What Is Skincare?

What Is Skincare?

Skincare is the practice of enhancing the appearance, nutrition, and conditions of your skin. The overall goal of skincare is treating, healing and maintaining the health of your skin. Skincare can range from exfoliation, cosmetics, laser treatments, peals and a host of other practices including prescribed medication.

Do everyone need skincare? Short answer is yes. Your skin is the largest organ that you have and Its imperative to keep it healthy, furthermore your skin protects you from the environment and can experience breakdowns due to environmental conditions.

The best place to start is to first understand what type of skin you have, because there are a few different types of skin and i'm not talking about ethnicity. There are six types of skin but most people only fall into one of five types. Normal skin, Oily skin, Dry skin, Combination skin or Sensitive/Mature skin.

  • Normal skin refers to a well balanced skin, neither too oily nor too dry.
  • Oily skin types has a heighten production of sebum (oil), and usually has large visible pores with an oily, shiny look and feel.  
  • Dry skin produces less to no sebum which causes dryness. Dry skin lacks the lipids that it needs to produce moisture which helps the skin build a shield against the external environment. Dry skin usually appears dull, tight and has a rough feel.
  • Combination skin is as the word suggest, it's a mix of both dry and oily skin. The T-Zone which consists of the forehead, nose and chin, may be oily while having normal to dry cheeks. The oily areas are due to over production of sebum while the dry areas are caused by lack of oil production
  • Sensitive/mature skin tends to get inflamed easily due to a number of factors, and has to be handled in very specific ways pertaining to what's used on the skin.

You can find your skin type by doing a skin analysis either at home or by an Esthetician. A skin analysis is useful in identifying regular or chronic skin conditions, creating techniques and routines to improve your skins health, and is a great tool for individuals that has experienced skin issues that they can't explain. It's important to mention that some skin issues are caused by deeper conditions underneath the skin within the Dermal layer, in which a Dermatologist would be the one to diagnose and treat such conditions. Always speak to a professional if you have concerns about your skin.

This post is not intended to diagnose any conditions, but to provide an overview to help you understand your skin a bit better.  

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