For those with oily skin they will know well the enlarged pores, dull or shiny complexion with obvious blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes. Oily skin can change subject to weather so better or worse throughout the year. Things that can have a greater or lesser effect include puberty or other hormonal imbalances, stress, excess heat or humidity.
Suggestions to taking care of oily skin include:
- Washing it twice a day and after you sweat a lot.
- Use a gentle cleanser and don’t scrub.
- Don’t pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. They will just take longer to heal.
- Use skin care products and cosmetics that won’t block pores.
To describe this type of skin would be to look out for nearly invisible pores, a dull or rough complexion with perhaps red patches. Skin is less elastic and there is a pull after washing and noticeable visible lines. Skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
- Your genes
- Aging or hormonal changes
- Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
- Indoor heating
- Long, hot baths and showers
- Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers
Suggestions to help dry skin:
- Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.
- Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps.
- Don’t scrub while bathing or drying.
- Use moisturiser after bathing. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
- Maintain moderate indoor temperatures.
- Use gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.
This type is more common in younger people than older generations. In general, a Cinderella complexion of not too dry and not too oily.
- There are little or few imperfections
- No excessive sensitivity
- Natural, if not barely visible pores
- A radiant complexion
Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in areas such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). This is quite a common skin type. It may need different care in different areas.
Mixed or, another term is, Combination skin can have:
- Pores that look larger than normal, because they’re more open
- Shiny skin
This can be as simple as an allergic reaction and is shows itself in the form of a higher redness, irritation or itching, even a burning sensation and dryness. Try to find out what triggers these sensitivities and avoid them if you can. Possible reasons often include responses to particular skin care products.