Understanding your skin is the first step to knowing what it needs and how to take care of it.
Dry skin tends to flake and crack. This happens when it produces a lower concentration of lipids to retain water molecules in physiological form, absorbs less moisture or is subjected to more aggression.
Treatment for dry skin should focus on regeneration and moisturising.
Mixed or combination skin consists of several skin types.
Parts of the skin on the face and body behave differently.
This is usually very noticeable on the face, where there is variability in the so-called T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), which look oilier.
Pores are open, skin is shiny, secretes more oil and feels greasier to touch, while the cheek area tends to have normal or dry skin.
Skin will require one treatment or another, depending on the area.
Oily skin tends to have excess sebum, which has numerous effects: shine, open pores, build up of dirt in the stratum corneum (blackheads, pimples) and acne caused by blocked pores.
This type of skin must be controlled with astringents and proper care.
Sensitive skin reacts and is affected by any change. It tends to be caused by allergies or external agents.
Preventive care is required.
Normal skin is balanced skin. It is neither shiny nor dull, and there are usually no circulatory problems. It is smooth and soft, firm and looks moisturised, without flaking.