Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Different Skin Types and the Choice of Cleansers

Making the right choices about your skin care starts with knowing your skin type. Different skin types are genetically determined but choosing the best skin care for the face is essential to care for skin's health and to slow the ageing process. Each skin type uses different types of cleansers. Given below is the description of each skin type with recommended cleansing products from different dermatologically tested and approved skin care brands ( click the images for product details).
1. Normal Skin: A normal skin type has good circulation and there will not be any trace of sebum (or oil) on the tissue. Normal skin is soft, with a smooth, even skin tone. This skin type uses cleansers that lather with water. Liquid cleansers and soap gels are equally popular. For one such product, click here:

2. Dry Skin: A dry skin type has a low level of sebum and does not maintain oil easily. Dry skin is often flaky and feels tight after being wiped. Gentle cleansing and a rich protective moisturiser is essential to control that tight, uncomfortable feeling. Dry skin uses a cream cleanser that moisturises as well. Click here for one such product:

3. Oily Skin: An oily skin type will leave blots of facial oil on the tissue, particularly from the cheeks, nose and forehead. This type of skin has overactive sebaceous glands, producing more oil than necessary leading to acne flare ups and enlarged pores in majority. It is vital to thoroughly clean the skin regularly with gentle, soap-free cleansers. Oily skin uses a water-based cleanser or a deep cleaning method which slows down the production of oil. Many of the cleansers which are appropriate for acne-prone skin would be suitable for oily skin. Click here for one such product:
4. Combination Skin: With a combination skin type oil is produced around the 'T-zone' of the  nose and forehead but not on the cheeks and eye areas. The best skin care for combination skin will involve treating each region differently. A foaming gel or lotion cleanser with the correct pH balance could be perfect for combination skin types. Click here for product details:
5. Sensitive Skin: Having a sensitive skin type can mean different things to different people. It can be caused by skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema or allergies. Sensitive skin can become inflamed and irritated easily. It is important to choose the right skin care for sensitive skin because many cleansers and moisturisers contain ingredients that can cause an adverse reaction. People with sensitive skin can react easily to fragrance and preservatives, and should avoid mechanical cleansers such as cleansing grains, brushes and loofahs. Click here for the product:
6. Acne Prone Skin: Acne cleansers are generally used to remove accumulated oil, make-up, sweat, and dirt on the surface of the skin. In doing so, these products generally make it easier for topical acne treatments to be absorbed. However, excessive use of acne cleansers can also lead to irritated dry skin. Most acne patients will only need to cleanse with such products once to twice daily. Click here for a recommended product:

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