What type are you?
Vibrant, beautiful skin has always been considered an important part of health. But in todayâ€™s modern environment, soft, smooth, flawless skin can be difficult to achieve and even more challenging to maintain. Your skinâ€™s health is largely determined by diet, lifestyle habits, and sun exposure, which can sabotage healthy skin and leave lasting effects on skin strength, resiliency, and appearance.Â In the early 1900s, four different skin types; dry, oily, combination, and sensitive, were identified and characterized by Helena Rubinstein. Each of those skin types is characterized by its own features and specifications such as:
1- Dry Skin (Xerosis)
This skin type is characterized by a dull gray-white color, rough texture, and an elevated number of ridges. The oily secretion of the sebaceous glands, which contains wax esters, sterol esters, cholesterol, di- and triglycerides, and squalene is believed to protect the skin from environmental influences and, when production is lower, contribute to dry skin. When the bodyâ€™s natural oily layer on the skin dries out, the skin is unable to produce enough oil and moisture for the body to replenish the amount being lost. For the most part, the skin is able to replace that which is lost, but sometimes the body’s efforts are not enough and the skin needs more protection.
2- Oily skin
Sometimes also known as acne prone skin, Oily skin is particularly common in adolescents and young adults. At this age there is a dramatic increase in sebum production under the influence of the hormones. Oily skin is characterized by the abundance and nature of the sebum excreted at the skin surface by the sebaceous gland, target organ of androgens. It is most frequently encountered in adolescents and young adults. Excess of sebum gives the skin a shiny appearance, particularly on the forehead, the sides of the nose and the chin. In severe cases, various forms of acne can develop. An oily skin is also thick, well moisturized and covered with a protective oily film.
3- Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is more common, with more than 40% of people claiming to have such skin. Sensitive skin is generally considered as skin which is easily irritated and probably has a genetic element. Some people with this condition cannot tolerate contact with any cosmetic products, however well-formulated they may be. Sensitive skin can be associated with a medical condition called atopy, where people have an inherited predisposition to eczema, hay fever and asthma. About 15-20% of the population has the genetic ability to develop eczema, asthma and hay fever.
4- Combination skin
Also known as â€śmixedâ€ť type of skin, this skin form is considered variable when exposed to different external and internal factors such as weather, climate, medicines intake, diet consumption etc.,
Can a single anti-acne product address all these skin types?
Indeed yes. One of the best benefits of using a recommended, safe and herbal acne-specificÂ multi-component system is that itÂ wouldÂ be suitable and feasible for all skin types and would help prevent and treat acne of all stages, types and grades.Â For example, one of such specially formulated to treat dry, oily, or acne-prone skin types, Clear Skin Max system uses pure essential oils including Tea Tree Oil, vitamin E extract, algae extract, Witch Hazel, allantoin and other rare herbal ingredients to protect, strengthen, and improve the appearance of skin and prevent it fromÂ ageingÂ and acne effects.
Specific benefits of an ideal acne-specificÂ product to each skin type
For Dry Skin: Moisturizes and nourishes dehydrated skin.
For Oily Skin: Controls surface oils and buildup and minimizes shine.
For Acne-Prone Skin: Soothes blemished skin and discourages future breakouts.
Therefore, if you are looking for a safe andÂ effectiveÂ anti-acne system for yourÂ specificÂ skin, don’t forget that “suitability” is as important as the safety and efficacy. Â RegardlessÂ of the skin type that you have, your chosen product should not only effectively treat your acne but should also be free from any side effects including allergy.