What's Your Skin Type?

Post on March 10, 2020 | SOGO Malaysia
Try this: After a shower, leave your skin bare. Wait 30 minutes then approach the mirror and survey your face. Does it feel tight? Is your forehead shiny? How do your cheeks feel? 

What type of skin you have? Keep reading, and learn more about yourself and what kind of ingredients your skin needs. 

1. Normal 

If your forehead and nose have a noticeable shine, you most likely have normal skin. Having normal skin means you have a softer, velvety texture with little to no blemishes. This type of skin is not prone to sensitivity. However, over time, normal skin may become drier. Sadly, all good things do pass—or dry.  

When looking for skincare products, turn the bottle over and pay attention to the ingredients list. Look out for the ingredient niacinamide. This vitamin helps prevent moisture loss, sensitivity, and acne breakouts. It also quickens collagen production to make the skin firm, soft, and bouncy. 

2. Dry skin

Cheese! Do your cheeks hurt when you smile? There may also be a few flakes dusting your forehead. Dry skin generates less sebum, a natural oil our body produces, than normal skin, which leads the skin to be unprotected from the environment and therefore lose more moisture.

Using products with glycolic acid will regenerate collagen as well as thicken the layers of the skin, epidermis and dermis. This ingredient also smoothens the skin’s surface, minimizing the risk of lines and wrinkles. So now you can smile with no worries! 

3. Oily skin 

Wow, you’re shining bright! People with this skin type often have a waxy T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) due to heightened sebum production. The grease builds up on the skin’s surface and can easily be transferred to anything in contact with your face. Now you have more of a reason to tell people to get out of your face. 

Salicylic acid is the answer. This acid helps exfoliate the skin as it digs into your pores and kills acne bacteria. Perfect for people with acne who want to get rid of all their blackheads and whiteheads quickly. Try this ingredient and stop growing little heads out of your head! 

4. Combination skin 

It’s kind of like getting a combination meal—you get a little bit of everything. Your T-zone is bright, and your cheeks are a little tight. 
The miracle ingredient to look out for is hyaluronic acid. Hydrating, grease-free, and nourishing, this ingredient benefits every part of your face according to what your different skin types need. This acid protects your face from oiliness as well as dryness. The all-in-one ingredient! 

Take some time to do some research. Turn that bottle over and read all that fine print. The more you know about your skin, the better you can effectively take care of it. Now, go take that shower and learn something new about yourself.

Whether your skin is sensitive, dry, dehydrated, oily, or a combination, use the ingredients and products that work best for you.

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