1Identify your skin type.
Knowing the composition of your skin can help you address the causes of blemishes with a bit more strategy and personalisation.
2Adopt a step-by-step skincare routine.
A good skincare routine is key to keeping your skin balanced and your pores clear, and may require several steps.
3Adjusting habits and lifestyle.
Excess oil production is often a result of hormonal changes, such as the start of puberty. You can make choices that support skin health, for example, adopting a healthier diet and avoiding triggers like clogging-pore products.
If your face is shiny, you have oily skin. Chances are you experience blackheads and spots on your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), chest, and back. Your sebaceous glands are working a little too much, so you’ll most likely see more blemishes during hormonal changes. When it comes to a skincare routine for blemishes and oily skin, balancing oil, moisture, and bacteria is key.
2Dry, sensitive skin
If your skin is red, dry or flaky after a couple of hours, you have dry, sensitive skin. Most likely, your skin often feels tight and has a slight redness, and reacts to irritation, stress or environmental factors. Blemishes on dry and sensitive skin aren’t usually a result of oil-clogged pores but rather dead skin cells and inflammation. In terms of a skincare routine for blemish-prone and dry skin, balancing moisture and inflammation is key.
If your cheeks are dry, but your T-zone is shiny, you have combination skin. Blemishes probably crop up mostly on your forehead, eyebrows, nose, and chin, and you may have large pores in these areas. Outside of the T-zone, your skin is drier, flakier, and with finer pores. Your blemishes are typically caused by clogged pores from oil and dead skin cells, plus inflammation. For the best blemish skin care with combination skin, balancing oil, moisture, exfoliation, and inflammation is key.
A healthy, natural glow with no visible issues after washing means you have normal skin. As everyone is different, it’s challenging to label any skin as “normal”, but this is the most balanced type of skin (or “your blemish skincare goal”). You probably don’t see much shine, even after sweating, and rarely feel dry or tight. For a skincare routine for normal blemish-prone skin, maintaining the existing balance of oil, exfoliation, moisture, bacteria, and inflammation is key.