DHAKA: Most of us get quite confused when we walk into a store and find the shelves stocked with different brands and types of cosmetics. On the surface, categorising our skin type gets rather difficult and incorrectly assume that we have a combination skin and that results in unsuccessfully battling the same pesky skin troubles.
Finding your skin type
Oily: If you are at constant war with heavy flow of sebum on your face, you have an oily skin. Another giveaway is the grease residue that builds on the skin`s surface during the day and easily transfers to anything pressed against the face.
Dry: If your skin feels taut, then you have a dry skin. To understand your skin type better, do not apply a moisturiser for an entire day and if your skin feels tight and parched then you have a dry skin.
Sensitive: Sensitive skin is prone to redness and flushes. The higher histamine level in the body makes the skin sensitive and more susceptible to inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, Rosacea, and eczema.
Acne prone: Due to genetics, larger pore size or over reactive skin, it becomes acne prone and break-outs are more common. Age determines whether acne is bacterial, hormonal or hereditary and depending on the severity, consistent tropical care can clear the skin. For stubborn reasons, it is best to visit a dermatologist.
Dull/Ageing skin: Depending on age and environmental factors, the skin starts ageing. Sun exposure and stress levels are the common factors. Pigmentation, dull grayish tone, blotching, fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging that comes with less collagen are some of the common signs of ageing skin.
With the vast amount of brands available in the market, it is very important to determine which product is made for your skin type. Read the ingredients at the back of the product carefully to choose the right one for your skin type.
BDST: 0945 HRS, JULY 02, 2012
Edited by Sharmina Islam, Lifestyle Editor
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