In today’s day and age, there are a range of people with different skin types present in India, and each skin type requires a specific skin care routine. While some people are comfortable with slightly stronger cosmetics, others may face adverse skin reactions from using the same.
That is why, it is advisable for women to consult a dermatologist before trying out a new skin care regimen or using certain cosmetics.
There are broadly 5 different skin types:
The normal skin type occurs when the skin is naturally well balanced. The skin is neither too oily, nor too dry and the chances of a product reacting badly to them are quite low.
2. Dry skin
Dry skin is the skin type which occurs when the production of sebum is low. This skin type lacks the ability to retain moisture and build a protective layer on the skin. The skin feels dry, rough and lacks the natural lustre/glow.
Oily skin occurs when the skin produces excess sebum. This gives the skin a glossy sheen and makes it more prone to acne outbreaks.
As the name suggests, combination skin is a mixture of two skin types. This combination can be seen in the varying textures of skin present along the T-zone and cheeks.
Sensitive skin is the skin type which is easily irritated by the same external factors that are normally well received by the normal skin type. These factors may include certain cosmetic products or even something as simple as a difference in temperature.
Before selecting the right products for you, you need to identify your skin type. Many people figure out their skin type by going through the trial and error method. By using different products over a period of time, they figure out what works well for their skin.
One easy method to find out your skin type is the bare face method. This method would require you to notice the tell-tale signs that your skin reflects.
-Start by washing your face with a mild face wash, like the Kaya Skin Awakening Rinse.
-Pat dry and let your skin be, for about 20-25 minutes.
-After 25 minutes, check whether your skin is rough, oily, unaffected or irritated.
If your skin is irritated and is showing signs of sensitivity then you must be familiar with the following issues:
Redness is a tell-tale sign of sensitive skin. People with sensitive skin often experience redness and irritation due to the use of certain products.
As mentioned before, very few products don’t irritate the skin. With this skin type, developing rashes is a common occurrence. The trick is to test any new product on a small patch of skin first before buying it.
Not all products are agreeable with sensitive skin, and most of them end up giving your skin a burning sensation.
People with sensitive skin often experience itchiness due to irritation. It is important to use gentle formulations when it comes to cosmetic products.
This is the most common symptom of sensitive skin. Sensitive skin doesn’t take long to break out with acne and special care is required to avoid it.
When you have sensitive skin, there are very few products for you to choose from. Having said that, it is important that you include these basics in your skin care routine.
Clean skin is healthy skin. For someone with sensitive skin, it is important to keep your skin clean. We suggest a gentle cleanser, like the Kaya Everyday Essential Sensitive Face Cleanser.
Keeping your skin hydrated is very important for any skincare routine. The trick is to retain the skin’s natural oils and maintain its glow. We suggest the Kaya Youth Excel Derma Stemness Restoring Cream.
As you know, bad weather can be a major irritant for sensitive skin, so protection against the sun is crucial for sensitive skin. However, it is important that you use a gentle sunscreen lotion like the Kaya Sun defence Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin.
Know more about your skin type in our other blog.