Your A to Z guide about Skin Care for different skin types
Skin Care! you might have heard that it’s quite important, but haven’t yet realized why.
Humans by nature are social beings, in turn socializing as an act is a need that we have to fulfill on a daily basis. But the more we socialize the more people we meet and the more impressions we leave in their minds. When people meet, the first thing they use to evaluate another person is the looks, how groomed you are, or how much you take care of your skin. Understanding the pre-mentioned, you should realize what several factors affect your skin on a daily basis.
Factors that may affect the skin negatively?
1- Poor Diet can negatively affect your skin same as everything else
Choosing the right foods is not only beneficial to your heart and obesity control but should also benefit your skin in a great way. Your skin needs a lot of the nutrients that are available in most fruits and vegetables. So, try as much as possible to create a nice meal plan that includes a diversity of nuts, vegetables, and fruits, and try to cut down your consumption of caffeine and sodium as they may affect your hydration levels and increase the potential of acne formation.
2- Usual exposure to dust and pollution
If you live in a dusty or highly polluted region, or you have some severe working conditions, this might be one of the factors that affect your skin health in a negative way. Dust particles, chemicals or other pollutants may clog your skin pores and cause you to have dull-looking skin or maybe even start some acne problems. And one of the best ways to tackle that is by creating a smart skin care routine to cleanse, peel off and nourish your skin.
You can jump to the skin care routine section to get recommendations about our best products to counter skin clogging.
3- Not having enough sleep during the day
There is no doubt about the fact that having enough sleep is a great determinator of a lot of health issues. Since your body does most of its healing process during the magical sleeping hours. That’s why depriving yourself of that blessing we crave every day may lift your cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increase your chances of developing acne problems or cause some dark circles around your eyes. The best solution for this problem is as simple as you have already guessed, sleep!
4- Weather conditions
As useful as it can be for supplementing your body with vitamin D, the Sun can still be harmful when you are usually exposed to it for extended durations. UVB is the main reason for sunburns and has been associated with skin cancer on a smaller scale. UVA and HEV on the other hand have proven to rush your skin aging process and all sun allergies are triggered by UVA.
Fortunately, science has directed its focus towards protection from sun damage and lots of Skin Care products are available in the market to offer you the safety needed from all the harmful sun rays. All you have to do is just apply sunscreen on a daily basis.
Eva Sun & Sea yet stands as the best sunscreen product available and comes with a diversity to match all ages and needs.
Low temperatures in addition, when lasting for long times, push your body to narrow down the blood vessels reaching your limbs to reduce heat loss, in turn causing your skin to dry out. Nothing works best for moisturizing your hands and feet in this case other than Eva Skin Care General Purpose Cream, which helps your skin get back to the same smooth feeling it boasted throughout the year.
Moreover, in hot countries and tropical regions, the high temperatures lead your skin to sweat excessively and become shiny all the time leading to a higher potential for acne formation.
5- Age factors
Aging is a rule of life and we can’t help but notice the effects aging has on our skin shape and composure. Following are some of the effects aging has on our skin:
- Regeneration and reformulation of skin particles
- Lower water retention levels
- Sagging and wrinkling
- Lower levels of Collagen production lead to skin being less elastic
6- Stress and hormonal change
Every day we spend, science has more to prove the effect of stress on the hormonal change in our bodies and how this affects our skin and overall health. Stress makes our skin more sensitive and slows down the healing process of your skin cells. In addition, it forces your body to produce more cortisol and directs your skin’s glands to secrete more oils. Hence, subjecting you to greater risks of acne formation and other problems.
Exercise regularly and you won’t only get rid of the high-stress levels, but also help your blood circulation deliver all the needed nutrients to your skin cells and give you a better-looking overall shape.
Yes, but how do I know what my skin really needs?
In order to understand what your skin needs, you first need to realize what your skin type really is.
Water, Oil, & Sensitivity level, are the three dimensions upon which you define your skin type. Based on them, you can determine whether you have normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin. Normal skin is the most tolerant and sensitive skin is the most critical to any routine you might pick.
The good news is, your skin type might change over time. The most vivid example is that younger people tend to have normal skin, while overage it grows too dry or sensitive.
What is my skin type?
1- Close monitoring
In order to capture the progress of any experiment, you have to start from the beginning. Hence, you must start by washing your face using a soft cleanser and then gently tap it dry. After 30 minutes, keep a close eye on the below scenarios
- If your skin looks flaky or tight, then you most probably have a dry skin
- If you notice your skin more shiny and sparkly, then you most likely have an oily skin
- If the shining area is limited to your T-zone, your most likely have a combination skin
- While if your skin feels hydrated and comfortable without any excess shininess, you definitely relish a normal skin type.
2- Use Blotting Sheets to know for sure
You will follow the same first steps in the previous method. After your face is clean use a blotting sheet and applies to different parts of your face.
If the sheet gathers an abundant amount of oils from every area around your whole face, then you have an oily skin type. While, a little to no signs of oil marks on the sheet, means that you have dry skin. If the sheet draws oils only from around the T-zone, you have a combination skin. Finally, if the sheet shows very few oil marks all over your face, then probably you’re blessed with normal skin.
How to build the right skin care routine for myself?
1- Start with a cleanser
A good cleanser should be the first step of your skin care routine, as it helps remove all the effects of excessive oils, dead skin cells and clog pores. It’s popular among people to cleanse too many, or very few times; some even use a very harsh cleanser that can break the protective layer above your skin. A good strategy to follow is washing your face at night time and just rinsing it with water in the morning.
2- Think of using a toner
The reason we advise you to use a toner immediately after cleansing is to remove any residual scraps and balance your skin’s PH. If your skin has the potential to form some acne problems, you better keep on the watch for products with ingredients like salicylic acid to fight breakouts. For dry skin, you can use a hydrating, alcohol-free toner with ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
No wonder vitamin C can be mentioned in every topic related to health, that’s why we advise using a gold-standard vitamin C serum. You can always tackle the issue of hyperpigmentation which is most common among darker skin tones by using the right serum to mitigate all the dark spots.
4- Eye Cream
Eye creams are used as a treatment in most cases. Since your eye’s surrounding section is one of the most sensitive areas in your whole body, you have to use a delicate formula of choice and spread it gently with your ring finger over your skin.
After using all the light formulas you can follow along with the heavier ones, such as the moisturizer. Dry skin stands as the only barrier between you and using other lighter compositions of skin moisturizers; in such cases, you can opt for a lotion or gel that won’t pile under makeup.
6- Sunscreen for sun protection
You can avoid a lot of skin problems and slow your skin aging aside from using any anti-aging products by just using a good sunscreen. Sunscreen helps you maintain healthy skin and can keep your skin hydrated for longer times. Sun is the number one reason for the skin aging phenomenon leading to the appearance of some fine lines that will disturb your youthful appearance. We recommend using a 50+ SPF sunscreen like Sun & Sea that will keep you in the utmost protected state.
Night time is your chance to claim as many nutrients and active ingredients as possible from those that your skin needs. You might be following through some of the same steps taken in your daytime routine, but it will have a higher focus on the elements of treatment.
You can still keep using your daytime cleanser but with Our personal recommendation in mind. Start from the center of the face and up then outside and down in a motion tracking the hairline.
2- Toner comes in next
Toner shall be used in the same way you applied it in your morning routine. And, since toner is one of the lighter formulas it should come prior to using the heavier ones like moisturizers and serums, so they can get their own chance of skin absorption.
3- Now comes your Serum or treatment
As we mentioned above, the night is the best time for skin treatments as your sleep time is exactly when your body boosts the healing process. You can use something to get rid of the dead skin cells or boost your skin rejuvenation overnight. Alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid or retinol are ideal for achieving that.
4- Night Eye Cream
You don’t have to use a lot of the eye cream at night, but as you work to let your eye skin tolerate more active ingredients, you’ll notice a difference in the eye’s surrounding area.
5- Acne Treatment
Now, this point is dependent on whether you have a blemish or not. Work on evasive strategies rather than fixing a spot and waiting for the neighboring one to get infected. Breakouts usually happen due to skin-clogging resulting from the building up of oils. Keeping a consistent habit of using a scrub to open up your pores and let your skin breathe.
Night time is, without doubt, the best time to use a moisturizer as it creates a barrier to hold your skin from losing all the natural moisture as you get your sound sleep.