According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), there are five primary types of skin: Oily, dry, normal, combination, and sensitive.
Each skin type has its own set of unique characteristics and needs different levels of care.
So, its important to know your skin type, as you can then choose the best products and treatments to maintain healthy, glowing skin. You can take simple examination of your skin at home. According to “WebMD” Every skin type is different from one another, like;
NORMAL skin is a radiant, less sensitive, with barely visible pores.
DRY skin looks less elastic, dull, with almost visible fine lines, red patches and rough complexion.
OILY skin is a dull/ shiny, thick, with large pores, blackheads, pimples or other blemishes.
COMBINATION skin is dry or normal in some areas, while oily in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) area, with mote open pores and blackheads and it looks shiny.
SENSITIVE skin has, redness, itching, burning and dry skin.
If you want to get more knowledge about your skin, you should consult a good dermatologist.
According to Mayo Clinic, age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations. Use of commercial tanning lamps and beds also can cause age spots.
Yes, there are many clinical and oral treatments to reduce dark spots, including laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and face creams.
A face cleanser purifies, hydrate, and soothe your skin. It has a creamy milky, gel-like, or even watery texture. Conversely, a face wash cleans your pores more deeply. Its texture is often foamy or creamy, will lather into a foam when applied to your damp skin.
• There are many safe products to use during pregnancy . Gentle, fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers.
• Hyaluronic acid (a moisturizer with pregnancy-safe anti-aging properties)
• Benzoyl Peroxide (safe in limited amounts, but it is recommended to check with your dermatologist first before using.
• When considering a product, be sure the ingredients don’t include retinols, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and hydroquinone, to name a few.
Healthy skin care routine is very important but sometimes if we use several skin products at one time, we can harm our skin badly. Using too many skincare products can actually affect your skin by leaving it feeling dry and uncomfortable, as it will remove the natural moisture in your skin layers. Tight skin is a sign that you shouldn't ignore, as this can affect your skin's health further more and cause larger pores, increased oil production and even fine lines and wrinkles. We advise to first consult with your dermatologist about using too many skin products.
Skincare products do not last forever. Once opened, these products have a limited shelf life. The exposure to air and bacteria over time can break them down. If you use expired products for a long time, it can seriously damage your skin, and you have to take some skin treatments in the future.
Results depends according to different circumstances:
1. Skin type
2. what products you are using.
3. How consistent you are with your skincare routine plays an important role in the success of your results.
4. Your personal habits, like, smoking, spending more time outside, or taking healthy diet or not.
5. According to” Flawless Skin by Abby”, we should give a baseline of 3-6 months for the skin to go from worse to best. Results may be seen sooner than this baseline.
6. For the average adult, it takes around 28 days for skin cells to turn over so, as a general rule of thumb, give your products at least a month of consistent use .
When it comes to anti-aging products, especially those that contain antioxidants, the general rule is to start in your early 20s. Taking preventative steps in your 20s will keep your skin looking younger in the long run.
But you can start anti-aging treatments at any age. The important thing is that everyone should use a moisturizer and sunscreen of at least 30 SPF every day to protect their skin, no matter they are using in their 20s.
A good UV Sunscreen is essential regardless of any skin color. Darker skin tone does produce more melanin, but that couldn’t protects you properly, because it can also has a tendency to get sunburned, wrinkles and can be get damaged further to develop skin cancer. So, dark tone also needs skin care routine same as any other skin tone.
There could be a few reasons your skin is dry or oily.
1. Genetics is a big reason for your skin type.
2. The other contributing factor is dehydration. You need to drink plenty of water to help your skin stay healthy and balanced.
3. Hormonal changes in the body and puberty.
4. Heat or humidity.
5. Use of hot water during taking bath or face cleaning.
But you can treat your skin, whether its dry or oily. Topical application of hydrating lotions/creams also help combat surface dryness., as well as oiliness. We advise that you discuss with your medical provider about suitable products to use.
A dermatologist attends medical school and can have 12 to 14 years of advanced education.
Aestheticians are specifically trained to focus on skincare and delivering non-invasive procedures.
It's best to choose mild unscented products. Avoid perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, and other alcohol-based products. Your doctor or nurse might also advise you to avoid certain types of antiperspirants or deodorants.
Dr Veraitch (Consultant Dermatologist (London) suggests; “Avoid common allergens like fragrance, alcohol, preservatives, and botanical essential oils, which can be irritating or, even worse, cause an allergic reaction. Avoid harsh ingredients that remove skin lipids and lead to irritation and a broken skin barrier.”
The best products will keep your skin soothed and well hydrated. Skin creams that deliver antioxidants to nourish while preventing moisture loss can be very helpful.
You will need specific ingredients to address acne. Depending upon the skin type and severity of the acne. There are different customize products with different ingredients to tackle acne. Products that contain ingredients like tea tree oil, salicylic acid, Vitamin C, Benzoyl peroxide, and Alpha hydroxy acids can help in minimizing acne. However, to treat the condition completely and to ensure that it never returns, you need to get a proper treatment from your dermatologist.
Both lemons and limes contain ingredients that are used in some skincare products, however there
has been an increase in the abuse of these fruits in topical application. We do not encourage using
products on the skin without regulation from relevant bodies.
Before applying a product to the skin, it is important to do a patch test first. You also need to rule
out allergic reactions. We advise that you consult with your provider who will make
recommendations for safe products to use on the skin.
Moisturizer should always be applied first. As a result, this allows the moisturizer to penetrate into the skin before SPF application. Also, SPF should always be the final step in your skincare routine as it is a thicker consistency, so it must not overshadow the thinner products.
As mentioned previously, SPF is a vital part of any skincare routine and should be the last step. It's even important whether it’s a cloudy day, or a cold ,chilly winter day, dangerous UV rays can still effect your skin, making it expose to harsh skin damage, especially in the case if you are not following a good skin care routine. Sun damage can lead to dark spots, wrinkles and in some cases, skin cancer. SPF needs to be applied daily!
Vitamin C plays a vital role in the skin care routine, whether you apply it at the morning or the evening, but it all depends on your skin sensitivity levels. Most dermatologists recommend to use the Vitamin C during morning time, because in the morning time skin needs more care and protection. But it should be applied along with UV Sunscreen. Because both of these acts well together against harmful sunrays, that can badly damage your skin. But you can also apply it at the evening time also, because it will provide you a double protection. Ask your dermatologist who will recommend you according to your skin type.
Aging skin is a natural part of getting older, and you can’t reverse it completely, however, you can slow down the process, and can reduce the pre-mature skin aging. By following a healthy skin care routine, internally and externally. This daily routine consists of healthy, nutritional diet, that includes all essential vitamin-rich food, drink water, exercises, prevent smoking, getting proper sleep, avoid frizzy drinks, proper skin cleansing and toning, proper skin solutions, targeting skin problems.
Yes, our sunblock is a broad-spectrum sunblock as it protects against UVA and UVB rays.
No, we have always claimed that our products are steroids free and give long-lasting results.
Our sunblock is physical. Physical sunscreens work like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. They contain the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
Mostly, experts recommend to exfoliate your skin two to three times a week., according to your skin types and your sensitivity level. Its better to exfoliate in the morning routine, as you will be able to remove all the impurities, dead skin and oil, that your skin produces overnight.
Yes, it is ok to use moisturizer for oily or acne-prone skin, because for moisturization and to regulate the oil production, a good moisturizer is much needed. And if you don’t moisturize your skin regularly, it will produce more oil to get hydrated. And moisturizing also reduces acne-producing bacteria. It is also helps in the acne treatment.
According to Mayo Clinic, dry skin, also known as xerosis or xeroderma, has many causes, including cold or dry weather, sun damage, harsh soaps, and overbathing.
Always apply serum before moisturizer in your daily skin care routine because serum is lightweight in consistency than moisturizer. So, if you apply the serum first, it will give your skin more opportunity to absorb active ingredients. After applying the serum give your skin some time to absorb it completely then apply moisturizer.
Day and night skin care routine is slightly different.
For your daytime, you should begin with:
1. Cleansing your face with a good, facewash that suits your skin type.
2. Tone your skin.
3. Apply anti-oxidant serum
4. Eye cream
5. Spot treatment / Vitamin serum
7. UV Sunscreen
You should take time and wait for one product to get fully absorbed, before applying the next one.