Sensational tips for understanding your skin type and how to care for it

Sensational tips for understanding your skin type and how to care for it. 

Why it’s so important to check your skin type


Our skin is our largest organ and always changing. I love to age gracefully and naturally. I truly believe we radiate youthfulness and inner beauty from within, and to have a positive attitude to live our best life, surrounding ourselves with like minded people and fall in love with your skin. All these factors help our path to having a healthy skin. 
Life is too short to stay young forever. I have experienced many skin type changes during my life, due to living in English winters, Spanish autumns, Tropical climates in Thailand, hormonal imbalances’, stress and of course ,aging. 
I remember meeting a dermatologist at a dinner party in Los Angeles when I was 15 years old, He encouraged me start using good skincare products before I was 20, especially eye cream , and get my skin prepared for tomorrow, then you will still have healthy young looking skin when you get older! That was a great piece of advice and my skin is still glowing and thanking me for understanding my skin.
Understanding your skin takes time and patience and when changes occur in your life; don’t forget to check your skin type. Your skin is your largest organ and always changing .Be kind to your skin, and then your skin will reflect kindness towards you.
 I embrace and trust my skin and am proud to wear it well, without any interventions from cosmetic surgery.
 Let your skin define your age and not the years. Is 60 the new 20?

 

Why does our skin type change as we age?

Understanding your skin leads to healthy skin

 

Our skin types can change, depending on several factors such as the environment and climate we are in, such as long-term exposure to hot and humid climates which causes a build up and irritation from sweat. Air conditioning and cold air can lead to dry patches, irritation, and flaky skin and hair. Other factors that also affect all skin types are using the wrong skincare products for your skin type, toxins in the body, medications we are taking. So understanding your skin is the key to having young looking and healthy skin.

Our lovely hormonal shifts are a big factor for skin changes:

  • Puberty increases the levels of Testosterone, which causes the glands to produce more sebum than the skin needs, giving us pimples and acne. Girls often experience acne breakouts just before they menstruate.
  • Pregnancy can sometimes cause Acne as your body increases its blood volume to provide blood for the growing baby. However, this increase can also cause your sebaceous glands to release more oil, leaving your skin prone to breakouts. 
  • Menopause which causes a decrease in estrogen and sebum, which makes your skin more susceptible to dryness. All these things we ladies have to look forward to! Thank goodness, at sexy 60, I’m over all that.

 

Skin pigments also tend to change as we get older, showing up in the form of Melasma or sun spots (that’s why it’s so important to wear sunscreen from an early age).
From the age of 20, noticeable changes start to happen with our skin, and as we continue to age. You may notice your skin getting drier or duller in pigment – this is due to the slowing growth of new cell production. The tone of our skin changes due to the weakening of the elastic support from our lymph glands, which is also responsible for flushing out toxins. This can cause puffiness around the eyes and a duller complexion overall.

What is my skin type?

Checking your skin type ensures you use the right products, at the right time in your life

 

  • Combination skin: Combination skin usually feels oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but dry everywhere else. It can also be oily and dry in different areas, but if you notice two or more different textures on your face, it is a sign that you have combination skin.
  • Oily skin: Oily skin will feel greasy and shiny all over. Your skin produces more than enough oil, so hydration isn’t your issue. Blackheads and pimples are a common problem with this skin type. If you aren’t sure if you have oily skin, blot your face with a tissue and if oil stays behind, then you probably do.
  • Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin often breaks out and develops rashes and red spots. You may experience, stinging, swelling, flakiness and itching. Your skin also tends to flush red from the wind, cleansing or sun exposure.
  • Dry skin: Dry skin will feel tight and dry. It is normal for it to be flaky and crack, especially in the winter months. Small pores and an overall feeling of tightness characterize dry skin. Your skin often has more visible lines, less elasticity, and a duller complexion.

How do your pores tell your skin type? 

Understanding your skin leads to healthy skin    

 

  • Combination skin: If pores are large and often clogged around the nose but are small and unnoticeable on the cheeks and other areas of the face, this is a sign of combination skin.
  • Oily skin: People with oily skin often struggle with large pores that get easily clogged with sweat and oils the body secretes.
  • Sensitive skin: People with sensitive skin often have normal to large pores, but this can differ based on a possible reaction to a product or other irritant.
  • Dry skin: People with dry skin typically have small pores that often feel tight.

 

How does your skin feel after cleansing? 

Cleansing tips how to care for your skin

   

 

  • Combination skin: After cleansing, combination skin will often feel clean, refreshed and oil-free around the nose area but tight and dry around the cheeks.
  • Oily skin: After cleansing, oily skin will feel clean and oil-free, almost the only time it feels that way. Shortly after cleansing, oil will return.
  • Sensitive skin: After cleansing, sensitive skin will often feel clean and a bit dry after washing but the cleanser may trigger itching and irritation to occur. When this happens frequently and with a range of products, it is a sign of sensitive skin.
  • Dry skin: After cleansing, dry skin will feel tight and dry. It is normal for it to be flaky and crack, especially in the winter months.

 

How often do you need a moisturizer?

Hydration is important for healthy skin 

Almost everyone needs a moisturizer to keep their skin healthy and hydrated, but how often you need it can indicate how good your skin is at staying hydrated on its own and what skin type you are dealing with. Moisturizing is an important step to maintain your skin’s healthy cells and to protect it from irritation. People who moisturize faithfully in their youth are much more likely to have beautiful complexions and healthy skin when they are older.
Moisturizing your skin is important to help prevent further breakouts. When your skin is dry and irritated, it actually causes breakouts and acne. Facial moisturizers help balance your skin’s complexion and prevent acne breakouts. And moisturizing isn't just for women — it's an important habit for men to incorporate into their daily routine as well.Quench the thirst of your skin. 
  • Combination skin: People with combination skin will frequently need to apply moisturizer to some areas of their face that are drying out (often the cheeks) but will rarely need it on other, oilier areas (like the T-zone).
  • Oily skin: For people with oily skin, moisturizer tends to make their skin even oilier so they don’t need it very often throughout the day.
  • Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin usually requires moisturizer more frequently but make sure, it is one that doesn’t irritate the skin and cause a reaction.
  • Dry skin: Dry skin demands a lot of moisturizer throughout the day, and it is especially needed upon waking or after cleansing the face.

 

What products should I use? 

Go for a healthy skin with Organic skincare and 100% natural every time. 
  • Combination skin - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Avocado & Seaweed Age Defence facial products
  • Oily skin - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Avocado & Seaweed Age Defence facial products
  • Sensitive skin – use Simply Skincare’s Organic Rose & Tea Tree Age Defence facial products 
  • Dry skin - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Coconut & Aloe Vera Age Defence facial products
  • All skin types - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Madonna Lily Stem Cell Serum
  • All skin types - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Rejuvenating Face Oil
  • All skin types - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Rose Stem Cell Eye Cream
  • All skin types - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Men’s Apple Stem Cell After Shave Balm
  • All skin types - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Men’s Beard Oils
  • All skin types - use Simply Skincare’s Organic Men’s Shaving Soaps


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