Diet, lifestyle and some external factors (sun, cold, and pollution) can cause a reaction to the facial skin. Despite hereditary predispositions, the nature of your skin can change with time and cause you to have to change beauty routine.
Before you buy a cream for your face, you must first define your skin type. Close-up view, it is covered with a combination of sweat and sebum called hydrolipidic film. Sebum protects the surface of the skin by fighting against pathogenic germs and preventing the evaporation of water. Sweat removes heat, moisturizes the skin and balances the skin flora.
The different types of skin
There are several types of skin: normal, dry, oily, mixed and mature.
It is considered ideal because it remains dull, does not shine and does not blush in case of temperature changes. It results from a healthy and balanced lifestyle, a daily hygiene and does not require to resort to many cosmetic products.
When the skin lacks sebum, it tends to be dry and accelerate the evaporation of water, which is why it needs to be nourished constantly.
You recognize dry skin to the touch because it is rough, torn, peels and reacts to climate change. When it gets older, it reveals many fine wrinkles.
The skin is fatty when it secretes sebum in large quantities, this phenomenon is called seborrhea. It tends to shine and exhibits pore dilation and numerous blackheads. This type of skin can result from a hormonal imbalance, a heavy pollution, a period of intense stress or the use of aggressive cosmetic products for the skin.
As the name implies, mixed skin is a mixture of two types of skin. On the one hand, the oily skin in the zone T of the face that shines and lets appear blackheads and on the other hand the dry skin on the cheeks.
Whatever the type mentioned above to which it corresponds, the skin can be either sensitive or dehydrated.
It refers to the skin that begins to be marked by time and aging and which undergoes some relaxation and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots. The skin becomes drier, the skin thinner and the complexion less glowing.
What type of foundation for what type of skin?
They are compatible with normal and mixed skin because they do not grease or dry the skin. It is possible to apply them with a brush for a better result. To do this, put a little product on the back of your hand, soak your brush and apply essentially on your zone T, where most often the imperfections.
These textures are effective if you suffer from acne because they are water-based and not oil-based.
They are suitable for oily skin and must be applied with a special sponge. Just take a little product and apply to your face, taking care to avoid "shiny" areas so as not to accentuate the oily aspect of your skin.
Effective for dry skin, it is recommended to work with a brush in order to allow the moisturizing active ingredients to penetrate uniformly in the skin and to reduce the risks of irritations due to the passage of the fingers on the face.
Concerning mature skin, there are now specific foundations that appear in the form of soft and respectful balsams of the epidermis; They act as care that meets their needs: they boost collagen, strengthen firmness and contain anti-wrinkle active ingredients. They can camouflage imperfections and have an effective covering effect.