Understanding Your Skin Type

                With the rise of social media in the newer generation, we have seen how influential and trendy things can become very quickly. Social media and trends have even crossed over into the skincare world. There are always some trendy, new products that go viral on the internet that everyone wants to get their hands on. It is great exposure for businesses and brands, but there is a downfall to it too. The major downfall to this is not every viral product works for everyone. It is so important to understand your skin type to understand the type of products that will work best for you.

                We have all been asked the question of whether we have normal, oily, dry, or combination skin. It is important to understand your skin type in order to use the right products for you. It is also important to keep in mind your skin type can change with age as well as the season to season. Sometimes we have to switch our daily skin routine according to our skin type at the time. Let’s learn about the different skin types.

                What is a normal skin type? People with normal skin tend to not have dry or oily skin, but more so right in the middle area. The skin is not particularly sensitive to products or environmental stressors that other skin types may have a reaction to. A bonus to having normal skin is people tend to get few breakouts, blemishes, or any discoloration. Typically, the skin has a radiant completion and small pores. Normal skin is the easiest to maintain and care for and the best one to have!

                What is an oily skin type? People with oily skin will have larger pores and a shiny or dull-looking complexion depending on the person. Because of the oil and moisture in the skin, it is more prone to pimples and blackheads. Oily skin tends to have fewer fine lines and wrinkles because of the moisture it can retain and produce. 

                On the opposite end, we have a dry skin type. People who have dry skin will have little to no pores with a duller-looking complexion. Sometimes dry skin can be rougher because of a lack of moisture. Dry skin is much more likely to have fine lines, dry spots, or peeling. Obviously, the answer here is hydration! When winter rolls around, it is common for people's skin to change into the dry category with the weather.

                The last skin type is a combination of both dry and oily skin. Often, people with combination skin have an oily t-zone (chin, nose, and forehead) with the remainder of the face being on the more dry side. It can differ depending on the individual as well as the elements their skin is exposed to. Typically, pores are more open, as well as could deal with blackheads. With combination skin, this means different care and products are needed for different areas.

                With all of this information about the different skin types, hopefully, this gives you a better understanding of the skin type you fall under. Then you can begin to really understand what your skin needs as well as products that will give your skin the best results. One thing all of these skin types can benefit from is monthly facials. Heights Aesthetic Laser Center personalizes facials based on your skin type to give you a radiant glow! Book an appointment with us to have a deeper understanding of your skin and what it needs. Let our estheticians treat you to a one-of-a-kind facial!

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