So skin can be complicated! We get it. Knowing your skin type is essential to creating a tailored, effective skincare routine and understanding how your skin reacts to different ingredients and environmental stressors. Your skin type can change based on many factors, including age, diet, climate, and stress so hopefully these tips will help you understand in a nutshell how to determine your skin type. If not, no worries! We can certainly help.
The skin can be categorized into four basic types, and your skin type determines your skin concerns and the best way to care for them. There are four skin types that most people talk about: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination in general…but I also think that there is a 5th type: Sensitive/Rosacea is a type to that no one really talks about.
1. Normal: Normal skin is the goldilocks of skin types. It isn’t too oily or dry, doesn’t break out often, has few signs of aging, and doesn’t react negatively to new products or seasonal changes.
2. Oily: Oily skin types often appear greasy a few hours after cleansing, have visible pores, and may experience breakouts often.
3. Dry: Dry skin often feels tight, especially after cleansing, because it lacks moisture. It may also have a dull, rough appearance.
4. Combination: Combination skin types experience dryness and oiliness simultaneously on different parts of the face. The t-zone is typically oily, and the rest of the face is dry.
5. Sensitive/Rosacea: You react with not much and sometimes you get rosy with spicy foods or sun exposure or chocolate/wine.
There’s no foolproof way to determine skin type, but there is a simple test that can help you make an educated guess. Try this simple test to help you determine your skin type: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Leave your skin bare for about one hour. Check your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin for any shininess. Make a few exaggerated facial expressions to see if your skin feels tight.
After letting your skin rest if your skin feels tight, you likely have dry skin. If you have a sheen on your nose and forehead, you likely have normal skin. If you have shininess on your nose and forehead but your cheeks feel tight, you likely have combination skin. If you have a shine on your cheeks as well as your forehead and nose, you likey have oily skin.
Oily skin is one of the easiest skin types to identify because it leaves many clues behind. You would typically notice these thibgs if you had oily sking: Greasy appearance: The most noticeable sign of oily skin is a shiny or greasy look caused by excess sebum production. Large pores: The overproduction of oil can lead to clogged pores that make them appear enlarged. Acne-prone: Oily skin is often accompanied by breakouts due to oil-clogged pores. Makeup doesn’t last: If it seems like your makeup disappears within a few hours, you may have oily skin. Caring for oily skin requires a targeted game plan to limit breakouts, reduce shininess, and halt excess oil production. Here are our best skincare tips for oily skin types:
Use a gentle cleanser twice a day to remove excess oil. Avoid harsh cleansers with alcohol, which can lead to even more oil production.
Exfoliate three times per week to help remove dead skin cells and oil that clog pores and lead to breakouts. Use oil-free, non-comedogenic skincare products that won’t clog pores. Don’t skip the moisturizer. Oily skin still needs moisture to be healthy; skipping this step can trigger the body to produce more oil. Balance: The Best Glo2Facial Customization for Oily Skin The Glo2Facial Balance customization works exceptionally well to deep-clean oily skin types. Its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties make it an excellent choice for acne-prone skin.
Benefits of the Glo2Facial Balance customization: Fights acne: Gentle exfoliation and antibacterial ingredients help treat acne-prone skin.
Minimizes oil production: Antioxidants help reduce pore size and promote collagen growth to balance oily skin. Removes dirt and impurities: Bamboo charcoal absorbs dirt and impurities to clarify the skin. Dry Skin: How to Know if You Have Dry Skin
Dry skin lacks sufficient natural oils to keep it hydrated and protected. Here are the most common signs of dry skin: Has a rough texture that may be accompanied by flaking or peeling. Feels tight after washing. Has a dull appearance due to the lack of moisture. Is often red or irritated because it’s not protected by the body’s natural oils
With the proper care, you can hydrate dry skin and reduce or eliminate tightness and flakiness.
Follow these tips to improve dry skin: Apply a rich, ultra-hydrating moisturizer after washing your face or bathing. Avoid soaps, cleansers, and treatments with alcohol or fragrances, which can irritate dry skin and strip away any natural oils. Hydrate your skin from within by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Hydrate: The Best Glo2Facial Customization for Dry Skin. The Glo2Facial Hydrate customization is tailor-made for dry skin types and features deeply hydrating ingredients. Glo2Facial Hydrate provides: Better moisture retention: Improves the skin’s moisture retention and works overtime to replenish dry and dull skin.
Enhanced hydration and firmness: Helps dry skin types retain more moisture and exfoliates dead skin cells for a smooth, hydrated complexion.
Stronger skin barrier: Supports the skin barrier during seasonal and environmental changes, which can lead to dehydration.
A normal skin type is what we all strive for, so if you naturally have this skin type, consider yourself lucky! A normal skin type is characterized by the following:A smooth texture, with few visible pores or fine lines. A radiant complexion that’s not oily or dry. Clear skin that’s rarely bothered by breakouts. Normal skin has no major concerns, but it’s still important to take care of it properly. We recommend using gentle products to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize, and of course, use sunscreen daily.
Those with normal skin types don’t have to worry about balancing oil production or enhancing hydration, but they’re still at the mercy of the environment. External factors like pollution, UV rays, and allergens can irritate the skin and diminish your natural glow. Glo2Facial Detox treats and protects your skin, shielding it from environmental factors and proactively addressing signs of aging.
The skin type named combination experiences a mix of dry and oily skin. If you notice that your t-zone is oily and the rest of your face feels dry or tight you most likely cave the combination skintype. If you notice that you have large, visible pores where your skin is likely to be oily. Another characteristic of combination skin is if you notice that you have small pores where your skin is dry and that you experience dry, flaky patches in some areas and breakouts in others. We understand that caring for combination skin can be frustrating since different areas of your face have opposite needs.
Here are a few tips to help you care for combination skin effectively:
Look for skincare products specifically formulated for combination skin. Use blotting sheets to control oil in your t-zone without affecting the dry areas of your skin.
Take a targeted approach with serums, moisturizers, and treatments by applying them to specific areas of concern rather than your whole face. The Balance + Hydrate customization would be the best Glo2Facial customizations for combination skin. If you have combination skin then our esthetician will likely use the Balance and Hydrate customizations to ensure all areas of your skin get the treatments they need.
The Glo2Facial Balance customization has many benefits for oily skin like it helps fights acne with gentle exfoliation and antibacterial ingredients, minimizes oil production and reduces pore size. RLastly, it removes dirt and impurities with bamboo charcoal to clarify the skin.
The Glo2Facial Hydrate customization has benefits for dry skin like it improves moisture retention to replenish dry, dull skin. Additionally, it strengthens the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss and eliminate the uncomfortable tightness that dry skin can cause. Promotes cellular regeneration to rejuvenate dull, rough skin. Book the Best Glo2Facial Customization for Your Skin Type at Purely You Spa. It is amazing!
Now that you’ve identified your skin type and know what your skin needs to look and feel its best, it’s time to book your tailored Glo2Facial treatment! Give us a call at (239) 331-8266 to schedule your Glo2Facial and enjoy the immediate and long-lasting benefits of our patented technology.
Jennifer Alvarez Linguidi
Full Skincare Specialist
Purely You Spa, CEO
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