Most consumers, and people in general, are aware of the categorical distinction of skin types. In fact, more and more dermatological products list the most beneficial (and sometimes least beneficial) skin types on the label in order to optimize the effects of the product. What consumers are less aware of however, are the categories of skin conditions. While some people may identify with these categories unknowingly, there is very little awareness that these distinctions exist. We’ve listed the five skin conditions to help you become more familiar with your category.
Aging: the characteristics of aging skin condition include enlarged pores, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and a lack of elasticity. Aging skin can derive from overexposure to the sun and a lack of your skin’s natural oils. Individuals with the aging skin condition should gravitate towards products that increase collagen production.
Acne: unsurprisingly, acne skin condition consists of a vast majority of black and whiteheads, cysts, and nodules. This skin condition can be a result of overly oily skin. In order to combat acne skin, look for products that reduce the oil in your face, especially exfoliants.
Dehydrated: the characteristics of dehydrated skin condition are just as its title suggests; it lacks sufficient levels of hydration and the skin does a half-assed job in water retention. This lack of moisture makes the skin more wrinkle-prone. This condition is treated by consistently adding moisture to the skin.
Sensitized: sensitized skin tends to be inflamed, red, and irritable. To combat sensitized skin, use products that are anti-inflammatory to soothe redness and inflammation.
Skin condition awareness coupled with skin types can lead to a remarkable pairing to obtain the best products for skin care and overall wellness.