AHA
  • Peptides

Combination skin

Combination skin is a real pain as certain parts of the face are different to other types. For example, I know someone who suffers from sensitivity and redness on the cheeks and dryness around the nose. Some people have areas of their face that are oily and other parts that are dry meaning that to get the perfect skincare routine for you, you will have to mix and match the products for the different skin types so that the routine fits you.

This is my outlook on skin types and I hope I could offer help to people who are struggling with finding products. Bye for now! ~^^~


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