Guide to determining your skin type.

How to determine your skin type
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, as complex and intelligent as your heart, lungs, liver and other vital organs. Using cleansers and treatments that are too harsh, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, may send the signal to your skin that more oil is needed. In the same way applying moisturisers that are too thick or heavy can result in decreased natural oil production, leaving your skin even drier!
Taking the time to learn your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right options that will balance your skin. First, we need to discern between what is your natural skin type and what is your skin’s condition due to external factors.
Your skin type is genetically determined by the over or under activity of the sebaceous glands. Your sebaceous glands are the small glands in your skin that is in charge of your oil production. If your sebaceous glands are overzealous you are stuck with oily skin. If they are a less productive you end up with dry skin. If they are unbalanced, meaning working harder in some areas than in other you have what is called Combination skin. If your skin is the perfect example of what skin should be and you have no problems whatsoever with your skin you have Balanced skin, since this nearly never happens, Balanced skin is usually combined with Combination skin.
Posted: 23 September 2020

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