The skin is the largest organ and plays an important role in helping detect the difference between hot and cold, regulate body temperature, and protect your muscles and bones. But there’s so much more to the skin than you think, an average person’s skin covers an area of over 2 square meters.
Different Skin Types:
There are five main skin types: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Understanding the different types of skin and which one you have will help give you a better idea of how to treat it and get the clear, healthy skin you desire.
– Blemishes/Dark Spots/Pigmentation
– Fine Lines and Wrinkles
– Less of volume
– Fine Lines and Wrinkles
– Under Eye Bags
– Sagging Skin
– Eyebrow Lifts
– Enlarged Pores and uneven skin tone
– Thinning Lips or Loss Volume
Based on these characteristics, there are five skin types:
- Normal Skin type:
Normal skin type has no medical definition of normal skin, but broadly speaking, it could mean that the skin is healthy and well hydrated. Normal skin is neither too oily nor too dry. It has balanced sebum production and good blood circulation.
- Oily Skin:
Oily skin has a porous, humid, and bright appearance. It is caused by excessive fat production by sebaceous glands and is usually determined by genetic or hormonal causes. It is frequent in teenagers and young adults under 30 years old.
- Dry Skin:
Dry skin appears dull because it’s covered in a layer of dead skin cells. Many factors can lead to dry skin, including sun exposure, extremely hot showers, and over-exfoliating with harsh skin products. Also, as we age, the skin naturally gets drier thanks to hormonal changes.
- Combination Skin Type:
A combination skin type is often defined as normal to oily skin as Your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone which is the nose, forehead, and chin.
- Sensitive Skin Type:
Sensitive skin often shows characteristics of dry, oily, and combination skin, but they also deal with a great amount of redness and irritation, this skin type is also easily inflamed. Sensitive skin types can be caused by skin conditions like rosacea or allergies.
Different skin tones and the ageing process:
Darker skin types do to a point have the upper hand on having a natural sun protection factor because of the melanin that is naturally found in the skin.Why having more pigment can help delay, but not fully stop, the tell-tale signs of aging skin, here are two factors cause the skin to age: chronological aging and photoaging. Photoaging is premature ageing of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation which is commonly known as UV rays. It is impossible to stop or delay chronological aging. But photoaging is a different issue. It varies according to your skin tone. The darker your skin, the larger your melanosomes, which contain the sticky pigment melanin. Pale and light skin produces almost no melanin, which makes it harder to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation. However, it is not quite true to say that dark skin never wrinkles or cracks as the saying goes, it just takes longer.