This morning, the lovely Maud tweeted:
I immediately thought – I could post about that!
So this is the beginning of a series of posts about skincare. So that I don’t bore you to death with a long post when only one part of it may be relevant, I will begin with this directory post today, and link back to posts over the course of this week.
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So let’s start right at the beginning.
Before you pick a skincare regime, you must first determine what type of skin you have.
As the posts go live, each category will become a hyperlink to the relevant blog post. They will be posted in the order they appear below.
I hope you find it useful!
The general categories are:
Dry skin is often due to environmental factors, such as harsh winds, excessive sun or central heating but can also be caused by fluctuation in hormones (common in adolescence), sensitivity to particular cosmetic products or even just plain old genetics.
Dry skin is often characterised by sore red patches, visible lines and flaking skin.
Oily skin is generally caused by lack of moisture and hormones. It’s most common in adolescence when your hormones are fluctuating massively or when you’re stressed, and often results in blemishes and blackheads. You’ll find you have enlarged pores, particularly on your T-Zone and your skin will look shiny.
Normal skin is as you’d expect – not dry or oily, no blemishes and a clear complexion.
Note: I don’t believe in normal skin. I have never met anyone who hasn’t got combination skin at minimum, but it’s here anyway!
The most common skin type. You’ll have dry patches in some areas and oily patches in others (usually t-zone). In fact, if you have dry skin, it’ll often result in combination skin as your body produces more sebum to try and counteract the dryness.
If you have sensitive skin, you must be very careful about which products you use. You may experience sore, tingling or burning sensations and your skin may feel tight or itchy at times.
Dehydrated skin is usually a sign that you’re not getting enough H2O. It can be caused by environmental factors – cold weather for example, but it’s usually due to a poor diet or excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
Keep coming back to see when your skin-type goes live!
I have also featured a bonus post on General Tipsthat apply to all skin types. Be sure to check it out!