Fighting With Fickle Skin: Oily, Dry, Sensitive

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What type of skin do you have? At some point in your life, someone has asked you this question, whether it was a lady at the makeup counter at your favorite department store or a quiz you were taking in a magazine. Some people don’t just have one skin type. Instead, they have combination skin, which can be even more of a pain to deal with.

There are three basic types of skin, followed by combination skin, which will use some tips from each of the following categories. Keep reading to learn a little bit about these three skin types and how you can help your skin if you suffer from one (or all) of them.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is one of the culprits for acne. It can make your face constantly shiny, and it can cause you to have issues keeping your makeup in place if you wear makeup. For those of you with oily skin, you definitely want to skip any kind of product that contains more oils (you have enough of your own).

You need to wash your face on a regular basis if you battle oily skin. But, you want to shop for soaps and cleansers that are meant for people with oily skin. They are made to help remove oils and keep your skin smooth and healthy still. Your natural oils keep you from having dry skin, so you don’t want it totally cleaned away.

Dry Skin

Dry skin can be painful, cause itching and redness, and it can be extremely hard to deal with. In the cold months, it can get worse as well. If you have dry skin and there’s a cold and blustery day you will want to wear a scarf to protect your face from windburn.

For people with dry skin, picking cleansers that don’t strip more oils from your face is important. Never buy and use products meant for oily skin. Always use moisturizer on a regular basis to help keep your skin nourished.

Sensitive Skin

You may find that some products mess with your skin, which is more the possibility of an allergy than actually having sensitive skin. When Dermatologists refer to sensitive skin it’s skin that is extremely dry, people suffering from redness issues, or even those with severe acne or blemishes.

If you have skin sensitivities such as these a visit to the skin doctor can be helpful. They can prescribe medications that can help. You can also use things like special makeup foundations, like a CC cream, to help cover and hide your redness or blushing.

If you aren’t sure what area your skin falls under you can ask a beautician to give you some advice. If you’re lucky, and you don’t seem to fall under any of these categories, you just might have normal skin. That means that you should still take good care of it, but you don’t have to spend a lot of time determining which products will best benefit issues!