You would not put petrol in a diesel car nor should you put the wrong skincare on your face – Do you know your skin type?
Here are NU FACE London we offer personalised skin consultations so that you can ensure that you are using the right skin care for your skin type. So what are the most common types of skin that men have?
There are 5 basic skin types: oily, dry, sensitive, combination and normal, but be aware that your skin type will change from time to time and you will have different needs depending on the time of year, if you are under stress, or as you age.
Tightness, roughness, redness, inflammation: anyone whose skin is highly reactive (to the environment and other products) will know the uncomfortable effects of sensitive skin. Less is always more for sensitive types so look for skin care creams containing ingredients with a powerful anti-oxidants to soothe, de-stress and protect.
Skin is tight, drawn, and flaky with a dull complexion. Dry skin can lack elasticity and be extremely sensitive to the sun, wind, and cold temperatures. Dry skin occurs when the dermis does not secrete enough oil, or sebum.
Oily skin can change from day to day, depending on the elements. This type of skin appears as shiny, thick, or slightly waxy, often oily skin has coarse pores and pimples and other blemishes. It is prone to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. In this type of skin, the oil-producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce excess oil and lipids than is needed. The oil gives the skin a greasy shine, the skin pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look.
This can be a mixture of all the basic types, usually the differences are in the T-zone that crosses the forehead and down the nose and chin.