Is Your Skin Dry, Oily or Sensitive?
What Are the Skin Types?
Normal skin displays barely visible pores and a radiant complexion with no red or dry patches and no severe sensitivity. Younger people are more likely than older folks to have a normal skin type. What’s the difference? Your type depends on such factors as elasticity, softness, smoothness, tone, and so on.
Dry skin is characterized by a dull, rough complexion, red patches, loss of elasticity, and visible lines and wrinkles. Dry skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, rough, and scaly.
Oily skin is known for its enlarged pores and a dull or sallow, thick complexion. It’s plagued with blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes.
Sensitive skin can easily become red, swollen, irritated, or inflamed.
Combination skin can have large pores, possibly with whiteheads and blackheads, with a sallow skin tone. The skin can be dry or normal in some areas but oily in others, such as in the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have this type.
What Determines Your Skin Type?
The reasons for your skin type are usually given as following: genetics, hormonal changes, environmental elements (such as wind, sun, and cold), tanning, indoor heating, hot baths, and harmful ingredients in skin care medications. Certainly, all these could have some effect. But the main factor, I believe, is diet.
Animal products, refined sugar, bread, soft drinks, and all the processed foodstuffs that most people are eating are the main culprits that cause your skin to deviate from normal. Still, eliminating all these staples of SAD—the Standard American Diet—from your plate is just the first step.
Skincare for Your Skin Type
Let’s see what common internet articles—which often seem copied from one another—are suggesting.
For sensitive skin
Test-drive your cosmetic products. Don’t ever scrub your skin. Treat your skin very gently. Limit your time on the sun. Use sunscreen. Use anti-inflammatory products.
For dry skin
Avoid soap and hot showers. Use a humidifier. Moisturize lavishly.
For oily skin
Learn how to pick the right moisturizer for oily skin and the best cleanser to reduce shine. Wash regularly. Use a toner. Use blotting papers and medicated pads.
Some of these are good suggestions. But I doubt any will help to transition your present skin type to normal. Regardless of your current skin type, your goal should be NORMAL skin. Next, you need to add juicing as your daily practice. A weekly 36-hour water-fast will speed up the cleansing process of your body considerably.
In summary, here’s a general outline of the actions you should take at any age for a beautiful complexion:
1. Seriously upgrade your diet. 2. Go for daily green juicing! 3. Start a diligent daily beauty routine. Work through any initial cleansing reactions.
For more detailed description of steps you need to take follow this infographics carefully: Perfect Skin in 5 Steps.
Don’t waste time fooling with how to “manage” your skin type or “cope with” it. No! You have the power to change it. So, get started today and help transform your skin type to normal.