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What is normal skin?
Normal skin, is also referred as well-balanced skin. It means the skin is neither too dry nor too oily. Individuals with normal skin usually have clear, smooth and healthy complexion with barely visible pores and no severe sensitivity. They also barely experience skin issues or blemishes such as acne and breakouts. However, skin types can be changed over time with hormones and environmental change. That is why maintaining your normal skin with the right skin care is very important.
How do I care for my normal skin?
Individuals should Even though you can say normal skin type requires less maintenance than other skin types, it is important is look after your skin well with regular cleansing, moisturizing and skin care treatments to keep your skin looking continuously radiant and healthy.
Avoid products that can cause your skin with excessive oil or dryness and use those with gentle formula, just like some of our best picks here for your normal skin type.
What causes dry skin?
If you are experiencing tightness, flaky skin or dry patches, then my friend, you probably have a dry skin type. Dry skin means your skin lacks natural moisturizing factors, sebum and natural oil that help retain moisture within skin and build skin barrier to protect skin against environmental factors. Dryness and tightness can easily cause wrinkles and fine lines, which are more apparent with dry skin.
How do I care for my dry skin?
If keeping your skin well hydrated with moisture is the main solution for those who have dry skin in order to maintain a healthy and supple skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is your new best friend – look for skin care that contains moisture-attracting ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide, Centella Asiatica, that help retain and boost your skin’s moisture level while strengthening your skin barrier to prevent water loss.
Also, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water, avoid taking hot and long showers and central heating.
What is oily skin?
Opposite to dry skin type, oily skin is caused by producing too much sebum. Individuals with oily skin usually have enlarged pores, shiny complexion, redness and are more prone to certain skin blemishes and issues such as acne. Individuals with oily skin usually struggle with skin blemishes, especially acne, blackheads and whiteheads due to clog pores.
How do I care for my oily skin?
When it comes to oily skin, many individuals just go straight for products that promise to keep skin dry which might contains harsh ingredients, resulting in oilier and more sensitive skin with irritations.
It is important to exfoliate regularly to cleanse out the dead skin cells trapped within pores that can lead to blemishes. Use products formulated with Salicylic acid, Willow Bark extract and other natural exfoliants can help effectively remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
Those with oily skin needs to avoid using products that strip away all your oil but those help control your sebum production while keeping your skin hydrated without feeling greasy, like some of our favourites for oily skin type here.
What is combination skin?
As how it is named, combination skin is the skin type that has the mixture of both dry and oily skin in different areas of the face. Most people have dry to regular skin in cheeks, mouth and eyes area with oily skin in the T-zone area (nose, forehead and chin).
How do I care for my combination skin?
If you have combination skin, you would not want something that is too greasy nor too lightweight. Try one of our skin care collections for combination skin, which help well maintain your oil and moisture balance.
What is sensitive skin?
Individuals with sensitive skin type can have the characteristics of dry, oily or combination skin, that conditions from rosacea and eczema to redness, irritations, extreme dryness, itchiness and inflammation.
How do I care for my sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, try to find out what is trigger and causing you the reactions so you can avoid them. Say no to products with fragrance – we know that it may smell good, but scented products are one of the common triggers for those with sensitive skin. Dermatological skin care brands are skin’s best friend - stick to products with gentle and safe formula, especially the ones that are dermatologist-tested and approved.
Read more about our recommendations for sensitive and easily irritated skin here, or try out one of our dermatologist-tested picks that promise to take a good care of your sensitive skin.
If you would like to get more information and what products suit your skin the best - visit one of our stores and have a beauty consultation with our beauty advisors, or contact your dermatologist for more in-depth analysis.