Dry Skin: Dry skin does not retain moisture or oils easily, often leading to the appearance of bumpy or flaky areas. Many individuals with dry skin say their skin feels tight and they often experience discoloration issues.
People with dry skin can benefit from focusing on staying properly hydrated, using an intensive moisturizer and skipping any products containing harsh ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or Benzoyl Peroxide.
Sensitive Skin: People with sensitive skin types regularly experience issues related to inflammation, redness or rashes. Their skin may become irritated from changes in the weather and they often burn easily from sun exposure. Sensitive skin types are more prone to skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis compared to other skin types.
People with sensitive skin should be careful about which products they use, especially since most cleansers and moisturizers contain ingredients that can cause adverse reactions. Make sure to only use products designated for sensitive skin. It is recommended to test new products on a small area of the skin before adding them to your regimen.
Combination Skin: People with combination skin types have various regions of the skin that exhibit the traits of different skin types. For example, their cheeks may have all the traits of dry skin while their forehead is oily. This often occurs when one area of the skin overproduces natural oils while other areas under-produce.
People with combination skin types may need to treat each region differently depending on their needs.
Knowing your skin type is necessary to make the best decision about which proper skin care or treatment is suitable for your particular skin needs. To learn more about how to care for your skin type or what products you should be using, contact The Center for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or mddermsolutions.com.