SKIN 101: UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN TYPE
At FirstBase Skincare, we understand the importance of taking care of your skin. However, we also understand that not all skin types are the same, and that is why understanding your skin type is crucial when it comes to developing a skincare routine that works best for you.
So, what exactly is a skin type? Your skin type refers to the natural state of your skin, which is determined by genetics and other factors such as environment, lifestyle, and diet. There are five main skin types: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive.
Normal skin type is the ideal skin type, where the skin is well-balanced, neither too dry nor too oily, and has a smooth texture with no visible pores. If you have normal skin, congratulations! You can pretty much use any skincare product that suits your preferences.
Dry skin type is characterized by a lack of oil production, resulting in a flaky, itchy, or rough texture. This skin type needs extra hydration and moisture to maintain its natural barrier. Look for skincare products that contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
Oily skin type is when the skin produces an excess amount of sebum, making it look shiny and greasy. People with oily skin are more prone to acne and breakouts due to clogged pores. Look for skincare products that contain ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help control oil production.
Combination skin type is a mix of both oily and dry skin. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) tends to be oily, while the cheeks are dry. Look for skincare products that are designed for combination skin types or use different products for different areas of your face.
Sensitive skin type is when the skin is easily irritated and prone to inflammation, redness, or itching. People with sensitive skin should avoid harsh ingredients and stick to gentle, fragrance-free skincare products that won't cause any irritation.
Once you have identified your skin type, you can choose skincare products that cater to your specific needs. Remember, skincare is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's all about finding the right balance and giving your skin the love and attention it deserves. We believe that healthy, glowing skin is achievable for everyone, and we're here to help you on your skincare journey.