Effective skin care starts with choosing products that are specially designed and formulated for your skin type. Sanex knows that each person’s skin type is unique, and we have developed a wide range of products to suit the needs of all of them.
Here’s a quick run-down on the five main skin types to help you to recognise your individual skin type and confidently select the products that best suit it.
Normal skin is healthy skin. Smooth, firm and elastic, normal skin is free from lesions, well-moisturised and balanced. Most importantly, normal skin is in optimum condition to carry out its essential functions.
Atopic prone skin is not a skin type, but rather a skin condition. However, it deserves a special mention as many people who have it might not even be aware of it. If your skin is red and itchy, it may be telling you it is atopic prone.
Atopic prone skin is a genetic condition of skin barrier breakdown that increases water loss and skin’s permeability to allergens. As a result, skin becomes dry, reactive and uncomfortable.
Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, or oil, which can make it look shiny or greasy. Excess sebum can also block pores and lead to pimples. Areas most affected are the face, neck, chest and back.
Many people have oily skin during puberty, but some people’s skin is oily all their life, because of predisposing genes or hormones. If your parents had oily skin, you may have it, too. And any hormonal changes – due to menstruation, pregnancy, emotional situations, the transition into menopause – can also cause skin to become oily.
Dry skin lacks moisture, leaving it dull and more prone to wrinkles, skin conditions and allergic reactions. The surface of your skin holds around a fifth of your body’s water. Skin components including lipids and proteins form a special ‘bricks and mortar’ structure to retain water. If they are damaged, your skin becomes dehydrated.
A weakened skin barrier interferes with the skin’s ability to keep moisture locked in. So dry skin lets moisture evaporate, leaving it even drier and more in need of extra care.
The above information provided is informational purposes only. Colgate does not accept any liability should the below recommendations have a contrary result to the intended result. Always seek the advice of a qualified doctor or dermatologist. Never disregard professional advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read in this article.