Caring for Your Skin Type

Isn’t it time that you understand exactly what your skin type needs to look its best?skin care

While everyone knows to wash their skin everyday, it’s amazing how many people don’t truly understand what their skin needs apart from daily cleansing. The products you use, how you use them and other daily habits can play a large role in the health of your skin. Our Encino, CA, dermatologist, Dr. Alex Eshaghian, is here to share how to properly care for your skin based on its type.

You Have Dry Skin

If your skin feels tight and itchy after you wash it then you could have dry skin. Besides skin that feels dry, tight, flaky or itchy, you may also notice lines around the eyes or mouth.

Skin Care Tips for Dry Skin: You will find that being too rough or aggressive with your skin can actually make dryness and agitation worse. Always be gentle with your skin, especially when washing your face. Opt for a gentle cleanser and avoid hot water (only use lukewarm water). Finish up your skincare regime with a cream-based moisturizer. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.

You Have Oily Skin

You notice that your skin often looks greasy, shiny or oily. As a result, pores may look enlarged and visible. You may also find yourself prone to breakouts.

Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin: While you may be tempted to wash your face multiple times a day, this can actually make oily skin worse. You should only wash your face twice a day (in the morning and at night).

And you may think you can just skip moisturizers altogether, but you shouldn’t. Look for a lightweight moisturizer to apply each day to help keep oil glands from working overtime. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.

You Have Combination Skin

With combination skin you may notice that while certain areas of your face are normal or perhaps even a little dry, your forehead, chin and nose are oily (this area is known as the T-zone). If you have an oily T-zone but the rest of your face seems normal then you could have combination skin.

Skin Care Tips for Combination Skin: This can be a bit more frustrating to tackle since the skincare products you’ll find on the market won’t tailor to both oily and dry/normal skin. You’ll need to consider products for both. If you are unsure of which products to use to tackle combination skin then this is the perfect time to talk to our Encino skin doctor. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.

You Have Normal Skin

Lucky you! This means that no areas of your skin are either oily or dry and pores are small and barely visible.

Skin Care Tips for Normal Skin: One of the best things about having normal skin is that you can pick and choose the kinds of products that will work best for you, while paying attention to any issues that may still arise along the way. Continue to follow a daily regime of washing your face twice a day, using a gentle cleanser and then applying a moisturizer right after. Also, remember to always apply sunscreen daily.

If you have questions about skin care or the dermatological services we offer, then call AE Skin in Encino, CA, today to learn more about the best ways to keep your skin healthy and happy.

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