HOW TO KNOW WHAT SKIN TYPE YOU HAVE?
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What Are Skin Types?
Skin type is partly determined by our genetic heritage. The water and lipid balance of our hydro-lipidic film, which acts as a protective surface barrier, also plays a role.
It’s essential to distinguish skin type from skin condition. While the first changes little over time, the latter can vary due to internal and external factors like seasons, environment, diet, stress, hormonal fluctuations, cosmetics, or medical treatments. For example, all skin types can become dehydrated or sensitive.
However, skin types can change with age. As sebum production decreases, it leads to alterations in the hydro-lipidic film. Additionally, dermal proteins such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin can be damaged, causing the skin to become drier, less supple, and lose its natural radiance. Therefore, oily skin can evolve towards combination skin, combination skin towards dry skin, etc.
Determining Your Skin TypeTo define your skin type, be attentive to your sensations. Notice if the skin on your face feels tight or shiny, rough, smooth, soft, or oily to the touch. Observe your pores for dilation or tightness, and check for signs of redness or any other clues. Determining your skin type will help you select the right products to obtain a healthier and more vibrant complexion.
Normal skin is well balanced, with a smooth, supple texture and barely visible pores. It maintains an optimal moisture level and rarely experiences significant issues. People with normal skin can benefit from a wide range of skincare products, as long as they maintain the skin’s natural balance.
Our tips: Opt for gentle, non-aggressive skin care products containing glycerine, hyaluronic acid, and centella asiatica to keep it well hydrated and nourished.
Dry skin is often characterized by a lack of moisture and a rough, tight feeling. Pores are typically small and barely visible. Dry skin may experience flakiness and become sensitive with certain products. This skin type produces less sebum, resulting in a lack of lipids to retain water and protect against external aggressors.
Our tips: For daily comfort, choose gentle, nourishing products like The Cream by Le Domaine, to restore hydration and enhance the skin’s barrier.
Oily skin tends to produce excess sebum, leading to a shiny appearance throughout the face. Pores are usually enlarged, and the skin’s texture may feel irregular. Occasionally, imperfections like spots, blackheads, or acne may appear. The good news is that oily skin is naturally more hydrated and shielded from external aggression.
Our tips: Opt for gentle skin care products. They can effectively remove excess sebum without drying out the skin, helping maintain a well-hydrated and cleansed complexion.
Combination skin is a mix of both dry and oily skin types. The T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) may be oily, while the rest of the face oscillates between normal and dry skin. Managing combination skin requires a balanced skincare approach.
Our tips: Choose gentle, balancing products and a moisturizing cream, such as The Fluid Cream by Le Domaine, specially formulated for combination skin.
Knowing your skin type is the first step towards achieving radiant and healthy skin. By understanding the characteristics of dry, oily, combination, normal, and sensitive skin, you can tailor your skincare routine to suit your needs. Now that you have determined your skin type, you can find out which skincare routine is best fitted for you.