Recover your Skin Malaysia

Recover your Skin Malaysia

By Sia Fung | April 27, 2019 Skin care is an art and a science. Why do I say so? It is because this is something we can all learn. The trick to care for your skin is ‘knowing your skin’ because understanding means you can find the right products that work for you and combat any issues without causing more problems. There are seven basic skin types: normal, oily, dry/dehydrated, combination, acne-prone, sensitive and mature. Learn how to identify your skin type and understand the way to care for yours.

Recover your Skin Malaysia

General guidelines: Take the quick quiz and find out your skin type, here:
  1. Does your skin look dull or flaky?
  2. Does your skin have a shiny, slippery texture?
  3. Does your skin feel itchy and taut?
  4. Do you have enlarged or clogged pores, or acne?
  5. Does your skin react adversely to cosmetics containing alcohol, synthetics, fragrances, and artificial colors?
  6. Does your skin appear consistently plump, moist, and vibrant?
  7. Does your forehead, nose, or chin appear oily, while the skin around your cheeks, eyes, and mouth is normal or dry?
  • If you answered yes to 1 or 3, you have DRY skin.
  • If you answered yes to 2 or 4, you have OILY skin.
  • If you answered yes to 5, you have SENSITIVE skin.
  • If you answered yes to 6, you have NORMAL skin.
  • If you answered yes to 7, you have COMBINATION skin.
To be more specific, for those having the following skin type, should have the following characteristics:
Normal skin type
Doesn’t experience many breakouts
Doesn’t tend to react negatively to new products or weather changes
No need to constantly moisturize or blot oil from your face all day long
Skin Care Tips: Lucky you! With normal skin, your skin can tolerate most of the ingredients, meaning you can play hard with beauty products and have tons of fun experimenting with cleansers, moisturizers and masks until you find exactly what works for you.
Oily skin type
Your skin always seems to be glowing
No stranger to blotting sheets
Makeup and skin care products don’t always stay put
Skin Care Tips: With oily skin, shine control is a top concern. Ingredients like mineral oil, petrolatum and alcohol containing products should be avoided. Products labeled “non-comedogenic” work great for oily skin as these won’t clog up your pores. Oil-free moisturizers are your best friends. Be sure not to over-wash your face, as drying out your pores can cause them to produce even more oil to compensate.
Dry/ Dehydated skin type
Symptoms include flakiness, sensitivity, itchiness and cracks
It may be caused by lifestyle and environmental factors or a chronic condition e.g. eczema
Dehydrated skin may be feel tight, have a papery appearance or show small, fine lines when your skin is pinched together
Skin Care Tips: To care for dry skin, you’ll want to seal in moisture by applying a rich moisturizer several times each day—especially after washing your hands or bathing. Try to keep the air in your home warm and moist to help heal. Avoid using harsh soaps or products containing citrus oils or lots of fragrance. If your skin is dehydrated, on the other hand, be sure to look for water-based products, as oil-based products can actually make your skin condition worse. Most important, be sure you’re drinking enough water each day!
Combination skin
Combination skin is most easily defined by an oily T-zone (the strip across the forehead and the line down the nose) and dry or normal skin on the rest of the face.
Skin Care Tips: You’ll want to stay away from the same ingredients as oily and dry skin, such as alcohol-based products. The name of the game with combination skin is balance. Isolate problem areas with spot treatments and use toners or balancing serum to even out the skin.
Acne-Prone Skin
If you get frequent breakouts (or ones that just never seem to go away), you likely have acne-prone skin. This means that your pores tend to clog easily, making you more susceptible to whiteheads, blackheads or pustules than other skin types. You can have oily or dry skin and be prone to acne.
Important Note: Blemishes on your skin might not necessarily be acne. In fact, a common skin concern called rosacea is often known as “adult acne” because it can cause acne-like symptoms. Other symptoms of this condition include flushing, prominent blood vessels, thickened skin and stinging or burning. (If this sounds more like your skin, skip down to the “Sensitive” section instead.)
Skin Care Tips: Use cleansers specifically formulated to treat acne, as well as exfoliants and moisturizers that will help minimize breakouts. Gently cleanse your face to avoid trauma to existing breakouts, and use topical gel to treat and lighten acne scarring. Look for acne fighting ingredients like salicylic acid, clay, benzoyl peroxide or retinol.
Sensitive Skin Sensitive skin might be caused by genetics, allergies or environmental factors. Signs of this skin type include:
Skin that flushes easily
Frequent rashes and bumps
Stinging or burning after using a skin care product
Negative reaction to fragrance
Patches of dry, flaky, irritated skin
Skin Care Tips: You need to be cautious when choosing cosmetics, as you’re more prone to irritation, redness, stinging, burning or acne breakouts. Avoid fragrances and irritants like alcohol or antibacterial ingredients. Look for products with fewer additives, and seek out those with calming, healing or anti-inflammatory properties.
Mature skin
You might notice a wrinkle here and there or more dryness than in your younger years.
For more mature skin, you may notice sagging, dark spots, dullness and dehydration.
Skin Care Tips: Mature skin requires enhanced skin care to tackle past and future damage. There’s no wrong time to create an anti-aging routine with restorative treatments, which can boost collagen, as well as protect against environmental aggressors and cell turnover. #combination skin  #dry skin  #mature skin  #normal skin  #oily skin  #sensitive skin

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