31 Dec Learn More About Yourself This Year: What’s Your Skin Type?
When it comes to resolutions, many of us abide by the mantra ‘a new year, a new you’. This means we look at ways to better ourselves, to become more educated, and try new things – including learning more about ourselves. If you’ve made some new skin resolutions, you may find it beneficial to learn more about the type of skin you have, and the best ways to care for your specific skin type to keep it looking fresh, clear, and healthy. Here’s everything you need to know about different types of skin:
The T-Zone and the U-Zone
There are three main skin types: dry skin, oily skin, and combination skin. People with dry skin often notice that their skin is flakier around the U-zone, which is the area consisting of the cheeks and the chin (it looks like the letter ‘U’). This is because there are fewer sebum-producing sebaceous glands in this area, so the skin tends to dry out quite easily. On the other end of the scale is oily skin. People with oily skin tend to notice that their T-zone becomes quite greasy. The T-zone is the area consisting of the bridge of the nose and forehead, and is often more oily because there are more sebaceous glands here.
People with combination skin often say they have the worst of both worlds. They often have a very oily T-zone, and a very dry U-zone, and sometimes it can be difficult to know the best way to care for the skin so as to keep it looking and feeling healthy. The good news is that caring for all types of skin is simple.
Caring for Your Skin Type
If you suffer with dry skin, it’s important to regularly replace lost moisture with a moisturiser such as AproDerm that’s specifically designed to tackle the problems associated with dry skin. There’s a common misconception that people with oily or combination skin shouldn’t use moisturiser, as it will make them feel greasier. However, oily areas of the face are still prone to moisture loss, so moisturising with a fast absorbing, non-greasy moisturiser is essential.