“Filters are great, but great skin is better.” — Anonymous
Just like women vary in body types, their skin types are not universal. How do you determine your skin type?
With respect to the first question, we’ve broken it down into an easy-to-digest skin care guide. Knowing and understanding your skin type can help you use the right combination of products to keep it looking its best.
Dry skin is most commonly associated with dryness and flaking, regardless of season. This skin type is manifested by genetics, lifestyle, diet, hormonal changes, and climate. Dehydration is another contributing factor. That’s why drinking plenty of water and limiting alcohol and caffeine can help with maintaining a youthful appearance. (Not to mention, water does the body good in general.)
The same goes for gentle daily exfoliation for quicker cell turnover. Hooray for science! When you remove dead skin, the layers below can better absorb products. Think: Moisturizers, which act like a drink of water for your face. The most effective kinds for dry skin contain hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Don’t forget to use a daily face mask to help absorb excess oil from your skin and help your face glow for those selfies sent to your lover.
One telltale sign of combination skin? Dryness on the cheekbones. If you identify with this, it’s important to find products that don’t sit on the skin but add moisture back into the layers. Just like their dry-skinned friends, those with combo skin types need to prioritize daily exfoliation to keep the skin in balance, especially in cheek and T-zone areas.
Gel moisturizers can give this type of skin what it needs, though it’s best to tread lightly. Start with a smidge and increase as tolerated, to avoid causing a reaction.
Congested and clogged pores are an unfortunate reality with oily skin. However, if your skin tends to be on the oily side, don’t despair. This type of skin tends to look younger longer because the excess oil helps in the wrinkle department.
A gentle physical exfoliator (that does not contain potential irritating ingredients like crushed nuts or seeds) can be just what oily skin needs to stay healthy and radiant.
It’s important to note that our skin is dynamic, meaning what works this year might not be ideal a few years later. Putting in the time to determine what it needs right now can pay dividends. And whether dry, combination or oily, our clinically-proven skincare line will help you look and feel your best as you age.
Try the new pk24 high-quality skin care products today and see for yourself and get into a better skin care routine.